A magazine programme hosted by Kim Hill, with long-form, in-depth feature interviews on current affairs, science, modern life, history, the arts and more.
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Gina Kalloch: Alaska’s indigenous Olympics marks 60 years
While the world has its eyes on the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the Alaskan community of Fairbanks has played host to its own long-standing sporting event, the World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games.
Matt Brown: the barber helping break cycles of violence
Barber Mataio (Matt) Faafetai Malietoa Brown offers men not just a haircut, but a safe space to talk without judgement. In his book She is Not Your Rehab, co-authored with his wife Sarah, he shares his own story and those of his clients, who have inspired the couple to create an anti-violence movement of the same name. They hope the book and Matt's story about growing up with sexual and domestic violence will give men tools to heal from their trauma.
James Ashcroft: directorial debut leads to Bigfoot flick
James Ashcroft's debut feature film Coming Home In The Dark hasn't even hit New Zealand cinemas yet, but the director has already been shoulder-tapped for at least one big budget Hollywood flick.
Laura Raicovich: changing the museum in an age of protest
Laura Raicovich believes the museum has never been a neutral space. As director of the Queens Museum during the Trump administration she was credited with helping turn the New York institution into a "public commons for art and activism". Now Raicovich has written Culture Strike: Art and Museums in the Age of Protest considering how museums worldwide have become flashpoints for protest over corporate influences over them and how they might be reinvented for better public ends.
Jonathan Drori: on listening tomatoes and ragwort-filled gardens
Author, plant lover and former BBC documentary maker Jonathan Drori joins the show for a chat about some of the latest botanical news. This week, Drori discusses a ragwort-filled garden and the fact researchers have found that tomatoes being eaten by insects send electrical signals to the rest of the plant to warn of an attack.
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