Monday Drive

Mondays 4PM

Presented by Ruth Hessey

Monday Drive is fuelled by lively conversations with local artists and scientists, film and book reviews, breaking news with a green tinge and a diverse range of guests from grass roots groups such as Transition Bondi and Milkwood, to experts on coal seam gas, metropolitan water management, biodiversity and sustainable living.

Your host Ruth Hessey spent 20 years living in the eastern suburbs and working as a journalist in print, radio and TV with SMH, the ABC and assorted media outlets before transitioning to the environment movement where she started to make films. Her second documentary, Waste Not, has been translated into 4 languages (Mandarin, Indonesian, Turkish and Spanish) and screened in 30 countries and 25 international Film festivals. It also won Best Doco at St Kilda Film Festival.

Between presenting Drive and Green Velvet on Eastside, working as Communications Director for the Total Environment Centre and developing her next two feature documentary films Ruth likes to relax writing travel stories and fiction, swimming in the ocean and cycling along the coast and through Sydney’s beautiful parks.




Recent Episodes

Monday Drive - 04:00pm - Monday 14th August, 2017

Monday Drive - 12:00am Monday 14th August, 2017
The Greenhornes - There Is An End
RELEASE: Broken Flowers Soundtrack
Johnny Harris - Footprints On The Moon
Ahm Fakroun - Nisyan
Unknown - He's So Fine
Sonya Spence - Let Love Flow On
San Sebastian Strings - Why I Follow Tigers
Syd Dale Orchestra, Syd Dal & Bill Geldard - Time Goes Around (Instrumental)
Shinishi Tanabe - Theme from Prison Island
Hiroshi Satoh - This Boy
Marvin Gaye - Is That Enough
The Renegades - Matelot
The Beatles - I Am The Walrus
Black Sabbath - Planet Caravan
The Coasters - Down In Mexico

Monday Drive - 04:00pm - Monday 7th August, 2017

Monday Drive - 12:00am Monday 7th August, 2017
Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together
RELEASE: Why Can't We Live Together
Sade - Paradise
RELEASE: Stronger Than Pride

Monday Drive - 04:00pm - Monday 31st July, 2017

Monday Drive - 12:00am Monday 31st July, 2017
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunipingu - Banbirrngu
RELEASE: Rrakala
A.B. Original - Call Em out
RELEASE: Reclaim Australia
Akala - Freedom Is Power
RELEASE: Knowledge Is Power Vol 2
Japanese Breakfast - Diving Woman
RELEASE: Soft Sounds From Another Planet
East Forest - Light Box
RELEASE: Love Bomb
Vera Blue - Lady Powers
RELEASE: Perennial
Fiona bevan - Drive
RELEASE: Ibeyi - LABEL: Ibeyi
Alice Night - Falling Into Freedom
RELEASE: Culture how Could You
Dr G Yunipingu - Djomula
RELEASE: Rrakala
Jose Gonzales - Let It Carry You
RELEASE: Vestiges & Claws
Kadhja Bonet - Gramma Honey
RELEASE: The Visitor

Monday Drive - 04:00pm - Monday 24th July, 2017

Monday Drive - 12:00am Monday 24th July, 2017
Roberto Fonesca - 7 Rayos
Bashka - Opotimystic
RELEASE: Fihi ma Fihi
Warpaint - Above Control
East forest - Grandmothershpere
RELEASE: Love Bomb
Birdz - Sunset Dreaming
RELEASE: Deadly Hearts - LABEL: ABC Music
Sampha - Incomplete Kisses
RELEASE: Process
Austra - Future Politics

Monday Drive - 04:00pm - Monday 17th July, 2017

Monday Drive - 12:00am Monday 17th July, 2017
Public Broadcasting Service - People Will Always Need Coal
RELEASE: Every Valley
Mary J Blige - Telling the Truth
RELEASE: Strength Of A Woman
Colin Stetson - All This I Do For glory
RELEASE: All This I Do For Glory
Austra - Gaia
Syd - Drown In It
Yirrmal - Blackfella Whitefella
RELEASE: Deadly Hearts
Public Broadcasting Service - They Gave Me A Lamp
RELEASE: Every Valley
Dusken lights - Skinsong
Vera Blue - Patterns
RELEASE: Fingertips

Monday Drive - 04:00pm - Monday 10th July, 2017

Monday Drive - 12:00am Monday 10th July, 2017
Yirrmal - Blackfella White fella
RELEASE: Deadly Hearts
Kardajala Kirridarra - Ngurra (Rain Song)
RELEASE: triple j unearthed
HAIM - Night So Long
RELEASE: Something To Tell You
Emily Warramurra - Black Boy
RELEASE: Deadly Hearts
War Paint - So Good
Julie Byrne - Natural Blue
RELEASE: Not Even Happiness
Diana Krall - Blue Skies
RELEASE: Turn Up the Quiet
Patti Smith - babelogue
Masha's Legacy - Shir LaShalom
RELEASE: Safe Haven
Manuela de Falla - Canciones Poluares Espanolas
Holly Throsby - Gardening
RELEASE: After A Time
Kadhja Bonet - Earth Birth
RELEASE: The Visitor