Wednesday, September 10, 2008

On Air

Today's radio show day, with Write On, the show I produce and host for the Otago Southland NZSA live at noon.

Hills AM Community Radio has had a bit of a facelift and henceforth shall be known as Toroa Radio. The reason for the re-branding? We'll be coming at you FM soon, and technology has found us. The station now has live streaming radio, so those of you elsewhere on the planet who might like to listen in can do so via the website. The listen live link is in the top left hand corner. Be warned though, it's a little moody and doesn't always behave.

Podcasting is a new fandangled thing too, and a number of interviews are there to look at. Click here to go to the Write On podcasts page for several archived shows. I'll link in the podcasts to the Write On webpage after each show.

Today's show is with guests Tania Roxborogh and Joanna Woods.

Tania Roxborogh is a writer, teacher, family gal and all round very busy person. She had a new book, Kids Behaving Bravely: Raising a resilient Child, launched earlier this year. This is a follow up to No it’s not OK: How to stop the cycle of bullying released last September.
We talk about how parents can instil inner resilience in their children, so they can cope with what life throws at them.
Tania also has a children's novel Space Gum to be released later this month.

Joanna Woods is the author of three biographies. In 2005 she was the Research Fellow at the National and Turnbull Libraries where she did much of the research for her recent book Facing the Music: Charles Baeyertz and The Triad. The Triad was a journal devoted to literature, art, science and music that Charles Baeyertz established in Dunedin in 1893. We chat about The Triad, and Charles - an amazing and almost forgotten character from out past.

It's going to be a media day, as I'm doing a stint on Channel 9 Television's Dunedin Diary this evening to talk about New Zealand Book Month events.

I'll be ready for that glass of Sav tonight!

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