The Chris Smith Afternoon Show

Monday - Friday 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Chris Smith has built an impressive career both in Australia and abroad covering news and current affairs in radio and TV. Chris' radio career began in regional NSW, with many years spent at Network Seven and Nine, where he travelled the world in his role as reporter and Chief of Staff, including six years at A Current Affair. In May of 2005, Chris won the Variety Children's Charity Radio Heart Award for his excellence in radio. While still news focussed, Chris presents a lighter format covering lifestyle and entertainment.


A tribute to all servicemen who’ve fought for Australia.

In the year lead up to the 100th anniversary of ANZAC, we commemorate all Australian servicemen, past and present, who have served in all theatres of war. If you’ve a family member who fought for Australia, we want you to share part of their story.
2GB's Album of Honour


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Chris Smith talks to Anoosh Saffari from Hornsby Mazda about the brand new CX-9

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Chris Smith talks wine today – with resident guest Stu Gregor and the author of The Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday. They talk about how to test and select good wines.

It’s called a CLEVER BUOY – and it’s a sonar device designed to find and text life savers about potential sharks in the area. Ever since the 1920s, bathers have been terrorised by stories about killer sharks – yet the chances of an attack are actually lower than drowning, or being hit by a car.

With the number of Ebola cases now around 700, Chris Smith speaks to an expert about the possibility of the virus reaching the western world. Professor Cameron Simmons, a Molecular virus and Infectious diseases expert from the University of Melbourne, says that sometimes symptoms can stay dormant for up to three weeks and mortality rates are around 90 percent.

Andrew Bolt and former NSW Premier – Kristina Keneally take on the big issues head to head. Today they talk about President Putin coming to the G20, Sarah Hanson Young affecting the behaviour of detainees and the threat of home grown terror. Kristina Keneally can be seen on Sky every Friday from 4pm, on The Contrarians.

Torben Brookman speaks with Chris Smith about a new stage play coming to Australia called “Thrilller Live” – celebrating the music of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. A stunning success in the UK – performances will come to Australia in December. For tickets – you need to enter a waitlist at - www.thrillerlive.com.au

Steve Fenech talks about a new voting app to give users and pollsters instant access to survey material. Go to http://www.zeetings.com/stephenfenech to see for yourself. As a demonstration - Stephen asks about the iphone 6; and in real time respondents show their desire for a larger screen.

Chairman of the Fifty Up Club, JOHN MANGOS speaks to Chris Smith about a recent health survey the club has undertaken. The results will be delivered to Joe Hockey next week. While people are prepared to contribute to balance the Federal Health Budget – the survey has found a cross the board $7 co-payment on GP services is seen as an unfair impost on the poor and sick. Note; the co-payment is capped at 10 visits per year (or $70).

This weekend Homebush will host the Country NSW Expo. More than 60 country towns will be part of the Expo, encouraging Sydneysiders to consider a tree change. Chris Smith speaks with Peter Bailey – the CEO of the event.

Chris Smith speaks to Islamic Community Leader, Kuranda Seyit, from the Forum of Australia’s Islamic Relations about terrorists fighting in Iraq and Syria. Kuranda taught at a school where one of the radicalised fighters once studied. He urges his community not to join such causes – as the Federal Government warns people risk arrest on their return to Australia.

Running across seven continents – must be a record!

 

Chris Smith speaks to TRENT MORROW – the Marathon Man, who, dressed in a cape set a world record for running across SEVEN continents. The ultra marathon runner from Bondi was raising cancer awareness after family members were struck with the disease.

Chris Smith talks travel with JUSTIN JAMIESON from GET LOST MAGAZINE – and brings into the conversation ANDREA ROBERTS who tells us why BROKEN HILL is a great place to visit.

Chris Smith speaks to the Vice President of Customer Service – Andrew Carlton – about the PIN only rule coming in on the 1st of August – and how that will affect AMEX customers. Some cardholders are without chips and PINs, so limited extensions to signed cards will be allowed until 2015.

Chris Smith speaks to Professor Jeff Borland from The University of Melbourne and Gary Brack, Chief Executive of the Australian Federation of Employers and Industry about the government’s planned reforms to Social Security. Professor Borland has studied the John Howard ‘Work for the Dole Scheme’ and similar schemes worldwide. He argues for Government money to be directed into economic growth. Gary Brack sees the schemes as a good motivator to help bring discipline to those long term on social security.

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Chris Smith speaks with Roads Minister Duncan Gay over his Government’s commitment to install flashing safety lights across NSW within two years. He also weighs into Clover Moore’s proposed George St sculpture.

Clover Moore unveils a new “cloud” sculpture to be erected in George St, out the front of Town Hall.

 

Susie Burrell warns against the dangers of low vitamin deficiency and how to raise our levels. Susie also provides nine simple food swaps for a healthier diet.

 

Leo Sayer donates quite a wardrobe of rare oddities for the Celebrity Charity Garage Sale, currently taking place on line. His includes original clothing he wore for TV performances back in the 1980s. Also Chris Smith takes part with some vintage RM Williams shoes, given to him by his father, 35 years ago.

 

Find the APP through “locl” on iTunes.

Consequence of needing your credit card PIN to pay at a restaurant

Chris Smith talks wine today – with resident guest Stu Gregor and the author of The Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday. They talk about how to test and select good wines.

It’s called a CLEVER BUOY – and it’s a sonar device designed to find and text life savers about potential sharks in the area. Ever since the 1920s, bathers have been terrorised by stories about killer sharks – yet the chances of an attack are actually lower than drowning, or being hit by a car.

With the number of Ebola cases now around 700, Chris Smith speaks to an expert about the possibility of the virus reaching the western world. Professor Cameron Simmons, a Molecular virus and Infectious diseases expert from the University of Melbourne, says that sometimes symptoms can stay dormant for up to three weeks and mortality rates are around 90 percent.

Andrew Bolt and former NSW Premier – Kristina Keneally take on the big issues head to head. Today they talk about President Putin coming to the G20, Sarah Hanson Young affecting the behaviour of detainees and the threat of home grown terror. Kristina Keneally can be seen on Sky every Friday from 4pm, on The Contrarians.

Torben Brookman speaks with Chris Smith about a new stage play coming to Australia called “Thrilller Live” – celebrating the music of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. A stunning success in the UK – performances will come to Australia in December. For tickets – you need to enter a waitlist at - www.thrillerlive.com.au

Steve Fenech talks about a new voting app to give users and pollsters instant access to survey material. Go to http://www.zeetings.com/stephenfenech to see for yourself. As a demonstration - Stephen asks about the iphone 6; and in real time respondents show their desire for a larger screen.

Chairman of the Fifty Up Club, JOHN MANGOS speaks to Chris Smith about a recent health survey the club has undertaken. The results will be delivered to Joe Hockey next week. While people are prepared to contribute to balance the Federal Health Budget – the survey has found a cross the board $7 co-payment on GP services is seen as an unfair impost on the poor and sick. Note; the co-payment is capped at 10 visits per year (or $70).

This weekend Homebush will host the Country NSW Expo. More than 60 country towns will be part of the Expo, encouraging Sydneysiders to consider a tree change. Chris Smith speaks with Peter Bailey – the CEO of the event.

Chris Smith speaks to Islamic Community Leader, Kuranda Seyit, from the Forum of Australia’s Islamic Relations about terrorists fighting in Iraq and Syria. Kuranda taught at a school where one of the radicalised fighters once studied. He urges his community not to join such causes – as the Federal Government warns people risk arrest on their return to Australia.

Running across seven continents – must be a record!

 

Chris Smith speaks to TRENT MORROW – the Marathon Man, who, dressed in a cape set a world record for running across SEVEN continents. The ultra marathon runner from Bondi was raising cancer awareness after family members were struck with the disease.

Chris Smith talks travel with JUSTIN JAMIESON from GET LOST MAGAZINE – and brings into the conversation ANDREA ROBERTS who tells us why BROKEN HILL is a great place to visit.

Chris Smith speaks to the Vice President of Customer Service – Andrew Carlton – about the PIN only rule coming in on the 1st of August – and how that will affect AMEX customers. Some cardholders are without chips and PINs, so limited extensions to signed cards will be allowed until 2015.

Chris Smith speaks to Professor Jeff Borland from The University of Melbourne and Gary Brack, Chief Executive of the Australian Federation of Employers and Industry about the government’s planned reforms to Social Security. Professor Borland has studied the John Howard ‘Work for the Dole Scheme’ and similar schemes worldwide. He argues for Government money to be directed into economic growth. Gary Brack sees the schemes as a good motivator to help bring discipline to those long term on social security.

Legal matters with Turner Freeman July 29

Have your legal questions answered here

Chris Smith speaks with Roads Minister Duncan Gay over his Government’s commitment to install flashing safety lights across NSW within two years. He also weighs into Clover Moore’s proposed George St sculpture.

Susie Burrell warns against the dangers of low vitamin deficiency and how to raise our levels. Susie also provides nine simple food swaps for a healthier diet.

 

Leo Sayer donates quite a wardrobe of rare oddities for the Celebrity Charity Garage Sale, currently taking place on line. His includes original clothing he wore for TV performances back in the 1980s. Also Chris Smith takes part with some vintage RM Williams shoes, given to him by his father, 35 years ago.

 

Find the APP through “locl” on iTunes.

Consequence of needing your credit card PIN to pay at a restaurant

Dr LEENA GUPTA, Director of Public Health, Sydney Local Health Area warns Chris Smith about concerns of potential measles contamination after a person had spent some time in the Leichhardt area. The director warns everybody about the need to immunise.

Chris Smith speaks to the Assisting Employment Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, about a plan to introduce new legislation next year which will see a cut back in training, an increase in Work for the Dole activity and a number of carrots to encourage employers to take on the long term unemployed. Those initiatives include incentives for hiring our youth and also older workers.

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Stuart Greggor

Stu Gregor is a chameleon of food and wine. He has written six guides to wine, judged dozens of wine shows and has owned his own wine business for a decade. So he knows a bit about wine. He now also owns a craft distillery which makes Four Pillars Gin – which is now considered one of the 10 best gins in the world (According to the World Spirits Competition, not Stu - he thinks its number one). He is also a food guru, having written reviews for the Good Food Guides in Melbourne and Sydney and worked with many of the best chefs and food producers in Australia through his PR business Liquid Ideas.

Stu also sits on the board of the food rescue charity OzHarvest so he hates wasting food, which is why he is slightly overweight. He’s mad for the Roosters and the Swans.

Barnaby Joyce

Senator Barnaby Joyce LNP Senator for Queensland, Leader of The Nationals in the Senate.

Travel Tuesday

Founder and publisher of 'get lost' magazine, Justin Jamieson, joins Chris each week to discuss the best destinations around the globe.

Nutrition with Susie Burrell

Dietician Susie Burrell joins Chris in the studio every Monday afternoon to answer all your health and wellbeing questions.

More information can be found on Susie’s Website, www.susieburrell.com.au

Stephen Fenech

A journalist with more than 25 years experience, Stephen joins us every week to share his extensive technology knowledge… He shares information through his experience to help those who are technology illiterate through to those needed some advanced help.. Today Stephen is one of the widely read and highly-respected technology writers in Australia.

Kaye Browne

Journalist and broadcaster Kaye Browne used to 'chase' crooks, celebrities, sports-people and politicians for news/current affairs and info-tainment programs before discovering about a decade ago that she much prefers pursuing Veterinary, Animal Behaviour and Training experts so she can pass on their secrets to happier pets…and happier pet-people. When she's not chasing one of her chooks or dogs (Yoshimi and Kismet, the poodle pictured) Kaye writes for various pet/veterinary publications and can be contacted via her blog.

Photos from the Bay City Run 2013