This Way Up
Saturday 7 April 2012, with Simon Morton
NZ Radio Awards 2012 winner: Best Daily or Weekly Series (one hour or more duration)
Community bike workshops
Community bike workshops are opening up all over the globe. With Stephanie, Eric, Rosie and John from Mechanical Tempest in Wellington and Simon Boddy of the Pignon Sur Rue association in Lyon.
Psychologist Rachel Herz's new book explores disgust, and why some things make us go yuck!
Ugly models apply here
A model agency for the aesthetically challenged in London. It's called the Ugly Model Agency and Chris Parkin went for an audition.
Seattle's Beacon Food Forest is set to become the biggest food forest in the US. It's a 7 acre space in downtown Seattle and uses a forest ecosystem to grow fresh produce for people to forage. Jacqueline Cramer is one of the coordinators.
The switchover to digital TV starts in September. We ask Hamish Wilson from Consumer.org.nz what kit you'll need.
Alison Sandle's here with a pottle of allspice. It really is the four-wheel-drive of spices, a bit like nutmeg, hints of pepper and cinnamon, and great as a marinade.
12:15 Community Bike Workshops
12:45 That's disgusting!
13:15 Ugly models apply here
13:25 Food forests
13:30 Digital TV
The Small Print
First up this week community bicycle workshops are opening up around the globe. The idea is simple; create a space where anyone can learn the basics of repairing a bike by doing it themselves with the help of volunteer mechanics. We drop into Mechanical Tempest workshop in Wellington and then head to Lyon, France where they run a large community workshop project with over 1200 members.
At 12.45pm that's disgusting - psychologist Rachel Herz's new book explores disgust, and why some things make us go yuck!
After one we visit a model agency for the aesthetically challenged, it's called the Ugly Model Agency and Chris Parkin went for an audition, we're glad to report he hasn't quit his day job...yet!
Then at 1.20pm we'll speak to one of the coordinators of what's set to be the biggest food forest in the US. It's in down town Seattle, and uses a forest ecosystem to grow fresh produce for residents to forage, plus there are plans for allotments alongside the forest.
At 1.30pm TV is going digital. Lots of people are already watching digital TV, either via Sky, Telstra cable, Freeview or with TIVO, but as from September, old school analogue TV will start to be switched off. The first regions to go completely digital will be Hawke's Bay and the West Coast of the South Island, and the rest of us will join them by Dec 2013 - that's the plan anyway. We ask Hamish Wilson from Consumer.org.nz what kit you'll need to watch Digital TV and will your old box still work ok? Going Digital http://www.goingdigital.co.nz/
At 1.50pm spice girl Alison Sandle drops in with some Allspice - it really is the four wheel drive of spices, a bit like nutmeg, hints of pepper and cinnamon and great used in a marinade.
- We're playing these tracks too....
- Track: Love, Love, Love
- Artist: Los Hippy-Loyas
- Album: Chicas: Spanish Female Singers 1962-1974
- Label: VAMPI SOUL
- Catalogue #: 862381
- Broadcast at: 12:40
- Track: Tanlines
- Artist: Brothers
- Album: Mixed Emotions
- Label: True Panther Sounds
- Catalogue #: TRUE0682
- Broadcast at: 13:10
- Track: Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips
- Artist: Moonface
- Album: Heartbreaking Bravery (with Siinai)- released 17 April 2012
- Label: Jagjaguwar
- Broadcast at: 13:45
- And our theme is:
- Track: The Green Termite
- Artist: Jefferson Belt
- Album: Table Manners
- Label: Round Trip Mars
- Catalogue #: RTM 2009