Sunday Morning with Wallace Chapman
David George Gordon - The Bug Chef02/21/15
David George Gordon, nicknamed The Bug Chef, is the author of the best seller The Eat-a-bug Cook Book. He believes that bug-eating (entomophagy) could be among the best ways to combat world hunger and helping to curb climate change.
Matt Thomson - Craft Whisky
Matt Thomson from award winning distillery Thomson Whisky in Auckland explains the growing popularity of the spirit, where it originated and how to craft the perfect drop.
Josey Baker - The Toast Craze
Many of us eat it every day, but toast is set to be the "in" food for 2015. Josey Baker - head baker and owner of The Mill, a coffee shop/bakery in San Francisco - started putting artisan toast on the menu in early 2014.
McWorkers of the World Unite
Anggie Godoy and Genoby Jaimes both work in McDonalds restaurants in Los Angeles and were in New Zealand recently - with Hannah Joravsky of the Fight for $15 and a Union Campaign - to learn from New Zealand McDonalds' workers who were the first...
Guy Standing - The Precariat Charter
Professor Standing argues that 800 years after the Magna Carta the time has come for a new charter representing the interests of those facing job insecurity and disenfranchisement internationally.
Rhonda Samoa - The Precariousness of Work
Rhonda Samoa is a truck driver, a graduate of the New Zealand Film School, and the sister of Mark Samoa who was killed in a work accident on the Wellington waterfront in 2013. She remains optimistic about the ability of workers to negotiate safe and...
Ragen Chastain - Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Self-described size diversity activist, Los Angeles based Ragen Chastain is a writer, blogger and professional choreographer and is in training to be an ironman athlete. She's also had to face fat shamers - people who have a negative view of larger...
Mediawatch for 22 February 2015
An unpaid bill ends a political honeymoon; online outlet Scoop offers itself to the public with crowd funding; 50 Shades dominates submissive media; efforts to push Jessie Ryder into the ring; Gallipoli's TV casualties.
Merrill and Malik Fernando -Time for Tea
Merrill Fernando founded tea brand Dilmah in the 1950s, producing single origin Ceylon tea in Sri Lanka. He's in New Zealand, with his sons Malik and Dilhan, whom he named the brand after.
Insight for 22 February 2015 - The Cost of Domestic Violence
Philippa Tolley looks at whether progress is being made on dealing with New Zealand's shocking domestic violence statistics.
Bid to tackle youth unemployment in Auckland
This week the Auckland Council and Youth Connections held a jobfest for youth at the Manukau campus of MIT, connecting thousands of youth with employers.
Fiji casino project bites the dust
The business community in Fiji is disappointed the country's first casino project has fallen over but is confident the Government will get it right the second time around.
The Week In Parliament for 22 February 2015
A wrap-up of the week in Parliament.
ASH responds to plain packing delay
Here at home, Parliament's health committee in August gave the green light to legislation to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes. The proposed legislation won't be passed until the legal challenge to plain packaging in Australia has been settled.
Uruguay defends big tobacco challenge
Uruguay is the second-smallest country in South America, with a population of just 3.4 million. It's in a David and Goliath fight against tobacco giant Philip Morris, based in Switzerland and maker of the famous Malboro brand, over cigarette packaging.
Don McGlashan - Lucky Stars
Don McGlashan has written or played some of New Zealand's most well-known songs - 'Anchor Me', 'There is no depression in NZ', 'Bathe in the River', and 'Dominion Road'. He has fronted NZ bands like The Front Lawn, Blam Blam Blam and the Mutton Birds....
Alexander Rose - 10,000 Year Clock
Wallace talks to Alexander Rose, director of the Long Now Foundation, about a huge clock being built to go inside a mountain in Texas. It is designed to tick for 10,000 years and every so often it will chime a melody - but never the same one twice. It...
Tame Iti and Birgit Krippner - Cross-cultural Collaboration
Maori painter Tame Iti and Austrian photographer Birgit Krippner are exhibiting their art together in a new exhibition at Wellington's Suite gallery. Tame Iti will show paintings and sculpture alongside Birgit Krippner's recent photos of him and his...
Alan Davies - Telling Stories
Alan Davies is a standup veteran of 25 years. He starred in the crime show Jonathan Creek which ran for 14 years, and is a permanent panelist of the QI show hosted by Stephen Fry. Alan Davies is bringing his new show Little Victories to NZ for a...
Joseph Hickman - Murder at Camp Delta
Former Guantanamo staff sergeant Joseph Hickman has spent most of his life in the military - first as a marine, then as a soldier in the army and National Guard. His book Murder at Camp Delta reveals the horrifying details of what goes on in the...
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