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Afternoons with Simon Mercep

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Patchogue, New Zealand

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English


Episodes

John Smythe on the Wellington Fringe Festival

3/19/2019
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John Smythe has picked 6 shows that give a good taste of quality Fringe fare. He says since Friday, many of the shows have found ways of expressing solidarity with the Muslim community.

Duration:00:10:23

Great album

3/19/2019
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Marlon Williams - Make way for love.

Duration:00:12:10

Indian weddings as a tourist experience

3/19/2019
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JoinMyWedding.com was started by two Hungarian women, the company connects 'to-be-wed' couples to tourists, enabling the travellers to take part in authentic wedding experiences around the world.

Duration:00:10:08

Indigenous film residency

3/19/2019
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New Zealand's international indigenous film festival Maoriland kicked off today in Ōtaki. It runs until Sunday and features films from around the world as well as from Aotearoa filmmakers.

Duration:00:11:11

Protecting our religious diversity after Christchurch

3/19/2019
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In the aftermath of Friday's shootings, there has been a lot of talk about our diversity here in New Zealand. Dr Wil Hoverd argues that we need to focus on religion in our healing following the Christchurch terror attacks.

Duration:00:08:50

Reclaiming our humanity: our obsession with the internet

3/18/2019
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Binary code has become more important than our genetic code argues media theorist Douglas Rushkoff. Our obsession with digital technology means we are allowing ourselves to defined by our data instead of who we are.

Duration:00:20:03

Reggae in New Zealand

3/18/2019
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Despite originating in Jamaica, New Zealanders took to reggae music when it arrived on our shores. Gareth Shute of the AudioCulture website is with us to talk about the genre and it's influence on New Zealand music and culture.

Duration:00:33:41

Book critic Pip Adam

3/18/2019
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Reading as Listening.

Duration:00:11:10

Great album

3/18/2019
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Julia Deans - We Light Fire.

Duration:00:09:26

Mindful fashion in New Zealand

3/18/2019
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We know fast fashion is big contributor to waste, clothes are made and sold in large quantities, with little thought to sustainability. How can New Zealand fashion companies ensure they are doing all they can to be ethical?

Duration:00:12:19

Climate change expert: how to get to zero carbon

3/18/2019
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New Zealand is one of the few countries that has set itself a goal of zero emissions. It's particularly bold given our huge agriculture sector. So how do we do it?

Duration:00:10:34

Hate in the comments section

3/18/2019
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"Don't read the comments" that's an oft-used phrase when it comes to controversial issues on news sites. Racist views, inaccurate claims, and hate speech can flourish in these spaces.

Duration:00:10:00

First song: Earth to Zena live

3/18/2019
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Last year we had young Wellington band Earth to Zena on New Zealand Live and we were super impressed. The group is about to record an EP of semi-unplugged versions of their songs and performs one of those for us live.

Duration:00:06:56

Mary Norris: The Comma Queen

3/17/2019
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Mary Norris is one of those rare individuals who can tell you with complete authority when to use who and when to use whom. She is a copy editor for New Yorker Magazine and is known as The Comma Queen.

Duration:00:24:10

Expert on obesity

3/17/2019
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There has been a constant barrage of comment, theories and finger-pointing for many years on the topic of obesity. A new report was released at the start of the year by the Lancet Obesity Commission.

Duration:00:28:03

Paul Brislen: Tech companies responsibility

3/17/2019
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Tech commentator Paul Brislen says social media is complicit in the massacre in Christchurch. A video allegedly posted by the gunman was shared many times, and it took a long time for Facebook and Twitter to intervene.

Duration:00:09:38

Graeme Tuckett: Media response to Christchurch

3/17/2019
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Graeme Tuckett has been watching and listening to the coverage of the Christchurch terror attacks over the weekend. He looks at how New Zealand's media dealt with such unprecedented situation.

Duration:00:11:48

Great album

3/17/2019
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Available Light - Dave Dobbyn.

Duration:00:15:33

Report: accused gunman to represent himself at trial

3/17/2019
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Media are reporting the accused gunman has dismissed his lawyer and plans to represent himself at trial. This has led to fears he may use the trial as a platform to broadcast hateful beliefs.

Duration:00:05:17

Invercargill grieves for victims of terrorist attack

3/17/2019
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Invercargill is home to the world's southernmost mosque. Yesterday more than 1,000 locals attended a vigil to support the local Muslim community and pay tribute to the 50 people who died in the terrorist attacks in Christchurch.

Duration:00:10:04