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Girl Friday

Girl Friday with Alessandra and friends. The kinds of conversations that can occur when women get together over beverages.

Airing time: Between 9-10am Fridays, Replayed at 9pm

Girl Friday with Alessandra and friends.

The kinds of conversations that can occur when women get together over beverages.


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Trip Change and The Koru Project

Waru Hetet and Matt King are two of the four musicians that make up local group,Trip Change. They join Alessandra in studio to talk about their music, the upcoming Koru Project Festival and to play, live. Luke Millard, the man behind The Koru Project, also drops in to talk about the festival.

Duration: 01:00:15 | Date: 24 January, 2020

Same Name Confusion......and moths

Alessandra discusses silk worms and becoming a grandMOTHer. Then, following on from their performance last night at the Festival of Lights, we are joined by 3 out 5 members of the band Same Name Confusion, who performed live their song "Pull Yourself Together".

Duration: 00:57:48 | Date: 17 January, 2020

Karakia for Australia

Virginia and guest, Nganeko Erewhata talk about a movement started by Nganeko, 'Karakia For Australia' - a coming together to send prayers, karakia, love and support to our brothers and sisters in Australia.

Duration: 00:59:03 | Date: 10 January, 2020

Marie, Brooke and Jamie Lee

Today's Guests: Marie (and partner) have developed a must-have app: Link Car Sharing - think Tinder meets hitch hiking, and Brooke Barrett - local fashion stylist. Jamie Lee Dimes, visiting musician and friend of Brooke, shares some of her story and provides the live music.

Duration: 01:01:47 | Date: 20 December, 2019

Carl Austin

Anne talks with gypsy pirate and musician, Carl Austin

Duration: 00:56:13 | Date: 13 December, 2019

Kayla Upton - sculptor and occultist

Join in for the second 1/2 of a riveting conversation about beliefs, being true to yourself and following your path.

Duration: 00:30:27 | Date: 6 December, 2019

The Saints Drop In

St Paul (Coulton), St Andrew (Andy Bassett), St Peter (Hickey) and St Nick (Boheimer - Jellylegs) come to ART to talk about the Gig For Johnny - 12 hours of blues at the NP Club 30th November. Lucky for us they also brought their guitars, sax and harmonicas with them.

Duration: 00:55:34 | Date: 29 November, 2019

Ladies 80's Choir, PukeAriki's Home Work Exhibition

Alessandra is joined by 3 of the 11 members of the Ladies 80's Choir to talk about their upcoming performance. Also, Laura and Colleen from Puke Ariki, put the call out for submissions by local artists to participate in the Home Work: Taranaki Art 2020 Exhibition.

Duration: 00:55:11 | Date: 22 November, 2019

Cool African Groove

Alessandra talks with Cheryl Nomvula Mudawarima, host of this new live show on ART, featuring African music.

Duration: 00:57:36 | Date: 15 November, 2019

Eating Disorders

Today's host, Virginia Winder, talks with Sue Philipson, from New Plymouth's Family Eating Disorder Support Group, and Francesca Aldridge, a registered clinical nutritionist, about eating disorders, especially in young people. Topics covered include how to spot an eating disorder, the effects of diets, body image, food awareness and food as medicine.

Duration: 01:04:58 | Date: 8 November, 2019

Creative Fibre Artists_O Juliet

Guests today: Juliet McLean of O Juliet on the release of their new album "Unlash the Boats"; Creative Fibre artists Suzan Kostanich and Janette Theobald on the NP Creative Fibre exhibition at the JD Reid Gallery. With music from Juliet's new album.

Duration: 00:57:03 | Date: 1 November, 2019