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Sweet Talk: Past Episodes 2019

Alessandra takes the funky personalities and stories from local community and shares them with you over a cuppa. Nearly always fun and hardly ever too serious.

Airing time: Your choice, on-demand

Artists, poets, musicians, local community groups, writers, schools, the mayor, or simply friends – all are welcome.

If you have a message to get out, a call out for new members, an event to promote, you can join her as a guest. Contact the station on 06 751 3720 to arrange a date. Wednesday mornings you’ll usually hear Kris Johnson play new music.


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Priscilla N.P.

On today's Show Alessandra chats with John Ainsworth and Cameron Douglas as they share the party of the upcoming theatric version of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert

Duration: 01:00:13 | Date: 11 June, 2019

Puanga With Nanny Maata

Duration: 00:34:28 | Date: 6 June, 2019

Just AK

Duration: 00:54:30 | Date: 30 May, 2019


Mayor Neil Holdom pops in for his monthly chat.

Duration: 01:01:28 | Date: 29 May, 2019

Lindsay Maindonald and Let's Talk About Magic

Lindsay Maindonald, artist and mountaineer, talks art and mountains, and Alessandra urges us to talk about the magic that happens every day

Duration: 00:59:02 | Date: 28 May, 2019


Everything is changing - and fast!!

Duration: 00:50:15 | Date: 23 May, 2019

Julia Jones

Julia Jones, Head of Analytics at NZX, is very down-to-earth and very easy to relate to. She was a speaker at the Techweek 2019 event, "All You Can Eat", where she talked about understanding global trends and changing mindsets. She continues that conversation with Alessandra.

Duration: 00::00:00 | Date: 21 May, 2019

Keryn And Dana - Youth Week

Keryn and Dana talk about the Youth Army and the events coming up during Youth week

Duration: 00:48:30 | Date: 16 May, 2019

Natacha Dunn_Techweek 2019

Duration: 00:57:48 | Date: 14 May, 2019

Dennis Ngawhare_WOMAD Liaison

Dennis Ngawhare shares his experiences as a WOMAD Artist Liaison since 2002, and plays some of the music from the bands he has looked after.

Duration: 01:03:37 | Date: 9 May, 2019

Mayor Holdom Talks Future Stuff

Duration: 00:56:23 | Date: 8 May, 2019

Fiona Young On Regeneration

Duration: 00:52:21 | Date: 7 May, 2019

Joshua Sands - Taranaki Arts Trail

Angela Solomons talks with ceramic sculptor Joshua Sands - this week's Taranaki Arts Trail featured artist.

Duration: 01:00:08 | Date: 30 April, 2019

No Duff

Michelle talks with Nathan and Jase, about No Duff, an organisation run by veterans for veterans, and their ANZAC Day event.

Duration: 00:52:53 | Date: 24 April, 2019

Taranaki Arts Trail - Beth Pottinger Hockings

Jazmine's guest is fibre artist Beth Pottinger-Hockings, and she enlightens us about her art, and involvement in the Taranaki Arts Trail

Duration: 00:23:40 | Date: 23 April, 2019

Jazmine Hosts With Guest Gemma

Duration: 00:35:46 | Date: 23 April, 2019

Anne Meets the Mayor

Duration: 00:57:57 | Date: 17 April, 2019

Sarah Gillingham_Mental Health Peer Support

Duration: 00:34:42 | Date: 16 April, 2019

Taranaki Arts Trail - Helen Griffiths

Poetry as an art form

Duration: 00:29:46 | Date: 16 April, 2019

Zoe Takes Over

Zoe hosts the show, with Alessandra as her guest. Hear about her upcoming trip to the Climate Change Consciousness event in Findhorn, Scotland

Duration: 00:56:50 | Date: 11 April, 2019

Chris Garrett Donkey Sanctuary

Duration: 00:57:38 | Date: 9 April, 2019


Duration: 00:54:40 | Date: 4 April, 2019

Piripi's Nuthouse

Sweet Talk guest Philip Robertson speaks candidly about living with Bipolar. Philip explains that writing a book about his life ("Piripi's Nut House") has helped him come to terms with some of the troubling events in his life. He hopes the book will help de-stigmatize mental illness, by creating a better understanding in the community.

Duration: 01:00:25 | Date: 28 March, 2019

Mayor Neil Holdom

Duration: 00:48:45 | Date: 27 March, 2019

Taranaki Arts Trail 2019 - Joni Murphy

Duration: 00:58:24 | Date: 26 March, 2019

Phone a Friend

When you're not sure how to deal - phone a trusted friend. We did.

Duration: 00:58:31 | Date: 21 March, 2019

We Need To Talk About Who We Are NZ

We need to talk about who we really are, New Zealand. Reflections on the multi-cultural and diverse society in which we live.

Duration: 01:01:20 | Date: 19 March, 2019

Karl Austin and Andre Manella

Michelle talks with Karl Austin about The Extravaganza Fair, happening at East End Reserve this coming weekend, and with Andre Manella, of Sonic Delusion.
Karl provides live, original music and hear the latest releases by Sonic Delusion.

Duration: 01:03:47 | Date: 7 March, 2019

Henrietta Reason_2019 Taranaki Arts Trail

Our first artist interview for this year's Arts Trail.

Duration: 00:52:20 | Date: 5 March, 2019

World Day of Prayer

Duration: 00:49:52 | Date: 28 February, 2019

Haegue Yang Exhibition and Blip Scooters are coming to town

Duration: 00:53:04 | Date: 26 February, 2019

Town and Country Security_Amber and James

Brian Voice from Town and Country Security Limited shares his story, then Amber and James grace us with their song

Duration: 00:50:38 | Date: 21 February, 2019

Bubble Man_Nic Roderick

The Bubbleman tells his story, and Nic launches her new show, Little Village Movement

Duration: 01:05:04 | Date: 19 February, 2019

Jamie Allan

Jamie Allen from Taranaki Retreat shares his stories, and his "why"

Duration: 0056:50 | Date: 14 February, 2019

Live From Caravan_Mayor Neil On Taranaki 2050

Duration: 00:45:21 | Date: 13 February, 2019

Miranda Palmer on Hawaii Time

Miranda Palmer talks about spending 3 months living and working in Hawaii

Duration: 00:57:47 | Date: 7 February, 2019

Support Please

Duration: 01:02:17 | Date: 5 February, 2019

On The House_Karaitiana

Rebekah from On The House, plus Karaitiana - Green stone carver and so much more

Duration: 01:00:37 | Date: 31 January, 2019

Venture Taranaki Curious Minds

Duration: 01:01:23 | Date: 29 January, 2019

Climate Change Consciousness and Conductive Education

Alessandra talks Climate Change Consciousness, and later is joined by Craig Nielsen from Conductive Education Taranaki. Craig explains how Conductive Education is helping families by maximising the "ability" in "disability".

Duration: 01:01:40 | Date: 24 January, 2019

Welcome Back Mystery Track

Duration: 00:57:45 | Date: 22 January, 2019