The West Live Podcast

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The West Live is your daily talk show hosted by The West Australian’s Ben O'Shea. He’ll tell you the stories behind the stories and break down what is happening in and around Perth and WA. It’s live, it’s local and it’s the news made for you, when you want it.

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The West Live full show - Friday August 19th, 2022

On today's show: __ __ For more on these stories and the latest news, sport and entertainment, head to thewest.com.au /thewest.com.auand perthnow.com.au /perthnow.com.au See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1h 24m
Aug 19
Parents failing kids BEFORE they get to school

A brand new study by Ohio State University has found kids who start pre-school with a bigger vocabulary and good self-control, have a better chance of doing well in class. Now, you’re probably thinking that this is all pretty obvious. And, yeah, this is definitely one of those studies that is less surprising than it just confirms stuff that we already know. But it’s pretty important stuff. The research found that a child’s ability to interact with teachers and classmates when they first get into a school environment  is greatly affected by the number of words they know. And kids that start school who already know how to behave themselves, and can stop themselves from getting distracted easily, will do a lot better in the classroom. But that’s only half the story. The flipside of all this is also just as obvious, and was confirmed by the research, too. Kids who have poor vocabularies when they start school struggle to communicate with teachers and fellow students, and when combined with lower self-control, they are at higher risk of negative behaviours in class. And once that starts to happen… well… it’s very hard to get an education back on track. So, what’s going on here? Well, there’s a couple of things to consider. The first is the reality that some kids have learning difficulties, and this research shows how that can impact their performance in class. Identifying it early is the best way to help those children, who in the past, sometimes slipped through the cracks because they were just pigeonholed as naughty kids. But the other thing to consider here is what happens BEFORE kids get to school for the first time. This new study goes a long way to explaining why kids who grow up in challenging home environments continue the cycle of disadvantage. Those kids are more likely to arrive at school with poor vocabularies and exhibiting lower levels of self control, and so right from the get-go their chances of succeeding in the classroom are reduced. So how long does it take before these kids tune out in the class altogether, because they can’t understand why everything is so much harder for them? Of course, all of this is nothing new to teachers. They can quickly spot the kids who’ll struggle based on what learning and behavioural tools they’ve developed in their home environment. The problem these days is parents are increasingly outsourcing those responsibilities to teachers and child care centres, and blaming educators when it doesn’t happen. So if you take anything away from this new research, it’s that parents have a huge role to play in preparing their kids for school. And if they don’t… well… it’s the kids who pay the price. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2m
Aug 19
Alkimos woman gets MURDER charge after death

A woman charged over the death of her partner in Alkimos earlier this month has had her manslaughter charge upgraded to murder. Brittany McCulloch was due to next face court in September, however, early Friday morning police revealed they had upgraded her existing charge of unlawfully killing her partner Jordan Chas Caine under such circumstances as not to constitute murder, to murder. As a result, the 28-year-old will face Joondalup Magistrates Court on Friday. Sunrise correspondent Matt Tinney has the details. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1m
Aug 19
Every parents’ WORST nightmare caught on CCTV

The moment that every parent’s worst nightmare came true has been caught on camera. CCTV vision reveals an intruder breaking into a family’s suburban home in the dead of night to prey on their eight-year-old daughter as she sleeps in her loft bed. Minutes later the young girl wakes to find the male stranger touching her arm and back and whispering to her. She tells him: “Stop it, you’re scaring me. Go away.” He backs off at first but then climbs the ladder to her elevated bunk again to whisper in her ear. Finally, he disappears into the dark as the girl’s mother is woken by the sound of her daughter’s voice. She finds the girl distressed but thinks her disturbing story is just the result of a bad dream. Until she looks at footage from their home’s new CCTV camera the next day. And, horrified and sickened, immediately calls the cops.  Sunrise correspondent Matt Tinney has the details. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

3m
Aug 19
Woolworths stabbing victim can't leave her house

A Woolworths worker who was stabbed while stacking shelves at an Ellenbrook store has thanked first responders after the “completely random attack”. Aveley woman Donna Marie Grocott, 44, was alone in the pet food aisle when she was approached and allegedly stabbed in the back of her hip by Bullsbrook woman Cassandra Hickling. While the 40cm fish filleting knife didn’t hit major organs, pictures of Ms Grocott’s bandages on her back and fingers reveal the size of the punctures. Sunrise correspondent Matt Tinney has the details. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2m
Aug 19
Two fatalities in motorbike crash as cops investigate

Two young men have died after a horror double fatal motorcycle crash south of Perth. The pair were riding together near the Patterson Road and Ennis Avenue intersection in East Rockingham when they lost control just before 2.25am on Thursday. The crash came moments after the motorcycle had been spotted travelling at speed past a police patrol car further along Ennis Avenue. While police have confirmed they did not attempt to intercept or chase the motorcycle using lights or sirens — that fact did spark an investigation by WA Police’s Internal Affairs Unit. Sunrise correspondent Matt Tinney has the details. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1m
Aug 19
Gingin school catches fire AGAIN

A Gingin high school has been closed after a fire broke out in classrooms and forced students to be evacuated on Wednesday afternoon. Nineteen fire appliances carrying volunteer and career firefighters were tasked with extinguishing the fire, at Gingin District High School on Daw Street. Sunrise correspondent Matt Tinney has the details. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1m
Aug 19
Should Leedy’s Oxford Street go CAR-less?

A project that will see some of Perth’s most popular streets transformed into shopping strips — without cars — has launched in Perth. Spearheaded by the Telethon Kids Institute, ‘less cars, more people’ will see streetscapes all over Australia redesigned to remove cars from high street shopping strips. The project looks at 10 ‘car-centric’ shopping centres all over Australia that are heavy on vehicles parking in front of cafes and shops in highly populated areas. In Perth, this includes Leederville’s Oxford Street, South Terrace in Fremantle and Belvedere Street in Belmont. Telethon Kids Institute research fellow Matthew Mclaughlin said redesigning shopping strips would be good for business as well as the physical, mental and social health of our communities. Sunrise correspondent Matt Tinney has the details. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

4m
Aug 19
WEIRD beers & dad bods at Froth Town

OK, so with the pandemic winding down, big events are back baby. And when it comes to beer lovers, there’s no event bigger than Froth Town. Joining us in the studio in a wild chat and beer tasting is the official host of the event, comedian Ben Sorensen.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

22m
Aug 19
Week that was: McGowan’s Grange party & union protest

7News political reporter Geof Parry unpacks a massive week that was. __ __ See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12m
Aug 19
Fishing ban: Geof Parry unpacks issue

The WA fishing industry is threatening a class action against the McGowan Government, claiming it has been misled over plans for “devastating” closures of some of the State’s most prized fisheries. 7News political reporter Geof Parry explains. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

5m
Aug 19
Spacey Jane drop $$$ on Beaconsfield home

Indie rock members of Spacey Jane have shown their commitment to the band in bricks and mortar — by buying a house together. Lead singer Caleb Harper, drummer and manager Kieran Lama and sound engineer Sam Perrignon have jointly purchased a home in Beaconsfield. The globally-renowned Freo quartet bought a five-bedroom house about 3km from their beloved port city, pooling almost $850,000 between them. They said “We love living with mates and the security of knowing we’ll always have somewhere to come back to after tour.” See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

3m
Aug 19
Is Spotify stealing Triple J’s Like a Version?

Spacey Jane have covered Paramore‘s ‘The Only Exception’. It was with a new project called Spotify Singles, a Like A Version-style series. So, have Spotify ripped off Like A Version? See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

3m
Aug 19
Finnish PM accused of doing DRUGS at party

The Finnish Prime Minister, Sanna Marin, is facing a backlash after being seen partying in a leaked video. In the footage, she's seen dancing and singing with friends. But she's defending her right to party. She has faced criticism from opposition parties, with one leader demanding she take a drug test. The 36-year-old denied taking drugs, saying she only drank alcohol and just partied "in a boisterous way". See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

3m
Aug 19
After botched surgery, Linda Evangelista is BACK in Vogue

Linda Evangelista has openend up in her first major magazine cover since a cosmetic procedure she had in August 2015 left her “permanently deformed”. The 57-year-old model admitted that she “hated herself” and felt “so depressed” following a CoolSculpting procedure that left her feeling “unrecognisable”. Now, after five years of “hiding”, the supermodel has returned with a new cover for the September issue of British Vogue. Linda Evangelista was one of six models dubbed "The Supers" alongside Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, and Christy Turlington. But it’s not a “comeback”, she said. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2m
Aug 19
US man wanted to sell HUMAN body parts in Facebook

A man from the US state of Pennsylvania has been charged with abuse of a corpse, receiving stolen property and other charges after police say he tried to buy stolen human remains for possible resale on Facebook. A spokeswoman for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock confirmed the remains were to be donated to the educational facility. UAMS spokeswoman Leslie Taylor said they were instead stolen from Arkansas Central Mortuary Services by a female employee and sold, adding that there is an open federal investigation. No charges had been filed as of Thursday against the Arkansas woman. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2m
Aug 19
Clarko is a Roo! Bombers an EMBARRASSMENT

In breaking news this morning, the 'will he or won't he' about Alastair Clarkson is over. Joining us now is the West Australian’s sport chief of staff Glenn Quartermain to tell us where he's going. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

8m
Aug 19
Expert: Bali bomb-maker release will TRIGGER victims

Almost 20 years ago, two bombs went off at Paddy’s pub and the Sari Club in Bali. The devastating blasts killed 202 people, including 88 Australians. Hundreds more were injured. The Bali bombings shocked, saddened and scared the world.  Three perpetrators were executed, and one man - Umar Patek -  who made the bombs was sentenced to 20 years behind bars. It’s now been revealed that Patek will be released from prison 10 years early - for good behaviour.  The things is, that falls on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the bombings. A lot of victims have come out to say he should stay behind bars for the rest of his life. Dr Carmen Jaques has researched the impact of terror attacks on victims.  And she joins the show to explain how this latest development could be incredibly triggering for victims. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

6m
Aug 19
The West Live full show - Thursday 18th August, 2022

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1h 15m
Aug 18
NRLW star Julia Robinson SLAMS online body-shamers

The body-shaming of a NRLW star has sparked an outcry of support from her teammates and opponents.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2m
Aug 18
Mariah Carey trademarking “Queen of Christmas” is bad

Mariah Carey tries to trademark herself as the Queen of Christmas. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2m
Aug 18
Unpacking Tim Burton’s new Addams Family show

We've had sneak peek at Tim Burton's Wednesday See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2m
Aug 18
Olivia Wilde & Jason Sudekis split gets NASTY

Olivia Wilde is not speaking to Ex Jason Sudeikis over their custody battle. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1m
Aug 18
Taking LOADED crossbow to Queen’s palace is a no-no

A Man with a crossbow who broke into Windsor Castle and wanted ‘to kill the Queen' has appeared in court. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

3m
Aug 18
Qld woman cops $1k traffic fine & WASN’T driving

A Queensland woman has spoken about her shock after receiving $1000 fine for wearing her seatbelt under her arms. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2m
Aug 18
Sport update: HUGE last round of AFL season

The West's sports chief of staff Glen Quartermain with all the sports news. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

15m
Aug 18
Perth FREEZES as mercury plummets

Perth has shivered through an early morning cold snap that had people scraping the frost off their windscreens. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2m
Aug 18
Brickman: My BIGGEST show is coming to Perth

If there’s one thing the Jurassic Park franchise taught us it’s that people love dinosaurs. You know what else they love… LEGO. So you can bet a lot of people are VERY excited to hear that the bloke who is a legend with the second of those things is having a red hot crack at the first one. If you’ve watched the TV show Lego Masters, you’ll know my next guest very well. It’s the one and only Brickman, Ryan McNaught See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12m
Aug 18
Why North Coogee residents HATE suburb name

It seems most of those who live in North Coogee wish that they didn’t — or at least they wish that wasn’t the name of their suburb. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2m
Aug 18
Sorrento to get FIRST childcare centre

Sorrento is finally set to get its first childcare centre to service the “critically under-supplied” area, including Marmion families that are also without childcare facilities. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2m
Aug 18