The Project July 29-August 2

James Mathison, Jessica Mauboy, Damon Herriman and Kevin Pearce. are the guests for The Project this week.

As National Missing Persons Week kicks off, we meet the family of missing Sydney man Owen Rooney, who vanished without a trace from a Canadian hospital three years ago. He is among thousands of Aussie travellers reported missing overseas each year. We find out if the support for the families left behind is adequate and if enough is being done to track down their loved ones.

Singer, songwriter, actress and performer Jessica Mauboy joins us at the desk to talk about her new single and national tour.

We cross to James Mathison in Sydney who is an ambassador for The Couch Project, a fundraising and awareness campaign established by the Salvation Army for youth homelessness. James is also one of the hosts of TEN’s new breakfast program, Wake Up, which launches later this year.

Aussie actor Damon Herriman joins us live in studio to talk about his new comedy horror film, 100 Bloody Acres. And we meet elite athlete and champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce, who joins us at the desk to talk about his critically acclaimed documentary The Crash Reel. Kevin suffered a massive head trauma while training for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, leaving him in a critical condition with a traumatic brain injury. The Crash Reel is a comeback story with a difference, as Kevin goes against his family’s wishes and medical advice to take up snowboarding again professionally.

Across the week we are joined by Gorgi Coghlan, Dr Andrew Rochford, Steve Price, Todd Sampson, Natasha Stott Despoja, Pete Helliar, Anthony ‘Lehmo’ Lehmann and Chrissie Swan.

 The Project airs weeknights at 6.30pm on TEN.

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