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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 4 October 2012

1:10 Best Song Ever Written
Steve Wheeler from Hawkes Bay nominated 'Like a Tall Thin Girl.' by Jethro Tull.

1:15 Your Place - Motiti Island

Tour guides from Motiti Island on Your Place, off the Bay of Plenty Coast, population around thirty on Motiti.

2:10 The New Zealand Music Awards.

Music reviewer, Sam Wicks picks his winners from the New Zealand Music Awards nominations list, just out.

2:30 Reading

Peter Vere-Jones with part seven of Colour Scheme by Ngaio Marsh.

3:10 Arts ReportThe Sapphires - Simon Morris

Australian film, director Wayne Blair makes a flying visit after seeing The Sapphires make its debut at the Cannes Film Festival.

3:33 Southern story: The Piano Man - Bill Wallis

Bill Wallis owned about 400 pianos and has had almost 33 years as a piano tuner. He's tuned for BIG names, like Ray Charles, but these days he's happy to make some kid happy by tuning their piano. Sage Forest visits Bill at his hillside retreat, where he's about to play harmonica along with his player piano. He installed a state-of-the-art Live Performance Model LX player in his Knabe & Co baby grand (over 100 hours costing $7,000) – basically it enables music on his iPod to play the piano. And all of this runs from a mini-hydo system he made from a washing machine.

Model LX Reproducing System Demonstration Videos

History of the pianolo - The Pianola Institute

QRS Music Technologies - History


Bill Wallis and Pete at home with the Knabe baby grand Live Performance Model LX player under the keyboard.

3:40 Our Changing World - Our Nuclear Past - Veronika Meduna
How times have changed. During the atomic age of the 1950s, one of New Zealand's science institutes published a booklet about prospecting for radioactive minerals in the mountains. Find out about New Zealand's uranium rush and plans for a nuclear reactor.

4:06 The Panel - Neil Miller and Denise L'Estrange-Corbet.