18 Dec 2015

Best of the Week - 17 December 2015

From Best Of The Week, 12:30 pm on 18 December 2015

Highlights from RNZ National's programmes for the week ending Friday 18 December. This week.... fun with mathematics, it's a hundred years since Einstein's ground-breaking Theory of General Relativity - what if he is wrong? throughout his childhood in state care, young Aucklander Tupua Urlich felt he had no voice, now he's involved in a review of Child, Youth and Family, New Zealand's first woman Prime Minister shares her thoughts and memories, Mediawatch looks at how the Government came under pressure to pay for another costly cancer wonder drug, what is Methylphenidate hydrochloride and why are students using it as a cognitive enhancer? a new wasp pesticide that has achieved more than 95 per cent reduction in wasp numbers without hurting bees, we meet a Southland man recently crowned Australian Backgammon champion along with a visiting international author who has invented Sino-English, we're in Devonport to hear the Devonport World Song Choir and photographer Alexander Halag tells us about his new book. Shhh… The Music is Talking.

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