A Bayswater man is laying claim to owning the biggest lemon (outside of a Lada Niva) in Perth after nurturing the sour fruit to the size of a football. Jerry showed the citrus sensation to Peter Bell and 6PR's gardening expert Sue McDougall.
A cyclist hit by a car in Attadale says his recovery from spinal injuries suffered in the accident will be an uncertain road but is staying positive about walking again. Gary Adshead spoke to Ian Beard from his hospital bed at RPH.
AFL has a problem with violence and thuggery and parents will start to steer their children away from the game because of it, according to sports journalist Phillip 'Buzz' Rothfield. His comments come in the wake of Ty Vickery's "lenient" four-week suspension by the AFL Tribunal.
Ratepayers are fuming over the latest council rate rises that have hit nearly all metropolitan suburbs with at least a third of councils increasing rate by twice the rate of inflation. Mayor of Vic Park Trevor Vaughan, whose rate rise was 12%, spoke to Peter Bell.
Stevedoring company DP World will lock workers out of their Fremantle Port site on Wednesday as negotiations over a new enterprise bargaining agreement continue to sour. Gary Adshead spoke to maritime Union of Australia Deputy Secretary Adrian Evans.
Mark Harvey says he isn't ready to renew ties with the the club that fired him for current coach Ross Lyon. Harvey told Steve and Baz he won't take up an invite to the Fremantle Dockers 20 year celebration night this Friday preferring to celebrate his daughters birthday instead.
One of Australia's wealthiest men wants welfare recipients payment plan that would ban them from buying things like alcohol and cigarette. Gary Adshead spoke to MIchael Mooore from the Public Health Association of Australia about the plan being considered by the Abbott government.
Paul Murray spoke with Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi about aggressive beggars in the city. She says she's been unsuccessfully seeking a meeting about City beggars with Police Minister Liza Harvey since May.
As 59 year old Kelsey Grammer welcomes a newborn the stigma of being an older parent has raised its wrinkly head. Peter Bell spoke to Dr Hannah Dahlen, Professor of Midwifery at the University of Western Sydney, about how being an parent has its benefits.
Australia's athletics team has been thrown into turmoil after the suspension of head coach Eric Hollingsworth. Athletics Australia president David Grace stood down Hollingsworth following derogatory comments he made about star athlete Sally Pearson.
Video: Picture this. It's a Wednesday and popular nightspot Deville's Pad is holding their standard Karaoke night. The regular crowd claps the next contestant, John, as he steps to the microphone to sing Aussie classic 'Love Is In The Air'. What happens next has to be seen to be believed.
Australian's are now being warned about the threat of contracting and spreading ebola if they are planning to travel to any country in West Africa. Gary Adshead spoke to immunology expert Professor Cameron Simmons from the University of Melbourne.
The fan who rushed to the Richmond dug out to confront Tyrone Vickery during the clash with the Eagles says he wouldn't hesitate to do it again but denies he swore at the Tigers' bigman. James spoke to Steve and Baz on the Breakfast show.
Ian Anderson, the father of Tim Anderson who was run down by a drunk driver, says he is horrified by the behaviour and attitude Perth drivers show toward cyclists. Gary Adshead spoke to Ian about the conflict on the roads with stats showing car v cyclist casualties are up 45%.
A community uproar over the City of Wanneroo's plan to cut down 13 mature ficus trees has won a stay of execution for the 40 year old trees. Gary AQdshead spoke to the mayor of Wanneroo about the backlash and the special meeting that has now been called.
An apocalyptic film set and produced in Perth opens in theatres next week. The film's director, Zak Hilditch, spoke to The Weekend Wake Up about These Final Hours which he calls 'a love letter to Perth'.
His name is Timberwolf and if Hollywood was looking for a marsupial action hero it would be him. Timberwolf not only survived being hit by a car but hung on to the grill of the moving car for over an hour. His worse injury? A torn nail. Peter Bell spoke to Claude Lacasse from Australia Zoo.
The Economic Regulation Authority has included recommendations for the introduction of a land tax, scrapping of stamp duty and a congestion charge for drivers as part of their report in to microeconomic reform to the WA. ERA Chairman Lyndon Rowe explains the recommendations.
Police are seeking the whereabouts of 31 year old man who escaped from Acacia Prison this morning. Brett Shannon Klimczak is described as being 182cm talls, of slim build with brown hair. Klimczak was moved to Acacia after escaping Wooroloo Prison in 2010.
The author of the new biography of Treasurer Joe Hockey says that Mr Hockey is a man whose ambition to be Prime Minister is balanced out by his respect for Tony Abbott. Gary Adshead spoke to Madonna King about the year long project getting to know the man who would be king.
One of the worlds leading experts on urban planning says that Perth needs to adopt an attitude of building highrise along our transit network if we are to deal with growing congestion problems. Peter Bell spoke to Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner at the City of Toronto.
The federal government has invited all Australians to have their say on the controversial topic of euthanasia with a public online forum. Gary Adshead spoke to pro euthanasia campaigner Peter Short about the hope for a piece of legislation that will give terminally ill people a choice.
The parents of three West Australian children who were killed along with their grandfather in the MH17 tragedy have released a statement addressed to "the Ukraine, the politicians, the media, our friends and family". Read it here in its entirety.
A NSW family have met with their Premier Mike Baird to push for the decriminalisation of medicinal cannabis. Paul Murray spoke with Lucy Haslam whose son Daniel is dying from cancer and uses cannabis for pain relief.
The Premier has admitted he was stunned when he found out RiskCover gagged a young woman from speaking to the media after damage to her car by Buswell and wishes Troy Buswell would just pay up for the damage. Mr Barnett spoke with Gary Adshead.
For those of you who haven't been married for more than 2 years the thought of not having sex for 12 months could be a daunting task. Pete Liner took up the challenge after his mate bet him he couldn't go without the sins of the flesh for a full year. He spoke to Steve and Basil.
The state prosecutors had discontinued charges against James Stuart Edmonds relating to the controversial police pursuit in which Dianella woman Sharon D’ercole died on April 12, 2012. Gary Adshead spoke to lawyer Terry Dobson who is representing the husband of Sharon.
Senator for Tasmania, Jaqui Lambie, says she will not be changing anything about herself in the face of the backlash to he now infamous "well hung" comment. Talking to Steve and Basil on the Breakfast show Senator Lambie said she is 'a fighter' and will continue being herself.
Retiring Eagles big man, and one of 6PR's Pillars of Football, Dean Cox has joined Steve and Basil in studio for an extended chat about his announcement yesterday. The 'heartbeat' of the Eagles was a little humbled when the lines light up from fans wanting to say thanks.
Students and parents have been caught out with the sudden closure of Willetton SHS because of an asbestos danger from that was only reported yesterday. Gary Adshead spoke to opposition leader Mark McGowan about the communication of the closure and further asbestos fears.
Hoons caught terrorising suburban streets, doing burnouts or damaging homes now face having their cars immediately and permanently confiscated. Gary Adshead spoke to Police Minister Liza Harvey about the crackdown and how it will work.
Palmer United Party senator Jacquie Lambi has come under fire for comments she made on a radio station where she asked a talkback caller if he was "well hung". Social commentator Jane Caro joined Paul Murray for a discussion on political correctness.
The ongoing conflict in the Gaza between Hamas and Israeli forces is conditioning young children to continue the conflict on a generational basis. This is the observation of Save the Children Fund worker Osama Damo who living through the third Gaza crisis in six years.
The line between double checking that the iron is off and obsessing over it is a very fine line and the anxiety that surrounds those thoughts could lead to an obsessive disorder developing. Peter Bell spoke to Renae Tsatsis from the Anxiety Recovery Centre.
The Minister for Energy says the resignation of 4 members of the newly merged Synergy/Verve board, including the Chairman Michael Smith, is due to an shift in focus and not a loss of confidence. Paul Murray spoke to Mr Nahan about secrecy surrounding the resignations.
One of India's most successful and talented actor/directors has started development on a feature film that is set both here in WA and India. Peter Bell spoke to Nandita Das about the film and how she has pushed the envelope in the lavish yet conservative Indian film industry.
After he announced his retirement from AFL football today Dean Cox joined the boys on Sports Today. The Eagles legend talks about his plans for the future and some of highlights of his remarkable AFL career. Thanks Coxy!
The missile system that shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 may have been seized from Ukrainian forces during the separatist movement in the troubled country. Gary Adshead spoke to Alexey Muraviev from Curtain's department of International Studies.
The scenes of devastation and tragedy coming from the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has many of us watching in shock and disbelief at he scene on TV and online. International political commentator Dr Kieth Suter explains the impact of this tragedy for the world.
A safety expert says the flight path of MH-17 which went straight through Ukrainian airspace made no sense at all. Professor Geoff Dell from CQ University told Gary Adshead that warnings were being given from both separatist and Ukrainian forces about the danger of crossing the airspace.
The opposition claims an offer made to one of the victims whose car was damaged during the Troy Buswell driving incident by RiskCover is basically an attempt to bully the woman from taking further action. Gary Adshead spoke to Labor leader Mark McGowan.
Video: A translated video released by Ukrainian security forces claims to show a conversation between Russian backed BES militants discussing the events leading to the shooting down of a Malasia Airlines commercial passenger flight in Ukrainian airspace.
Larger seats with cup holders, public Wi-Fi and and two massive screens will make the new Perth Stadium a 'fans first' stadium. Premier Colin Barnett and Sports Minster Terry Waldron revealed more details about the stadium.
The Transport Workers Union says growing scheduling pressures and cut backs are to blame for the number of bus drivers being issued speeding infringements in the past year. Gary Adshead spoke to Paul Aslan from the TWU about the fines.
Gemmill Homes and 6PR have teamed up to help take the pain out of understanding the Perth property Market. We know buying a home will probably be the biggest investment you’ll ever make so we've assembled a team of experts to answer your questions. Click image to listen to the latest podcast.
6PR's listeners have voted with their stomachs and have crowned a winner for Perth Best PIzza store. Click here to see whose topping topped the list and where your favorite pizza store finished in the 6PR Top Five.
The people have spoken once more and the (frothy) cream of the coffee crop has risen to the top. Click here to see how your favorite coffee store has fared in the Afternoon program's search for the best coffee in Perth according to our listeners.
Shannon Lush has become the natural predator to dirt, filth and unsightly stains around the suburban home. Shannon joins 6PR on a fortnightly basis, with the best, cheapest and healthiest ways to keep your home clean.
Fixing the skills shortage isn't rocket science it just requires logic, which is why so many people can't understand it. A colourful life has led Larry Graham to become an "ex" of all trades. In the "EX" files he shares his experienced but different view to current affairs.
The demand for financial counselling in WA has hit an all time high with more households in the middle income bracket calling on financial experts to help make ends meet. Gary Adshead spoke to Charlie Brown from the Financial Counsellors Association of WA.
Say the name Peter Ford and the first thing that springs to mind is the world of Showbiz. Peter's coverage and knowledge of the Australian entertainment landscape is second to none. Peter can be heard every day at 8.20 on the Breakfast show Steve Mills and Basil Zempalis.
Did you miss any footy action over the weekend? Don't despair, we have got all the action right here with the best callers in the game bringing you every Eagles and Dockers game round by round. Click HERE to listen to the latest highlights package, or re-live your favorite moments of the season with 6PR.
In his regular Breakfast slot, 6PR's resident legal eagle Tom Percy has given an insiders perspective of the Llyod Rayney murder trial. Tom also told Steve MIlls he believes his long time nemesis, Christian Porter, will one day become Prime Minister.
6PR has assembled five of football's sharpest minds to deliver comprehensive analysis and inside knowledge of the game we love. Each day at around 7.50 you'll hear Steve Mills and Basil Zempilas pick some of the best brains in the business.
Simply follow @CricketTalkback on Twitter and tell us what you think of the state of play. Anger, joy, statistics - we want it all! Our favourite tweet of each day will win a Kärcher High Pressure Cleanerworth $199 each
Have you seen something newsworthy or just plain interesting? Thanks to Harvey Norman and 6PR we are giving you the chance to become part of the news gathering team here at your favorite news station. Click here to find out how you can become one of 6PR's suburban journalists.
Following on in the memory of one of his boyhood heroes, William Shakespeare, Peter Bell is continuing to fill the world with wonderful poetry. Lacking the skills of the great bard Belly has decided to give substance to modern pop songs by re-invigorating them in 'Belly's Modern Poetry".
With one of the sharpest legal minds in the WA, lawyer John Hammond joins Gary Adshead fortnightly to share his 26 years of legal experience and expertise with listeners. John can be heard every other Thursday at 10am on the 'Morning Program'
Do you have a question about where the City of Perth is heading or maybe a suggestion for where it can be improved? Once a month Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi joins Paul Murray on the Drive program to discuss everything that affects the City of Perth.
Every Sunday on Weekend Wakeup Verity James joins the team to talks food and recipe ideas. You can download each of her wonderful recipe ideas right here. All you have to do is just click, print and cook.
Do you have a question relating to the rules of the road and why you have to obey them? Well every Wednesday at 3.30 Sgt. Simon Baxter from WA Police Traffic Enforcement Group joins the Drive team to take your calls and explain the laws of the road.
6PR's Sue McDougall now has her very own gardening page for you to learn the who, what, where,how and why of gardening. Click here to view articles and videos that will help transform that horticultural problem in to a blooming success.
It's been a fertile year for 'Bulltish' artists and while 2013's nominees are all guilty of taking liberties with the truth one person has risen above the pack. Click here to find out who is this year's Bulltish Artist for 2013 is and those that made the top ten.