Tuesday 1 May 2012, with Jim Mora
3:10 pm Tuesday 2 June: People and places
Two stories about the endless fascination about people and places: one from a Hollywood producer, the other from a couple from Rotorua.
Brain Grazer is an Oscar-winning producer. For nearly 30 years, he's organised a weekly meeting with scientists, artists, politicians and business leaders, interesting people for what he calls "curiosity conversations".
He says simple curiosity can be a superpower, and writes about it in his book, A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life.
And Richard and Christine Amery are always looking for new adventures around the world.
For the past 15 years they've traveled all over the world staying in other people's houses while allowing strangers to stay in theirs.
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
13:09 Grant Hamilton from the Far North has chosen 'Man of Colours' by Australian band Icehouse.
13:22 A new television channel on Freeview called Choice, documentaries on the box, the Edge Festival, and Tainui Stephens' program 'Requiem for Charlie'.
13:38 'Beastly Things' by Donna Leon and 'The Forrests' by Emily Perkins.
13:46 The songs 'Montauk' and 'Jericho' by Rufus Wainwright.
13:54 A UK court rules that some ISPs must block the Pirate Bay website and the 'Descriptive Camera' that prints what it sees.
14:10 Oceanographer, Giora Proskurowski, says wind drives large amounts of rubbish deeper into the sea and believes this isn't being picked up by researchers who only take samples from the ocean's surface. A New Zealand-based oceanographer, Jose Borrero, says this isn't the only reason we may be underestimating the damage that plastic in our oceans is causing.
14:22 Throughout the country, maimais are being built and shotguns and duck-callers are being dusted off, as about 50,000 duck-hunters prepare for the opening of the season on Saturday.
15:10 At any time of the day or night, technology allows us to connect with people all over the world. But whatever happened to a good old fashioned face to face chat? Some experts believe relentless connection isn't making us better communicators at all, that we've lost the art of conversation. Louise Howland wants to restore real conversations to our technology saturated lives.
15:33 Lynda Chanwai-Earle gets a close up look at the miracles of plastic surgery with reconstructive plastic surgeon, Dr Swee Tan.
15:45 Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
16:07 Topics - pressure continues on Prime Minister John Key to stand down the ACT leader, John Banks, from his ministerial roles while police investigate donations to his campaign. There's been a big improvement in Labour's poll popularity.
16:33 Topics - Complaints about a Napier church billboard that claimed 'Jesus heals cancer' have been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority. Car makers say the tastes of Chinese consumers are having a growing influence on vehicle design the world over. Did you know it's still legal to sell candy-stick and bubblegum cigarettes?
1:10 Best Song Ever Written
1:15 Critical Mass
2:10 Feature Stories
2:45 Feature Album
3:12 Tune Your Engine
3:33 Asian Report
4:06 The Panel