Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 10 October 2012
1:10 Best Song Ever Written
Ross MacDonald from Waipukurau nominated "Little Boy Lost" by Johnny Ashcroft.
1:15 Link 3 - music game
TITLE: Weather With You
ARTIST: Crowded House
COMP: Neil Finn, Tim Finn
ALBUM: Woodface - Track 5
LABEL: Capitol 793559
TITLE: On The Radio
ARTIST: Regina Spektor
COMP: Regina Spektor
ALBUM: Begin To Hope - Track 4
LABEL: Sire / CD Pro
TITLE: Radar Love
ARTIST: Golden Earring
COMP: George Kooymans, Barry Hay
ALBUM: Millennium Classic Rock - Track 11
LABEL: Rhino 275628
TITLE: Comin' On Strong
ARTIST: Brenda Lee
COMP: David Wilkens
ALBUM: The Brenda Lee Collection - Track 14
LABEL: MCA 118580
ARTIST: Big Star
COMP: Chris Bell, Alex Chilton
ALBUM: # 1 Record - CD 1 / Track 4
LABEL: Stax 183025
TITLE: Eagle Rock
ARTIST: Daddy Cool
COMP: Ross Wilson
ALBUM: The Daddy Cool Collection - Track 2
LABEL: AXIS 260313
TITLE: Avenging Annie
ARTIST: Andy Pratt
COMP: Andy Pratt
ALBUM: Andy Pratt - Track 1
LABEL: Sony 118030
TITLE: Walk Of Life
ARTIST: Dire Straits
COMP: Mark Knopfler
ALBUM: Brothers In Arms - Track 3
LABEL: Warner 947773
TITLE: Tom Traubert's Blues (Four Sheets To The Wind In Copenhagen)
ARTIST: Tom Waits
COMP: Tom Waits
ALBUM: Small Change - Track 1
LABEL: Asylum 960612
TITLE: Hands Open
ARTIST: Snow Patrol
COMP: Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly
ALBUM: Eyes Open - Track 2
LABEL: Fiction 853 179
The Answer: Songs that mention other songs.
2:10 The University Bookshop - Bill Noble.
His name is legend in literary circles around New Zealand. Now after 34 years as Manager of the University Book shop in New Zealand, Bill Noble is starting a new chapter in his life. He's retiring. In the age of the Kindle, big bookstores and online sales, The University Book Shop in Dunedin became one of the largest independent bookshops in the country under his leadership. He turned it into the kind of book store that took customers on a journey of discovery ... finding books and treasures they never expected.
2:20 Rocky The Turtle Returns - Anne Mattson.
Rocky the turtle's story sounds like something straight out of the pages of a fairy tale, but it's true. Rocky is the much-loved pet at the Tainui Village Rest Home in New Plymouth. That is until about seven months ago. Then Rocky just disappeared. For seven months the residents would ask.. Where's Rocky? They put signs up asking if anyone had seen her. They never gave up hope. Then this weekend... out of the blue.. a staff member heard something knocking on the back door. It was Rocky. She had come home. Anne Mattson is the Diversional therapist at the Tainui Village Rest Home and she is on the line with us now from New Plymouth.
2:30 Reading - Peter Vere-Jones with part eleven of Colour Scheme by Ngaio Marsh, first published in 1943. Part twelve tomorrow.
2:45 Feature Album - 'The Kick Inside' - the debut album by British singer-songwriter, Kate Bush. (1978)
3:12 Virtual World - Dr Jules Older.
3:33 Auckland story Dutch Elm Disease - Lisa Thompson
Auckland's elm population is under threat once more, after 50 trees succumbed to the fast-spreading Dutch elm disease in the suburb of Whitford.
And while the disease faded from the headlines since its initial discovery in a central Auckland park in 1989, arborists say it remains a risk to all estimated 17,000 elm trees in Auckland and those throughout New Zealand.
But the fight to save Auckland's elms is far from over. Our Spoken Features producer Lisa Thompson met up with two men who are helping to try and stop the disease spreading south of the Bombay's.
4:06 The Panel - Gordon Brown and Michael Deaker
Michael Deaker and Gordon Brown are on The Panel today. Poverty in NZ, the suggestion that National Super be shaved to pay for the bringing up of our youngest citizens. Should we be courting China or the U.S. as they both seek to extend influence across the Pacific. Jack could have been saved in the Titanic movie. Still too many sheep in our tourist image overseas. Do sheep really harm us? What should our tourist image be? And saving the Maui's dolphin. Well it may simply be too late now, but can we learn from this to save the Hector's dolphin?