Graeme Hill's Weekend Line Up

WEEKEND VARIETY WIRELESS - April 14 and 15, 2018

SATURDAY April 14

8:15 Science Report with physicist Shaun Hendy.

8:40 Astronomy with Grant Christie.

9:15 Cinema with James Croot.. The life and works of Sam Neil.

9:30 Words with Max Cryer. To ask Max a question just click here.

10:15 Human Statistics with Jonathan Dodd. Why do we love the Commonwealth Games so much?

10:30 The Taite Prize is awarded each year to a new New Zealand album of original work. The ceremony will be on Tuesday April 17. Graeme speaks with nominees The Bads (Losing Heroes) and Grayson Gilmour (Otherness), talks about the album concept and spins a couple of tracks.

The full list of nominees here

11:10 Stunt Clown by the Headless Chickens has been awarded Taite Classic Album status 30 years after its release. Graeme and Headless Chickens creative force Chris Matthews discuss the music and the times and how it all came about. There will be strong language but it’s after 11pm so don’t come crying to me.

SUNDAY April 15

8:15 Media Stick with Paul Casserly. The week’s media highlights and lowlights dissected and showcased.

9:10 Skeptical Thoughts with  Mark Honeychurch. Hoaxes, scams and woo exposed.

9:30 Letter From America with John Dybvig.

10:10 Shipwreck Tale Special with John McCrystal. On the 50th anniversary of the Wahine disaster maritime historian John McCrystal guides us through how this tragedy unfolded and how it still affects him today.

11:00 Outsiders with Gerard Hindmarsh. Gerard’s away this week. We replay the story of one of New Zealand’s most reviled characters, Minnie Dean the child murderer. Go here for the Outsiders archive.

Minnie Dean. Photo: Te Ara - Encyclopedia of New Zealand.