Travel through Frances Madden’s BEAUTIFUL WORLD

Singer Songwriter FRANCES MADDEN has recently released her 2nd album, Beautiful World. The album has been described as a combination of jazz infused melodies entwined with some memorable pop hooks with occasional hints of gospel – a delightful travel experience.  

Frances Madden recently chatted with Jane Arakawa and this interview broadcast on 8 April 2021 on Jane’s Thursday Long Way Home show from 4pm to 7pm.

KYDS Youth Development Service

KYDS provided free and accessible mental health services to over 230 young people from the age of 12 up to their 19th Birthday and their families. The service provided 2694 individual and family sessions with a trained mental health clinician specialising in adolescent mental health. The presenting problems included family conflict, depression, anxiety, as well as self-harm and threats of suicide. – KYDS provided four 16 week mental health group programs to 40 young people in the Lindfield and Hornsby area. – KYDS delivered early intervention and prevention workshops in schools to over 800 young people, helping them to understand a number of areas including cyber-bullying, drug and alcohol, healthy relationships, body image, anger management and mental health. These experiential groups provide information and practical solutions whereby young people can keep themselves mentally/psychologically healthy.

Our Jane Arakawa with Helen Jarvis 


Dino Jag talks with Jane Arakawa on the Long Way Home
Thursday 6 August 2020


Sarah Tait. Natural Skin Therapies, a Willoughby Council Initiative

I am very excited to introduce you to our next Spindrifter – Sarah Tait from Wanderlightly. Sarah has a passion and incredible drive to make a difference in our world. At Wanderlightly Sarah’s purpose is to empower & inspire others to reduce their plastic footprint through education, DIY workshops & creating natural, ethical products that enhance & support our everyday lifestyle without costing the Earth. 

Sarah talks with Jane Arakawa on Thursday’s 4 to 7 PM The Long Way Home show.

Dan's Diner Trio and Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson was born in Tucson Arizona and arrived in Australia fifty years ago via Europe and Asia to teach French and German. He still calls Australia home and in his music career so far when working with Al Ward, he’s opened concerts for Jose Feliciano, Ike and Tina Turner, Fairport Convention, his favourites Dave Lindley and Ry Cooder. DAN’S DINER TRIO formed recently with Phil Johnson (no relation) on bass, Dave Alexander on “drum” and Dan’s unique finger-style guitar and slide work. It’s a dream come true and Dan joined Jane on the Long Way Home on Thursday 14 January 2021 to reveal more about the album tracks

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