Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 1 September 2010
1:10 Best Song Ever Written: Always On My Mind by Tiki Taane
Chosen by Andrew Young, CEO of the Starship Foundation. They have a special fundraiser, www.trademe.co.nz/starship.
1:15 Link 3 - music game
Where we ask you to identify the similarity between three songs we
2:10 Feature story: Random Acts of Kindness
It's Random Acts of Kindness Day, the first day of Spring. It's a day to do something nice for someone for no reason. We've had many suggestions of acts of kindness from Listeners... pay parking meters, smile at someone, Sonja Lyubomirsky studies the science of happiness at the University of California.
2:20 Feature story - Kiwi Solar Bach
A little kindness from a stranger will make a big difference to a team of students from Victoria University who will be going to the United States to compete in the Solar Decathlon next year. The team is the only entry from the Southern Hemisphere ever to reach the finals. A former US Navy commissary officer will make the trip a lot easier. He's offering to let the team stay in his four story mansion during their time in Washington DC
2:30 Reading: The Shag Incident by Stephanie Johnson
Jasper's mother Lena visits him in Long Bay jail. Jasper's has become seriously ill.
2:45 He Rourou
Ngapuhi leader the late Sir James Henare says it is the Maori language that will bind Maori born overseas with their homeland of New Zealand.
Sir James Henare talks about the Maori language as an anchor for Maori, who have lost their connection with Aotearoa.
2:50 Feature Album: CrazySexyCool - TLC
The second studio album by American group TLC, won a Grammy and became the group's biggest-selling album to date.
In 2003, the album was ranked number 377 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
3:12 Virtual World
1. No to Fake Drugs: Battling Pharma Counterfeiting With SMS And Mobile Tech
The technology relies on the inclusion of a unique PIN on scratch cards in the drug's packaging. The consumer reveals the PIN on the card and sends an encrypted text message (using a free shortcode) to a cloud computing server. This server then generates an immediate response indicating whether the drug is real or fake.
2. Facebook alternative Diaspora eyes launch date
An open alternative to Facebook will be launched on 15 September, the developers of the project have said. Diaspora describes itself as a "privacy-aware, personally-controlled" social network.
Site of the Week: Twitter in Plain English - http://tinyurl.com/twipe
3.33 Auckland story
The grand final of an Auckland interschool competition on financial literacy is to be held later this month. It's being run by Craig and Paul Duffy, twin brothers who formed the Duffy Academy to teach 10-14 year olds all about the adult world of finance.
4:06 The Panel with David Slack and Bomber Bradbury
Who made the decisions to put SCF money into the shaky property developments? And the bond holders who bought at 70 cents last week and cash them in now at a dollar. NZ's most trusted and respected companies - The value of walking to ward off cancer. What's the urban lands...cape of NZ going to look like as we build apartments not houses?