Akiko comes into the studio to talk about Mother Tongue, an intergenerational cookbook which asks you to consider cooking using local produce, and shop from small businesses who practice sustainable food sourcing. Whakarongo mai nei!
Denzel takes over the late morning hours to liven up your Thursdays with an eclectic set of tunes accompanied by some stellar chat and good nostalgic vibrations as he delves into video game soundtrack history to bring everyone’s favorite radio spot ‘video game soundtrack gems.'
In the pursuit of meeting emissions reduction targets, the transition to electric vehicles is seeming like a bit of a necessity.
With battery range and charging stations a worry for EV owners, the government and research organisations from around the world are banding together to come up with new solutions to instil confidence in EV fleets.
Andre Fa’aoso spoke to Doug Wilson, Director of the Transportation Research Centre at the University of Auckland.
The research facility based in the Faculty of Engineering is designing and testing the possibilities of wireless charging roads in Aotearoa to remedy range anxiety for EV owners.
The partnership between Downer and the University of Auckland has been tasked with testing the resilience and application of this technology on our roads.
Andre started off by asking Doug about what this technology is and how it works.
In a follow up statement, Doug shared the idea of ‘power snacking’.
Doug says that power snacking “is very different to the current need to carry around a tank full of gas or a very large and heavy battery that takes longer to charge. For example, if you can charge your ‘EV on the go’ (at your origin, destination and on the way dynamically) then you can reduce the size of your battery as range anxiety is removed. This also has the significant environmental benefit of requiring less rare earth minerals (eg. cobalt, nickel and lithium) as the batteries are smaller in size and are also reduced weight. This can only be done with wireless charging but the wireless EV infrastructure will need to be in place for this to affect potential users purchasing behaviours.”
Congestion in the city centre last night held up vehicle traffic and delayed buses for up to an hour. This morning a number of organisations paid for a front page wrap around ad in the Herald promoting cycling.
Alex talked to Big Street Bikers' Cleve Cameron about how enabling cycling in the city might unclog the streets so everyone can get around quickly, cheaply and efficiently.
This week on the biggest show on the radio: Callum is back from Austin, Texas and the SXSW music festival and he's brought you all some Hot Fresh Tracks to listen to, as well as the biggest songs on the radio this week! (AKA the Top 10). We play songs from Pear & The Oysters, Foyer Red, Why Bonnie and Ratboys, amongst others!
We Need a Bigger Dumpster - Cheekface
Foyer Red - Plumbers Unite!
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Meshuggah
Lomelda, More Eaze - Scaredy's World
Soft Plastics - Darcie
Ratboys - Go Outside
Kosmetika - House
Pearl & The Oysters - Pacific Ave
Tiki Taane - Soldiers Of Fire (ft. DubFx, Tali, Pdigsss)
They don't call it hump day for no reason- but the show this morning is stacked and packed, ready to get you through the week. The Prime Minister dials in to the studio to speak with Rachel about cyclone recovery, the teachers' strike and the recent policy re-prioritisation. The Bard of Bollix returns with a fresh train poem on The Mind Trench, and an infuriating game of four truths one lie. Wairehu from Half Time phones up to talk about tha band's gig this Friday, and their plans for overseas shows. The wonderful Jason from Sleaford Mods zooms across the seas to dial in to the show and chat to Rachel about their new album UK Grim, and upcoming Aotearoa shows. Whakarongo mai nei!