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The Morning After: Part 6

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:30:00 +1300

Live with Wallace Chapman and Megan Whelan from the Backbencher pub in Wellington and including panellists Jane Clifton, Bryce Edwards and Chris Wikaira. Comedy with Pinky Agnew, Jame Nokise and music with Nick Tipping and the Electoral Rollers. Plus guests.

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The Morning After: Part 5

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:06:00 +1300

Live with Wallace Chapman and Megan Whelan from the Backbencher pub in Wellington and including panellists Jane Clifton, Bryce Edwards and Chris Wikaira. Comedy with Pinky Agnew, Jame Nokise and music with Nick Tipping and the Electoral Rollers. Plus special guests.

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The Morning After: Part 4

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:30:00 +1300

Live with Wallace Chapman and Megan Whelan from the Backbencher pub in Wellington and including panellists Jane Clifton, Bryce Edwards and Chris Wikaira. Comedy with Pinky Agnew, Jame Nokise and music with Nick Tipping and the Electoral Rollers.

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Mediawatch Election Special for 24 September 2017

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +1300

Colin Peacock presents a live critical overview of the news media's election performance from the Backbencher. Also: a look back at how the election campaign unfolded in the media - and the political divide between town and country exposed in the rural media.

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The Morning After: Part 2

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 07:30:00 +1300

Fiona Barker, Neil Miller, and Stephanie Rodgers join Wallace Chapman and Megan Whelan for the live post election special from the Backbencher pub in Wellington. With guests including Grant Robertson, Geoff Simmons, Gareth Hughes, Greg O'Connor, Oliver Hartwich, Richard Wagstaff and many others. Plus Pinky Agnew and Nick Tipping's jazz band. [topic] politics [tag] Election17

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The Morning After: Part 1

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 07:10:00 +1300

Fiona Barker, Neil Miller, and Stephanie Rodgers join Wallace Chapman and Megan Whelan for the live post election special from the Backbencher pub in Wellington. With guests including Greg O'Connor, Oliver Hartwich, Richard Wagstaff, Jess Hammond Doube and many others.Plus jazz with Nick Tipping and the Electoral Rollers. 

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Sunday Morning feedback for 17 September 2017

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 11:55:00 +1200

Listeners' feedback about Sunday Morning with Wallace Chapman.

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'Larry’s genius has always been story'

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 11:40:00 +1200

Comedian and writer Susie Essman plays the loud, ball-busting, expletive-driven Susie Greene on hit American comedy Curb your Enthusiasm, alongside comic genius Larry David.

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Cultural comedy: It's Frickin Dangerous Bro

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 11:06:00 +1200

Frickin Dangerous Bro are comedians Jamaine Ross, James Roque and Pax Assadi and they're about to embark on their "world tour" of Tamaki Makaurau with their stand-up comedy act.

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Glenn Hughes: the 'danger' of Deep Purple

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 10:40:00 +1200

Singer and bass guitarist Glenn Hughes is best known for his time with Deep Purple. He played on three albums - 1974's Burn, Stormbringer in the same year and Come Taste the Band in 1975.

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VIDEO: Bic Runga celebrates 20 years of Drive

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 10:06:00 +1200

The iconic singer songwriter says she never thought about having to 'manage her legacy', but 'when you’ve been around this long, it’s to do with being dignified and making good choices'.

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Simon Sinek: Why you should "Find Your Why" at work

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 09:40:00 +1200

Simon Sinek took on the subject of millennials in the workplace and his Ted Talk about that, as they say, 'broke' the internet. And rather than think of millennials as a burden in the workplace, he says workplace leaders need to work out how to keep that generation engaged. Sinek has also written three best-selling books and his latest - Find Your Why - tries to offer practical ways for work leaders to find purpose for themselves and their teams.

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Mediawatch for 17 September 2017

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 09:15:00 +1200

Broadcasting at the back of policy parade; local politics out of focus; are you ready to be immersed in the news?

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Ecologist Mike Joy: critic and conscience award

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:40:00 +1200

With a growing number of our lakes and rivers unsafe for swimming - and some beaches too, eco-warrior Dr Mike Joy is determined to get people to think about cleaning up our waterways. The Massey University freshwater ecologist has spent many years trying to raise public awareness of the state of our water environments. Now the senior lecturer in Ecology and Environmental Science has become the first recipient of an award recognising the role of "critic and conscience" in society.

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Insight: Women’s Work and the Gender Wage Gap

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:10:00 +1200

Recent figures indicate the gender wage gap has narrowed, but does that mean employers are valuing women more? The settlement that gave 55,000 care and support workers pay increases may be a springboard to address the persistent gender wage gap. But Megan Whelan asks if that is going to be enough.

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National Council of Women: Vanisa Dhiru

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 07:50:00 +1200

The National Council of Women has marked its 100 year anniversary with its annual national conference, held in Christchurch, the home of Kate Sheppard, who founded the organisation. The theme was "A Gender Equal New Zealand". The President of the National Council of Women Vanisa Dhiru talks about the issues still facing women.

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Marcus Vandergoes from GNS: $12m to test lakes

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 07:41:00 +1200

A project to look at the health of 380 of our lakes has been given $12 million in government funding. The study will be carried out by GNS Science and the Cawthron Institute. Environmental change scientist Dr Marcus Vandergoes of GNS Science explains.

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Charles Anderson: South Koreans relaxed over latest nuclear test

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 07:32:00 +1200

This week's North Korean missile was its farthest reaching test, capable of hitting Guam. Kiwi journalist Charles Anderson is in Seoul and says South Koreans have got used to the threats.

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Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh: Corinne Ambler

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 07:20:00 +1200

Red Cross communications manager Corinne Ambler was in Bangladesh to assist with that country's shocking floods. But now she's helping thousands of Rohingya muslims flooding across the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh, a humanitarian crisis of massive proportions.

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Police make an arrest over London Tube bucket bomb

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 07:15:00 +1200

Police have now arrested an 18 year old after the terror attack on a London Tube train on Friday. London correspondent Catherine Drew reports.

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All Blacks trounce the Boks

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 07:13:00 +1200

The All Blacks vs South Africa rugby championship match last night at North Harbour Stadium was an absolutely trouncing, 57-0. Joe Porter talks about the game.

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Sunday Morning Feedback for 10 September 2017

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 11:55:00 +1200

Listeners' feedback on Sunday Morning with Wallace Chapman.

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Dame Judith Potter: Life and Influences

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 11:05:00 +1200

Dame Judith Potter became the first woman president of a District Law Society - Auckland - in 1988 and the first woman President of the New Zealand Law Society in 1991. She was appointed to the High Court bench in 1997 and served the judiciary for 15 years. In her time as a High Court Judge she presided over many high-profile court cases including the murder trial of Clayton Weatherston, the murder of toddler Nia Glassie; the trial of Antonie Dixon and the RSA murders by William Bell. Dame Judith retired from the High Court in 2012 and talks to Wallace for our series: Influential Kiwis talk about their Influences.

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Genevieve Blanchett: on theatre, architecture, Cate and coffee

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 10:40:00 +1200

Leos Janácek's opera Katya Kabanova is the story of a woman caught in a loveless marriage, who falls in love with another man, but ultimately doesn't find happiness. The opera debuted almost 100 years ago in the Czech Republic and for NZ Opera's production has been reimagined and set in the American 1950s. The 1950s set and costumes are the handiwork of Australian designer Genevieve Blanchett.

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The Clean to be inducted into NZ Music Hall of Fame

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 10:15:00 +1200

The Clean, who formed in 1978, have been described as one of the most influential bands to come from the Flying Nun label. On Sunday it was announced the indie Dunedin band will be inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame at the APRA Silver Scroll Awards at Dunedin Town Hall on 28 September. Wallace chats with two of the band members, David Kilgour and Robert Scott.

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Marion Leighton: Putting bicycles at the top of the cliff

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 10:05:00 +1200

Marion Leighton is the spokesperson for a newly formed Doctors for Active and Safe Transport, an advocacy group made up of Wellington hospital doctors. The group wants people to get on their bikes and safer transport areas for those commuting by foot and pedal.

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Phil Parker: alternative osteopath

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 09:40:00 +1200

Author and osteopath Phil Parker isn't your regular osteopath. He says tapping into the power of the mind is key to control people's pain and general health. He's in New Zealand to speak at the Osteopaths NZ Conference and give free talks around the country.

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Mediawatch for 10 September 2017

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 09:10:00 +1200

Debatable benefits of head-to-head leaders' clashes; pundits with skin in the campaign game; digging deep for the fiscal hole truth.

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Max Vernon: 'If it's going to save somebody, I will lie'

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 08:42:00 +1200

For six days in 1980, viewers were glued to TV screens around the world, watching a dramatic terrorist siege at the Iranian embassy in London. Max Vernon was the hostage negotiator who kept the terrorists talking.

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Insight: NZ's Mental Health at Breaking Point?

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 08:10:00 +1200

NZ's mental health system is groaning under the weight of growing demand. Catherine Hutton asks how well the service is coping and what needs to change.

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Counting sport stories: Toni Bruce and the sports media

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 07:45:00 +1200

Toni Bruce has been researching the mainstream media for more than 25 years and observing how it represents sport. A former sports journalist, she's now a professor at the University of Auckland's Faculty of Education and Social Work. Among her research topics are gender, disability, race and nationalism and on September 12 she'll be giving a lecture in Auckland that explains the kinds of stories the media tells about sport.

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Guam: the tip of the spear in US military might

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 07:35:00 +1200

Asia-Pacific islands hosting US military bases have become a clear target in the high-stakes game of nuclear chicken unfolding between North Korea and the United States. One of those at risk is the island of Guam. Lisa Linda Natividad is a professor of nursing at the University of Guam, member of the Guam Commission for Decolonisation, and a long-time campaigner for peace and she explains what it's like.

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Kiwi Anna Wilding in Florida as it prepares for Hurricane Irma

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 07:25:00 +1200

Deadly hurricane Irma has taken lives everywhere it's hit - through the Caribbean, onto Cuba and now it's barrelling towards Florida. Anna Wilding is a Kiwi who has barricaded up in her home in Florida ahead of Irma's arrival.

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World Suicide Prevention Day

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 07:18:00 +1200

Hundreds of pairs of shoes, each pair representing a New Zealander lost to suicide in the past year, will arrive at Parliament this morning. Jane Stevens lost her 21 year old son Nicky after he was let out on an unsupervised cigarette break at a mental health facility in Waikato in March 2015. Jane has been on the road in the North Island with the YesWeCare campaign and her final stop will be Parliament this morning.

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Christ Church Cathedral to be restored

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 07:10:00 +1200

The governing body for Canterbury Anglicans has voted to restore the Christ Church cathedral after around six years of debate. Former Christchurch Mayor Garry Moore has been a long-time advocate for restoration.

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Sunday Morning feedback for 3 September 2017

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 11:59:00 +1200

Listeners' feedback about the show from Sunday Morning.

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Sonia Sly spots what's hot at NZ Fashion Week

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 11:45:00 +1200

Sonia Sly shares her thoughts on NZ Fashion Week that ran August 28-31. She talks about the highs and lows, who stole the show and what the upcoming trends are for Autumn Winter 2018.

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Barcelona: En Comu

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 11:30:00 +1200

A street-level political movement in Barcelona called En Comu rose from almost nothing to become the people's choice for the city's governance in just a few years. Other cities in Spain have followed suit and political movements around the world are now trying to copy the blueprint. En Comu representative Eulalia Corbella and activist Oriol Corbella are in New Zealand to spread the word. They say the humble principle of 'municipalism' has pushed back against tourism overtaking housing supply and even helped the Catalan capital recover from the trauma of terrorism.

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Football's billionaires club

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 11:06:00 +1200

Money talks in the world's most popular game and writer James Montague has travelled far and wide to find out who's funding the world's biggest football clubs and why. 

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Ultramarathoner Harita Davies: 5000km, 52 days

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 10:30:00 +1200

Imagine running more than two marathons a day - every day - for 52 days. That's the same as running the length of New Zealand - 1600 kilometres - more than three times. Christchurch ultramarathoner Harita Davies has done just that - becoming the first Kiwi woman to complete the gruelling multi-day event known as the 3100 mile Sri Chinmoy Ultra Race. Running takes place around an 800-metre block in the New York borough of Queens, and athletes need to average almost 96 kilometres a day. 42-year-old Harita Davies started the race in early June and finished on August 9. Next month she will also be taking part in the three-day Peace Run event that kicks off in Kawerau. She talks to Colin Peacock from New York.

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How to get passionate about work

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 10:06:00 +1200

Frances and Max Harre work with people wanting a career change  - helping them find what they really want to do and getting those jobs. They've been watching the trends and issues affecting people's careers and employment and have put it together in a new book called Work, Passion, Power: Strategies for a Working Life You Will Love.

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Angela Nagle: 'There’s a deep chaos in the culture'

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 09:37:00 +1200

The violent far-right protest at Charlottesville, Virginia last month demonstrated that the 'geeky' online subculture of the political right has fallen away and what remains is militant, isolated and more serious, says Irish writer Anglea Nagle.

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A professional model of surrogacy

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +1200

Dr Ruth Walker and Dr Liezl van Zyl from the University of Waikato have written a book, "Towards a Professional Model of Surrogate Motherhood" in which they outline a model for surrogacy they say is much fairer and offers more protection for all parties than altruistic or commercial contracts.

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Insight: Fighting the Waste Mountain

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 08:10:00 +1200

NZers are sending more waste to the dump. Teresa Cowie asks why and explores whether there are bigger,undetected issues

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Netball: Suzanne McFadden

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 07:52:00 +1200

Sports journalist Suzanne McFadden previews this afternoon's Test between the Silver Ferns and Australia and reflects on the causes of the Ferns' shock loss to England.

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Biodesigning our homes

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 07:44:00 +1200

New Zealand's inaugural Festival of Architecture kicks off around the country next week. Architect Joanna Aitken is presenting an exhibition called "How Biotechnology and Artificial Intelligence can Change the Way we Live".

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Bangladesh floods: Corinne Ambler

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 07:31:00 +1200

Around half of Bangladesh is under water. 144 have been killed and 8.3 million affected. Add in Nepal and India and the death toll is 1200 - with 41 million people affected by the devastating monsoon rains. New Zealander Corinne Ambler is the IFRC spokesperson in Bangladesh. [gallery:3609] 

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Van Jackson: North Korea

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 07:20:00 +1200

In the past few days Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the standoff between North Korea and the US is close to spilling into a large-scale conflict. Van Jackson, senior lecturer in international relations at Victoria University of Wellington, talks about the threat. 

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Act Party campaign launch

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 07:11:00 +1200

The political parties have been launching their campaigns - and taking advantage of the media spotlight to announce a new policy or two while they are at it. The Act Party leader David Seymour talks about their launch and ACT's education policy.

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