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In between the cool music, Alessandra chats with Joel Buckley about his adventures circumnavigating the North Island to raise funds.
Duration: 00:59:41 | Date: 17 December, 2019
Virginia's guest is talented local singer songwriter Emily Riordan hear about how Emily manages to juggle being a music teacher and a musician featuring tracks from her latest EP, Waves
Duration: 00:56:28 | Date: 10 December, 2019
Virginia Winder talks with Alistair from Govett Brewster Art Gallery about the movies and with comedian Nathan Hedley, about his upcoming show "Searching for Happiness"
Duration: 00:58:46 | Date: 26 November, 2019
Ange speaks with Dawn from The Apothecary about Wican magic and wellness, and Katherine Blaney from New Plymouth Clothes Swap. Then she switches it up with a phone interview with Lloyd Cole, who has just arrived in the country for his NZ tour.
Duration: 00:58:46 | Date: 21 November, 2019
Ange shoots the breeze with friend Chev Curtis. Hear their thoughts on birth traumas and mental health, social media anxiety, studying through distance learning, and hear how Chev's Grandad is still charming the ladies of Bristol at age 92. Sending much aroha to our fire-affected whanau across the Tasman.
Duration: 00:58:34 | Date: 14 November, 2019
Thursday's Sweet Talk host, Ange Blackmore, chats with Suzy Carswell, about poetry and veganism and other things, and with Davey Calder, of "The Folk Music Hour" fame
Duration: 00:52:42 | Date: 7 November, 2019
Today's show is hosted by Michelle she chats to Kieran Martin creator of Imagine My Relief a podcast series about those in the know about the climate emergency and our response to it
Duration: 00:49:03 | Date: 5 November, 2019
Ange Smiley chats with Ethel about witchcraft and The Day of the Dead and veganism, and Elvisa van der Leden, newly elected regional councillor for Taranaki, about ecology and climate crisis.
Duration: 00:54:28 | Date: 31 October, 2019
Korero with this young, local man who has spent his life since high school seeking adventure. And he's found it. Hear tales of the Appalachian Trail, hitchhiking from one side of the USA to the other, and stories from an an Australian town so small it doesn't even have a pub!
Duration: 00:58:05 | Date: 22 October, 2019
Bree Paton-Courtney entered the 5 Crowns Pageant to learn more about herself and to gain confidence, as well as to support Youthline. She and her mum talk with Alessandra about those things and the importance of nanas and pastries. Then guest Katherine Blaney and Graham Nelson come in to get everyone excited about the upcoming Startup weekend.
Duration: 00:51:40 | Date: 3 October, 2019
Niamh McCormack and Greg Watt talk about living with Type 1 diabetes, the support organisation they are both involved with, Diabetes Youth Taranaki, and upcoming events.
Duration: 00:57:13 | Date: 26 September, 2019
New Plymouth's Madame Dance Crew is NZ's No.1 hip-hop dance crew. They need help to get to Sydney next month, where they will represent NZ in hip-hop comps.
Duration: 00:56:26 | Date: 12 September, 2019
Organisers of the very successful Voices of the Future Conference, Nikita Taiapa and Jez Vivian, which took place in NP on 31 August, share their experience.
Duration: 00:48:41 | Date: 5 September, 2019
Musings on the power of connection, being heard, kindness, and being yourself. Alessandra also shares her thoughts on the importance of challenging the paradigms that no longer serve us.
Duration: 00:52:38 | Date: 22 August, 2019
Robbie White, 15 yr old student at New Plymouth Boys High school, won the latest national Race Unity Speech competition with his beautiful speech that challenges people to stand up to racism, wherever they find it.
Duration: 00:00:00 | Date: 13 August, 2019
Karen Johns from the NPDC is our CBD Facilitator. She welcomes all of us to join the conversation on how the CBD can be enlivened and enriched for the enjoyment of the whole community.
Duration: 00:58:19 | Date: 8 August, 2019
Hear from Hobnail about their 25th Anniversary "Boots and All" gig at the 4th Wall theatre. Alessandra also welcomes artists Jan Huibers and Alby Carter to talk about their upcoming exhibition, Taranaki Artocracy, at the Percy Thomson Gallery.
Duration: 01:01:05 | Date: 11 July, 2019
Alessandra talks with Margaret Smith and Catherine Cheung, from Climate Justice, about the Just Transitions Community Conference held in New Plymouth, 15 June 2019
Duration: 00:53:21 | Date: 20 June, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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