Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 20 February 2008
Today on Afternoons
1:06 Jim's Essay
1:10 Best Song Ever Written: Young Folks - Peter, Bjorn and John
According to Robert Petry.
1:15 Link 3
2:10 Larry Killip
The Kiwi musician who is number one in America.
For those of you who remember the Kiwi TV pop shows of the 70's and early 80's, the name may be familiar. He was an occasional, if not regular, guest on programmes like Studio One, Happen Inn and Radio With Pictures.
In the eighties he formed Larry and the Ladders and made a couple of records, though none received much attention. Over the last two decades he's kept busy writing advertising jingles, but a couple of weeks ago hit the jackpot, finding out that one of his songs has made it big in America.
2:20 Campervan Chaos
Campervans always seem to get it in the neck this time of year, this time they've got a serve from the Mayor of Queenstown and Wanaka.
Clive Geddes isn't happy to learn that of the 340 campervans found illegally freedom-camping around his region last month, 90% had no onboard facilities for toileting!
Mr Geddes has told the Wanaka Community Board that he wants a sticker system which would indicate a certificate of fitness requirement for campervans. The system would mean a green sticker for fully self-contained campers; an orange sticker to indicate a camper could stay in areas with appropriate facilities to manage waste; and a red sticker for vans with no facilities that would need to park overnight in camping grounds.
But just how feasible is that scheme - how do National Operators of rental vans feel about a sticker system?
Kate Meldrum, General manager Marketing for Maui, Britz and Backpackers.
2:30 NZ Reading: Arnal Retent And A Place In History
By Owen Marshall. Read by Jed Brophy.
Arnal Retent, a down and out, is approached by the mysterious McKnife who makes him a dreadful offer. Will Arnal agree to end his life in exchange for a place in history?
2:45 He Rourou.
In He Rourou today, Ana Tapiata talks politics to Wena Tait, the manager from the iwi radio station in Wellington
2:50 Feature Album: Revolver - Beatles
3:12 Virtual World: Hamish MacEwan
3:33 Auckland Story
This week, the first in the series of talks with new mayors in the region - first up Northshore City's Andrew Williams.
Amelia Nurse talks to physicist Roger Reeves about how something as seemingly simple as a new type of semiconductor can have massive effects.
4:06 The Panel - Barry Corbett and David Slack.
4:30 News Headlines/Traffic/Weather