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Dr Sarah Watson on parenting in the pandemic
It's been hard for kids to feel motivated during the pandemic, and it's been hard on families as well, especially with people trying to do so many different things in shared spaces. But there are also ways to build better family relationships during Covid-19. Dr. Sarah Watson is the Clinic Director and a registered Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychologist at Totally Psyched. She joins the show to answer your questions and share some tips on parenting in the pandemic. Text 2101 or email email@example.com with your questions for Dr Watson.
How the pandemic became a referendum on work
For many people, jobs have become little more than a completely relentless, unsatisfying toil. Especially since Covid-19 came along. So why then does work ethic still hold so much sway? Jamie McCallum is a professor of sociology at Middlebury College in Vermont. His area of interest in work, labour and social movements, and his latest book is Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work Is Killing the American Dream. He joins the show to discuss the book and how the current pandemic has created a referendum on the value of work.
Food with Vanessa Baxter: toasties
Our love affair with the toasted sandwich seemingly knows no bounds. But not all toasted sadwiches are created equal. A revolution in the art of toasted sandwich making has seen many Kiwis up their games in recent years -- moving on from the classic cheese and pineapple or the bog-standard Wattie's Spaghetti toastie to more adventurous combinations. (The winning entry in this year's Great NZ Toastie Takeover competition was slow roasted pork belly, provolone, chimichurri, American mustard, pickles and apple chilli gel slathered between toasted sourdough...) Vanessa Baxter is back with us to pay homage to the toastie and discuss classic and non-classic filling options and different ways to cook them.
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie: 'Is there anything she can't do?'
Wellington actor Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie has been described as "dazzlingly talented" in Vogue, and has worked alongside such movie stars as Benedict Cumberpatch, Scarlett Johansson and Kirsten Dunst, to name a few. She was predicted to dominate the screen in 2021, and with four major movies out this year -- including Edgar Wright's Last Night in Soho, which has just premiered at the Venice Film Festival -- those predictions have been on the mark. Indeed, IndieWire film critic Nicholas Barber wrote that Harcourt Mckenzie's performance as Eloise in Last Night in Soho was "so delightful and versatile that there doesn't appear to be anything that she can't do". Thomasin joins the show from the capital to discuss her latest movie projects, life and work in lockdown and what she would like to be if she wasn't an actor.
Mediawatch for SUNDAY 19 Sep 2021
Mediawatch looks at how the media zeroed in on our social cohesion this week - as the current lockdown in Auckland became the longest we've had so far. Also: Mediawatch talks to the BBC's Peter Taylor, a reporter with 50 years of experience reporting terrorism and violence -- and how it can be overcome...
Questions remain over cancelled Black Caps tour
The sudden decision to cancel the New Zealand cricket tour of Pakistan, just moments before the scheduled start of the first ODI in Rawalpindi is drawing a massive amount of criticism from commentators and fans around the world. The call was made by New Zealand Cricket after what they called a "credible security threat". Joining the show to analyse the situation are RNZ sports reporter Clay Wilson and veteran cricket commentator Bryan Waddle, who was on tour with the Kiwi cricketers when a bomb exploded near their hotel in Pakistan in 2002.