Nelson Mandela has left a huge legacy, the loss of the man former PM Malcolm Fraser describes as the greatest figure of the 20th century. John Stanley on how sport pressured change, and a leader without a grudge.
Broadway legend Mandy Patinkin and opera super-star Nathan Gunn combine their musical talents to create a unique and powerful evening at the Sydney Opera House. John Stanley catches up with the duo on 2UE.
Bunker Roy is an Indian squash champion who trekked into the poorest parts of India and Africa to set up Barefoot Colleges. John Stanley speaks with this inspirational person who is bringing change to communities.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott's parliament term began this week with a call for more civil behavior from our MPs. John Stanley has a few thoughts on what to expect ahead, as civility gets thrown out the window.
One of the world's biggest climate change skeptics, Dr Bjorn Lomborg, now believes it is one of the globe's biggest threats. John Stanley with one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.
John Stanley with Pru Goward reveals how unborn children will become wards of the state while they're still in the womb if mothers refuse treatment for drug or alcohol addiction or stay in violent relationships. Have your say!
Are first home buyers being squeezed out of the housing market?. John Stanley reveals the ratio of new housing loans granted to first home buyers has dropped by more than 80% in just the last 4 years.
The Collective decided they wanted to help us to raise funds for The Children's Hospital in Westmead. They perform a self penned track for the staff and children for the 2UE Christmas Appeal for the hospital.
Paulini grew up in Western Sydney and so jumped at the chance of joining 2UE at The Children's Hospital at Westmead to help raise donations. Watch her perform a knockout classic Christmas track on 2UE.
Is it the judicial system we need to focus on, or the drinking culture of our youth that leads to people being king hit and left for dead on our streets. John Stanley makes some sobering points about alcoholic violence.
Ever eclectic, John Doyle is a playwright and the alter ego of Rampaging Roy Slaven with his mate HG. John Stanley speaks with him about his new play at STC, Vere, and where he finds all those gems of ideas.
Remember the days of getting coins for returning your glass bottles at the milko down the road? There's a push on for similar to happen again for recycling. John Stanley highlights a little marketing misinformation?
John Stanley speaks with Rene Redzepi, Head Chef at Noma in Copenhagen, which repeatedly been awarded the best restaurant in the world. He’s released his diaries on a year at Noma called A Work In Progress.
Is this political blackmail? A ragtag bunch of Senator will hold balance of power next year. John Stanley discusses their threats not to change the dysfunctional system that voted them in in the first place.
Blue Mountains businesses are suffering after the fires, including those that were nowhere near the blazes. John Stanley looks at the call for people to return to the area, holiday and help save local businesses.
The push for bicycles to be registered has gained momentum - with a Sydney councillor calling on the State Government to introduce legislation. John Stanley on bike insurance and issues with accidents.
Clive Palmer has Tony Abbott over a barrel despite a massive win at the election. Minority government continues next year, and John Stanley reveals how despite a huge mandate, the PM is under pressure.
A sea of propaganda over climate change doesn't help. Extreme science on both sides of the argument only causes confusion. John Stanley on the changing climate and moderate research released this weekend.
Spring certainly has sprung, it feels more like summer has arrived a little early. With spring comes the plants producing pollen. John Stanley speaks with Dr Ross Walker about tips to survive the hayfever season.
Anthony Albanese or Bill Shorten will lead the Labor Party. Although in opposition, the party remains center of attention. John Stanley on how Labor managed a more democratic process in picking leadership.
Crazy Rich Asians is a glimpse into the super-rich Asian elite. Kevin Kwan is the author of the book flying off the shelves and set to be turned into a film by the film company behind The Hunger Games.
If it's not broke, don't fix it? But there is a real problem with the Senate and our voting system that needs review. John Stanley points out the difficulties Tony Abbott will find managing getting approval through the Senate.
Arthur Phillip was a career soldier, a mercenary and a spy for the British Empire long before he captained the First Fleet and founded Sydney. John Stanley with author Michael Pembroke who uncovers the man.
President Obama is weighing "limited, narrow" action against Syria, insisting the world had a duty to act after hundreds were gassed to death. Australia takes control of the UN Security Council at a nervous time.
You are being fed a ton of bull if you think you need to follow How To Vote leaflets at the upcoming federal election. John Stanley reveals why you are in control of preferences, not our political parties.
Opposition leader Tony Abbott is considered more trustworthy than Kevin Rudd, as we head into the 2nd week of the election campaign. The PM is playing down polls that show the Coalition well in the lead.
Labor and the Coalition are racing to outdo each other by reaffirming each others policies. John Stanley looks at two big items now being adopted by the Coalition from Labor, both the NBN and Gonski funding.
Tim Fischer is the guest of John Stanley for Sunday Breakfast, and discusses his new book Holy See, Unholy Me. It is an account of what it was like to be the first Australian Ambassador to the Vatican.
Labor claims the Coalition's promise to back the Gonski school funding reforms is just a stunt. The Opposition has promised to match funding. John Stanley on what the reforms will mean for NSW students.
The date for Election 2013 is yet to be set, but it is time to hear some of the policies both parties have if they win. John Stanley on the current political blank sheet of paper, and the policies it is critical we are told about.
Alcohol sales, pub opening hours, and the alcohol lobby. John Stanley with Chris Brown who was once a part of the lobby, & now believes has too much power and failing to do the right thing by the public.
One of the world's most extraordinary chefs, Heston Blumenthal joins John Stanley to talk about the changing face of gastronomy, and his trip to Australia as part of the Margaret River Gourmet Escape.
The State's Treasurer is hoping tens of million dollars in lost revenue can be clawed back through Government becoming both the builder and operator of toll roads. John Stanley with Mike Baird on his tolling plans.
The combination of a shortage of stock and an abundance of buyers is pushing up Sydney property prices. John Stanley on the low interest rates and investors fighting it out at the Sydney property auctions.
Joe Rospars helped mobilise 13 million online supporters to elect President Obama. John Stanley asks, what are the key points for politicians, and business leaders, wanting to harness the power of social media.
Kate McClymont has exposed corruption and deceit in her investigative journalism career, but it comes at a cost, fear for her security. John Stanley details what she faces working to expose the truth.
"May the Fourth be with you..." Today is Global Star Wars Day. Jonathan Roberts decided he wanted to get into robotics after seeing Star Wars at 10. So how do robots now compare to what he thought they'd be?
Australians are paying down their mortgages at record pace and are now $160 Billion ahead. Do you add a little extra each month to your mortgage? John Stanley on the state of the nation with John Symond.
Drunken patients out of control, some emergency staff are being intimidated and assaulted, so should Australia follow a scheme in Wales and film them? John Stanley on showing drunks what they act like.
Angela Lansbury speaks with John Stanley about her amazing career, spanning 70 years in motion pictures, on stage and TV. The winner of 5 Tony awards, she is here to star again on stage in Driving Miss Daisy.
As a health reporter for the Sunday Age, Jill Stark would cover stories on binge drinking, while writing herself off on the weekend. High Sobriety looks at what happened when she gave up alcohol for a year.
Binge drinking has now reached unprecedented levels, with hospital admissions caused by alcohol up across all ages, and doubled over last ten years for young people. John Stanley on the growing concern.
Our economy is the envy of the world, but as the economy slows, do we really need to be driving toward a manufactured surplus? John Stanley says we need to listen to sensible economic debate, without politics.
It's been revealed a growing number of people are filling up on booze before going out - to avoid higher alcohol prices in pubs and clubs. John Stanley says the booze culture is a growing and concerning one.
Operation Reliant is targeting Sydney's $76 million bike lanes, nabbing those speeding through red lights, endangering pedestrians. John Stanley on cyclists obeying rules, and drivers being courteous.
They say use it or lose it and crosswords are a great way to keep the brain active. John Stanley talks with SMH crossword maker David Astle, on the grids, and what is the greatest & most used word of all time.
There is a certain fascination in our sports people, but some of us question their loyalty. Is it to a team, code or the money? John Stanley on a few of the sports stars and the battle of the codes for fans.
A light rail system will significantly ease traffic congestion in Sydney's CBD. The state government is expected to announce stage one of the project, connecting the University of NSW in Randwick to the city.
Research has revealed that these days the first year of marriage is more like a wedding hangover. Do things then start to get any better? John Stanley on the quality years of marriage, and growing old together.
The hit Hollywood film Argo has introduced the world to Antonio Mendez, as played by Ben Affleck. But what is the former CIA agent really like, and what does he think of the film? John Stanley speaks with an extraordinary man.
Just for a brief moment in spring the flowering of the Jacaranda tree carpets the pathways, front yards and local parks with a burst of purple. John Stanley looks at the jacaranda trees painting Sydney purple.
Back in 1979, Geoff Healy was the team leader who first put a camera in a car at Bathurst. The first time it was used in a sporting event anywhere in the world, and it's helped change the way we view sport.
As the seasons change and we head toward summer, we are told get ready for severe thunderstorms and hail in the coming months. John Stanley finds we can expect wild weather, but what should we do to prepare?
Legally Blonde opened at Sydney Lyric, the winner of 7 major awards. This all dancing, romantic comedy is about know who you are and show what you've got! John Stanley with star of the show, Lucy Durack.
John Stanley looks at last week's riot in Sydney's CBD over some moron in the states putting out a clunky video. We need to be respectful, but does satire show a level culture has grown to through freedom of expression?
The secret to success when it comes to singing the songs of the masters, is not about singing, but interpreting their work. John Stanley with the man who croons Frank Sinatra better than anybody, Tom Burlinson.
Underage drinkers and parents could be fined up to $1000 for attempting to enter licenced premises or bottle shops. John Stanley looks at the fight underway to curb binge drinking and to stop the violence.
The Sydney Swans have made it through to the grand final with a 26-point win over Collingwood at ANZ stadium. The Swans never trailed and led by as much as 42 late in the third quarter before going on to win.
Surf lifesaving now has more than 140,000 members in more than 260 Clubs around Australia. NSW Surf Lifesaving Patrol season starts today. John Stanley on what you can do to help in and out of the water.
Have you had a knock on the door from an electricity company trying to lock you into a contract? John Stanley looks at your rights as promises of reductions are made when you sign, but prices can then skyrocket later.
Telephone counselling services are being flooded with calls from anxious parents stressed about their child completing their HSC exams. Meanwhile John Stanley finds out, the key to success may be getting sleep.
John Stanley says going to the dentist can be filled with fears, of the drill and the bank balance. He speaks with Tom Parker, author of "Open Wide" on common dental rip offs to avoid, and finding a good dentist.
John Stanley talks Father's Day with Dan Brighton, who became a foster father at 21 years of age because he wanted to be a young dad. He's now been a foster dad for two years and lives with his 9 year old foster son.
John Stanley speaks with Jim Wallace, leader of the Australian Christian Lobby who, during a debate on same-sex marriage, has suggested a homosexual "lifestyle" was more hazardous to health than smoking.
Just how tough a situation faces the people of Syria? John Stanley has an incredible chat with Brian Moller, an Aussie nurse who has been working with Medicins Sans Frontierers in the 'secret hospital' in Syria.
Retail sales have slumped as consumers continue to worry about the economy and job security. John Stanley with one iconic local store surviving the retail slump as shoppers hang onto their hard-earned savings.
Liberal State Senator Bill Heffernan says the Gillard Government's sale of Cubbie Station to a Chinese-led consortium is a bad deal. He tells John Stanley the company has roots in the Chinese Government.
Are we seeing sour grapes in the pool at the London Olympics? While we fumble to find answers to our youth drinking culture, John Stanley looks at the incredible discipline shown by young Chinese swimmers.