Tuesday 5 February 2013, with Jim Mora

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3:10 pm Tuesday 2 June: People and places

A curious mind book coverTwo 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.


Richard and Christine AmeryAnd 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.

Best Song Ever Written - Wild is the Wind

13:08 Lloyd Jerome from the Far North has chosen 'Wild is the Wind' by David Bowie.

TV Review with Sarah McMullan

13:21 Topics - Seven Sharp and Agent Anna.

Book Review with Dr Cushla McKinney

13:32 Reviewing "Wool" by Hugh Howey and "Mage's Blood" by David Hair.

Music Review with Nick Atkinson

13:42 Featuring the songs 'Ca Va Bien Merci' by Andrew Keoghan; and 'Walk Away' by Anika, Boh and Hollie.

The origin of 'the whole 9 yards'

13:51 Looking into the origins of the phrase "the whole nine yards".

Web Review with Ele Ludemann

13:55 Little-known punctuation marks like the interrobang, the percontation point and the irony mark.

Richard III

14:10 A 500-year-old skeleton found under a carpark in the British Midlands has been identified as Richard the Third.

The effects of heat on athletes

14:19 Dr Toby Mandel is a researcher in Sports Science at Massey University. He's currently investigating the effects of heat on athletes.

Tune Your Engine - domestic violence

15:09 American writer and blogger Leslie Morgan Steiner wrote 'Crazy Love', a memoir about her marriage to a man who routinely abused and threatened her.

Asian Report for 5 February 2013 - Queer Asians (Part 1)

15:29 Lynda Chanwai-Earle travels throughout the Auckland region to chat to members of our 'gaysian' community - that's the friendly nickname that gay Asian New Zealanders here have given themselves.

The Panel Pre-Show for 5 February 2013

15:45 Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.

The Panel with Graham Bell and David Slack (Part 1)

16:07 Topics - The Prime Minister John Key says history will judge him as the leader who had the courage to keep going back, year after year, to Waitangi. A motorcyclist who suffered brain injuries after he crashed during a police pursuit says the police aren't to blame - despite a highly critical report.

The Panel with Graham Bell and David Slack (Part 2)

16:34 Topics - The Reserve Bank of Australia has admitted some of its forecasts are no more accurate than random chance. the phrase used is random walk, no better than random walking. The Chinese-owned, Yashili New Zealand Dairy Company has confirmed it is seeking Overseas Investment Office approval to build a 210 million dollar milk processing plant in Pokeno, in Waikato. TVNZ's new prime time current affairs programme went to air for the first time at seven o'clock last night.

1:10 Best Song Ever Written -Lloyd Jerome of Ohaeawai nominated Wild is the Wind by David Bowie

1:15 Critical Mass -

TV review - Sarah McMullan

Books - Cushla McKinney
"Wool"  by  Hugh Howey  
Mages' Blood by David Hair (NZ author)

Music - Nick Atkinson
TITLE:     Ca Va Bien Merci
ARTIST:   Andrew Keoghan
COMP:    Andrew Keoghan
LABEL:    RNZ Recording

TITLE:      Walk Away
ARTIST:    Anika, Boh and Hollie
COMP:     Hollie Smith    
DUR:        2' 35"
ALBUM:    Anika, Boh and Hollie

Web - Ele Ludemann

2:10  Richard The Third - Annette Parry
One of the great archaeological finds of modern times it is - a 500 year old skeleton found under a carpark in the British Midlands has been identified as Richard the Third. Archeologists at the University of Leicester have confirmed that the remains of a man in his early thirties, with a twisted spine and a split-open skull are indeed those of the infamous Last King of the Plantagenets, whose final resting place has been unknown since the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.
The skeleton was discovered in August last year, but it's taken 6 months of DNA testing to establish its identity beyond a reasonable doubt.
Annette Parry is a member of the New Zealand Richard III Society,

2:20  Heat and Athletes - Dr Toby Mandel
It might be a bit damp around the country today, but we've had a great summer so far, and our next guest is especially pleased with the weather, not least because it's helping him with his current project. Dr Toby Mandel is a researcher in Sports Science at Massey University.
He's currently investigating the effects of heat on athletes based in Palmerston North, so the long hot days of summer are suiting him just fine.

2:30 Reading - 'Skin To Skin' - exploring the lives of people in cross-cultural marriages in New Zealand.   
True  TR.02 © Trinity Roots 2002 Tk 9. Little Things by Warren Maxwell, Rio Hemopo, Riki Gooch.

2:45 Feature Album - Stephen Stills - first solo album (1970)

3:10 Feature guest - American writer and blogger, Leslie Morgan Stein - who authored Crazy Love - a memoir about her marriage to a man who routinely abused and threatened her.

3:33 Asian Report -  The Big Gay Out and the Pride Parade are events celebrating the gay community in New Zealand, kicking off this weekend on Sunday 10th February. These days, in spite of social stigma more Asians are coming out about being gay. Lynda travels throughout Auckland regions to hear more.       

4:06 The Panel - Graham Bell  and David Slack. Waitangi Day, the ructions over Mrs Harawira leading the Prime Minister on, the annual rancour and diversions. The police chase that left a motorcyclist brain-damaged, but who is really to blame? The chinese milk factory in Pokeno - any objections? The supposed spate of drink-spiking - not young women being targeted any more, but DJs. And what our panellists think about the debut of 7 Sharp.