Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:10:00 +1300Auckland Botanical Gardens curator Bec Stanley shares the secret and curious history of tomatoes. Did you know that for several hundred years British people thought they were poisonous? Plus she's on the hunt for some tasters to test the results of a tomato trial.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:10:00 +1300Climate change is causing Antarctic ice shelves to crack and melt. Dr Craig Stevens from NIWA is recently back from the white continent where he was part of a team sampling the ocean water of the Ross Ice Shelf. But first they had to drill through 200 metres of ice.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 20:10:00 +1300For a break from Christmas music we have Paul Berrington aka DJ B-Lo. playing music by Octave One, Carl Craig, Underground Resistance , and Drexciya. a group of Detroit DJs and producers who followed in the footsteps of techno's big three, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, and Juan Atkins.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 19:12:00 +1300Bev Uipi is a city councilor in Millcreek City, a township bordering Salt Lake City. Utah is home to more people of pacific descent than anywere else in continental USA. We'll ask her about her community and what a Pasifika Christmas in Utah looks like.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 20:12:00 +1300Palmerston North raised journalist Motoko Kakubayashi now resides in Tokyo and works for University of Tokyo's Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 19:12:00 +1300We catch up with Atkins Chishimba and Rachel Meadowcroft who are now living in Christchurch after getting married in Zambia in April.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 20:12:00 +1300Religious studies Prof. Douglas Pratt from the University of Waikato on Oman's unique experience of Islam.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 19:10:00 +1300Karim Dickie shares his Haiti adventures, including witnessing a Fet Gede voodoo ceremony.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 20:12:00 +1300Imaging planets around other stars, a billion star positions measured by the GAIA satellite, and the reason why Venus is so bright at the moment - We're exploring celestial bodies with former Mt John University Observatory superintendent Alan Gilmore.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 19:13:00 +1300We talk to Thuten Kesang, New Zealand's first Tibetan refugee, who has lived in exile for more than fifty years. He is the focus of a feature documentary film Team Tibet, due for release in 2017.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 20:12:00 +130017 year old twins Roody and Owlsca Ballester are cycling from Auckland to Wellington to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation. We talk to them on the home stretch at Marton.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 20:10:00 +1300Our Palestine correspondent Fadwa Hodali joins us from Bethleham - What's Christmas like there?
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 19:10:00 +1300Why do we jostle with hundreds of people for a glimpse of the original Mona Lisa when there are sophisticated copies available in less crowded art museums? We ask University of Melbourne PhD Candidate Felicity Strong if authenticity is overrated.