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  • Paul Rowe,

    So are shaving brushes, or so I've been told. Some of us still use those.

    Oh, won't someone please think of the badgers?

    Lake Roxburgh, Central Ot… • Since Nov 2006 • 574 posts Report Reply

  • Shep Cheyenne,

    Badgers, we don't need no stinking badgers.

    (sorry used this joke a month back or so)

    Since Oct 2007 • 927 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Oh, won't someone please think of the badgers?

    I do, I am vegetarian!

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Nat Torkington,

    This thread appears to be "me too" to the max, so here goes.

    Kim Hill FTW. I can't tell you how happy it made me to realize, when I came back from American and was confronted with the NZ Herald and the New Insipid Listener (MARRIAGE ADVICE FOR YOUR BRAIN TO REFI YOUR HOUSE MORTGAGE!), that there was someone with a brain left in New Zealand.

    I used to be a regular Morning Report listener, and it was a great bootcamp to get back into the pace of NZ life, but when my shower radio ceased to pick up RNZ, Morning Report fell out of my life. And I haven't really missed it. What's going on in NZ? It's probably some ill-thought out exploitative media gang-bang (Veitch, Kahui, baby Pumpkin, Muliaga) or mindless political posturing. My life is all the richer for its absence.

    I tried Jim Mora and Chris Laidlaw, but the best that can be said is that they do an adequate job of filling dead air. Kathryn Ryan also didn't make me care--I was unable to detect many signs of research, alas.

    I loved NPR while I was in the US, though I haven't listened to it again on this trip. I think the NPR model of lots-of-shows rather than the RNZ model of few-big-hostdriven-shows-with-many-small-segments is preferable--we don't have a big enough pool of hosts up to that responsibility, it seems. I'd like to see more variety, for example quiz shows like "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" or "story" shows like "This American Life".

    Ti Point • Since Nov 2006 • 100 posts Report Reply

  • Shep Cheyenne,

    Loved Kathryn Ryans interview yesterday.

    The Prez is opening the door to having the National Reserve to print money to get out of the looming depression.

    I don't know much about economics but I know this is not a solution and what happened in Germany post leading to wheelbarrows replacing wallets when going shopping.

    Since Oct 2007 • 927 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Kennedy,

    Kim Hill FTW

    Winner all right - her interview this morning with Lenny Henry was well worth an hour of my life. Mind you any body who can channel Tommy Cooper can loose in my book.

    "Doctor, I have a strawberry on my bum,
    Don't worry I have some cream for that"

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 224 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Kennedy,

    oops - should be "can't loose"

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 224 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Um, I was brought up to say 'iss-u'...
    Here in the wilds, 'yishoo' seems to rule...

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

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