Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 19 November 2012
Finlay MacDonald for Jim Mora today. Jim is back tomorrow.
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Richard Steane from Christchurch has nominated 'Hurt' by Johnny Cash.
Richard's ride for charity link is www.threeseater.org.nz
1:15 8 Months To Mars - Ruth Pretty
Food guru and the queen of big crowd catering, Ruth Pretty joins us on her way to Mars.
2:10 Private Victor Spencer -
The Maritime Museum in Bluff got a new exhibit this week, thanks to the family of the last New Zealand soldier shot for desertion during World War One. Private Victor Spencer was just 18 years old when he went before the Firing Squad in February 1918.
The teenager from Invercargill served in the Otago Regiment of the New Zealand division. Reports from the time suggest he was most likely suffering from severe shellshock at the time he was shot, having already fought at Gallipoli and the Somme.
His official pardon took 82 years to arrive, but he finally recieved it in September 2000, and now his surviving family have donated both the Certificate of Pardon and Victors medals to their local museum in Bluff.
Spencer Morrison is Victor's cousin, and talks with Finlay MacDonald.
2:20 The Vault - Deb Nation.
Deb Nation proposes an alternative commemoration to Guy Fawkes as she delves into the Vault and reveals a significant moment in New Zealand's own history, on the same day.
2:30 Reading - Part one of a three part story by Barbara Anderson called 'School Story'.
Waltz by Jerome Curel, tk 9 of CD ' nineteen sample tracks'
2:45 Feature Album - When I'm President - Ian Hunter
3:12 Feature Author - Philip Norman
British rock music writer, Philip Norman has written about John Lennon, the Stones, Buddy Holly and Elton John - and now has just released a mammoth 600-page biography of Mick Jagger
3:35 Our Changing World - Whales - Veronika Meduna
Recent news about a stranding of whales which had never been seen before highlights just how little we know about the world's largest animals. Two people trying to change this are University of Otago palaeo-biologists Ewan Fordyce and Felix Marx who study living and extinct whales to work out how they evolved.
They tell Veronika Meduna that whales could only grow as huge as they have thanks to some of the tiniest creatures in the ocean.
4:06 The Panel - Mai Chen and John Barnett