Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 30 June 2010
1:10 Best Song Ever Written
Fever by Peggy Lee as chosen by Bob Yandell.
1:15 Link 3 - music game
Searching for the similarities between three songs.
2:10 Feature story
Angus MacEwan was just 8 years old when his father, All Black lock forward Neven MacEwan, sold his last All Black jersey. Neven MacEwan played 52 matches for the All Blacks between 1956 and 1962, but struggled with alcohol addiction. The family fell on hard times, and Neven sold his last jerseys to pay off debt. His son Angus was in tears. As the years went by, Angus began the process of hunting down the jerseys his dad sold or gave away. One ended up at the at Cilfynydd Rugby Club in Wales. He contacted the club, explained the situation, and in 2005 he took his dad to Wales to be reunited with the jersey.
Playgrounds for pensioners. China started the trend, and now there are exercise areas for adults all over Europe, Canada and the US. The Tararua Positive Ageing Forum would like to see a pensioner playground in Dannevirke. It would have specially-designed fitness equipment to help older people stay fit .They've been to the Tararua District Council with the idea.
2:30 NZ Reading
Another tale from our series 'Animals and Other Crackers' by Anthony Steemson.
2:45 He Rourou
Maori tutor John Coleman says the oldest member in his group is 91 years of age, and there are a couple of others snapping at her heels. Ana Tapiata talks with John Coleman about his group, some of whom performed in the 1940s, to raise funds for the 28th Maori Battalion.
2:50 Feature Album
Gorilla Manor - the debut effort from US indie rock band, Local Natives.
Law changes proposed to stop Trade Me rip-offs and "Twittering public servants waste work of four".
Site of the Week: www.smashandtag.com.
3.33 Auckland story
Completed in the mid sixties for just over 2-million-dollars, the viaduct was built to connect the Southern Motorway to the city and to relieve traffic traveling along Great South Road and through what was then the village of Newmarket.
Considered by some to be one of the country's most distinctive engineering features, the six lane viaduct is approximately 700 metres long and is 20 metres high in some places.
In recent times there have been complaints of debris flying off the viaduct, large gaps appearing between sections, poor barrier structures and more importantly the fact that it was only built to withstand a 1-in-500 year earthquake, making it the weakest link in Auckland's motorway system.
So rather than upgrade the viaduct, which would have only extended its life by another 50 years, the decision was made to go for the full replacement which is being overseen by the NZ Transport Agency.
The new viaduct will be seismically strong enough to withstand a 1-in-2500 year earthquake, employ vastly superior noise attenuation measures and be robust enough to accommodate heavy vehicles currently embargoed from crossing over it.
3:47 Our Changing World
Go into any pharmacy, and there's an amazing array of medications, with even more behind the counter.
But before a medication can get onto the shelves, it needs to go through a series of human clinical trials to show that it's effective and safe for people to use. These trials are conducted at facilities like Primorus Clinical Trials, a new research unit based 200 metres from Christchurch Hospital.
To see what goes on inside a clinical trials facility, Ruth Beran meets medical director Alison Luckey, who takes her on a tour.
4:06 The Panel