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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: Live, 9-10am Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Replays same day at 9pm

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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Everything is changing - and fast!!

Duration: | 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: 00:54:18 | Date: 21 May, 2019

Keryn and Dana from YHub

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 19

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 Holdem Talks Future Stuff

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

Fiona Young on Regeneration

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

Anne takes the mike

Anne talks NZ Music Month, relocating, and new ART shows.

Duration: 00:54:07 | Date: 2 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

Jazmine talks with Beth Pottinger-Hockings, Arts Trail Exhibitor

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

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

Jazmine Hosts with guest Gemma

Jazmine's guest is Gemma, and together they talk goats, books, and sunsmart Kune Kune pigs

Duration: 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

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: 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 Nut House

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: 58:31 | Date: 21 March, 2019

We need to talk about who we are, New Zealand

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

Duration: 1:1:20 | 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

Taranaki Arts Trail 2019 - Henrietta Reason

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