Tuesday 22 January 2013, 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.
13:08 Linda Diane Holley from Auckland has chosen 'Send In The Clowns' performed by Frank Sinatra.
13:21 'American Idol' is new to Prime. This year the judges are record producer Randy Jackson (the only original left) along with newbies, our own Keith Urban (fresh from 'The Voice Australia'), Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.
13:34 Reviewing 'Andy Allen - The Next Element' and 'The Rosie Project' by Graeme Simsion.
13:40 The songs 'Niaz' by Mamut, Darius and Hameed and 'If You're Rich Help The Poor' by Dennis Brown.
13:48 Jim talks about "Keep calm and carry on" and "What it says on the tin".
13:50 The Dull Men's Club; nudists seek corporate sponsor; and 10 novels to solve all your problems.
14:10 Author Ken Brewer is a former New Zealand p0olice officer who decided to write a novel after working on several non-fiction books about the New Zealand police. 'The Enfield Conspiracy' is a military adventure story set in the 1800s.
14:22 Bruce and Judy Washington from Timaru have driven in vintage cars from New York to Alaska, Peking to Paris, and next year an African Safari rally is planned.
15:10 The '7 Up' kids are now 56 and '56 Up' has just been released in theatres in the US and UK. Nick Hitchon is now a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
15:33 Inspirational Indian New Zealander Dr Sharad Paul was one of three finalists for the New Zealander of the Year Awards 2012 - for good reason.
15:45 Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
16:06 Topics - The well-known economist Gareth Morgan has launched a controversial campaign to eradicate domestic cats. The Prime Minister's office is standing by its estimate of the number of jobs created by The Hobbit following criticism it plucked the number "out of thin air".
16:32 Topics - The Problem Gambling Foundation and the Opposition say the recent growth in gambling losses, particularly at casinos, is a worry given the prospect of more pokies at SkyCity. A PhD can earn a graduate more than double the national median wage five years after capping, according to a Ministry of Education report.
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Linda Diane Holley of Auckland nominated 'Send In The Clowns' by Frank Sinatra
1:20 Critical Mass
TV review - Sarah McMullan
Books - Graham Beattie
The Next Element - Andy Allen - New Holland - Hardback $60
Hot Music - Nick Atkinson
TITLE: Niaz (Pron: Nee-Oz)
ARTIST: Mamut, Darius and Hameed
COMP: Fereydoon Foroughi
ALBUM: RNZ Recording
TITLE: If You're Rich Help The Poor
ARTIST: Denis Brown
COMP: Denis Brown
ALBUM: Deep Down
Web - Ele Ludemann
2:10 The Enfield Conspiracy - Ken Brewer
Author Ken Brewer has the kind of story writers dream about. The former New Zealand Police officer decided to write a novel after working on several non-fiction books about the New Zealand police. The Enfield Conspiracy is a military adventure story set in the 1800's about a British teenager sent to India to fight during the 1857 mutiny. The first literary agent who saw the book signed him up. Within 6 weeks, a New York publisher sent Ken a contract and the book went into publication. Within a week, The Enfield Conspiracy was sitting in the top 5000 books on Amazon.com.
2:20 The Bentley Crew - Bruce Washington
It would take more than one book to tell the stories about the adventures of Bruce and Judy Washington from Timaru. They've driven from New York to Alaska ... Peking to Paris... next year an African Safari rally is planned... as well as another go at the Peking to Paris rally... . all behind the wheel of vintage cars. They're about to set off on a 40 day rally around the South Island than then up to Cape Reinga in a 1926 Bentley. They're joined by two other couples who shipped their Bentleys from England.
2:30 Reading - We continue our reading Sea Fever by Angela Meyer - her true story of the search for love and fulfilment.
2:45 Feature Album - Sweet Baby James - James Taylor
3:10 The Seven Up Kids - Nick Hitchon
Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man.
From the famous Jesuit maxim came a documentary project that started in 1964 to follow the lives of 14 British school children every seven years.
Before wall to wall reality TV and the Kardashians and Big Brother.. director, Michael Apted chose children from a variety of backgrounds and regions of the UK to follow in seven year intervals.
There are privileged kids from private schools, kids in state care, kids from East London, and a boy from a farm in the Yorkshire. One of them was William Nicholas Hitchon.
Nick Hitchon is now a professor at the University of Wisconsin Madison in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
3:35 Asian Report - From a childhood spent in poor rural India to becoming a finalist in the New Zealander of the Year Awards 2012, one altruistic Indian New Zealander is making waves in medicine and education in our country. Dr Sharad Paul chats to Lynda Chanwai-Earle about his work in both fields in today's Asian Report.
4:06 The Panel - Stephen Franks and Amanda Miller are on The Panel. Get rid of the cats says Gareth Morgan. Do we want a catless society? The astounding amount we spend on gambling now. Are PhDs the new BAs or Bscs - do you need the big doctorate in your career now, and at what cost? More chats as have time on the financing of the Hobbit, youth crime going down, they say, and the urban drift that's plaguing the hinterland.