19 - 23 October 2015
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Scheduled interviews and reviews

Monday 30 November

  • 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
  • UK correspondent
  • 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
  • Asia correspondent
  • 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

Click on the underlined text to listen to the interviews:

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.

26 November

Under the flag of ISIS - what life is like

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.

27 November

Neurotribes - changing attitudes to Autism

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.

24 November

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