Mon, 19 June 2006
- Winter is definitely starting
to bite here in New Zealand and this week marks the winter solstice and
shortest day. Brian Carter from the Carter Observatory explains what this means and what can be spotted in the night sky.
- Credit cards, most of us have
them, but how do we know we are getting a good deal with so many
options out there. Different interest rates and loyalty schemes are all
too confusing. To make some sense of the mess Steven Anderson from a
company called Cannex which rates the different credit cards explains.
- Then we head overseas to catch up with the editor of Xlr8r magazine
in New York who will tell us what the latest trends in music are in her
neck of the woods. I'll also be playing a track from New Zealand beat
- Top selling fantasy author Jonathan Stroud also pops in to talk about the underbelly of fantasy writing while I attempt to get his hotel room bed made up
Running Time: 1:00:32
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Tue, 13 June 2006
- * The leader of an entire nation, the Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Clark steps in for a chat about:
o East Timor, what next?
o Where are all of New Zealand's troops and can we sustain our current commitment levels?
o Whats the situation in Kabul, Afghanistan?
o What does Helen think of the introduction of Tasers into the New Zealand Police force?
o Can the Russell Norman and the Greens work with the National party?
* The soccer world cup is on right now, and while most of us will be checking the telly and the web for results, there are some online scams we need to be aware of. Joel Camissar from Websense has all the dirt
* Daniel Robert Epstein is the chap who talks with some of the biggest names in the music and movie business on suicidegirls.com
* In New Zealand there's been a bit of controversy regarding the public frequencies offered to the Canwest station Kiwi FM to broadcast on. Some in the industry think this is unfair and a little dodgy. Karyn Hay is the General manager and breakfast host of Kiwi and she dropped in for a feisty conversation about Kiwi's future plans.
* And finally publicaddress.net blogger Russell Brown gives his opinions on youth drug culture, party pills, the new green party co-leader, and Rodney Hide's dancing.
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Tue, 6 June 2006
- How real is the terrorist
threat in New Zealand? Paul G. Buchanan is the Director of the Working
Group on Alternative Security Perspectives at the University of
Auckland He started his professional career training US civilian and
military intelligence officers and was a consultant to US security
agencies until his emigration to New Zealand in 1997. He has written an
essay called Of Myth and Reality in Terrorist Threat Assessment.
- Best selling author and philosopher Alain De Botton chats about his new book The Architecture of Happiness.
Alain De Botton says the one of the great, but often unmentioned,
causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment:
the kind of walls, chairs, buildings and streets we’re surrounded by.
- The Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Clark discusses
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