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in Conversation with Clayton

Is there an issue, news piece or story that has caught your attention? No matter where you are, grab yourself a cuppa and tune into in Conversation with Clayton, at the NEW time of 6.30pm-8pm every Sunday. 

You can also join in the conversation on our Facebook page...we'd love for you to share your thoughts with us and engage with the topics that are important in your world.

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Comedian and writer Ben Elton

Ben Elton is a hugely successful and influential stand-up comedian, scriptwriter, playwright, librettist and novelist.

His credits include The Young Ones and The Blackadder, and he has collectively won five BAFTAs, an EMMY, a British Comedy Award and Jury Awards at Reims, as well as a Special Golden Rose D’Or for his lifetime contribution to the Television Arts.

He discusses the differences between writing for novels and writing for television, and giving a unique perspective on some of the most controversial topics of our time.

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Peter McKinnon, "The Songs Of Jesse Adams"

The Songs Of Jesse Adams is a tale of conflict, betrayal and tragedy, but ultimately the triumph of love.

It tells the story of what may have happened had Jesus come for the first time not to 1st century Palestine...

Tune in as Peter McKinnon tells Clayton how he went about writing Jesus into the social, political, and musical tumult that was 1960s Australia.

Clayton in studio with Harrison Craig

Harrison Craig live in the studio

Harrison Craig scored a tremendous victory in being crowned the winner of The Voice Australia in 2013.

He is not only a 2014 ambassador of the Light A Candle campaign for Vision Australia’s Carols By Candlelight, he is also one of the many incredible singers to perform at the event this year

Tune in as he tells Clayton about his love of music, when he discovered his singing ability and what he has planned for 2015.

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Michaela McGuire, "Between Us: Women of Letters"

The art of letter-writing can be an act of confession or celebration, while receiving one can bring joy, insight and vivid memories.

Michaela McGuire and fellow co-curator Marieke Hardy host Women of Letters, a literary event in Melbourne that celebrates a diverse range of strong female talent whilst simultaneously raising funds for Victorian animal rescue shelter, Edgar’s Mission.

It was from this live show that their books were created and these events now gaining worldwide attention.

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Leigh Anne Tuohy, the real life "Blind Side"

Leigh Anne Tuohy is the inspirational matriarch whose family's life story, The Blind Side, went on to become a record-breaking Hollywood blockbuster that earned more than $300 million at the box office.

The film tells the story of how she and her family took in 16-year-old Michael Oher, one of twelve who was growing up in a broken home in crime ridden North Memphis.

They continue to inspire others to recognize the full potential of individuals in their community - and to find value in those who society has deemed valueless.

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National Geographic's Bryan Smith

Behind every great National Geographic story there is a great storyteller, and Bryan Smith is no exception.

In 10 years, the extraordinary adventurer has gone from a virtual unknown to one of the top adventure filmmakers in the world, seizing the chance to constantly explore people and places intimately.

For him, there is no such thing as a normal day, and he evens joins in the action from behind the camera while capturing it all on film. 

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Ben Ferguson and his twist on the 40-hour famine

Ben Ferguson was only 14 years old when Clayton first interviewed him about his dog walking business, and that interview remains to be Clayton's all-time favourite.

Ben is now 16, sponsors four children through World Vision and has raised over $80,000.

Tune in to hear all about his twist on the 40-hour famine - a non-stop relay run - and how he recruited 275 students to invest in their passion for social justice.

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Author Sonia St Claire

Sonia St Claire and her twin sister, Sarah, suffered horrific abuse of all kinds in five different orphanages over a 14-year period. The twins were subject to sexual abuse, sexual slavery and physical violence, as well as emotional and mental abuse and neglect that would leave both of them traumatized and scarred well into adulthood. 

She was effectively sentenced to a life of hardship, abuse and loneliness but fought against the odds to reclaim the life meant for her.

Please note: This interview is not suitable for young listeners.

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Criminal and human rights lawyer Rabia Siddique

Rabia is a criminal and human rights lawyer, a retired British Army officer, a former terrorism and war crimes prosecutor. She has even written about her experiences in her book "Equal Justice".

In a terrifying ordeal that garnered worldwide attention, Rabia assisted with the rescue of two SAS soldiers from Iraqi insurgents in Basra. Her male colleague received a Military Cross for outstanding bravery, while Rabia’s part in the incident was covered up by the British Army and Government. In a fight for justice she brought a landmark discrimination case against the UK Ministry of Defence, and won. 

Tune in as she shares with Clayton her remarkable story of courage, resilience and determination.

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Aimee Suchard-Lowe from Kids Under Cover

Kids Under Cover works to prevent youth homelessness, break the cycle of disadvantage and empower young people to reach their full potential.

They believe that homelessness is the result of a cycle of events in a young person’s life - such as the breakdown of family relationships, mental illness, domestic violence, overcrowding and drug and alcohol abuse - that leaves them isolated from mainstream society.

Aimee Suchard-Lowe joins Clayton to explain the ways in which youth are best encouraged and the measures they have in place to help.