A helping hand through the process of dying

Originally broadcast on ABC Radio National’s Life Matters program on Tuesday February 28th. When I first heard Annie’s story about how a short love and life completely changed the direction of her life… Continue reading

AUDIOGRAM: Making audio shareable on social media

In conjunction with 774 Drive’s technical operator Ross Richardson I pioneered the use of audiogram at the ABC. An open-source tool created by WNYC, Audiogram turns grabs or interviews into short videos that can… Continue reading

FIRST ON 774 DRIVE: Apollo bay retiree’s brush with prickly koala

Browsing a community site on Facebook I stumbled across this beautiful video of a Victorian man brushing burrs off a koala. I immediately contacted Bruce Atkinson and asked if I could share the… Continue reading

VIDEO: Raf takes on Olympic champ in the velodrome

In the lead up to the 2016 Rio Olympics 774 Drive arranged for presenter Rafael Epstein to race five-time Olympic track cyclist Shane Kelly in the velodrome. To complement the on-air interview I… Continue reading

FACEBOOK LIVE: Sword Swallowing

As part of Victoria’s National Science week there was an anatomical sword swallowing demonstration. When I discovered this I thought it was the perfect opportunity to use Facebook live to share this demonstration… Continue reading

‘Stunned’ abuse victim slams paedophile deportation

In a powerful interview exclusive to 774 Drive, abuse survivor Ken Mahlab detailed what it felt like to discover a teacher who abused him had been deported to Ireland despite an ongoing police investigation.… Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE: 89yo seriously burnt in Victorian aged care facility

I broke this story on the 774 Drive program. Finding the talent, verifying the story and clearing the interview with legal. Glenda Hipwell’s Mum was hospitalised for over 20 days with second degree… Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE: Yea CFA volunteer saves seven lives as Victoria’s second altruistic kidney donor

I stumbled across Paul Bannan’s incredible story when I contacted him about the tragic death of one of his fellow CFA volunteers. In the conversation that followed Mr Bannan told me an incredible… Continue reading

Former Victorian country police officer a victim of sexual harassment within force

Words and photo by ABC’s Larissa Romensky, based on an ABC Statewide Drive Interview. A former regional Victorian police detective who spent 27 years in the force is ashamed of a damning report showing… Continue reading

WorkSafe concerned after five Victorian farmers die in four weeks

First published on ABC News, Wednesday November 11th 2015. Farms have been singled out as the most dangerous workplace in Victoria after a spate of deaths on regional properties over the past four… Continue reading