Tuesday 22 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 Mike Pero from Christchurch has chosen 'Island in the Sun' performed by the band Weezer.
13:25 'Shortland Street', 'Upstairs Downstairs', 'Magic City' and 'Sherlock'.
13:38 Reviewing 'The Little Shadows' by Marina Endicott and 'The Woman Who Changed Her Brain' by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young.
13:45 'Somebody That I Use To Know' by Gotye feat. Kimbra, 'Seville' by Luiz Bonfa, 'Giving Me A Chance' by Gotye and 'Gato Negro' by Jennifer Zea.
13:54 How a book is born and the hierarchy of adjectives.
14:11 Some students living at Otago University's Cumberland College have been left traumatised by ghostly sightings late at night.
14:21 Wairarapa surfers are banding together to try to save one of their favourite haunts.
15:10 Dr Marion Nestle is a globally-recognised expert in nutrition, food studies and public health. She's also a professor at New York University. Her new book, with co-author Malden Nesheim, explains what calories are, how they affect the body and why it's so easy to eat way more of them than we really need. The book is 'Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics'.
15:35 Lynda Chanwai-Earle chats to the highly energetic Prayas Theatre group in Auckland about themes of social injustice. Their current production Rudali the Mourner is about the Hindu custom of employing strangers, in this case lower caste women, to mourn at ones funeral and it's showing this week at the Tapac Centre, Auckland.
15:47 Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
16:07 Topics - The New Zealand Herald is highlighting more links between the Labour Party and a millionaire businessman charged with immigration and citizenship offences. People in the carpet cleaning business say their trade has been brought into disrepute by a man who was secretly filmed for the TV show, Target. A Waimate district councillor has launched a website and a Facebook page proposing decriminalisation of cannabis for the benefit of the local community.
16:36 Topics - Slate magazine is running an unusual kind of political poll in the U.S., in conjunction with a polling organisation. The Mayor of Christchurch, Bob Parker, has rejected calls for the city council to cut its stake in council-controlled companies.
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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