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Sweet Talk

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.


Click here to explore Sweet Talk Past Episodes 2018

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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

Town & Country Security, then Amber and James

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

The Bubbleman, and Nic on Little Village Movement

The Bubbleman tells his story, and Nic launches her new show, Little Village Movement

Duration: 01:05:04 | Date: 19 February, 2019

Jamie Allen

Jamie Allen from Taranaki Retreat shares his stories, and his "why"

Duration: 1:0:49 | Date: 14 February, 2019

Live From Caravan Mayor Neil On Taranaki 2050

Duration: 00:45:21 | Date: 13 February, 2019

New music, and being grounded

Duration: 0:56:24 | Date: 12 February, 2019

Miranda Palmer on Hawaii time

Miranda Palmer talks about spending 3 months living and working in Hawaii

Duration: 00:57:47 | Date: 7 February, 2019

Venture Taranaki Curious Minds

Duration: 01:01:23 | Date: 29 January, 2019

Climate Change Consciousness and Conductive Education

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

Welcome Back Mystery Track

Duration: 00:56:35 | Date: 22 January, 2019

Everything's Gonna Be Alright

Duration: 00:57:33 | Date: 18 December, 2018

What ART did this year

Duration: 00:59:38 | Date: 11 December, 2018

Josh from Paddock Radio

Josh shares his experiences of travelling around New Zealand with his mobile radio station. Hear about the festivals, the music, and the people he meets.

Duration: 01:01:15 | Date: 6 December, 2018

Photographer Jane Dove-Juneau

Guest host Virginia Winder talks with photographer Jane Dove-Juneau as she launches her new book of New Zealand nature photos

Duration: 01:02:13 | Date: 4 December, 2018