The vital world of small thingsBELOW ARE UNIQUE FEATURES TO THIS WEEKEND’S SHOWS
REGULAR FEATURES ARE OUTLINED OVER THERE ON THE RIGHTSATURDAY September 24
10:15:- ENVIRONEWS Craig Potton is this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award from Forest & Bird. He regales how and why he became passionate about our natural world, the fractious fight to save the West Coast Forests and how New Zealand attitudes have changed over the last few decades.
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In 1980 Craig Potton completed a three-month traverse of the Southern Alps that began near Milford Sound in Fiordland and finished in Nelson Lakes National Park. Now, over 35 years later, Craig Potton recounts the experience in So Far, So Good a thoughtful reflection, from one of New Zealand’s prominent conservationists, on what it means to spend an extended period of time in the wilderness.
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10:30:- The Old Blue Award recognizes outstanding work in conservation, usually by volunteer civilians. Graeme speaks with Old Blue recipient and Taupo eco-soldier Laura Dawson who has a special interest in our rare Blue Duck.
11:10:- Albums from the Class Of ’76. Grant Smithies respins Thin Lizzie’s breakthrough album Jailbreak and tells the story of its proud Irish frontman Phil Lynott.SUNDAY September 25
9:30:- Antibiotic Resistance. This week the UN has committed to addressing this huge problem which SHALL effect you. How long can we have effective antibiotics and the ethical dilemmas involved. Michael Gillings, evolutionary biologist explains.
BUT... nothing depicts the problem so well as this stunning video released recently. TAKE A LOOK.http://www.radiolive.co.nz/How-Bacteria-Evolves-Amazing/tabid/491/articleID/129024/Default.aspx
10:15:- Pollen. Dr Katherine Holt is a finalist in the NZ Innovation Awards. She has some brilliant ideas on how pollen can give us a better understanding of our world and how to print 3D versions of these miniscule pieces of plant sperm.
11:10:- Outsiders with Gerard Hindmarsh. The 1820 Russians. When NZ was overwhelmingly Maori a curious expedition visited Marlborough. As a result St Petersburg holds many precious artefacts. Visit the Outsiders Archive here.