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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 17 April 2008

Afternoons for 17 April 2008

1:06 Jim's Essay

1:10 Best Song Ever Written: Lady Godiva by Peter and Gordon.

Nominated by Bob Renshaw

1:15 Your Place: Pahiatuha

Eric Lepionka, Cynthia Cass, and Robin Whiteman.

The Music:

Artist: Arthur Rubinstein (Piano)
Title: Polonaise in A, Opus 40, No 1
Comp: Chopin
Album: Arthur Rubinstein Selections from The Chopin Collection - Track 1
Label: RCA / GD 87725

Artist: Eugene Albulescu
Title: Prelude opus 23. no 5 in G minor
Comp: Sergei Rachmaninov
Album: Emotional Fitness - Track 10
Label: Manu / CD Manu 1523

Artist: John Denver
Title: Calypso
Comp: John Denver
Album: John Denver Greatest Hits - Vol 2 - Track 11
Label: RCA / PCD 1-2195

2:00 News

2:10 Mike Chunn

As the cheerleader of local music, Mike Chunn has been pivotal in getting more Kiwi sounds on air. While at the helm of the local operation of the Australasian Performing Rights Association, he witnessed the rebirth and coming of age of the New Zealand music industry; a crucial development that gained traction due in no small part to the Association's unprecedented support for musicians. Since leaving APRA , Chunn has thrown his energies and influence into fostering the next generation of songwriters and performers, while they're still at school. Play It Strange, the charitiable trust he established in 2003 runs a range of music programmes implemented in secondary schools across the country, including the hugely popular National Secondary Schools Songwriting Competition, and Band of Strangers concerts. His latest initiative is getting ukuleles' - yes, you heard right!- in schools, and the formation of Ukelele Orchestras. To date 2,000 ukeleles have been distributed to schools, but that's not enough for Chunn who is throwing a major fundraising concert tonight in Auckland in order to purchase more.

He's very generously stepped away from final rehearsals before tonight.

2:30 NZ Reading : Farewell Campo Twelve by James Hargest

Ray Henwood reads episode four.

2:45 He Rourou

In He Rourou today there's an interview with the late Miria Simpson, a staunch Maori language advocate, historian, writer and editor.

2:50 Feature Album: Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

Released in 1995.

3:00 News

3:12 The Arts Report

On our arts segment today film producer Tim Sanders reveals that low-budget horror films aren't quite the license to print money some people might think and we get a sneak preview of Gareth Farr's latest composition arising from his trip to Antarctica which is being premiered by the NZSO tomorrow night in Wellington.

3:33 Christchurch Story: Tony Greig

He's arrested Sid Vicious and pursued war criminals in Rwanda. Now Tony Greig sees a different side of the criminal justice system as a barrister in Christchurch. He talks to our correspondent, Katy Gosset.

3:47 Environment Story

Amelia Nurse goes weta tracking at the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary with Raewyn Empson and Matu Booth.

4:00 News

4:06 The Panel: Richard Griffin and Rosemary McLeod.

4:30 News Headlines/Traffic/Weather