UN Seat: The push for a seat on the UN Security Council has been vindicated with the results over MH17. Bob Carr speaks with Stuart Bocking on the significance of the vote this week, and our Aussie voice speaking out.
Council Cull: Are too many councils stifling growth across Sydney? Stuart Bocking with Patricia Forsythe of the Sydney Business Chamber on shops sitting vacant, too much red tape and whether it's time to cull.
Snap: Figures show a huge jump in fine revenue due to new speeding and red light cameras at intersections. The NSW Government reaped $160 million from the cameras last year, that's $53m higher than the previous year.
Add Ons: Has business become too greedy? 50c for sauce, $1.95 for an envelope for a gift voucher, $4.95 for booking fees, can we get anything for free? Stuart Bocking revels the outrageous fees you're being slugged.
Practice Vs Passion: Is achieving the top of your field of chosen desire a matter of talent, or just practice makes perfect? Stuart Bocking & Dan McLaughlin aiming to become a pro golfer after 10,000 hours of practice.
War Weary: The shooting down of MH17 illustrates how unstable regions like Ukraine, Syria & Iraq pose a serious threat to the safety of the rest of the world. Stuart Bocking on how close to home some battles are becoming.
Rip Off Pricing: A Chinese restaurant in Sydney has been caught out charging 10% more for English speaking people. Stuart Bocking questions if this is widespread in other Sydney restaurants? Is it even legal?
Parking Lot: Property magnate Max Raine tells Stuart Bocking why the City of Sydney must take control of Oxford street shopping strip, by demolishing an historic church in Paddington to build a multi-storey car park.
Redevelopment Reload: What should we do with the Sydney Fish Markets? Stuart Bocking asks on the day after another development plan is released, including the Fish Markets, what's different this time around?
Winter Wonderland: There's been heavy snow across parts of New South Wales falling today. Orange local Owen Leathem speaks with Stuart Bocking about the cold conditions that have struck across the central west.
Terror Watch: ASIO to get expanded powers, with reports Australians who fought with extremist groups in Syria & Iraq have returned. Stuart Bocking & Minister for Defence David Johnson on real home grown terror concerns.
Waterfront Revival: New apartments, offices and shops could soon be built around Sydney's White Bay, Rozelle Bay, and Blackwattle Bay. Plans are to re-vitalise 5kms of waterfront, currently either run-down or un-used.
Death to the Carbon Tax: One of the most divisive policies to come before the parliament in recent years is nearing an end. The carbon tax has finally been scrapped, after weeks of political games in the Senate.
E-tag Faults: Listeners have been complaining they are being charged extra when E-Tag sensors are faulty. Stuart Bocking seeks out if these charges are valid? Are there any known faults with toll sensors on our roads?
Parking Meter: As you sift through your pockets or ashtray for spare change to feed the parking meter, take a moment to celebrate its birthday. Stuart Bocking with a snapshot of the parking meter, and the subsequent fines.
Flying Kangaroo: Qantas will remain the national carrier with the Abbott government forced to back down on foreign ownership changes. Stuart Bocking on changes that will see 49% of the airline go to foreign owners.
Clever Policing: The painstaking and at times creative police work used to help catch wife-killer Gerard Baden Clay have been revealed. Stuart Bocking looks at the incredible police work being praised by all to catch a killer.
Sleeper Cells: Is the increasing number of Australians going to fight in Syria and Iraq greatly increasing the threat of an attack here? Stuart Bocking on increased threats of home terrorism when jihadists return from overseas.
Financial Inquiry: A report into Australia's financial system says the Australian economy will face several challenges in the next few decades, including continuing long-term pressure from an ageing population.
School Age: Are parents sending their kids to kindergarten at a younger age to avoid paying for childcare? Stuart Bocking on children also repeating with half the amount of students seeing two years of early schooling.
Fair Trading: Seems Stuart Bocking has had a win, and so too NSW consumers. As reaction swirled around the fate of the Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe, we finally get confirmation on 2UE of his fate.
Euthanasia Debate: The medical community has described as 'abhorrent' euthanasia advocate Doctor Phillip Nitschke helping a depressed but healthy man take his life. Stuart Bocking on the euthanasia debate.
Teaching Children: The naughty corner is an abuse of a child's human rights? Stuart Bocking on disciplining your children and a summit being held over the rights of children, students and disciplining a child's behavior.
2UE Video: Aussie film The Rover has hit the screens, set in the outback 10 years after the collapse of the economy. Stuart Bocking speaks with writer/director David Michod & actor Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame.
New Star: Dami Im called in to 2UE to chat with Stuart Bocking about her new single and her recent return to South Korea, travelling with Dani Minogue and questioned by soldiers after crossing into North Korea.
Ten Tenors: Back in Australia after touring the US for the last four months, the Ten Tenors are bringing back the hits of Broadway with a new Aussie tour. Stuart Bocking catches up with the boys to discuss their music.
Weekend Clearways: What impact have clearways on streets had in Rozelle and where will they be expanded to next? Stuart Bocking with Roads Minister Duncan Gay on getting weekend traffic flowing again in Sydney.
2UE VIDEO: Suzanne Vega is back with a brand new album, the first in some 7 years for the singer and songwriter, Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles. Watch her perform for Stuart Bocking on 2UE.
PM's Broken Promises: During the election campaign, Tony Abbott promised a government of no new taxes and no surprises. Is he set to break both promises? Stuart Bocking on the 2014 Budget with Michael Pachi.
Stuart Bocking speaks with Jennifer Senior, Author "All Joy and No Fun" which argues that modern parents are more stressed than their own mothers and fathers were, & less happy than couples with no children.
Stuart Bocking speaks with son of Sir Edmund Hillary, Peter. He has followed in his father's mountain climbing footsteps and climbed the highest mountain on every continent, including climbing Mount Everest 5 times.
Eric McCusker and Ross Wilson called in to 2UE today to chat with Stuart Bocking about an upcoming tour for Mondo Rock. The boys reflect on their Chemistry album reunion after 33 1/3rd years since in hit the charts.
A wide range of child carriers sold for bicycles have never been reviewed for safety. Stuart Bocking discusses bike safety with front mounted seats, wheelbarrow trailers and child buckets for bikes, how safe are they?
Andrew Clennell & Mike Jeffreys with Stuart Bocking on the political issues of the day in The Political Forum. Qantas announcing profit & job losses, and whether Bill Shorten should get Senator Conroy to apologise.
He's been crowned Australian of the Year. But for Adam Goodes, Australia Day is a time of mourning. He talks with Stuart Bocking about the honour, a 'very proud indigenous man' keen to fight racism in Australia.
Former World Boxer Danny Green says don't mistake thuggery for toughness in a message aimed at violent binge drinkers. Stuart Bocking speaks with him on standing up to send a powerful message to young men.
Should you fix your mortgage rate? Are rates only going to go up from here, and what are the best rates that are around? Stuart Bocking on Your Business Day takes a look at securing your home loan at the current low rates.
When will NSW be back in the black? Stuart Bocking looks at the year ahead for the NSW economy with Treasurer Mike Baird, who also defends Premier Barry O'Farrell following claims he is a "do nothing Premier".
Aussie Bernard Tomic was forced to retire from his much-anticipated 1st-round clash with Rafael Nadal. Did he surrender? Stuart Bocking says it was a disappointing performance, and the crowd was not happy.
Has your suburb been inundated with backpacker campervans? Woollahra Councillor Andrew Petrie chats with Stuart Bocking about being inundated with complaints about backpacker campervans on streets in his area.
The big banks are under pressure over the latest use of new tap-and-go cards, which allow customers to make purchases without a PIN or signature. Police are calling for a ban after reports of a jump in crime.
Cliff Richard has been crooning for 54 years with global record sales of an incredible 250 million and still counting. Stuart Bocking speaks with the Peter Pan of Pop on his latest DVD Live at the Sydney Opera House.
What will be on your Christmas lunch table? Aussies love a salad, cold meats and fresh seafood. Stuart Bocking reveals the Love Australian Prawns campaign launched this month to encourage us to eat local produce.
Celtic Woman have the most amazing voices and with fans around the world, they are growing ever more in popularity. Listen as they perform for Stuart Bocking and you’ll hear why the girls are loved by millions.
Glenn Shorrock and Brian Cadd jumped at the chance to perform for the 2UE Christmas Appeal for The Children's Hospital at Westmead. Watch them perform one of their classics onstage for Stuart Bocking.
Marina Prior lights up the Children's Hospital at Westmead with her rendition of a Christmas classic. The songstress joins Stuart Bocking in helping raise much needed funds to help our 2UE Christmas Appeal.
A rule-breaker, record-breaker, and Australian of the Year and Dawn Fraser says she's learned a thing or two along the way. Stuart Bocking speaks with our greatest Olympian and share a few personal gems.
Was Ned Kelly a hero or villain? Either way, his lifelong brushes with the law live on in our culture. Re-teller of our incredible historical stories, Peter FitzSimions chats with Stuart Bocking on his book Ned Kelly.
Rod Laver is regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, holding the world #1 ranking for seven consecutive years. The Grand Slam champion chats with Stuart Bocking of his passion for the game.
More than just a story about cricket, Mark Greig discusses with Stuart Bocking the new book about his father, Tony Greig - Love, War and Cricket. The two reflect on an incredible life on and off the field.
Should there be compulsory testing of older drivers? Stuart Bocking discusses the Premier promising to scrap compulsory testing, but they remain. Should it be a check of road rules, an onroad test, or scrapped?
Have you suffered from bill shock? Consumer groups say monthly electricity bills could go some way to ease ''bill shock'' for struggling families. Stuart Bocking on changes that could help ease the burden.
Kids Under Cover help our community raising money from donated cars for homeless children. Olympic champ Herb Elliott and Phil Hancock with Stuart Bocking discuss their work, with a donation from 2UE.
Rob Schneider is in Sydney to bring some comedy relief after a week of tragic news. He chats with Stuart Bocking about our hero fireys, and pokes a little fun at donations to education, and looks back on his career.
Dr Ross Walker with Stuart Bocking discuss synthetic drugs and energy drinks containing caffeine and oxedrine linked to heart attack, with teenagers also at risk of stroke. A cautious warning ahead of schoolies.
Grease was a blockbuster movie packed with songs we have sung for decades. It's now coming to the stage at Sydney Lyric. Rob Mills & Gretel Scarlett chat with Stuart Bocking about the timeless musical.
Are loyalty cards just a way for companies to acquire members data? How much are your receiving in return for signing up? Stuart Bocking with Tom Godfrey of Choice magazine on where the loyalty really sits.
Was a discarded cigarette to blamed for the grass fire at the Sydney Olympic Aquatic Centre that claimed 80 cars? Stuart Bocking looks at the extraordinary event as fire fighters are left astounded by the blaze.
Did your parents play favourites in your family? Have you then found yourself playing favourites with your kids? Stuart Bocking looks at childhood memories and how playing favourites hurts the family.
Little eyes are watch you as you drive. Our children watch what we do when we drive, and we are passing on our bad habits? Stuart Bocking with some of the things drivers do that are being handed down to their kids.
The kitchen of all places in the home is the most deadly for germs. Where do you think is the number one place for germs in the kitchen? Stuart Bocking reveals the appliances that could make you sick.
Are you a lark or an owl? Larks are the people who wake early in the morning and get to work, the owls prefer the night. Stuart Bocking on whether you can become a morning person, or are you born that way?
He's one of our finest and much loved actors. Stuart Bocking catches up with John Wood with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels coming to the stage. He reflects on his incredible career both on stage and on our screens.
Violence fuelled by alcohol has again seen people taken to hospital. It is costing NSW a billion dollars a year. Stuart Bocking on the calls for early closing times for pubs and clubs growing in our community.
Melbourne Cup time is fast approaching. Hard to believe really, but before the race is run, the actual 2013 Melbourne Cup tours the nation. Stuart Bocking got his hands on it. Any tips of who will be the winner?
Stuart Bocking chats with Celia Pavey, who grew up with folk music in her blood. The Voice gave her a chance to take her music to an appreciative audience, who fell in love with this country girl's charm.
A caller asks our tech guru Trevor Long a simple question about the NBN; which party has the better policy. Without wading into the politics, he explains the differences in policy for our online future.
Tony Abbott and John Alexander catch up with Stuart Bocking on the campaign trail. The former tennis champion again seeking to win the seat of Bennelong, the former seat of Prime Minister John Howard.
Whatever has happened to chivalry? Was it killed by women's liberation, or are men just more lazy these days? Stuart Bocking talks to a dating coach on why men wish women would split the bill on dates.
She won us over with a sparkling smile and a voice that drips like honey. Jessica Mauboy is back with new songs after a successful debut on the screen in The Sapphires. Stuart Bocking catches up with her.
Diesel returns with a new album. Mark Lizotte has been providing us great music for 2 decades, and now comes his new album Let It Fly. Watch him perform the track Money Maker from the album live for Stuart Bocking.
The tango, sashay and bogo pogo is on its way onto the stage thanks to the original creative team behind the classic 1992 film, Strictly Ballroom. Stuart Bocking with Choreographer John Cha Cha O'Connor.
We go online for banking, why can't we cast our vote online for the Federal Election? Stuart Bocking seeks out a few answers on enrolling online, but why do we have to show up to vote at a polling booth?
Speed cameras are on the increase, so too the amount of drivers attempting to pass off being behind the wheel, nominating another being the driver. Stuart Bocking on why offending drivers should be careful.
Stuart Bocking asks, do men like carrying loose change? He has a small change bag, and although it looks similar to what grandma carries around with her, it's not a purse right? Why do men not carry spare change?
Should we open the heart of our city, Centennial Park to overnight camping? Stuart Bocking on the proposal. Tell us what you think about Centennial Park offering overnight camping, & high end glamping.
Turning 60 may be considered the new 30, but what are the risks, and the benefits of a population refusing to act its age? Stuart Bocking with Dr Kathy Kramer on the changing attitudes as we all begin to age a little.
Centennial Park is in for a major overhaul, with a 25 year masterplan to upgrade the area on the eastern side of Sydney. Stuart Bocking reveals the history of the parklands and the plans to take it into the future.
Toby Maguire stars in The Great Gatsby and chats with Stuart Bocking about returning to where the film was shot, Sydney. In a candid interview, he reveals a close working relationship with Leonard DiCaprio.
It must be difficult growing up under the watch of the world, starring in iconic movies that remain all career. Stuart Bocking with a well-balanced Molly Ringwald who still looks forward to new challenges in jazz.
Rather than remembering the sacrifices many young men made during war for our freedoms, some youth decided it was a night to get drunk. Stuart Bocking looks at the culture in our youth of binge drinking.
A pioneer of synth pop music that captivated a generation, and the song Do They Know it's Christmas with Geldof, Midge Ure called into 2UE to chat about an incredible career with 2UE's Stuart Bocking.