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Revisiting Conversations: Medicine from Poisons

Monday, 7 January 2013, 3:48 pm | Noel Cheer

Triangle Television (soon to become "Face Television") will re-broadcast episodes from of the 2012 season of "In Conversation with Noel Cheer" between January 2 and February 27. The Conversations demonstrate the value to be found in gently inquisitive ... More >>

Unjangling the 21st Century Mind

Monday, 10 September 2012, 9:46 am | Noel Cheer

Medical practice in the west is evidence based. This has the effect of encouraging us to see the human body as little more than a collection of interlocking systems ... physical, electrical and chemical. But, increasingly, mainstream medical practitioners ... More >>

Inheritors of 1776

Monday, 3 September 2012, 10:37 am | Noel Cheer

Of all the events of 1776, even including the American Declaration of Independence, that which most conditions our daily lives was the publication by Adam Smith of his seminal book The Wealth of Nations. It declared that enlightened self-interest was ... More >>

Will Assisted Death be made legal?

Monday, 9 July 2012, 9:14 am | Noel Cheer

Will Assisted Death be made legal? With Maryan Street's Private Member's Bill waiting to be balloted, the "voluntary euthanasia" debate has effectively been re-opened. The insistence that "I own my body" has lead to the claim that ... More >>

Addiction: From Peanuts to Pokies

Monday, 2 July 2012, 11:05 am | Noel Cheer

What are we addicted to? Who or what encourages us? Does it matter? What can or should be done about it? More >>

Church: Hindrance or Help to Faith?

Monday, 18 June 2012, 10:33 am | Noel Cheer

This week's guest In Conversation with Noel Cheer on Triangle Television, Rinny Westra, has travelled the path of an increasing number of clergy. He initially experienced what is usually termed a "call" to be a Christian minister of religion, ... More >>

From Toxins to Medicines

Monday, 11 June 2012, 5:18 pm | Noel Cheer

We are often warned about eating unknown shellfish and exotic fungus. Experience has shown that these natural organisms sometimes contain toxins that can be lethal. More >>

Children are smarter and more conscious than adults

Monday, 28 May 2012, 11:07 am | Noel Cheer

The 41st annual Sir Douglas Robb Lectures at the University of Auckland were given by an internationally recognised leader in the study of children’s learning-and-development. She was the first to argue that children’s minds could help us understand deep ... More >>

A Necessary Challenge to the Powers That Rule Us

Monday, 14 May 2012, 10:46 am | Noel Cheer

The guest this week In Conversation with Noel Cheer on Triangle Television is John Minto. As a protester, he has been in and out of the headlines for over 40 years. He exercises his lawful right to state the opinion that some conditions in the way ... More >>

Has The Trade Union Movement Run Its Course?

Monday, 7 May 2012, 12:03 pm | Noel Cheer

Given that less than 10% of private sector employees belong to trades unions, can we assume that unions are no longer necessary to the degree that they once were? More >>

Religion without ministers, creeds or dogma

Monday, 23 April 2012, 9:25 am | Noel Cheer

The Religious Society of Friends, known as Quakers, have a lot of different approaches from other Christian groups in expressing their faith. Above all they listen for inspiration. More >>

The Limits to Civil Liberties

Monday, 9 April 2012, 11:01 am | Noel Cheer

We like to think that we are free to do what we like … but we know that that just isn’t so. There has to be limits on what we can do so that we’re not all the time in petty battles with each other. For example, the roads would be much more ... More >>

How Healthy Is Our Electoral System?

Wednesday, 16 November 2011, 12:52 pm | Noel Cheer

Every three years we get the opportunity to tell our politicians what we think about them. It’s called "the electoral cycle" and it delivers results wrapped in detailed analysis and presented with media controversy. More >>

Ian Mune talks of Billy T. James on Triangle/Stratos

Thursday, 8 September 2011, 1:00 pm | Noel Cheer

This year the actor, writer, narrator, producer and director Ian Mune both turned 70 and directed, "Billy T: Te Movie". This affectionate biography marks the 20th anniversary of the tragic early death of the genius comedian Billy T. James. In 1985 ... More >>

Is our own way of seeing the world the only way?

Tuesday, 16 August 2011, 2:06 pm | Noel Cheer

The social anthropologist, Dame Joan Metge, will be be In Conversation with Noel Cheer on Triangle/Stratos Television next week, showing how we talk past each other and that we need to adopt “korero tahi” – talking together – in order the ... More >>

Ambassador for Israel In Conversation on Triangle/Stratos

Thursday, 24 February 2011, 10:32 am | Noel Cheer

The Embassy of Israel in New Zealand was reopened nearly a year ago headed by Ambassador Shemi Tzur. The growth and survival of Israel and its relations with New Zealand are discussed by him In Conversation with Noel Cheer next week on Triangle/Stratos ... More >>

Globalisation "the wrong way to go" says Auckland academic

Monday, 7 February 2011, 12:18 pm | Noel Cheer

The 20th century saw a number of processes that greatly increased the ways in which countries traded goods. Governments and businesses applaud the freeing of trading and investment opportunities. Not everyone thinks that the benefits flow equally ... More >>

Minister of Maori Affairs launches "In Conversation"

Monday, 31 January 2011, 11:53 am | Noel Cheer

Launching its fifth year of continuous weekly broadcasts, this week’s edition of “In Conversation with Noel Cheer” on Triangle/Stratos Television features Pita Sharples, Minister of Maori Affairs who promotes the Treaty as alive and healthy, ... More >>

The sexual health of NZ - In Conversation with Noel Cheer

Monday, 20 December 2010, 2:14 pm | Noel Cheer

With over 20% of all conceptions in this country ending in medical abortion and with one new mother under the age of 15 nearly every week, there seems to be a need for sensible advice to help people to make good choices about their sexual and reproductive ... More >>

Author of "Trust" In Conversation with Noel Cheer

Monday, 13 December 2010, 1:32 pm | Noel Cheer

In this Conversation we hear of the journey of a woman who went from being dux at a prestigious Roman Catholic girl's school to helping recover the shattered lives of women who were immersed in gang culture. More >>