#Why Music – Pat Shepherd – One Percent Collective

unnamed#Why Music is the question at the heart of local charity, One Percent Collective’s, latest generosity journal. Joining host Martin Andrews this week was OPC Chief Doer Of Things, Pat Shepherd, to discuss how the generosity of music and musicians can translate into everyday giving by all walks of life.

31 Days In…. Wellington

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Linking art – with music – with food rescue is not commonly done, but if it can be done anywhere – it’s Wellington. We recently caught up with Tim and Zoe from 31 Days In who told us all about the third outing for their 31 Days In project which creates art for each of 31 days in a city somewhere in the world. This time they went a step further, sourcing local musicians and bands to submit a track which gets paired to their art for that day. They’re selling the tracks and all proceeds go to Kaibosh.

Listen below to hear all about the project:

 

Keeping Wellington Warm this Winter with the Sustainability Trust

ecoshop girls2We were joined by Lee Barry and Rena Kohere from the Sustainability Trust to discuss their upcoming Warm Up for Winter Market this Saturday 10am til 2pm at their shop on Forresters Lane.

They also chatted about the other great products that can help you keep warm this winter, including their Curtain Bank that helps those in need get custom made curtains free of charge.

Listen to the interview below:

And for more information, visit their website.

Ryan from Switched on bikes & Russell from NoCar Cargo

PicMonkey CollageOne year on from the Wellington Smart Energy Challenge we catch up with Russell from NoCar Cargo and Ryan from Switched On Bikes to see how their smart businesses are faring and the challenges of being small business owners in the CBD.

Pam and Nikki from the Nature Through Arts Collective

Ali was lucky enough to be joined by Nikki and Pam from the Nature Through Arts Collective who we first met in September last year when they were gearing up to launch their 100 Days Creative Challenge. It’s now finished and they’ll be exhibiting the outcomes of the project at Arts Space, 17 Tory Street between 17-23 March.

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Listen to the interview below:

And for more information, check out:
https://naturethrougharts.wordpress.com

 

Bella & Abby from Saving 2050

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This week on B-Side Stories we were joined by Abby and Bella from Saving 2050, the wonderful Wellington organisation promoting environmental, animal and human friendly recipes to help New Zealand achieve it’s target of halving our greenhouse emissions by 2050. Join us for the tastiest revolution you’ve ever known!

http://www.saving2050.org/

https://www.facebook.com/saving2050/

Poetry in Motion – 2 Feb 2016

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Laura spoke with Poetry in Motion, an inclusive group that aims to raise the profile of spoken word poetry, and challenge people’s notions of what poetry is and can be!
Michael Howard, Simone Bensthrop, and Travis Cottreau joined us to chat and performed some of their own original work.

Benjamin Johnson from The Free Store

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We recently welcomed Benjamin Johnson into the studio from The Free Store, Wellington.

I have to say that weekly we (as B-Side Stories hosts) are regularly inspired by our guests, but both Mike and I left the studio on Tuesday evening absolutely buzzing from talking to Benjamin. I have since excitedly told everybody I’ve come into contact with today – all about The Free Store and how it works, and how easy it is to volunteer. What was most compelling was Benjamin’s statements on community ownership of the project and his view of how these small acts of generosity, be it time, money, surpluss food, or skills – they all help create better communities, which in turn create a better New Zealand. If you’re not hooked on listening to the interview already, checkout what Benjamin had to say below.

“It was a small act of generosity, but if every single day, people acted in those sorts of ways, imagine the communities we would be a part of; they’d be so beautiful. What I love about The Free Store – it’s a small, little thing, but I guess it’s a picture of what we hope to see on a bigger scale throughout our communities in New Zealand where people respect each other, care for each other, and are generous with each other, and hopefully – the world will be better because of it.”

Checkout the interview here:

And for more info on The Free Store, checkout:
https://www.facebook.com/thefreestorewellington
https://twitter.com/thefreestorewgn

Nina and Alex discuss Wellington People’s Climate March

12182607_953113708087628_7005723098928286675_oLast week Mike invited Nina from Generation Zero and Alex from WWF in to B-Side Stories to tell us why they’re joining forces in the build up to the People’s Climate March on Saturday 28th November.
Listen to the interview below:

Miles Calder performs live on B-Side Stories

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Wellington singer-songwriter Miles Calder has recently landed back on our shores after a year away living and writing in New York. He joins us in the studio to discuss his forthcoming album due out in April next year, his time in New York, his approach to writing, and he also plays live in the studio.

Listen to the interview below:

And for more information on Miles and his band the Rumours, check out their facebook page below.
https://www.facebook.com/milescalderandtherumours