The Intellectual Commons07/20/14
Nobel laureate Randy Schekman recently committed himself to only publishing in open access journals - that is, journals that can be accessed by anyone for free. And the open access movement is going from strength-to-strength with a growing number of...
Statistics New Zealand is asking for feedback on a proposal to help develop a consistent way of measuring and using information about gender. Rainbow Youth general manager Duncan Matthews thinks this could help improve the availability of services for...
Greg Olear is the author of Fathermucker, a Los Angeles Times bestseller, and Totally Killer, which is being developed for television by Bret Easton Ellis. Wallace talks to Greg Olear about his not-so-secret love of Billy Joel, what Duran Duran's The...
The Troubles play 21st century jazz and are performing at the Edinburgh International Jazz and Blues Festival in July as part of the 'NZ at the Festival'.
Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint
Wayne Brittenden takes a critical look at Israel and the particular unhappiness of Jews who oppose the conduct of the Israeli government. Then, Norman Pollack, Emeritus Professor of History at Michigan State University, a Harvard PhD and a prolific...
Mediawatch for 20 July 2014
World Cup breaks records and startles reporters; Sky TV's boss on past success and future digital challenges; investigators advising our investigative journalists.
Richard Egan - Spiritual Care
Dr Richard Egan is a University of Otago lecturer in health promotion who has written widely on spirituality. His most recent research looks at the importance of spiritual care for people with serious illnesses.
Insight for 20 July 2014 - The Future of West Coast Mining
Conan Young explores the future of the West Coast in the face of declining mining activities.
The 20th Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow later this week and sports reporter Stephen Hewson has recently arrived in the city to cover the event for Radio New Zealand.
Glamour football is coming
English Premier League sides Newcastle United and West Ham are taking on The Phoenix and Sydney FC in a round robin of games dubbed the 'Football United Tour'. General Manager of The Phoenix is David Dome.
It is more than 16 years since the French Polynesian journalist, Jean-Pascal Couraud, vanished in what appears to be a politically motivated assassination. Walter Zweifel from Radio New Zealand International reports.
NZ First Conference
Demelza Leslie is covering the NZ First Conference at Alexandra Park in Auckland.
Winston Peters speaks with Wallace before the 21st New Zealand First Party Conference.
Israel's ground offensive against Hamas militants
Reporter Blair Cunningham has been to the borders with Gaza and he joins us from Jerusalem.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, shot down in a part of eastern Ukraine held by pro-Russian rebels in the early hours of Friday morning with 295 people on board. Wallace speaks with Washington correspondent, Priscilla Huff.
Gerard Johnstone - Housebound
Wallace talks to Gerard Johnstone about his debut feature film Housebound - a mix of gothic horror and domestic comedy. The film had a shaky start but became a hit at the South by Southwest Film Festival and will feature in the New Zealand...
Paora Joseph - Voices from the River
Paora Joseph is of Atihau-a-Papaarangi and Nga Rauru descent, from Kaiwhaiki Pa and Putiki Marae, Whanganui. In Auckland, he worked as an actor with renowned Maori filmmaker Don Selwyn. Selwyn encouraged him to become a director and he was later...
Charles Dennard - Cirque du Soleil
Born in the US city of Macon, Georgia, Charles Dennard has been working in the music industry for more than 20 years. Before joining Cirque du Soleil in 2002, Charles spent over 10 years working as a professional musician in New Orleans and teaching...
Garth McVicar and Kim Workman
In the latest of our occasional series Influential Kiwis Talk About Their Influences, Garth McVicar and Kim Workman reflect on the individuals, books and events that have shaped them. Kim Workman and Garth McVicar are the yin and yang of crime and...
Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint
Following Indonesia's general election last Wednesday, Wayne takes a critical look at the campaign and suggests that the presidential contenders differ more greatly in style than in substance. Wallace follows up with Dr. Binoy Kampmark of the RMIT...
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