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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 Facebook and Twitter...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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Pastor Andrew Grills

Clayton spoke to Andrew Grills, lead pastor of City on a Hill's Geelong church here in Victoria.

Andrew explains that he didn't really have any big plans for his life heading out of school, and found himself enrolled in the Australian Defence Force Academy at the age of 18.

Tune in to hear how he stalled his top-ranked military career by choosing to become a chaplain, and the extraordinary 100% unique story as to how he met his wife!

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Media pioneer Ita Buttrose

Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, was not only Australian of the Year in 2013, she is also a legendary media editor, businesswoman, best-selling author and committed community and welfare contributor.

She discusses how growing up with brothers drove her to prove that whatever they could do, she could do too. This set the stage to break new ground for females in the Australian media industry.

Ita also talks about how she is still committed to advocate for social and health issues in Australia, and uses her national profile to raise awareness for breast cancer, HIV/AIDS and prostate cancer.

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Carolyn Creswell - Founder of Carman's Kitchen

Carolyn Creswell, winner of the 2012 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year Award, is the founder of Carman's Kitchen.

Her passion for food started in 1992, when she worked part-time making home-made muesli for a small business. When the opportunity arose Carolyn along with a fellow employee, bought the business for $1,000.

Carman’s Muesli now employs over 200 people, and exports to 32 countries.

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Anne-Marie Reddan

This week on "in Conversation", Clayton spoke to Anne-Marie Reddan, a 20-year-old from Healesville, Victoria.

For the last four years, Anne-Marie has been volunteering and living part time in Uganda, East Africa. She spends her time volunteering at a number of different programs including prostitute rehabilitation programs and HIV positive women’s groups.

Anne-Marie has since decided to invest into her own project called Yimba Uganda, a non-government organisation focused on providing aid and new opportunities for children in slums and others in need. 

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Lyrian Fleming-Parsley

Clayton speaks with Lyrian Fleming-Parsley who, through her work at Care Australia, has helped improve the lives of women and children living in extreme poverty.

Lyrian studied for a year in Russia, and describes her time as “transformative.” She is now traveling the world, with the aim of educating women and children.

Tune in to hear her favourite part of the job, the difference that Care Australia is making across the world and what you can do to help.

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Liam Pieper

Author Liam Pieper speaks with Clayton about his incredibly successful book, THE FEEL-GOOD HIT OF THE YEAR.

The memoir contains Liam’s story of family, addiction and loss, and tells of his first experience getting high at the age of 12 and becoming a serious drug dealer by the age of 15.

He explained that his wake up call was having to appear in court, and says that he hopes the book will inspire people to change the way they live.

Father Bob Maguire with Clayton live in studio

Father Bob Maguire

Clayton speaks with Australian Catholic priest, community worker and media personality Father Bob Maguire.

Father Bob is also chairman of the Father Bob Maguire Foundation, which organises direct outreach all over Melbourne for people in need.

While he has a firm belief in Jesus, he tells Clayton that his relationship with Jesus is hard to describe, and that one of his main aims is to have a positive impact on everyone he comes across.

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Former Foreign Minister Bob Carr

Bob Carr, the longest serving Premier in New South Wales’ history, joins Clayton to talk about his incredible political career.

Six years after vacating his position as the Premier of New South Wales, Bob Carr returned to politics and became the Foreign Minister of Australia, and a senior federal cabinet minister. 

During those 18 months, he kept a diary documenting countless high-stake events, in which he provides an intimate glimpse into the day-to-day workings of a Foreign Minister, and proves that he is not only a politician and statesman but also a great writer.

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Tyrone - Appeal Special

You might remember Tyrone from last year's "Create Belief" appeal, who bravely called up to share his story and explain how LightFM made a difference in his life.

Tyrone experienced childhood bullying and abuse, had issues with self esteem, and became addicted to gambling, pornography and compulsive eating.

These addictions resulted in brokenness and a plan to end his own life, but in switching on the radio he heard a song that radically changed his thinking. 

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Adventure runner Richard Bowles

Today in Conversation, Clayton speaks to Richard Bowles, a record setting Adventure Runner that has made history along another of the world’s greatest trails.

Richard just recently completed the Heysen Trail, a tough 1200 km trail from the Parachilna Gorge to Cape Jervis, South Australia, in just 14 days, 8 hours and 32 minutes. His attempt beat the current record by 20 days, and raised awareness and funds for the Indigenous health charity, Red Dust Role Models.

Having started running 4 years ago, Richard explains that breaking records, and seeing things for the first time are some of the benefits he gets from his adventure running.