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Wireless Books

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Wireless Books - 15-01-2022 - Home Science( 0:25:39)       
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Home Science - The School of Home Science opened in 1911 with five students in a tin shed where the School of Mines used to be. We talk about how Home Science was considered a safe sphere for women and the fight the Chair had to keep academic standards high. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 15/01/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 01-01-2022- New Years Day - Christine's Happy Songs( 0:24:59)       
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New Years Day - Christine's Happy Songs Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 1/01/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 18-12-2021 - A Christmas Show( 0:25:37)       
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A Christmas Show - Christine and Beth host their traditional Christmas Show of Christmas carols but this year there is a difference - we concentrate on just two artists John Denver and the wonderful Karen Carpenter. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 18/12/2021 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 04-12-2021 - Reacher is Back( 0:25:41)       
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Reacher is Back Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 4/12/2021 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 20-11-2021 - A Bit of History( 0:25:55)       
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It is an exciting week: celebrating 100 years of radio in New Zealand; a Heritage Festival in the weekend and the freeing of Britney Spears. We touch on all three events as well as the history of Merton Hodge a Dunedin trained Doctor who became a hugely successful international playwright in the 1930's. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 19/11/2021 3:00:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 06-11-2021 - The young lady of Caversham( 0:26:44)       
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The young lady of Caversham - Christine found an old brochure with some limericks from Otago Punch 1866 and more information about early Otago writers. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 6/11/2021 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 23-10-2021 - Before the meat market it was a library( 0:25:20)       
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Before the meat market it was a library - The original Athenaeum building (down in the Exchange) was never really fit for purpose and the Athenaeum soon moved on leaving the building to become a bank before ending it's days as a meat market. Beth and Christine discuss the buildings sad fate and then talk about the new books. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 21/10/2021 6:17:05 p.m.
Wireless Books - 09-10-2021 - Back to the beginning( 0:26:45)       
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Back to the beginning - Christine was approached by a family who where wanting any information about their ancestor who family lore said was involved in the Athenaeum. She was able to find mentions of him in Jim Sullivan's history of the Athenaeum 'Reading Matters' and he had been on the Athenaeum's first Committee. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 9/10/2021 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 25-09-2021 - The Wonderful Lansburys( 0:26:14)       
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The Wonderful Lansburys - Last time Christine started to tell the story of George Lansbury a British politician and his son Edgar Lansbury but she ran out of time and she promised to blow your socks off with more information about the Lansbury family in this show. I don't that Beth's socks were blown off but there is an unexpected addition to the Lansbury story. Plus Christine reviews the latest books in the Athenaeum library. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 25/09/2021 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 09-09-2021 - At last, we are open( 0:26:31)       
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At last, we are open - The Athenaeum reopened on Wednesday when we entered Level 2 just in time to record another episode of Wireless Books. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 11/09/2021 12:00:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 14-08-2021 - Dinah Mulock Craik( 0:26:45)       
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Dinah Mulock Craik - Dinah is a forgotten Victorian writer who at one time was only outsold by Charles Dickens. Her life story was full of amazing twists and turns and Christine gives us a short run through of some of them. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 14/08/2021 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 31-07-2021 - Eleanor's Home Economics( 0:26:43)       
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Eleanor's Home Economics - Eleanor Roosevelt was the American First Lady for over a decade and during her time the White House became notorious for serving truly horrible food, we look at the reasons why this was so. Also Christine and Beth talk about new books. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 31/07/2021 12:30:00 p.m.