23 May 2014

Best of the Week - 23 May 2014

From Best Of The Week, 12:00 pm on 23 May 2014

Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 23 May. This week...... the wandering mind and what the brain does when we are not looking from Nine to Noon, from Mediawatch award winning jounalist Andrea Vance on whether she is still "mad as hell" after being spied on, a review of gender segregated powhiri at Parliament from this week's Insight documentary, Hello Sailor's Graham Brazier talking about his late friend Dave McArtney's book 'Gutter Black: A Memoir' from Afternoons, an archival interview from 2009 with Maori Battalion scholar and author Dr Monty Soutar from Te Ahi Kaa, from Saturday Mornings English author and theoretician in the field of gerontology Aubrey de Grey on the future of aging, from Standing Room Only Lynne Freeman speaks to one of the creative forces behind two of America's top rating sitcoms - The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men - Lee Aronsohn, a look at where the Kiwifruit industry is at after four years of PSA disease from Country Life, one-handed saxophonist Neill Duncan's story from Sunday Mornings, from Nights was a workers strike in 1889 the start of the modern labour movement? and from Our Changing World a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet enters a state of irreversible decline.