Tuesday 22 May 2012, with Jim Mora
3:10 pm Tuesday 28 October: The Language of Food
The words on menus at restaurants reveal more than just what's for dinner. Stanford University linguist, Professor Dan Jurafsy has studied almost a million menus and restaurant reviews. He says he can predict what a meal will cost just by the words on a menu. If it's tasty, it's a cheaper selection; if it's crisp, it's a mid-range priced menu and if the words are in foreign language, you're going to pay more for the meal. Professor Jurafsky's new book is called The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu.
Audio from Tuesday 22 May 2012
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
Best Song Ever Written - Island in the Sun ( 11′ 13″ )
13:09 Mike Pero from Christchurch has chosen 'Island in the Sun' performed by the band Weezer.
TV Review with Sarah McMullan ( 13′ 42″ )
13:25 'Shortland Street', 'Upstairs Downstairs', 'Magic City' and 'Sherlock'.
Book Review with Vanda Symon ( 7′ 33″ )
13:38 Reviewing 'The Little Shadows' by Marina Endicott and 'The Woman Who Changed Her Brain' by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young.
Music Review with Nick Atkinson ( 5′ 2″ )
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.
Web Review with Ele Ludemann ( 5′ 36″ )
13:54 How a book is born and the hierarchy of adjectives.
The Grey Lady ( 11′ 17″ )
14:11 Some students living at Otago University's Cumberland College have been left traumatised by ghostly sightings late at night.
Surf Shelter ( 6′ 53″ )
14:21 Wairarapa surfers are banding together to try to save one of their favourite haunts.
Tune Your Engine - Why Calories Count ( 24′ 31″ )
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.
The Panel Pre-Show for 22 May 2012 ( 12′ 48″ )
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.
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