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Sweet Talk: Past Episodes 2020

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. 

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Wayne Morris and WOMAD's Kidzone

Virginia talks with Wayne Morris about what will be happening at this year's WOMAD in the Kidzone and makes us all want to be kids again.

Duration: 00:58:26 | Date: 27 February, 2020

Meet Laura and Julian of Community Music Junction

Meet Julian Raphael and Laura Durville, musicians who love to share. Hear their story, and be inspired to raise your voice in joyful song with Taranaki Singing Venture. Discover the delights of marimba music, and be transported by the hypnotic notes of the Zimbabwean mbira.

Duration: 00:57:03 | Date: 25 February, 2020

Circle of Life - Story of a Funeral Celebrant

Virginia talks with celebrant Sam Bennett about his work and life as a funeral celebrant.

Duration: 01:00:10 | Date: 20 February, 2020

The Govett-Brewster Turns 50

Lisa Berndt from the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre shares plans for a street party to celebrate 50 years of bringing art to the community

Duration: 00:55:35 | Date: 18 February, 2020

Koala Love

Bev Tathum, Andy Bassett and Nic Boheimer preview the concert to raise funds for the NSW Fire Service and koala hospital, and play a few songs.

Duration: 00:55:23 | Date: 11 February, 2020

Mayor Neil Holdom

Mayor Neil drops in for his monthly chat.

Duration: 00:39:53 | Date: 5 February, 2020

Yusuf Khan on Breaking Barriers_RachelHair

Alessandra talks with ART's newest broadcaster, Yusuf from the New Plymouth Muslim society, about the new show and the importance of being able to speak freely, then with Rachel Hair about her upcoming show at 4th Wall Theatre.

Duration: 00:55:38 | Date: 4 February, 2020

Sweet Talk Meets French For Rabbits

We meet Brooke from French for Rabbits. Brooke shares about their upcoming tour, supported by Glass Heart String Choir from Seattle. Tour starts in New Plymouth

Duration: 00:58:01 | Date: 31 December, 2019

Cassie Rowe_Cancer Society

Cassie is the new Fundraising and Events manager for The Taranaki Cancer Society. We learn about her motivation for the role, the work of the Society, and the upcoming Relay for Life on 28th March

Duration: 00:53:32 | Date: 28 January, 2020

Ange On Patti Smith

Ange showcases her personal hero, Ms Patti Smith. Beginning with a special karakia from her daughter Jean, Ange spends the show exploring Patti's poetry, her life, and of course, her incredible music.

Duration: 00:58:05 | Date: 23 January, 2020

Meet Liz Fry, Around the Fire

New Broadcaster, Liz Fry, talks about her journey to becoming a Life Coach, and why she is encouraging people to share their stories

Duration: 00:57:38 | Date: 21 January, 2020

Mayor Neil and Alyssa

Alyssa Holdom brought her book, and her dad, to the radio.

Duration: 00:50:22 | Date: 15 January, 2020

Letting Our Punk Shine Through

In 2020 it's time to embrace our inner punk and shake things up!

Duration: 01:00:29 | Date: 13 January, 2020

Mother Daughter Time

Ange's 11 year old daughter, Jean, joins us for a discussion around self-love, acceptance, gratitude, leadership and learning.

Duration: 00:58:05 | Date: 9 January, 2020