Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 14 April 2010
1:10 Best Song Ever Written
Miracle off the album Amused to Death by Roger Waters chosen by Colin Unkovich of Waipu.
1:15 Link 3 - music game
Our music game, where we ask you to tell us what three songs have in common. It's not in the lyrics today, it's not their themes. That leaves similarities in the music? Sea Cruise by Frankie Ford, Leader Of The Pack by The Shangri-las and Right Said Fred by Bernard Cribbins.
2:10 Feature story
We go to the Central Otago town of Lawrence, which seems to have more visionaries per head of population than anywhere else in NZ. You can make free toll calls in Lawrence, and more importantly, there is free wi-fi through the entire town. One year after it's installation, how's that working for Lawrence?
While high tech is helping attract tourists in Lawrence, a resident of Stewart Island has found her tourisim niche with an old fashioned mode of transport. Teri Gibson has started a new taxi service out of Oban with an Asian style TukTuk.
2:30 NZ Reading
Part three of Sorry, I'm a Stranger Here Myself written and told by Peter Bland, an evocation of his life in England in the 1930s and '40s and in New Zealand through the 1950s and '60s.
2:45 He Rourou
Ana Tapiata talks to Billy Tait about Te Reo Maori and the 2011 Rugby World cup tournament.
3:12 Virtual World - Paul Reynolds talks about Bebo
The social networking site Bebo - owned by AOL is rumored to be closing down. We'll talk about the use of social media in the UK Election especially Twitter.
And in a world first for internet democracy the organisers and participants of the ACTA conference in last Wellington last Saturday have had their recommendations acknowledged by the NZ team who are tasked to represent NZ's interest inside this secret inter-country treaty negotiating process.
3:33 Auckland story
Hard work is paying off for members of Auckland's Surburban Amateur Radio Club …or Ham radio enthusiasts. For the last ten years these enthusiasts have been working to restore equipment at the old Musick Point Radio Station, opened in the early 1940s to communicate with ships and aircraft.
3:47 Science story
A new study has found that people can taste fat, and your sensitivity to it can impact on how much fatty food you eat, and also your likelihood of being overweight.
4:06 The Panel
Finlay MacDonald and Liz Bowen-Clewley.