Sunday Morning with Wallace Chapman
Rob McBride and Debbie Ryan - stirring the...04/25/15
Australian architect couple Rob McBride and Debbie Ryan reveal the influences on their extraordinary designs, some of which have been described as 'unlikely'. Co-founders of Melbourne's McBride Charles Ryan architectural studio, they have received...
Ben Okri - London to Lagos
Novelist and poet Ben Okri had his first novel, Flowers and Shadows, published when he was 21, and has devoted much of his work to describing the social and political chaos in Nigeria, where he was born. His book The Famished Road won the Booker Prize...
Wanaka based mountaineering company loses staff in Nepal
Two Nepalese staff working for Wanaka based mountain guiding company Adventure Consultants have been killed following the earthquake in Nepal.
Xinran - Buy Me the Sky
Xinran on her latest book 'Buy Me The Sky', about the impact of China's one-child policy on those born after 1970. She is coming to New Zealand for next month's Auckland Writers Festival.
Chris Walsh - Cowardice
Boston University's Chris Walsh has been examining the relationship and balance between courage and cowardice, and how this has been represented in Western literature since the time of Socrates.
Andrew Dean - Debts and Legacies
Andrew Dean was born during the time of National Party finance minister Ruth Richardson's 'mother of all budgets' an experience he's written about in his book 'Ruth, Roger and Me - Debts and Legacies'.
Mediawatch for 26 April 2015
The PM's ponytail pulling saga - and how The Herald's handling of it spawned another story; coverage of the Anzac anniversary - and another centenary the media mostly missed, and; how millions of irreplaceable images from our papers' archives ended up...
Ashish Adhikary - Member of New Zealand Nepal Society
Nepalese New Zealander Ashish Adhikary is a member of the New Zealand Nepal Society and speaks to us from Auckland. His wife and children are in the Nepalese capital and like many in Kathmandu are sheltering in make shift tents as aftershocks continue...
Gallipoli, a Turkish perspective
Nejat Kavvas has lived in New Zealand for close to 40-years and is a former Turkish honorary consul to this country. He says a century on the Gallipoli campaign has brought the two countries closer together but that the Turkish view of the conflict is...
Insight for 26 April 2015 - Centenary of Gallipoli Landings
Philippa Tolley follows the days events in Gallipoli and assesses their impact
Greg Bryant - laughter and faking it
Laughter the best medicine, but what about fake laughter? UCLA's Communication Studies' Associate Professor Greg Bryant talks about the evolution of the laugh, and how to tell the genuine article from a forced facsimile.
The Week in Parliament for 26 April 2015
Tom Frewin reports on the political week.
French Polynesian corruption case collapses
A serious and long-running French Polynesian court case, involving the former president Gaston Flosse, collapses as the prosecution team trips up over a technicality, bringing the territory's entire judicial process into question.
Anzac Day update from Gallipoli
In true Anzac spirit a New Zealander is in Gallipoli covering events for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Ollie Wards talks about the wrap up of commemorations from the Dardanelles.
Kunda Dixit - the latest on the Nepal quake
Kunda Dixit, editor of The Nepali Times, speaks to Sunday Morning from the devastated Nepalese capital Kathmandu.
Joshua Fields Millburn - Less is More
Joshua Fields Millburn's life was turned upside-down when his mother died and his marriage failed in the same month. It made him think about what was important in his life - what he needed to keep, and what he needed to give away. Joshua got together...
Atul Gawande - Being Mortal
Health science writer Dr Atul Gawande is coming to New Zealand for two events in the 2015 Auckland Writers Festival. He talks to Wallace about health care, how elderly people are treated, and where our ideas about death have gone wrong. His...
Sexuality in Schools
The University of Canterbury's College of Education has been trialling a full sexuality paper for 2 semesters, exploring issues beyond biology to include the emotional, social, intellectual and ethical aspects of sexuality. Senior course tutor Tracy...
Kids Sleep Doctor - Paul Gringras
A free app to improve children's sleep, the 'Kids Sleep Doctor' has been launched by doctors at London's Evelina Children's Hospital. Professor of children's sleep medicine Paul Gringas has worked in the fields of sleep medicine and neuro disability...
Laurie Benson - Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
In 1848 seven disenchanted young artists in London formed an avant-garde art group named the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, which rejected the conventions of the art establishment and aimed to change the direction of British art. The National Gallery of...
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