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Breakfast: Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Breakfast: Wednesday, 29 March 2017 Breakfast: Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 323.25 MB
Wed 29 Mar 2017

Madman DVD Review with Maria Walls: La Belle Saison

Madman DVD Review with Maria Walls: La Belle Saison Madman DVD Review with Maria Walls: La Belle Saison, 8.44 MB
Wed 29 Mar 2017

This week Maria reviews 'La Belle Saison'. Thanks to Madman!

Lawyers representing Afghani villagers say ‘Tirgiran Village’ doesn’t exist

Lawyers representing Afghani villagers say ‘Tirgiran Village’ doesn’t exist Lawyers representing Afghani villagers say ‘Tirgiran Village’ doesn’t exist, 13 MB
Wed 29 Mar 2017

New information has emerged that suggests the NZ Defence Force made factual inaccuracies in their rebuttal to Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson’s new book, Hit & Run. The lawyers representing villagers from Khak Khuday Dad and Naik, who were allegedly attacked by the SAS in a 2010 raid, say the village the NZDF claims the raid took place in actually doesn’t even exist. Ximena speaks to one of the lawyers, Deborah Manning, for further detail about this new information.

Dear Science: Reversing the aging process, the world’s first artificial sun & a racist professor

Dear Science: Reversing the aging process, the world’s first artificial sun & a racist professor Dear Science: Reversing the aging process, the world’s first artificial sun & a racist professor, 39.87 MB
Wed 29 Mar 2017

AUT’s Allan Blackman joins us again live in the studio for Dear Science. Today he talks to Ximena about how scientists have found a way to reverse the ageing process, how scientists in Germany have switched on the world’s largest “artificial Sun” for the first time, and also about how the University of Melbourne has removed the name of a controversial professor from one of its buildings on campus.

Report: Is marijuana actually a viable farming alternative to cows?

Report: Is marijuana actually a viable farming alternative to cows? Report: Is marijuana actually a viable farming alternative to cows? , 11.38 MB
Wed 29 Mar 2017

Replace cows with cannabis. These are the recent comments made by esteemed entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson, on his most recent visit to New Zealand. He suggests if marijuana were to be legalised, dairy farmers could replace sections of their land designated for cows, over to industrial growing of cannabis.Adam Jacobson explores these issues in a recent report. 

Upcoming festival celebrates Auckland’s diversity

Upcoming festival celebrates Auckland’s diversity Upcoming festival celebrates Auckland’s diversity , 9.5 MB
Wed 29 Mar 2017

This weekend, the Auckland International Cultural Festival will be returning for its 18th year. The free event is happening from 10am-5pm at the Mt Roskill Memorial Park, and will offer the public a diverse range of cultural and culinary experiences. Ximena speaks to event organiser Cara Cantrell about what Aucklanders can expect from this weekend’s festival.

Hansel, Gretel and the Nazis; Fairy tales roles in war time stories

Hansel, Gretel and the Nazis; Fairy tales roles in war time stories Hansel, Gretel and the Nazis; Fairy tales roles in war time stories , 19.69 MB
Wed 29 Mar 2017

A newly released book titled ‘War, Myths and Fairy Tales’ investigates the connections between war stories and fairy tales through a critical examination of global literature. Adam Jacobson speaks with the book’s co-author and contributor, Sara Buttsworth about the release of the new work and what stories it examines.

The Wire with Ximena: Wednesday March 29, 2017

The Wire with Ximena: Wednesday March 29, 2017 The Wire with Ximena: Wednesday March 29, 2017, 117.95 MB
Wed 29 Mar 2017

Check out the full show from Wednesday 23rd March, where Ximena & Adam take a look at cannabis instead of cows, talk with Human Rights Lawer Deborah Manning, AUT’s Allan Blackman joins us again live in the studio for Dear Science and more

Morning Glory with Ally: Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Morning Glory with Ally: Wednesday 29 March, 2017 Morning Glory with Ally: Wednesday 29 March, 2017, 204.78 MB
Wed 29 Mar 2017

Universal Harmony: March 28, 2017

UNIVERSAL HARMONY, EPISODE 223 UNIVERSAL HARMONY, EPISODE 223, 224.46 MB
Tue 28 Mar 2017


EPISODE #223

Featuring music from Stan Forebee, Esperar Pra Ver, Swindail, The Cool Kids, Little Dragon, Cloud One, Charles Murdoch, HNNY, shamana, Jex Opolis

Spoken word feature this week: Japanese Poem by Miyazawa Kenji 
Ame ni mo makezu (Be not Defeated by the Rain) is written by Kenji Miyazawa, a poet from the northern prefecture of Iwate in Japan who lived from 1896 to 1933. The poem was found posthumously in a small black notebook in one of the poet's trunks.

Sounds of Sydney setlist:
Motor City Drum Ensemble - Raw Cuts #2
Chaos In The Cbd - Dusty Sundays (Original Mix)
Session Victim - Good Intentions (LP Mix)
HNNY - Cheer Up, My Brother