Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 18 August 2010
1:10 Best Song Ever Written
Hey Jude by the Beatles as chosen by Annette McGregor from Eltham in Taranaki.
1:15 Link 3 - music game
Where we ask you to identify the similarity between three songs we play.
2:10 Feature stories
Words are generally the bread and butter of stand up comedians, but Sam Wills gets laughs around the world without staying a word. You know you're doing something right when your name is mentioned with Charlie Chaplin and Marcel Marceau. Sam Wills' show, The Boy with Tape on His Face, is a huge hit for the boy from Christchurch . He's won rave reviews from The Guardian and the Independent newspapers in the UK for his turn at the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Poems in the Waiting Room
Dunedin Poet Ruth Arnison tries to deliver smiles and some distraction to patients waiting to see their doctors, and residents of nursing homes. She does it with poetry. Poems in the Waiting Room started in the UK more than 10 years ago, and now it's a registered charity here. They produce poetry cards which are free to patients, residents, medical practices, and rest homes. So far, the Otago chapter of "Poems in the Waiting room" has produced 7 editions and distributed over 13,000 free poetry cards.
2:30 NZ Reading
Grant Tilly reads a Hartley Manners story - Acting Up by Matthew O'Sullivan.
2:45 He Rourou
Two bus loads of whanau travelled from Auckland to Rotorua to watch Mangere total immersion high school perform for the first time at the national secondary school kapa haka competitions.
Ana Tapiata caught up with parent Hineamaru Ropati not long after the group had got off stage..
2:50 Feature Album
With The Beatles by the Beatles.
3:12 Virtual World
The average New Zealand video game player is aged over 30 - that's the finding of a new study into New Zealand's video game playing habits.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has promised a string of internet health initiatives piggybacking off Labor's National Broadband Network at the party's formal campaign launch
New movie to appeal to gamers: Have video games finally gone mainstream?
3.33 Auckland story
The brain in a new born babe makes up ten percent of the baby's entire body weight. Compare that to the 2% of an adult body weight. This is where the Brainwave Trust comes in. It educates New Zealanders on the neuroscience behind brain development to help understanding the importance of the first three years of a baby.
4:06 The Panel
Tim Watkin and Linda Clark are on The Panel.