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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 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 in as a guest. Contact the station on 06 751 3720 to arrange a date. 


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Ange on Patti Smith, People, and Personal Power

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: 58:5 | 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: 57:38 | Date: 21 January, 2020

Mayor Neil Holdem and Alyssa

Alyssa Holdem 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: 1:0:29 | Date: 14 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

Dancing Queen

In memory of her friend Paula Coutts, Ange replays an earlier interview with Paula and plays some of the music that Paula loved to dance to.

Duration: 00:57:33 | Date: 26 December, 2019

Life, Death and Spirit

Ange and Alessandra reflect on spirituality and life and death.

Duration: 00:52:34 | Date: 19 December, 2019

Joel Buckley, Sea Kayaker

In between the cool music, Alessandra chats with Joel Buckley about his adventures circumnavigating the North Island to raise funds.

Duration: 00:59:41 | Date: 17 December, 2019

Just Alessandra

Alessandra with good conversation and great music.

Duration: 00:00:00 | Date: 12 December, 2019

Virginia Meets Emily Riordan

Virginia's guest is talented local singer songwriter Emily Riordan hear about how Emily manages to juggle being a music teacher and a musician featuring tracks from her latest EP Waves

Duration: 00:56:28 | Date: 10 December, 2019

Happy 10th Anniversary

Ange and husband, Phil, reflect on 10 years of marriage

Duration: 01:00:55 | Date: 5 December, 2019

Ange Presents Stephanie Mines and Peter Heard

Duration: 01:01:39 | Date: 28 November, 2019

Virginia Winder - Movies and Comedy

Virginia Winder talks with Alistair from Govett Brewster Art Gallery about the movies and with comedian Nathan Hedley, about his upcoming show "Searching for Happiness"

Duration: 00:58:46 | Date: 26 November, 2019

Host Ange with Dawn from The Apothecary, NP Clothes Swap, and Lloyd Cole

Ange speaks with Dawn from The Apothecary about Wican magic and wellness, and Katherine Blaney from New Plymouth Clothes Swap. Then she switches it up with a phone interview with Lloyd Cole, who has just arrived in the country for his NZ tour.

Duration: 58:46 | Date: 21 November, 2019

Host Ange with Chev Curtis

Ange shoots the breeze with friend Chev Curtis. Hear their thoughts on birth traumas and mental health, social media anxiety, studying through distance learning, and hear how Chev's Grandad is still charming the ladies of Bristol at age 92. Sending much aroha to our fire-affected whanau across the Tasman.

Duration: 00:58:34 | Date: 14 November, 2019

Mayor Neil Holdom

Duration: 00:52:14 | Date: 13 November, 2019

There's Not A lot Of Later Left

Duration: 00:55:26 | Date: 12 November, 2019

Host Ange is joined by Suzy and David

Thursday's Sweet Talk host, Ange Blackmore, chats with Suzy Carswell, about poetry and veganism and other things, and with Davey Calder, of "The Folk Music Hour" fame

Duration: 00:00:00 | Date: 7 November, 2019

Kieran Martin Imagine My Relief

Today's show is hosted by Michelle she chats to Kieran Martin creator of Imagine My Relief a podcast series about those in the know about the climate emergency and our response to it

Duration: 00:49:03 | Date: 5 November, 2019

Host Ange is joined by Ethel and Elvisa

Ange Smiley chats with Ethel about witchcraft and The Day of the Dead and veganism, and Elvisa van der Leden, newly elected regional councillor for Taranaki, about ecology and climate crisis.

Duration: 00:54:28 | Date: 31 October, 2019

Recovering Colonialists

Duration: 00:53:57 | Date: 29 October, 2019

Host Ange Blackmore Smiley takes to the mic

Ange Blackmore Smiley takes over Thursday's Sweet Talks for the season.

Duration: 00:57:40 | Date: 24 October, 2019