COP21 - Nearly 200 countries are gathering in Paris for critical talks on tackling climate change. VUW's and former Kyoto Protocol negotiator, Adrian Macey.
Silicon Valley 'roadmap' for Auckland
Europe correspondent, Seamus Kearney
Ilan Noy on Canterbury's long term quake recovery prospects
Book Review: Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin
Reading: The Atlas Game short story by Liz Breslin told by Peter Hayden
Politics with Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills.
Food: Handmade burrito's and quesidillas with Cartel Food, Wairarapa
Kennedy Warne is on the road to nowhere - Ashburton and beyond
Tuesday 1 December
news and current events
The social responsibility of engineers and scientists in an age of mass surveillance
US correspondent Susan Milligan
Stanford Economics Professor Steven Haber on The Political Origins of Banking Crises
Book Review: History's People: Personalities and the Past by Margaret MacMillan
Reading: Awa short story by Shelly Davies told by Nicola Kawana
Rod Oram on business.
Complicated stuff in simple words with Randall Munroe
Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Wednesday 2 December
News and current affairs.
How marketers are increasingly using synthetic smells to hook in consumers
Concerns elderly people are often not eating well enough
Australia correspondent, Karen Middleton
Winemaker Kate Radburnd
Book Review:Scene of the Crime by Steve Braunias
Reading: 15 Chappy by Patricia Grace told by Jim Moriarty and Simon Leary (Part 1 of 12)
Marty Duda's musical artist of the week.
David Riley: writing sports books to inspire reluctant readers
Employment Law with Andrew Scott Howman
Thursday 3 December
News and current affairs
PhD candidate's call for review of Civil Justice system saying it's too difficult and costly
Rob Penn on the versatility and history of Ash trees
Book Review: Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe
Reading:Chappy by Patricia Grace told by Jim Moriarty and Simon Leary (Part 2 of 12)
New Technology with Sarah Putt
Parenting with Sarb Johal - dealing with conflict between parents and adult children
Viewing with Lara Strongman
Friday 4 December
News and current affairs
Think for Tigers online competition on tools to track and protect tigers
Egyptologist Salima Ikram on the mummification of animals
Book review - John McIntyre from The Children's Bookshop in Wellington
Reading: Chappy by Patricia Grace told by Jim Moriarty and Simon Leary (Part 3 of 12)
Music with Grant Smithies
Sport with Brendan Telfer
The Week that Was with Te Radar and Elisabeth Easther
Our picks: The best of the last week
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Merlin Tuttle - Bats
Merlin Tuttle is a photographer with difficult subjects. His quarry are extremely fast, small and normally only come out when it's dark. Bats. While trying to get the best snap Merlin Tuttle has hidden from lions in a waste deep, crocodile infested river - run from murderous communist guerrillas in Caracas, confronted shotgun-wielding moonshiners in caves and had part of his lung dissolved by toxic fumes from a gigantic pile of bat droppings. What's driven him to persist is a deep affection for the winged mammals which he says are not only extremely intelligent and social but also vital allies in the fight against insect pests. Merlin says the greatest threat to bats is human fear and in an effort to dispel that fear he's published a book, The Secret Lives of Bats.
Sami Moubayed is a Syrian historian, political analyst, and journalist based in Damascus. He's been analysing Syria and the region for 20 years. His book 'Under the Black Flag' is the first inside account of ISIS, with unrivaled access to the movement and Isis officials. He concludes US air stikes are not working, so we need to accept that ISIS is not going to disappear soon, and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 's power base should be taken more seriously.
Steve Silberman is an American journalist who writes about technology for Wired magazine and the New Yorker. His new book 'Neurotribes' is the first popular science book to win the Samuel Johnson prize, Britain's leading literary award for nonfiction. It charts the evolution of the diagnosis in 1943 to the current campaign to reframe the condition.