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Sweet Talk

Various hosts take the funky personalities and stories from local community and share them with you over a cuppa. Nearly always fun and hardly ever too serious.

Airing time: Live, 9-10am weekdays. 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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Mikaela Nyman

Local author Mikaela Nyman shares the stories behind the newly launched anthology, Sista, Stanap Strong! This collection of stories, songs and, poems celebrates the voices of 3 generations of the women of Vanuatu.

Duration: 00:59:08 | Date: 15 June, 2021

Beginning to go Alessandra

Duration: 1:01:27 | Date: 16 April, 2021

Beginning to go Alessandra

Duration: 1:01:27 | Date: 16 April, 2021

Debunking Carbon Myths With Jamie Silk and Barbara Hammonds

Jamie Silk, of Silks Advisory Services, studied at London School of Economics and worked within the Energy Sector in Taranaki.
Here Jamie discusses micro-grids, genuine solutions to energy challenges, integrating the sharing economy and what each of us might do now with tools we already have to effect solutions.
Barbara Hammonds represents Climate Change and Consciousness bringing global conversations to life among local people.
Host Alessandra Keighley delights in slowing it down and keeping it real.

Duration: 00:52:02 | Date: 15 April, 2021

Creative Taranaki

Duration: 00:59:24 | Date: 13 April, 2021

ART Changes Awesome Dawson New Manager

Alessandra and Anne talk about the changes coming to Access Radio in the next few weeks.

Duration: 1:02:44 | Date: 9 April, 2021

Sphere Taranaki Contemporary Dance Collective

Marie Hermo Jensen and Gaenor Brown discuss creativity, their journeys to Taranaki and the origin of Sphere Taranaki Contempory Dance Collective performance piece at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Center.

Duration: 00:58:24 | Date: 8 April, 2021

The Vagus Notion

Duration: 1:00:02 | Date: 6 April, 2021

The Vagus Notion

Duration: 1:00:02 | Date: 6 April, 2021

Evie Thorn On April Fools Day

Duration: 00:00:00 | Date: 1 April, 2021

Mayor Neil Holdom on Water.

Alessandra talks with the NPDC mayor, Neil Holdom about water.

Duration: 1:00:03 | Date: 31 March, 2021


Alessandra looks back on some highlights of her experience broadcasting with ART.

Duration: 1:03:43 | Date: 30 March, 2021

Rahul Radhakrishnan Giving Back to his Community

Duration: 00:50:52 | Date: 26 March, 2021

Grant Kenny from the Edge of Tiger Town

Duration: 00:56:15 | Date: 25 March, 2021

Magic is the only practical path

Duration: 01:00:37 | Date: 23 March, 2021

Mary Magdalene Revealed

Host, Imogen and friends explore the book Mary Magdalene Revealed and its implications for womanhood and motherhood

Duration: 00:57:38 | Date: 19 March, 2021

Colours of the Heart with Rex Lovegrove

Rex Lovegrove talks about his new show on Access Radio Taranaki, Colours of the Heart

Duration: 00:59:23 | Date: 16 March, 2021

Sylvia - a Little Theatre Production

Director Nicci Smith and actor Frankie Roberts talk about the latest play being presented at New Plymouth's Little Theatre, 'Sylvia'

Duration: 00:59:31 | Date: 12 March, 2021

The Life and Legacy of Dr Doris Gordon

Mary Perrot shares about the life and legacy of Dr Doris Gordon MD MBE and her pioneering services to women's health, ahead of a Doris Gordon Memorial Trust Lecture being held 23 March

Duration: 00:57:40 | Date: 11 March, 2021

Sweet Home Magazine, Sian Fenwick

Leading up to the official launch of her new magazine, Sweet Home, and the release of the 2nd edition, Sian Fenwick talks with Alessandra about the what, why and how of it.

Duration: 01:02:26 | Date: 9 March, 2021