Love Songs with Danny Painter

JACARANDA FM  |  Podcast , ±20 min episodes every 3 days  | 
Danny Painter is all about love and human connection. Her positivity and friendliness will have you feeling like you're one of her best friends - which you will be! Boasting the highest listener interaction on Jacaranda FM, Danny spends her weeknight evenings playing love songs, speaking to amazing humans and hanging out with you! In her podcasts you will laugh, you will cry and you will learn - mostly to love and most importantly to love yourself!

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This toilet seat is enabling independence for wheelchair users

“People don’t realise that being able to do everyday things is a privilege,” Portia Mavhungu says.

While the loss of her mobility was only temporary, her mental health took a turn for the worst. Mavhungu understood that many endure this struggle for a lifetime. So she decided to redesign the wheelchair. During her recovery, Mavhungu started to think up ways to make the bathroom more accessible for people with disabilities. “Toilets are a part of our everyday lives and everyone should be safe, comfortable and happy using one,” she says. Her ideas soon materialised into the Para-Tube, a retrofitted wheelchair seat with an adjustable opening and built-in biodegradable bags that functions as a toilet.

This is how you can help a rescue dog this Christmas

December holidays are known as 'the silly season' in animal welfare. It's a time where we go away, drink a little too much and maybe forget about our furkids.

Which means its the busiest time of the year for organisations like Border Collie Rescue.

In a year like the one we've just had, with lockdowns and economic struggles, this Christmas we really need to do whatever we can to help our favourite animal shelters. Whether that is volunteering your time or doing a quick EFT, animal welfares, shelters and foster homes alike will be grateful for any and all the help they can get!

An Academy Award for this South African director!

While the rest of us were baking banana bread and avoiding pants, Talia Smith was nominated for no less than 10 awards!
From the Student Academy Awards to the Baftas and everything else in between, Smith's film 'Umama' has taken 2020 by storm, even in a global pandemic, telling a story that most of us are all too familiar with.

Growing up in South Africa, Smith speaks fondly of her second mom - Susan - and the sacrifices she made to help the Smith family. A story we are all part of. Smith had Susan, I had Fina. A powerhouse who was a very big part of making me the woman I am today!

Jack Stone is back with a brand new Afrikaans EP!

With the recent lockdown period and months of 'man-alone' struggle in his home studio, the Cape rock talent, Jack Stone, returns to his legacy with his first Afrikaans EP Refleksie!
"After all, Afrikaans is my mother tongue, and I recently formed a new connection with it, one that I am now proud of. I feel the time is now ripe for soulful Afrikaans music and that I am now ready to truly share myself with my listeners ”, says Jack.

Jack has made his mark in the local music industry over the past 14 years with his fresh sound, unique voice and energetic style. Following his full-length English-language album Walk On in 2012, numerous English solo tracks such as Blood Sweat & Years and Common Rejection (2014), The Rapture (2015), and Summer Love (2018) have emerged from his creativity.

Jack prefers that his music not be put in a box. "Who knows, maybe ;Refleksie' will create a brand new vibe", he says. He does have an innate passion for various genres and finds his inspiration time and time again through a wide sound. On his own soil, artists such as Francois van Coke, Ard Matthews and Arno Carstens (with whom he has performed in the past) inspire him, but his unique style remains unmistakable.

Izelle Hoffman has a pie recipe for us this week!

Every week Izelle Hoffman joins us to speak about mindfulness, living well and eating even better! This week Izelle is helping us use our last 4 weeks to become the best version of ourselves!

It's December 1st, in the most difficult year we've had, and that means a few weeks left to set ourselves up for 2021. We could also use the next few weeks to make 2020 the year we hoped this one would be!

To get us in the December spirit, Izelle is sharing one of her favourite recipes with us - a salted caramel date and pecan pie!

In our Beautiful News story this week - Beautiful News!

Beautiful News is a global news platform that publishes one positive short film every day of the year. They are dedicated to unearthing inspiring, uplifting, and authentic voices that reflect the good in humanity, as well as the beauty of global destinations and our natural world.

Beautiful News launched in South Africa on 1 November 2016. Since inception, they've shared positive micro-documentary content at 4:14pm daily, in recognition of the moment that Nelson Mandela was released from prison. In honour of his legacy, they are reframing our world for the betterment of nature and humankind.

They gather stories by keeping a pulse on individuals and organisations that are making a positive impact through their ideas, actions, initiatives and contributions. This diverse set of inspirational narratives collectively showcases humanity’s inherent goodness.

Beautiful News offers a platform to amplify their message because they believe that together, we are stronger. It’s these stories that will unite us as we create a global community committed to positive action and change.

Bianca Blanc on her latest single!

She's young, she's talented, and she's driven to succeed, all the things that make a long and successful career in the music industry an attainable goal.
With her first few releases in English making waves, Bianca has decided to shift direction and write and record in her home language - Afrikaans!

I caught up with this incredible writer and recording artist over a Zoom to chat about how 2020 has been for her, her first Afrikaans album, and where to from here!

Tamara Dey on lockdown, hair, and everything else in 2020

This year has been a difficult year for everyone. Around the world various levels of lockdown have pulled families apart, ended careers, and stopped everyone in their tracks! Our South African artists have been no different! With the industry shutting down for what feels like years, very few artists have had the ability to create or earn an income.

I spoke to Tamara Dey, one of South Africa's most prolific artists and an icon in her own right, about lockdown, momming in lockdown, and recording and releasing her first completely independent single!

You have a super power!

Well, according to our life, business and executive coach, Jason Bernic, we all have one, but its not what you think! In our podcasts, we've covered a range of topics, from business to love and kids and everything in between, this week Jason Bernic is reminding us that 'with great power, comes great responsibility'.

If you're lost, don't worry, I was too! But give this a listen and you'll know what your super power is soon enough!

Izelle Hoffman is sharing wisdom and Chia Seeds

Each week our mindfulness lifestyle chef, Izelle Hoffman, shares a recipe from her book, some mindful living tips, and just some love and encouragement to be the best YOU, you can be!

This week is no exception! Izelle is back and sharing a summery recipe, some great lifestyle advice, and how to remain, renew or find that last 2020 spurt of motivation!

This week we are talking Chia seeds! These magical little seeds are packed full of goodness and life, but, don't take my word for it, Izelle will explain:

Mondays always mean 'Good Things'

Brent Lindeque is our resident 'Good Things Guy' and he always bring us the most heartwarming news from across the country! This week, he and I take a break from playing with our new toys (that we pre-ordered and paid for) to bring you some of the best news from around the country!

From a local cinema group rewriting the rules to Netflix celebrating mothers, Brent Lindeque has it all!

Listen here:

The natural hair advocate untangling stigma and instilling self-love

Celine Bocks is not a hairstylist, but a healer.

For decades of South Africa’s history, natural hair was stigmatised and treated as inferior. People of colour are still impacted by this today.

“Growing up with kinky hair was a difficult journey because people are just looking down at you,” Bocks says. Now, she’s fighting back with the most powerful weapon – love.

Bocks started the Citrusdal Natural Hair Beauties group with her sister to instil dignity and worth in her community. Through this initiative, Bocks offers workshops where girls are taught how to nurture their hair.

“The best hair is healthy hair,” she says. Untangling harmful perceptions, Bocks is sending lies about cultural identity down the drain and helping youth embrace themselves.

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