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Word On The Street

Join Stuart Bathan as he dusts down his old thesaurus and takes you on a carpet ride to explore the lexicon and vernacular of language. Think of him working en charette like a linguistic trawlerman fishing for new words to fit the right occasion, or as a miner panning for phrases, and discovering golden nuggets of wonderfully obscure terms and bringing them to light. As the crepuscular light of Autumn creates patterns of mog shade, you can listen to Word On The Street, every 2nd Thursday evening at 7.00 and replays the following Tuesday morning at 2.00 Word On The Street is proudly sponsored by Nelson College Show Less

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Word On The Street - Jul 11 19
With guest Martha Ellis Robinson, Artist and Illustrator. Martha brought us three marvellous words Puddle, Cocoon and Cloud. Word of the week was Cromulant. Featuring Matt Berry, Jesse Rae, Billy Bragg, Kate Tempest, Ennio Morriconne, Sea Sick Steve, Mr Scruff, Desmond Dekker, The Flamingos, Joy Division
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Word On The Street - Jun 27 19
With guest John Heiton. Stuart tucked into some Latin with 'Ipse dixit'. John brought us 3 marvelous words 'Inspire', 'Imagine' and 'Memories.' Music by Matt Berry, Kevin McDermott, Lindsay Lohan, Richard Thompson, Louis Hobson, Ennio Morriconne, Lil Nas X, The Corries, John Lennon, Linda Ronstadt with James Ingram, Dave Bartholomew
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Word On The Street - Jun 13 19
Word On The Street - Jun 13 19
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Word On The Street - May 30 19
With guest Kiri Wahanui. Kiri brought us three superb words..Pressure, Iwi and Love. Work of the week is Overmorrow. Featuring Trent Reznor, The Humpff Family, Hazel O’Conner, Charles Burkowski, Alabama 3 and Lemon Jelly. Kiri selected Queen and David Bowie, The Topp Twins and Boyce Avenue.
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Word On The Street - May 16 19
With guests Moss Cattell, Rico Fraser and Louis Hobson. Word of the week is Defenestrate (throw someone or something out of a window) with three additional words brought in from today's guests. Moss brought us Cascade (a small waterfall, typically one of several that fall in stages down a steep rocky slope), Rico brought us Serenity (the state of being calm, peaceful and untroubled) and Louis brought us the fabulous word Cadence (rhythm of sound). Featured music and artists include Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Primal Scream, Portishead, Bernard Hermann, Ennio Morricone Dan le Sac with Scroobious Pip, The Killers, Pink and Sia, , Elizabeth Cotton, Beyonce, Morcheeba.
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Word On The Street - May 02 19
Word of the week was Schadenfreude (pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune). With guest Kimberly Anderson. "Kim brought us 3 fabulous words... Omnism (the recognition and respect of all religions or lack thereof). Ikigai (Japanese concept that means ""a reason for being."" - it is usually used to indicate the source of value in one's life or the things that make one's life worthwhile). Échauffement (warming up esp in a drumming session). Featuring music by Dick Gaughan, The Jam, Stiff Little Fingers, Juzzie Smith, Michael Franti, Lou Reed and Nina Simone.
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Word On The Street - Apr 18 19
With guest Mary Bronsteter. Mary brought us fabulous 3 words...... Imoko (a Korean Zen koan), Dingsbums ( German for thingamajig) and Olecranon (curved end of the elbow bone/ulna). Word of the week....'Bam' and 'Geggie'. Music from Leo Kottke, Jesus and Mary Chain, Ivor Cutler, Dan Les Sac and Scroobius Pip, Yoo Ji Na, Hubert von Goisern and die Alplinkatzen, Louis Armstrong, Blondie, Billy Collins, Curtis Mayfield.
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Word On The Street - Apr 04 19
Word of the week 'Phosphenes' plus Daniel's words 'Sociometry', 'Askew' and 'Theatre' with guest Daniel Allen
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Word On The Street - Mar 21 19
Special Words... Sundown Perambulations Abecedarian. Word of the Week...Petrichor. Guest Speaker words....Jazz/Blues/Swamp. Featuring music by Ian Dury and The Blockheads, Sinead O'Connor, L.A.B and more.
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Nelson College is an innovative boys’ school founded in 1856. The College takes pride in being New Zealand’s oldest state school with a rich heritage of tradition forming a backdrop to modern educational practice. The College is situated in a picturesque setting, with excellent facilities for learning, sport, leisure and performing arts. Twenty two hectares of impressive grounds include playing fields, a pool, two gymnasiums, and tennis courts as well as a traditional Hall and modern performing arts facilities.
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