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with Simon Morton
Saturday, Midday - 2pm
NZ Radio Awards 2012 winner: Best Daily or Weekly Series (one hour or more duration)
12:15 The Office: a hard working history
13:25 Naked Science
The small print
First up this week, from the stapler to the paper clip, the swivel chair to the photocopier, the office has been around since the earliest days of trade and commerce. Nowadays, with more of us downing tools and tapping keyboards to make a living, the office is more relevant than ever. That's according to the Australian writer Gideon Haigh he's just written a comprehensive history of the office, and its place in our culture, through the ages. Gideo Haigh's book 'The Office - a hard working history' is published by Miegunyah Press
Then at 12.45pm we head to Israel where getting on a kibbutz means putting your name on a waiting list. After decades of declining interest and bankruptcies, the kibbutz movement is undergoing a revival. We find out why with Harriet Sherwood, who's based in Jerusalem.
After the 1pm news, Greenway is a new concept for in-car GPS that's smart. This system's so smart it will try to save you time and fuel when mapping a journey, and limits the number of cars using a specific route.
Then at 1:25pm, the latest science news from around the world with Dr Chris Smith and this week the discovery of stem cells in tumours explains how cancers spread and recur, and could help future treatments.
At 1:35pm 'wikicells' is a new form of edible, washable food packaging that mimics fruit skins and cuts the millions of tons of waste that end up in landfills every year.
And before we go, medical matters with Dr Lynn McBain and this week, migraines...as any sufferer will tell you they're excruciatingly painful and debilitating so what's the difference between a migraine and a normal headache?
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Australian writer Gideon Haigh's just written a comprehensive history of the office, and its place in our culture. (27′57″)
After decades of declining interest and bankruptcies, the kibbutz movement in Israel is undergoing a revival. We find out why with Harriet Sherwood. (13′24″)
Christian Brüggemann is on a team of young German inventors working on smarter in-car GPS that can save you time and fuel when mapping a journey. (10′26″)
The latest science news from around the world with Dr Chris Smith. This week, the discovery of stem cells in tumours explains how cancers spread, and could help future treatments. (10′10″)
Professor David Edwards of Harvard University is working on a new form of edible, washable food packaging called wikicells. (7′06″)
Medical matters with Dr Lynn McBain. As any migraine sufferer will tell you they're excruciatingly painful. So what's the difference between a migraine and a normal headache? (13′24″)
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