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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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In the Shallows

Dani Parsons and Lance Shepherd make up the duo In the Shallows, in town to play a pop-up gig. Today they talk with Alessandra and share their music.

Duration: 00:53:50 | Date: 18 December, 2020

Taranaki Emergency Management

Todd Velvin and Alister Newton from Taranaki Emergency Management discuss keeping friends and family safe over the Christmas/New Year period, and the importance of community in emergency response.

Duration: 00:28:50 | Date: 22 December, 2020

All Tomorrow's Parties

Summer's here at last, and all of the parties and festivals that come with it. Alessandra previews at some of them before being joined by JB - free spirit and artist.

Duration: 00:57:56 | Date: 15 December, 2020

Brendon Peterson Makes Flavour

Alessandra talks with Brendon Paterson about South Africa and his move to New Plymouth and the unique offerings of his Gondwana Foodstore

Duration: 1:00:00 | Date: 17 December, 2020

Lesley Dowding, Storyteller

Meet Lesley Dowding, Storyteller, and Valerie and Hydra from Panda Bowl NP.

Duration: 1:00:31 | Date: 11 December, 2020

Kia ora Kizomba

Lee Aiono, visiting dance instructor from Auckland, Jen Little, dance enthusiast, and Kiel de Buisson, Director of Dance Connexion New Plymouth, share their love of Bachata and Kizomba and the growing craze for Latin Dance in Taranaki.

Duration: 00:56:22 | Date: 8 December, 2020

RATS and Hope

Aotearoa Riders Against Teen Suicide - Taranaki join with Hope Walk Taranaki to bring hope and suicide prevention awareness

Duration: 00:43:19 | Date: 10 December, 2020

Joseph Michael

Joseph Michael current artist in residence at Auckland University of Technology speaks about his current project Raised up Sky, an augmented reality artwork, discusses the unique identity of icebergs and collaboration across cultures and borders through pandemic.
He is joined by Lisa Berndt of the Govett Brewster Art Gallery in this interview with Alessandra Keighley.

Duration: 00:21:32 | Date: 24 November, 2020

Mayor Neil

Mayor Neil Holdom joins Alessandra to discuss local issues, such as water and energy.

Duration: 00:37:43 | Date: 25 November, 2020

Ceilidh And Taranaki Transgender

Mary Sylvester, from Scotland talks about Ceilidh and Taranaki Transgender Celebration

Duration: 00:59:07 | Date: 20 November, 2020


Anne and Liz speak about the Taranaki monthly meeting, tell their own stories and share what the practice brings to them. Find out more on

Duration: 00:23:16 | Date: 24 November, 2020

Sasha Borissenko

Meet Sasha Borissenko, Community Access Media's (CAMA) National Coordinator

Duration: 00:26:47 | Date: 12 March, 2021

Hanahiva Rose on Sorawit Songsataya and Ayesha Green

Assistant Curator Contemporary Art Hanahiva Rose discusses upcoming visit from artists Sorawit Songsataya and Ayesha Green, background to their practice, themes and explorations. The artists will join Hanahiva in conversation at a free public talk at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery 2pm Sunday November 15

Duration: 00:21:18 | Date: 13 March, 2021

Synthony, and the Healthy Living Forum

DJ General Lee on the collaboration that is Synthony, coming to the Bowl of Brooklands on Jane 23, 2021. Also Hilary Blackstock of Sport Taranaki, on the Healthy Living Forum, Nov 25th at the New Plymouth Sportsfishing and Underwater Club

Duration: 00:56:54 | Date: 19 November, 2020

Meet Sieni Richardson

Sieni Richardson is about to become our newest broadcaster, with her Samoan language show, La Talanoa.

Duration: 01:00:10 | Date: 17 November, 2020

Sue Edlin

ART's current exhibitor in the emerging artist space is Sue Edlin, felt artist

Duration: 00:57:46 | Date: 6 November, 2020

Art for Refuge

Shona Smith, from Taranaki Women's Refuge, talks about their upcoming fundraiser art auction. John McLean, contibuting artist, speaks about his practice and why he feels strongly about contributing to the event.

Duration: 01:01:16 | Date: 3 November, 2020

Reset 2020 and Feast Festival

Virginia talks with Lisa Haskell from TAFT and Rachel Church of Feast Festival Taranaki about these two great events running side-by-side in November. Featuring music by artists performing during Reset 2020

Duration: 00:59:16 | Date: 30 October, 2020

Jayeta Valentine, artist - Taranaki Arts Trail

Host Michelle talks with artist Jayeta Valentine about her life and art, which includes a change in artistic style and media in her more recent works.

Duration: 00:56:05 | Date: 27 October, 2020

Gardens and Art - a Collaboration

Virginia talks with three women who working together on a wonderful collaboration. Meet Tetsu Garnett of Taranaki Garden Festival, Erin Strampel of Taranaki Sustainable Backyards Trail and Niki Jenkinson of Taranaki Arts Trail. Also meet actor, Alison Quigan, who, along with Mark Hadlow, in bringing Roger Hall's play "Winding Up" to Taranaki.

Duration: 00:59:16 | Date: 23 October, 2020

Meet Wolfgang Junk

Meet the latest new broadcaster at ART, Wolfgang Junk. Wolfgang presents a German-language show called For Krauts and Kiwis Everywhere

Duration: 00:56:11 | Date: 22 October, 2020

Arts Trail Artists Vicky Taylor and Henriette Reason, plus Ben Dixon

This broadcast features rattling jewellery, the world premiere of Ben Dixon’s single 'Friends', and Art’s Trail artists Henriette Reason and Vicky Taylor speak about their journey’s in mediums and movement from realism to abstraction.

Duration: 00:51:47 | Date: 20 October, 2020

Women of the World Take Over.

From a van in Utrecht NyOh joins Katie O’Neill, with baby Wes, and Sorcha Kearney Wolnik in her sparkly uterus t-shirt.
There is laughter, tears and NYOh sings a song.
The rising divine feminine is fun.

Duration: 00:56:57 | Date: 16 October, 2020

Cut and Polished

Stone sculptors Denise Newland and Renate Verbrugge speak with Alessandra about their art and their new exhibition, Cut and Polished

Duration: 00:48:38 | Date: 15 October, 2020

Teresa and Alice_Arts Trail Artists

Today's artists are kept busy at their shared gallery space, LUMEN Studios and Gallery in Tataraimaka. Teresa is a feminist, spiritual collage artist. Alice does amazing things with needle felting.

Duration: 00:59:06 | Date: 13 October, 2020

Amanda Hewlett, Artist

Artist Amanda Hewlett is the current exhibitor in ART's gallery and will be part of the Taranaki Arts Trail 2020. She talks about her art with Alessandra.

Duration: 00:58:14 | Date: 9 October, 2020

Taranaki Arts Trail Artist Derek Hughes

Artist Derek Hughes talks about his photography and the Taranaki Arts Trail

Duration: 01:00:05 | Date: 8 October, 2020

Rhodie Remembers

Alessandra's guest is Graham Ault, aka Rhodie. Rhodie shares his story, which starts in Rhodesia (as it was known then) and ends in NZ. A common thread throughout is radio and a love for music, which is Graham's "why" for his own show on ART, "Rhodie Remembers"

Duration: | Date: 2 October, 2020

Tutira Mai Nga Iwi

Duration: 00:55:39 | Date: 1 October, 2020

Sustainable Backyards _West Coast Theatre

Erin Strampel discusses the Taranaki Sustainable Backyards Trail and the many workshops, gardens and events that make it up, for only $2 entry. Also, Lane, Olive, Ella, Megan and Holly of West Coast Theatre discuss their process and their latest production, "2B or not 2B" playing at ZEAL/Mayfair

Duration: 00:57:16 | Date: 29 September, 2020

Turkey the Bird_Words as Weapons

In this episode of two halves, Alessandra is joined, firstly, by Andre Manella and Adrian Whelan, of Turkey the Bird. Then Elain Shen Rollins and Kerry Ann Lee come in to talk about "Words as Weapons" events at the Govett Brewster Gallery over the weekend, which takes on racism.

Duration: 00:57:02 | Date: 25 September, 2020

TDHB Chaplains

Chaplaincy Awareness Week coincides beautifully with Mental Health Awareness Week. Taranaki District Hospital chaplains, Joe Gray and Tim Harland bring their work to life in lively conversation. (Warning: contains swears)

Duration: | Date: 23 October, 2020

Mayor Neil Holdom

Mayor Neil Holdom taking care of mental health and mental health awareness, and Taranaki development strategy

Duration: 00:54:11 | Date: 23 September, 2020

Viv Davy, Lois Parkes - Taranaki Arts Trail

This is the first of the 2020 series of interviews with Taranaki Arts Trail artists. Today Viv Davy, textile artist, and Lois Parkes, author, illustrator and ceramicist, share their stories.

Duration: 00:55:21 | Date: 22 September, 2020

Toy Library_Tamzyn Rose

Duration: 01:02:01 | Date: 18 September, 2020

Seasons For Growth_Judy Wood

Alessandra talks with Judy Wood, from Seasons For Growth, a peer support programme for young people aged 5-18 who are suffering grief and loss

Duration: 00:59:21 | Date: 17 September, 2020

Councillor Tony Bedford - A Life in Community

NPDC Councillor Tony Bedford shares his story. A life in community.

Duration: 00:56:54 | Date: 10 September, 2020

Verdigris Supporting Mental Health

Guests today are Sue and Peter Hogan from Verdigris Creative Studio in Whakaahurangi/Stratford. They welcome art and creative pieces for an exhibition to support Mental Health Week. All proceeds to Taranaki Retreat

Duration: 00:59:49 | Date: 8 September, 2020

The Collaboration_Aro

Alessandra talks with Philippa Grey and Anna Scott of The Collaboration, growing opportunity and creative expression in Ngaamotu CBD, plus a phone interview with, and the music of, Emily and Charles Looker, who make up Aro - performing this week at 4th Wall Theatre

Duration: 00:59:03 | Date: 4 September, 2020

Taranaki Hikoi Men's Walk

With more than 60 men registered, the first Taranaki hikoi for 2020 is happening this Weekend (Sept 5th), and offers an amazing opportunity to venture out and connect with the land and also connect with one's self.

Duration: 00:59:05 | Date: 3 September, 2020

Creativity Through Change

Local music, creativity through change, free event at TSB Showplace Sept 13 for Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori

Duration: 00:58:57 | Date: 1 September, 2020

Best Siiide_Connecting Our Differences

Hohepa Te Moana, aka Heps, already podcasts his successful Best Siiide series to thousands of listeners. He is now, also, broadcasting them via ART (Saturdays, 5-6pm). Today he connects the dots with Alessandra, as this collaboration takes off.

Duration: 00:53:52 | Date: 28 August, 2020

Puna Wano Bryant

Puna Wano-Bryant is determined that birdsong will return to the mountain and Māori stories and voices will be heard

Duration: 01:14:17 | Date: 27 August, 2020

Farm Music Taranaki with Sally Barnett

Fathers, sons, grandsons, making music on the farm, from everyday objects and implements. Find out how to get involved through the Farm Music Taranaki FB page

Duration: 01:03:57 | Date: 25 August, 2020

With EJ Barrett and Hayley Elliott-Kernott

Meet guests EJ Barrett and Hayley Elliott-Kernot, as they share their firsts. EJ has just released her first single, "Paint Me a Picture", and shares her views on diversity, neuro-divergent existence, polyamory, and sexuality. Hayley's stunning first solo exhibition is currently showing at the Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford

Duration: 00:51:45 | Date: 21 August, 2020

With Artist Graeme Thompson

Graeme Thompson, artist exhibiting at ART's Emerge Gallery, shares his influences and practice in a journey from Tuatapere to New Plymouth, via California

Duration: 00:41:07 | Date: 20 August, 2020

Kia Kaha e Te Iwi - Into the Forbidden Zone

When Mufasa shows Simba the forbidden zone - is that the wisdom of Indigenous peoples, and are we, at last, preparing to go there? With tunes.

Duration: 00:54:21 | Date: 18 August, 2020

Ki a Mau

Something for everyone today: Seed swap at Puke Ariki Library, Bobby Campbell Luke at Govett Brewster, and songs for dogs.

Duration: 00:57:16 | Date: 12 August, 2020

Voices for Unity_Karen Venables_Dan Lander

Karen Venables' ancestors, the Jurys, came on one of the first ships into New Plymouth. Likewise Dan Lander's family. Both are advocating towards New Plymouth becoming a community that will give voice to those who have been excluded. They share their deputations in support of Maori Wards and speak about their reasons for being voices for unity.

Duration: 00:58:17 | Date: 11 August, 2020

Sharing Music, Art and Tools

A jam-packed episode today - Alessandra talks with Gisia from Sound Valley Festival in Whanganui, Reshma about new exhibitions at Govett Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Centre, and Ty Hema from Taranaki Tool Library

Duration: 01:03:18 | Date: 7 August, 2020

Community Music Junction

The drums are calling. Julian Raphael talks with Anne about the joys of having music in your life, the Taranaki Singing Venture and drumming circles.

Duration: 00:57:41 | Date: 6 August, 2020

Te Tiriti O Waitangi Pt2

Mean Mako Mean Covid 19 Kõrero is a side project for Mako sisters Iri and Te Aorangi, who saw saw an opportunity during level 3 lockdown and beyond. Drawing on their whănau and friends, they bring speakers to the Facebook airwaves to talk about relevant issues happening locally, nationally and internationally. ART was permitted to broadcast the audio from one of their latest discussions when they were privileged to host Veronica Tawhai, Te Rina Warren and JJ Carberry and talk all things Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Founding members of Te Atākura and lecturers at Massey University, the trio were able to dissect articles, clear up confusion and dispel illusions in a positive and sobering fashion. The discussion has been split into two halves -this is part two.

Duration: 00:57:23 | Date: 31 July, 2020

Mean Mako Mean_Te Tiriti o Waitangi Pt.1

Mean Mako Mean Covid 19 Kõrero is a side project for Mako sisters Iri and Te Aorangi, who saw saw an opportunity during level 3 lockdown and beyond. Drawing on their whănau and friends, they bring speakers to the Facebook airwaves to talk about relevant issues happening locally, nationally and internationally. ART was permitted to broadcast the audio from one of their latest discussions when they were privileged to host Veronica Tawhai, Te Rina Warren and JJ Carberry and talk all things Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Founding members of Te Atākura and lecturers at Massey University, the trio were able to dissect articles, clear up confusion and dispel illusions in a positive and sobering fashion. The discussion has been split into two halves - this is Part One.

Duration: 00:59:26 | Date: 30 July, 2020

Te Ara Pae

Today's guest is Gwenyth Richards, counsellor at Te Ara Pae Trust in Te Hawera. Te Ara Pae: a place to rest and gather yourself before carrying on along your path

Duration: 00:57:40 | Date: 23 July, 2020

Wall of Mums

Duration: 00:59:26 | Date: 21 July, 2020

Salvation Army Mahi

Captain Karl Foreman and Wendy, from NP Salvation Army, share their awesome mahi in the community.

Duration: 00:41:13 | Date: 16 July, 2020

Step off Same Old

Duration: 01:01:15 | Date: 10 July, 2020

Found Wallet - Baha'i Community

Duration: 00:49:00 | Date: 9 July, 2020

Love Languages

Love Languages with Alaya, Celia and Imogen

Duration: 00:58:49 | Date: 3 July, 2020

Glenn Jeffrey

Glenn Jeffrey talks with Alessandra about developments at the East End Skate Park; hear about the upcoming record fair

Duration: 00:57:55 | Date: 2 July, 2020

In the Quantum Soup With Mayor Neil Holdom

Mayor Neil Holdom speaks honestly about representation and Maori Wards in local council

Duration: 01:00:09 | Date: 1 July, 2020

Lumen Gallery

Artist Teresa Gooden is excited. There's a new exhibition about to open at Lumen Gallery in Tataramaiaka, featuring the works of 10 artists, plus they're launching an awesome school holiday programme.

Duration: 01:00:13 | Date: 30 June, 2020

Do Box Modular Createspace_Voluncuriosity

Graeme Nelson and Katherine Blaney have been guests before, talking about Manifold. Today they're talking about their latest project, Do Box Modular Createspace. Not so much a container - a space that is available for you to whatever you need to do. Marie Riordon of Volunteering New Plymouth is also a guest, promoting Volunteering Week.

Duration: 01:02:29 | Date: 26 June, 2020

Frontyard Fest - Acushla-Tara Kupe

Alessandra talks with Acushla-Tara Kupe who is bringing Frontyard Fest to Taranaki - a travelling performance of 10 minutes delivered to the elders of Taranaki where they live.

Duration: 00:57:59 | Date: 25 June, 2020

Jolene Stockman on Being Different

Within the show hear a Jolene Stockman-Quicke talk about takiwaatanga (autism), and what it means to be different. (Replayed with permission.)

Duration: 00:59:30 | Date: 23 June, 2020

Ponchos and Planting.

Amidst lots of laughter, Elvisa and Antonia share their (w)raps and their support of The Junction, the new recycling hub at the Transfer Station.

Duration: 01:01:25 | Date: 19 June, 2020

Mikaela Nyman

Alessandra talks with author and poet Mikaela Nyman, with her new book 'Sado' (pronounced shadow)

Duration: 00:37:16 | Date: 18 June, 2020

B Lands at the ART Gallery

Current exhibiting artist at the ART gallery space, B, on making time for yourself to live the creative dream.

Duration: 00:58:12 | Date: 16 June, 2020

Launch and Iterate

Duration: 01:00:08 | Date: 12 June, 2020

Asia Rose Blowfield, Dancer

Asia Rose Blowfield knew at 3yrs old, she wanted to dance. The now 16-year old daughter of Taranaki, reflects on her journey dedicated to her artform, which has taken her from Taranaki to Auckland, London, Houston, Texas and back again.

Duration: 00:00:00 | Date: 11 June, 2020

Meeting with Mayor Holdom

Mayor Neil Holdom shares his thoughts on Maori Wards, recycling plastics, and the next economy

Duration: 00:47:52 | Date: 10 June, 2020

ZEAL and Sonic Delusion

Luke Galley and a few of the crew from ZEAL Taranaki, the home of young creatives, join Alessandra and sing and play for us. (Awesome!!) Then Andre, otherwise known as Sonic Delusion, shares his new single, released today.

Duration: 00:57:27 | Date: 5 June, 2020

Self-Defining Business Queens

Former ART-broadcaster and friend, Jo Blowfield, and Sunita Torrance, who brings the coffee to the masses with Flash Mob Coffee, catch up with Alessandra and share a hot cup of inclusivity.

Duration: 00:57:21 | Date: 4 June, 2020

Danny K_Blues Guitar Teacher And Star Business

Duration: 00:58:25 | Date: 2 June, 2020

Riffing on Royalty

Fix your own crown for Queens Birthday weekend

Duration: 00:49:42 | Date: 29 May, 2020

Taranaki Apart Together Quilt Project

NPDC Councillor, Amanda Clinton-Gohdes shares a new project that aims to bring community together: the Taranaki Apart Together Quilt Project.

Duration: 01:00:07 | Date: 26 May, 2020

Wes James - Edge of the Woods

Wes James, of our very own Edge of the Woods, talks with Alessandra about the band's latest release and plays for us, live.

Duration: 01:02:22 | Date: 22 May, 2020

Mayor Neil Meets Pandemic

Duration: 00:55:17 | Date: 20 May, 2020

Jana Branca

Alessandra talks with Taranaki Arts Trail artist, Jana Branca

Duration: 00:09:58 | Date: 19 May, 2020

Trevor Reekie

Alessandra catches up with Trevor Reekie and plays his selection of NZ music.

Duration: 00:47:29 | Date: 19 May, 2020


Celebrating the good, the beautiful, and the supportive. Exploring the things for which our community feels grateful during these shifting-sand times

Duration: 01:00:38 | Date: 15 May, 2020

Taranaki Arts Advocate, Nicki Jenkinson

What happens when you're the driver of a band on tour and you're too short to see over the wheel of the Pontiac that you're driving? Find out all this and more from Taranaki arts advocate, Nicki Jenkinson.

Duration: 01:00:01 | Date: 13 May, 2020

Marita Green_Comet of the Century

Taranaki potter, Marita Green, talks about seeing and sharing beauty. Suraya Siddhu Singh reads her latest short story, "Comet of the Century"

Duration: 00:57:39 | Date: 8 May, 2020

Community Film Project

Alessandra plays lots of local music and talks with Reshma Madhi from Govett Brewster Art Gallery about Community Film Project and the Window Gallery.

Duration: 00:55:42 | Date: 7 May, 2020

Blue From the Backblocks

Alessandra checks in with life in the backblocks

Duration: 00:57:15 | Date: 6 May, 2020

Suraya and EJ

Suraya and EJ pick the music for NZ Music Month.

Duration: 01:00:29 | Date: 5 May, 2020

Creative in Our Own Backyard

Alessandra kicks off NZ Music Month

Duration: 00:57:57 | Date: 4 May, 2020

Live at the Village Well - Hold Your Own

Alessandra catches up with Zoe and brand-new baby, Osiris, and with Taranaki's Extreme Weather-man, Craig Jeffrey, about Comet Swan

Duration: 00:58:00 | Date: 1 May, 2020

Catherine Ford - Potential Architecture

Catherine Ford runs an Architectural Design and Healthy Home consultancy called Potential Architecture. She talks with Alessandra about how people can keep their homes safe and healthy for the upcoming cooler months.

Duration: 00:57:43 | Date: 30 April, 2020

Mayor Neil

Straight talk with Mayor Neil.

Duration: 01:00:02 | Date: 29 April, 2020

Ruth Harvey - Fostering Creativity

Ruth Harvey, talks with Alessandra about fostering creativity. Past-Puke Ariki Curator, Ruth is now with AS220 in Providence Rhode Island - an art space with a difference.

Duration: 00:59:07 | Date: 28 April, 2020

Johanna Von Hunerbein

Alessandra catches up with Johanna Von Hunerbein, who is currently undertaking social entrepreneurship training in Sweden.

Duration: 00:58:27 | Date: 24 April, 2020

Art on ART

Soundtrack by Carmen B Ontist, original poem by Elvisa and short story by Suraya. Why? ART on ART

Duration: 00:54:19 | Date: 22 April, 2020

Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together

Duration: 00:54:23 | Date: 20 April, 2020

Mayor Neil and the Kids Next Door

Mayor Neil Holdom talks about how the council is looking to the future, post-COVID, then Alessandra talks to her two neighbours, Isiah and Billy, who are students getting to grips with learning from home.

Duration: 00:53:43 | Date: 15 April, 2020

In Rahui With Creatives

Alessandra is joined by Helen Griffiths, the Bandana Bard, and her daughter, singer-songwriter, Laura. We try to share their live music, but may have met the limits of Zoom.

Duration: 01:00:02 | Date: 14 April, 2020

Sweet Talk at the Village Well - Community Dedications

Duration: 01:01:08 | Date: 13 April, 2020

Zoe's Having a Baby

Zoe Hutchieson had a beautiful plan ready for the birth of her baby, but then along came the rāhui. With live music by the lovely mother-in waiting.

Duration: 00:56:02 | Date: 9 April, 2020

Sweet Talk at the Village Well - Bjorn and Tito

Wonder how the rest of the world is doing right now? Bjorn and Tito, joining the show all the way from Sweden, share a bit of their world with Alessandra.

Duration: 00:56:54 | Date: 8 April, 2020

Sweet Talk at the Village Well With Jules Matthews

Talking farming with Jules Matthews. Jules has lifelong and world-wide experience of farming and knows the pressures that farmers face. Her knowledge of holistic management and regenerative farming is not only extensive, it's also really, really interesting - even to city folk.

Duration: 01:03:34 | Date: 7 April, 2020

Michelle Montana

Michelle Montana joins Alessandra on Sweet Talk at the Village Well, today as they discuss spiritual aspects of the lockdown

Duration: 01:01:46 | Date: 6 April, 2020

Phone-a-Friend on Sweet Talk at the Village Well

Lynda Northcott takes us flying today. A presenter on an earlier ART show, Spirit Taranaki, today, Lynda shares a live meditation.
It is Phone-a-Friend on Sweet Talk at the Village Well.

Duration: 00:53:53 | Date: 2 April, 2020

April Fools

Today it's all about April Fools and the day of upsetting the order of things and kings.

Duration: 00:57:54 | Date: 1 April, 2020


Alessandra talks of self isolation and growing plants. With a selection of great music

Duration: 00:57:49 | Date: 31 March, 2020

We Are Your Station

Duration: 01:02:59 | Date: 26 March, 2020

Phone a Friend (or 2)

Alessandra talks with Mel from Driving Miss Daisy, offering all kinds of essential driving services during this time, and with Blue from the back blocks

Duration: 01:01:17 | Date: 25 March, 2020

Gloria From MSD

Alessandra talks with Gloria, Taranaki's Regional Commissioner with MSD, about connections and support available during this time

Duration: 00:59:34 | Date: 24 March, 2020

Live Love Live

Alessandra talks about feeling love in the midst of COVID-19, and live music on the radio

Duration: 00:51:40 | Date: 19 March, 2020

Mayor Neil

Our Mayor, Neil Holdom, drops in for his regular chat.

Duration: 00:54:59 | Date: 18 March, 2020

Hey World Don't Give Up

The world is gripped by Corona Virus Chaos. In an uncertain world (and when has it not been?) we can look to our community and our elders for wisdom and support. Community media is a resource to be used by real people. How can we be of service to you???

Duration: 00:57:18 | Date: 17 March, 2020

WOMAD with Ange and Davey

Ange and Davey Calder discuss world events in relation to the beloved WOMAD festival: COVID-19, green sponsors, artists to watch, and more.

Duration: 00:58:53 | Date: 12 March, 2020

Births, Deaths and Marriages

Virginia talks with actress Geraldine Brophy about her film 'Births, Deaths and Marriages', playing at the Len Lye theatre.

Duration: 00:59:47 | Date: 10 March, 2020

Interview with Ian Welch

Continuing the series of interviews with speakers on the new STEAM Lab stage at WOMAD 2020, Virginia talks with cybersecurity researcher, Ian Welch.
(Our apologies for the poor sound quality in parts of this recording, due to technical difficulties experienced during the phone interview.)

Duration: 00:28:07 | Date: 5 March, 2020

Interview With Dr Simon P Taylor

Dr Simon P Taylor, another of the speakers on the new STEAM Lab stage at WOMAD 2020, talks with Virginia about the cosmic dancing and the universe.

Duration: 00:26:29 | Date: 5 March, 2020

Interview With Daniel Burmeister.

Daniel is one of the speakers on the new STEAM Lab stage at WOMAD 2020

Duration: 00:17:45 | Date: 3 March, 2020

SteamLab at WOMAD

Rebecca from TAFT talks with Alessandra about the new stage at this year's WOMAD, SteamLab, celebtraing science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Then, in a phone interview, Alessandra talks with one of the SteamLab speakers, Daniel Burmester.

Duration: 00:55:05 | Date: 3 March, 2020

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