Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:40:00 +1300Ken has something to say about our drift towards atheism and Winston calls on the hotline to ask advice of a past prime minister. Features Paul Casserly and Cohen Holloway
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:25:00 +1300Our critter this week is only found in one location in the world and the total population size is unknown. One catastrophic event - a fire or effects of climate change, could as good as exterminate this species.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:15:00 +1300Beer writer and all round expert, Michael Donaldson is here to answer your home brewing questions.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:08:00 +1300In our food segment today, we meet one of the team behind Pomegranate Kitchen, a social enterprise where refugees to New Zealand cook meals for Wellingtonians, using recipes from their homeland.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:10:00 +1300Richard Swainson reviews 50 Shades Darker and Moonlight.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:40:00 +1300Shona Laing picks her favourite album, Modern Times by Bob Dylan.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:35:00 +1300Autism could be detected in children long before symptoms start to show, meaning intervention could start much earlier.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:25:00 +1300Our native kokako could soon be on the move. Back to Mt Pirongia in Waikato, where it's been absent for 21 years.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:15:00 +1300A study by New Zealand scientists has led to the possibility that a region of the Pacific Ocean east of Australia which includes New Zealand and New Caledonia, may be considered a continent. Jesse talks to one of the geologists who took part on the study Dr Nick Mortimer of GNS.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:25:00 +1300Kristen moved from Wellington to Beijing as a student in 2013. She is now working as a freelance writer, translator and promoter in Chengdu. Blogs about NZ/China music and culture at kiwiese.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:10:00 +1300Ant Timpson the man behind the New Zealand film awards tells us about his favourite Kiwi movie of all time.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:20:00 +1300Mary Holm answers more listener questions on Kiwisaver, particularly for people who are near retirement or already 65.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:10:00 +1300Theatreview critic Lin Clark takes a look at Ropable, the latest production at Christchurch's Court Theatre.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:06:00 +1300The huge bushfire on the Port Hills in Christchurch has now destroyed 11 houses. Around 450 homes have been evacuated. Lyn Bailey is a resident who has chosen not to evacuate.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:50:00 +1300Hayley Theyers has picked Mala by Devendra Banhart.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:45:00 +1300The huge bushfire on the Port Hills in Christchurch has now destroyed 11 houses. Ian Telfer reports.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:35:00 +1300Dr Tim Lomas is trying to drive the English language into new, uncharted territory. He's creating an index of words, that have no direct English equivalent, that represent emotional experiences. And he hopes we can understand ourselves better, and live a richer life, if we started using these words as English speakers. It's called The positive lexicography project. Tim is lecturer in positive psychology, at the University of East London.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:25:00 +1300In 2015, photographer Cam McLaren, got an inside look into the closed religious community of Gloriavale. And he describes it as 'A place where people are the currency and the outside world fades out of mind'. During his stay, he captured a series of black and white images, of an otherwise inaccessible world. And they'll be on show from today at Black Asterisk Gallery in Auckland.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:10:00 +1300Cadbury used to be this country's most trusted brand. But things began to change when it admitted changing its recipe to use palm oil rather than cocoa butter. A clever marketing campaign by its local rival, Whittakers, saw that company dramatically increase its market share. Now the owner of Cadbury, Mondelez International, says it is closing its Dunedin factory and move production to Australia. The factory has produced Cadbury products at the site for 80 years. Auckland University of Technology marketing professor, Roger Marshall talks about how it has come to this.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:09:00 +1300Boys will be boys and girls will be girls doesn't cut it with psychologist Cordelia Fine. She says the power of testosterone is highly overrated and it is a myth that the behaviour of men and women is mainly shaped by biology.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:26:00 +1300"Born survivor" Sir Ray Avery talks about his rough start in life, his big ambitions and his favourite books, music and films.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:08:00 +1300On-line music dealer, critic and avid record collector Colin Morris has a couple of tracks from two albums he thinks are worth a listen. Elvin Bishop "100 Years of The Blues" From Big Fun Trio and Howe Gelb with "Terribly So" from Future Standards.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:48:00 +1300Christopher Jones has picked Civilians by Joe Henry.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:39:00 +1300If you are over 45 you may remember your primary school classroom having a radio loud-speaker permanently mounted on the wall and every so often it would magically come alive with a 'Broadcast to Schools'.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:29:00 +1300New Zealand researchers have teamed up with Japanese colleagues, to develop new drone technology, to be used for search and rescue. The UC DroneLab has been set-up to develop technology, with the aim of using swarms of drones, to locate people buried in the wreckage and debris of natural disasters. Dr Graeme Woodward is the research leader at the Wireless Research Centre, University of Canterbury.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:20:00 +1300A new study has identified genes, that could help predict if you will go bald.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:09:00 +1300West Auckland's ukulele trio, the Nukes, came into our Auckland studio to play a live first song.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:52:00 +1300Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:47:00 +1300We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:08:00 +1300Jumping in frozen lakes and rolling in the snow gives your workout regime an evolutionary boost, an investigative journalist says.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:22:00 +1300Internationally recognised New Zealand composer John Psathas talks about his latest project. No Mans Land features more than 150 musicians from 25 countries.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:09:00 +1300James Russell reviews some new kiwi kids books.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:48:00 +1300Chosen by Karen Stevens.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:38:00 +1300This year Hollywood has decided that we need the sexiness of 50 Shades Darker as our Valentine's cinema treat and inspired by that, our movie guy, Dan Slevin from RNZ Widescreen, has been looking into the history of racy movies.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:27:00 +1300Auckland Art Gallery's feature exhibition for the year The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate opens in March. The show features nude artworks from the Tate's collection including The Kiss by Rodin, a large sculpture of two lovers entwined in embrace - this will be the first time the piece has left Europe.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:21:00 +1300Some revel in the chance for a romantic gesture. Others scoff and scowl. Lorna Piatti Farnell talks to us about the Origins of Valentines Day, she's an associate professor of Popular Media and Cultural History at AUT.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:16:00 +1300Wellington poet, Hera Lindsay Bird, is one of the most exciting new poets in New Zealand. Hera recites one of her poems for you, on Valentine's Day.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:51:00 +1300Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:46:00 +1300We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:30:00 +1300What is it like living with the world's most common name? Mohamed Hassan sets out to meet others in Auckland who share his name - and there are a lot of them.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:07:00 +1300Dr Haider Warraich is an advocate for frank discussions about end of life care. He says many doctors end up wondering if they're harming or helping patients.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:20:00 +1300Dr Melanie Cheung is a neurobiologist based at the University of Auckland. She is currently involved in two areas of research; Huntington's disease and concussion. Dr Cheung explores both Indigenous and Western scientific approaches to help people with neurodegenerative diseases. Since 2007 Melanie has been working closely with a large Taranaki Maori family who have Huntington's which is a dominantly inherited neurodegenerative disease that affects movement, personality, and higher cognitive functions. And she's also researching concussion and is working with professional rugby players on that.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:08:00 +1300Former Dunedin Mayor, Peter Chin shares his hidden talent, for singing.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:08:00 +1300Linda discusses two quite different TV Documentaries: "Under the Bridge" the one that the NZ Herald made about Pakuranga High, and "Elizabeth at 90," the one that Prince Charles 'made' about his mother.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:50:00 +1300Lucy Mae Sparkle has picked Nothing more to say, by The Frightnrs.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:40:00 +1300After she retired, Taranaki woman Carol Doyle decided to take a risk and invest in a racehorse. For just over 5-thousand dollars she got a 5 percent share in Melody Belle.... a horse who went on to win big!
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:27:00 +1300Do you have any idea where your cat goes at night, and just how far it roams?
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:22:00 +1300Wellington’s stalwart alternative radio station, Radio Active, faces closure and could be off air by next month.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:14:00 +1300A national hui starts today, to try and figure out if 'wraparound' social services are the answer for New Zealand's at-risk kids. Massey University psychologist, Dr Ruth Gammon, organised the hui to explore a new model for supporting families and children at risk who are currently on the books of several ministries. The conference is on today and tomorrow at Massey's Wellington campus.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:45:00 +1300Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:44:00 +1300We find the answers to any queries you can think up.. including why your newspaper doesn't burn as well as it used to!
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:40:00 +1300Ken knows what we should like in modern art. Alistaire calls in with support and Helen seeks help from the Tui. Features Paul Casserly as Ken Oath with Anika Moa and Charlotte Ryan.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:35:00 +1300Alex Behan talks festivals and a preview of the Grammys Awards.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:20:00 +1300Wine writer Yvonne Lorkin is currently at AUT in Auckland, judging the Dish Magazine annual Riesling tasting panel.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:10:00 +1300Anna Tait-Jamieson is one of the judges of the NZ Food Producers Awards. She shares a recipe for Grilled Aubergine and Chickpea Salad with Whipped Feta and Crispy Buckwheat.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:08:00 +1300Richard reviews Pork Pie and Fences.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:45:00 +1300Breakfast TV presenter an Newstalk ZB host Jack Tame chooses Kanye West's album.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:35:00 +1300A different Critter of the Week today - an Australian endangered marsupial, the Mardo or yellow-footed Antechinus. It's presented to us by Nicola Toki's Australian counterpart, Gregory Andrews, the Australian Threatened Species Commissioner.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:25:00 +1300Historic figures from Lyttelton (some notable and some everyday people) have been brought to life in a new exhibition of 23 compelling portraits.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:20:00 +1300The Department of Conservation, Project Jonah, Whale Recue, and volunteers have refloated 100 of over 400 Pilot Whales which stranded at Farewell Spit overnight. Volunteer Bridie Griffiths talks about the scene at the beach and we get the latest on the Farewell Spit whale stranding from DoC's Conservation Services Manager for Golden Bay Andrew Lamason.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:08:00 +1300A US appeals court unanimously upheld a temporary suspension of President Donald Trump's order that restricted travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. Washington reporter Harry Horten has an update.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:53:00 +1300Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:47:00 +1300We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:25:00 +1300Our ex-pat today is a long time expat who is now based in Kathmandu where she volunteers with Burns Violence Survivors Nepal.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:10:00 +1300Writer and publisher Finlay MacDonald shares his love of The Listener.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:30:00 +1300We have heard a lot about Donald Trump's 'executive orders' over the past few weeks. Do we have a similar history of executive orders here?
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:20:00 +1300Our economics commentator, Shamubeel Eaqub looks at what's next for the Reserve Bank.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:12:00 +1300Podcast fan Katy Atkin suggests two podcasts: New York Times "Daily" and the 75th Anniversary of Desert Island Discs.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:44:00 +1300Chosen by Antony Millen.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:33:00 +1300Former All Whites captain, Tim Brown is the founder of Allbirds - an environmentally friendly shoe made from superfine merino wool. He has attracted major investors both here and in the US where the company is based.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:24:00 +1300A cognitive scientist is building a computer platform to crowdsource the answers to some of the world's toughest questions.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:14:00 +1300The Energy Minister, Judith Collins, has called for an investigation into how fair petrol and diesel prices are at the pump. Profit margins have doubled in the past five years, and the minister is seeking greater transparency on company returns. Mark Stockdale is senior policy analyst at AA. He monitors fuel prices, domestic and global supply trends and renewable fuels.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:51:00 +1300Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:48:00 +1300We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:12:00 +1300An Australian study has found that anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Ibuprofen, have little impact on lower back and neck pain. But many patients are still advised to take the drugs, and suffer further health issues from the side effects. So what is the best way to treat pain? Associate Professor Manuela Ferreira is senior research fellow, Musculoskeletal Division, at Sydney Medical School. She talks to Jesse about treating back problems and answers questions from listeners.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:27:00 +1300Sam Scott is the director of the Massive Theatre company in Auckland, which she founded 25 years ago. Sam has also worked in film and television and she has developed and trained many of New Zealand's leading performers.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:09:00 +1300Simon Sweetman has brand new offerings from American singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop and local Wellington based guitar and drum duo Into Orbit.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:44:00 +1300Ruby Higgins has chosen 'The Whole Story' by Kate Bush.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:34:00 +1300Sarah Johnston of Nga Taonga Sound and Vision plays us some recordings from the sound archives which show Kiwis have been joining in with Chinese New Year celebrations since the 19th century.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:25:00 +1300The Trump administration has delivered its arguments to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, in the hope to reverse the temporary restraining order against the travel ban. Three federal judges heard oral arguments in an hour-long hearing. Our Washington correspondent, Harry Horton, has the latest.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:15:00 +1300From today, approval to use all cannabis-based products for medicinal use, will no longer require ministerial sign-off. Instead, seriously ill patients seeking medicinal cannabis, will go to the Ministry of Health for ultimate sign-off. It's a small victory for medical marijuana campaigner, Rose Renton. Her son, Alex Renton, suffered a string of epileptic seizures that conventional medicine couldn't cure. Dunne approved a petition to the Government from Alex's family, to allow him to be treated with a medicinal cannabidiol oil, Elixinol. His seizures stopped and he regained consciousness shortly before his death in 2015
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:54:00 +1300Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:48:00 +1300We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:09:00 +1300For 13 days, former Sunday Times columnist Donu Kogbara was held hostage by kidnappers in Nigeria. They threatened to rape or kill her if a ransom was not paid. But through that fog of fear, she managed to talk to her kidnappers, understand their poverty, their desperation and their reasons for taking her. She talks about her ordeal AND the larger issue from the perspective of the victim and perspective of the the kidnapper.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:25:00 +1300Music historian Michael Brown looks at the origins of the Māori guitar strum and how it is used in Kiwi music.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:12:00 +1300Pip Adam, from the podcast "Better Off Read" is talking Cook Books today, specifically "World Vegetarian" by Madhur Jaffrey and "Diet for a New America" by John Robbins.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:48:00 +1300Dunken Frances has picked the self-titled album by Henika.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:36:00 +1300For some children nervousness about returning to school can turn into fully-fledged anxiety. A Massey University psychologist says parents have a key role in helping kids manage these feelings.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:26:00 +1300A new documentary, Under The Bridge, looks at the state of education through the eyes of Year 13 students, from one of the most disadvantaged schools in New Zealand - Papakura High. It shares the stories of three high school students, and their principal, as they fight for their future. And it tackles key social issues such as child poverty, housing and education. It was produced and directed by Herald journalists Mike Scott and Kirsty Johnston.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:14:00 +1300A leading peacebuilding expert says President Donald Trump, will need to be restrained if we're going to have peace in the next five years. Professor Kevin P Clements is the chair and director of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago. And secretary general of the International Peace Research Association. He's an expert on disarmament, arms control, conflict resolution, development and regional security issues.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:54:00 +1300Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:49:00 +1300We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:39:00 +1300The Laneway festival.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:26:00 +1300Gardening guru Lynda Hallinan has been preserving her summer fruits.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:17:00 +1300Wine writer and tutor, Joelle Thomson has been at Pinot Noir NZ 2017.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:11:00 +1300Food writer and Le Cordon Bleu lecturer Margaret Brooker has just released her cookbook memoir, At the Beach. She shares a recipe for Chicken with Chickpeas & Verjuice
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 14:17:00 +1300The ‘de-extinction’ of animals has moved from science fiction to science possibility, but there are significant risks and the issue raises many questions says an Otago University zoologist.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 14:08:00 +1300Richard reviews Hidden Figures and Lion.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:42:00 +1300Chosen by Cameron Bennett.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:30:00 +1300DOC's threatened species ambassador, Nicola Toki, talks fairy terns.