Sunday Morning with Wallace Chapman
2014 Reviewed - TV with Sarah McMullan12/20/14
Film reviewer for Afternoons on Radio NZ, Sarah McMullan, turns her attention to the small screen for the picks of the year.
2014 Reviewed - Music with Nick Bollinger
RNZ's host of The Sampler, Nick Bollinger, joins Wallace to reflect on the awesomeness of Lorde and the underwhelming return of Prince.
2014 Reviewed - Movies with Simon Morris
Radio New Zealand's film reviewer and presenter of At the Movies, Simon Morris, talks to Wallace about star power and poses the critical question - do you have to be good-looking to be a superstar?
David Veart - A NZ Toy Story
Auckland writer David Veart has recently released his latest book Hello Girls & Boys! A New Zealand Toy Story. It's the tale of New Zealanders and their toys - from Maori voyagers to 21st century gamers - picking up knucklebones, kites, Buzzy Bees,...
Mike Leigh - Mr. Turner
British Director Mike Leigh is an auteur of modern cinema. His latest movie, Mr. Turner, is out to rave reviews and has won international awards. It's a look at the life of British painter J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851). Mike Leigh joins Wallace to talk...
Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint
Following the explosive revelations in the recent report on CIA torture, Wayne looks at some of its little-discussed aspects. Wallace follows up with medical ethics expert, Dr. James Welsh.
Mediawatch for 21 December 2014
Coverage of the deadly siege in Sydney; Australia's last correspondent here heads for home; mean Mike mockery, and; a scandalous story - or just another election year smear?
Rick Hanson - Hardwiring Happiness
Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist and the author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment and Buddha's Brain: The practical neuroscience of happiness. He blogs regularly at Psychology Today and the Huffington Post and will be...
Insight for 21 December 2014 - Living Poverty
RNZ regional reporters speak to those struggling to get by about what would make a difference to their lives
Christmas in Bethlehem
Tamara Qumseya, a Palestinian from Bethlehem studying for her PHD in cross cultural psychology at Victoria University, talks to Wallace about Christmas in the birthplace of Jesus.
Gregory Kloehn - homeless shelters from recycled materials
Gregory Kloehn is a Californian artist who turned his back on expensive sculptures for the rich and decided to build shelters for the homeless. Made completely from garbage.
Solomon Islands with Koroi Hawkins
Radio NZ International's Koroi Hawkins is home in the Solomon Islands for Christmas and reports on the new government's status since the recent elections, and on the issues facing the financially significant Gold Ridge copper and gold mine.
Michele A'Court and Toby Manhire - politics 2014
Columnist for the NZ Herald and the NZ Listener Toby Manhire, and comedian and writer Michele A'Court join Wallace for a critical look at the year in politics.
Jonathan Spyer - Israel and the Middle East
Dr Jonathon Spyer holds a PHD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and currently he is a senior research fellow at the Center for Global research in International Affairs in Israel.
Chris and Melissa Bruntlett - Vancouver Cycle Chic
Chris and Melissa Bruntlett sold their car in 2010 and have become two of Vancouver's leading cycling evangelists. They and their two children cycle virtually everywhere in the city and say they've never missed having a car. They blog about their...
Bikenomics : What’s cycling worth?
A report out earlier this month estimates cycling contributes 350 billion dollars to the European economy annually and employs more people than mining and quarrying combined. [Topics: business, economy, environment, transport] [Tags: Cycling; Hawke's...
Naomi Klein - This Changes Everything
Climate Change. Global warming. In 1965 US president Lyndon B Johnson's science panel wrote of climate change - " Man is unwittingly conducting a vast geophysical experiment." 49 years later there is an increasing urgency around this topic as 2014...
Wayen Brittenden's Counterpoint
This month marks the hundredth anniversary of the legendary Christmas truce during the First World War. This week on Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint, Wayne looks at this extraordinary event and how the warrior bishops on both sides got the message of...
Mediawatch for 14 December 2014
Why some scientists fear speaking out in the media; scandal-tainted politicians in the papers last weekend; alone at the microphone with moody musicians.
Katrina Day - Parts for Ladies
An aspiring actor from New York City, and a graduate from the famed Tisch school of the arts, Katrina Day, has shone the light into the otherwise little known world of casting calls - and in cases, the astonishing sexism on display.
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