Navigation for Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 8 October 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Father and Daughter by Paul Simon, as chosen by Carl Nixon of Christchurch.

1:15 NZ Music - Live

Audio of NZ Live can be found on our music webpage.

2.10 Feature stories

Jack Simpson is a walking, breathing miracle. His mum, his doctors, and now even the Vatican agree. There's been a long process in making Mary McKillop a saint, Australia's first, and of course she lived in NZ as well and founded a branch of her sisters of St Joseph here. To make someone a Roman Catholic saint you need miracles, and they have to be certified by the Vatican doctors.
Here's one of the cases that have assisted that process with Mary McKillop.
When he was a small boy, Jack Simpson was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, cancer, epilepsy, loss of neurological functions. He's now cancer free now, in a recovery that has astonished doctors, and most astonishing is how his brain has repaired itself. Family and friends credit prayers for intervention to Mary Mackillop for the cure, and the Vatican agrees. Jack and his Mum Sharon will be leaving for Rome today to see the ceremony that will canonise her as St. Mary Mackillop.

Josh South has been a battler all his life. Now he has the title to prove it. South has just been named one of the two National Kiwi Battlers of the year" by the Morgan Foundation. When he was 11, he was diagnosed with cancer in both lungs and had to have his left leg amputated. Now he is a community worker in Temuka, a coach for the local swim team, and an inspiration to everyone he meets.

You Me Now2:30 You Me ... Now!

Following the trials and tribulations of a group of friends as they find love in the city.

At last it looks like things are going well for our two wannabe lovebirds, Alice and Johno.

2:45 He Rourou

The impromptu speech by Canterbury's Satrianni Reihana, in the senior section of this year's national secondary school Maori speech competitions.

2:50 Feature Album

Clapton by Eric Clapton (2010)

3:10 Fresh Fast Food

Jonny Schwass's Hot Smoked Regal Salmon with Broad Bean Puree

3:20 Weekend Wine - Karl du Fresne

Under $10: Corbans White Label Johannisberg Riesling (non-vintage)
Over $10: Crossroads Hawke's Bay Gewurztraminer 2007

3:26 Movie Review - Sarah McMullan.

Sarah McMullan with her verdict on Buried - the thriller starring Ryan Reynolds

3:35 NZ Society

Justin Gregory will be along looking at New Zealand as it might have been if certain key events in our history never occurred.

Today: what sort of a country would we be if the Treaty of Waitangi had never been signed?

4:06 The Panel

Scott Yorke and Bomber Bradbury