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March 3rd, 2017

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Friday, March 3rd, 2017 07:56 am
Three stories from my mainstream media feed about what went right, rather than what went wrong.

Seniors learn lip reading to find confidence in the hearing world by Ruslan Kulski (ABC South West WA)

A profile of the Bunbury Better Hearing Group, which provides lessons in lip-reading (among other supports) for seniors who have hearing losses. As the group points out, lip-reading isn't a panacea - it just makes it easier to interpret what the noises you're hearing actually mean (and which noises are the ones you need to be paying attention to).

Indigenous girls' Deadly Science program heads to WA thanks to surfing legend's grant by Tom Edwards (ABC North Queensland)

The Deadly Science Getaway, a program which currently takes Indigenous girls from remote communities in North Queensland to the James Cook University research station on Orpheus Island and introduces them to mentors, working to inspire interest in science as a career for Indigenous women, is being extended into Western Australia. The plan is to start up a similar getaway in the Shark Bay and Abrolhos islands region. The expansion is being funded by a grant from the Layne Beachley Aim For The Stars Foundation.

Quokka joey signals hope for Northcliffe population decimated in 2015 bushfire by ABC Western Australia (uncredited)

Following the Northcliffe bushfires of 2015, it was unknown whether one of the last mainland-based populations of quokkas had survived. However footage from the World Wildlife Foundation indicates there's still hope - 39 individuals remain, including a joey, spotted with its mother. The story includes some of the footage supplied by the WWF.

So there's my three for the day. If you've found any stories about "what went right" in your news feeds, why not share a link in the comments, and boost the signal?