AmeriNZ 43 – Votes and Books

Episode 43 is now available.

You can listen to it or download it through the player at the bottom of this post, or subscribe for free through iTunes here (you must have the free iTunes player installed). You can also listen to it for free through the player on my MySpace page.

First up, I have some bits of good news to report. Then I talk about our local elections, which are drawing to a close. We’ve already mailed in our ballots, but there’s huge concern that many people won’t bother. Why is the turnout low? I talk about that and also about how hard it is to get information about candidates. A little computer talk, then the puppy update.

I then talk about the New Zealand authors who were on the poll on my blog. It asked what authors, if any, people had read at least in part (this last part was for me, because I often fail to finish books).
The results were: Janet Frame: 2, Elizabeth Knox: 2, Witi Ihimaera: 4, Owen Marshall: 2, Frank Sargeson: 3, Peter Wells: 3 and None of these: 12. I talk about all these authors. Then on to comments and we’re done.

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