Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 9 April 2008
Afternoons for Wednesday 9 April 2008
1:06 Jim's Essay
1:10 Best Song Ever Written: Like A Hurricane by Bob Dylan
Nominated by David Woodcock.
1:15 Link 3 - CD prize - Reporter by Goldenhorse
Indigo Girls - Galileo
REM - Man On The Moon
The B52s - Planet Claire
David Bowie - Starman
The Firm - Star Trekkin'
The Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet
Rolling Stones - 2,000 Light Years From Home
Split Enz - Poor Boy
The Church - Under The Milky Way
2:10 Anxious Times in the Vines
Marlborough winegrowers are working around the clock to harvest a bumper crop before the rot sets in. Despite perfect growing conditions throughout the summer, nearly 40 millilitres of rain has fallen in the past ten days, heightening the risk of grapes catching botrytis or vine rot.
While most vineyards are more than halfway through their harvest, some have been caught unawares by the rain and now face losing tonnes of grapes worth hundreds and thousands of dollars. Harvesting the crop quickly is the best way to manage the problem of disease risk.
Dr Mike Trought is from the Marlborough Wine Research Centre.
2:20 The Central Region's Drought Shout
In just a couple of hours more than two thousand farmers from parched areas of the lower and mid-North Island will descend upon Mangatainoka in Wairarapa for a "drought shout" at the Tui Brewery.
The idea comes from a similar event held in Southland three weeks ago, where free beer, food and entertainment was laid on as a little light relief for local farmers at the end of their tethers from the prolonged summer drought conditions.
According to the brewery, today's shout has gone "berko", with 18 buses charted to transport the thirsty hoards to Mangatainoka from as far afield as Napier, Taihape and Bulls.
Add to that a helicopter beer drop, and $30,000 worth of sponsorship donated by local businesses and the place is expected to go nuts.
Local farmer Neil Simons is one who has RSVP'd for the event.
2:30 NZ Reading: Visitors by Jessica Le Bas
Today Jessica Le Bas concludes her 3 part account of her time in former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.
Crvena jabuka: 'Ostani' from the album 'Herbar' [Croatia Records CD 5246091]
Josipa Lisac: 'Magla' from the album 'Herbar' [Croatia Records CD 5246091]
Arsen: 'Put u Raj' from the album 'Herbar' [Croatia Records CD 5246091]
Legen : 'Legen' [ Music from the EBU World Music Workshop]
Arsen: 'Odlazak' from the album 'Herbar' [Croatia Records CD 5246091]
2:45 He Rourou
In He Rourou today, Ana Tapiata talks to Maraea Riddell, at the recent Catholic festival, the Hui Aranga.
2:50 Feature Album: Dummy by Portishead
3:12 Virtual World: Helen and Kelvin Baxter.
3:33 Auckland Story
The recently elected Mayor of Manukau City predicts that within eighteen months a new south Auckland city will amalgamate Franklin, Papakura and Manukau. Fifty one year old Len Brown's comments come as deliberations begin by a Royal Commission of Enquiry into the governance of the Auckland Region. David Steemson joins us for the third in his occasional series of the new Mayors of the Auckland region.
3:47 Environment Story
Maud Island frogs are breeding at the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary: Dacia Herbulock gets out the night-vision scope and goes for a nocturnal visit.
4:06 The Panel: Michelle A'Court and Barry Corbett
4:30 News Headlines/Traffic/Weather