Standing Room Only for Sunday 11 June 2017
12:15 Piecing Together Past Lives
For the past seven years archeologists have been sifting through two and a half tonnes of artefacts uncovered during the excavation of a site in Whanganui. And there's still more to learn.
Otago University archeology PhD student Naomi Woods has been involved in the Whanganui project since 2013 and has pieced together the story of a family who lived on the site, which now hosts a shopping mall.
Naomi's research extends beyond the bric-a-brac to searching out newspaper and stories and council documents to flesh out the stories of the people who lived here. Lynn Freeman finds out what attracted her to archeology.
12:30 Becoming Cary Grant
In the current age of Internet celebrity, when Full Disclosure seems to be the default position of everyone, it's interesting looking back to the early years of Hollywood. Part of the allure of stars like Greta Garbo, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis and Marilyn Monroe, was that we seemed to know so little about them. And none were bigger than Hitchcock's favourite star, Cary Grant. Simon Morris picks up the story with Mark Kidel, director of the new documentary Becoming Cary Grant.
1:10 At The Movies
1:30 Art Without Walls
Around the country hundreds of thousands of toanga are stored in vaults and warehouses. Our museums, art galleries and libraries simply don't have enough room to have every treasure on display at all times. Nelson artist Josephine Cachemaille has been fossicking through the storage area of the city's Suter Art Gallery, to create an exhibition featuring some of her favourite finds and work she's created to complement them.
To Josephine, inanimate objects have a secret life. Lynn Freeman talks hidden treasures with her.
1:45 ‘I am on the road to Tombuctoo’
Intrepid travel is a tourist slogan you hear a lot these days ....but a new exhibition in Dunedin reminds us what 'intrepid' truly means. Intrepid Journeys : Traveling with the Hakluyt Society tells the stories of hundreds of adventurers, those who failed and who succeeded in their quests to venture into uncharted and dangerous territory over hundreds of years. The University of Otago's Special Collections Librarian, Dr. Donald Kerr tells Lynn Freeman more.
2:06 The Laugh Track -Rhydian Thomas
It's 2023 and the South Island has been reconstructed and renamed Milk Island, home to New Zealand's most famous cow - the enormous, dancing and intelligent - Milky Moo. This is the setting for Rhydian Thomas' satirical debut novel, Milk Island.
Rhydian is both a writer and musician who hails originally from Wales but now lives in Wellington. He picks his comedy favourites for Lynn Freeman.
2:25 Last Minute Maestro
International conductors usually have only a few days to work with an orchestra before a performance - but in demand American conductor James Feddeck has a reputation for stepping onto the podium at the very last moment.
When other conductors are indisposed, James steps in.
Lynn Freeman finds out how he manages to earn an orchestra's trust so quickly.
2:40 Debut Novel from Eileen Merriman
Troubled teenager Rebecca is lonely after her family moves from Dunedin to Auckland...that's until she meets Corey.
An award winning short story writer and full time consultant haematoligist at North Shore Hospital, she talks to Lynn Freeman about her first novel.
2:49 Pacific Dance Festival
The Pacific Dance Festival is now in its second year bringing workshops, conferences and community events - and showcasing some of New Zealand's most exciting contemporary Pacific dance choreographers.
Andrew Robertson spoke to photographer and choreographer Pati Solomona Tyrell to find out more.
The exhibition Making Space is on at CoCA in Chistchurch until the 20th August.
The Pacific Dance Festival starts at Mangere Arts Centre on the 15th June and the we've done the hard work and put together some of the highlights of the festival.
3:06 Drama at 3 - Sons (Part 1)
Today's Drama is the first half of a 2-part play 'Sons' by Victor Roger,
And in this radio adaptation of his award winning stage play , Victor Roger plays the lead role of Noah.
The setting is Christchurch in the 1990's.
Music played in this show
Artist: Russ le Roq
Song: I wish I could be Marlon Brando
Composer: Le Roq
Played at: 12.12
Artist: Jeff Bridges & Colin Farrell
Song: Fallin' and flyin'
Album: Crazy Heart
Label: New West
Played at: 12.40
Artist: Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell
Song: When love goes wrong nothing goes right
Album: Marilyn Monroe
Played at: 12.58
Artist: Tom Cruise
Song: Paradise City
Album: Rock of Ages
Played at: 1.10
Artist: Helena Bonham Carter & Johnny Depp
Song: By the sea
Album: Sweeney Todd
Played at: 1.35
Artist: Robert Downey Junior
Album: The Futurist
Played at: 1.45
Artist: Keira Knightley
Song: Tell me if you wanna go home
Album: Begin again
Played at: 1.58
Artist: Frank Sinatra
Song: High hopes
Composer: Cahn-Van Heusen
Album: Screen Sinatra
Played at: 2.04
Artist: Meryl Streep
Song: Money money money
Album: Mama Mia
Played at: 2.37
Artist: Robert Mitchum
Song: Ballad of Thunder Road
Album: Take That Ride
Label: Oh Boy
Played at: 2.58
Artist: Jennifer Lawrence
Song: The Hanging Tree
Album: Hunger Games
Played at: 3.04
Artist: Scarlett Johanssen
Song: Yesterday is here
Album: Anywhere I lay my head
Played at: 3.58