Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 27 November 2012
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Marg Forde of Tamahere has nominated 'Old Friend' by Fly My Pretties.
1:15 Critical Mass
TV Review - Sarah McMullan
Books - Vanda Symon
"Gorse is not People" by Janet Frame
"Standing In Another Man's Grave" by Ian Rankin
Music - Nick Atkinson
ALBUM: Mala In Cuba
LABEL: Havana Culture
LABEL: Dryden Street
Web - Ben Gracewood
Made in America Christmas
2:10 The Smile Trek - Winston Fiore
Five thousand miles, 408 days, nine countries, and one smartphone. Put them together, and what have you got?
A goodly portion of a continent, and a truly epic walk.
Marine Sergeant Winston Fiore from Bloomington Indiana has spent the last year trekking through the forests, fields and rice paddies of South East Asia, with only a google maps app for company. It's a hike that's taken him through Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, the Phillipines, Sinapore, Brunei, Taiwan and China. It's called The Smile Trek, and it's all for a good cause.
2:25 Aerial Shots - John Crawford
It's not an unusual past-time, taking photos of one's spouse. Most husbands and wives would have snapped a shot of oneanother over the years. But not many husbands would ever think of photographing their wife from a birds eye vantage point, thousands of feet in the air. That's exactly what our next guest did though.
Auckland man John Crawford spent years hanging out of a helicopter, photographing his wife from his aerial perspective.
The results were spectacular, and now the photos are making headlines all over the world.
2:30 Reading - One hundred years ago, Taihape was a long day's journey by car from Wellington. . .provided you were able to undertake a little impromptu road repair work on the way. And that's why the Motor Pioneers in our 2.30pm serial, spent the night in a Taihape Hotel. Their Model-T has suffered a little undue attention from vandals, but car and crew are in good form as they begin their the second day of their attempt to drive from Wellington to Auckland via the King Country.
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'Walking' (Martin) CHAPPELL C573 Dur: 1:05
'Playground' (Martin) CHAPPELL C584 Dur: 0:36
2:45 Feature Album - With a Little Help from My Friends - Joe Cocker (1969)
3:12 The Road Trip - Stephen "Tig" Hogg and Tim Munro
When it comes to road trips, they don't get much bigger than this one. Stephen "Tig" Hogg and Tim Munro are travelling along the longest road in the world. It's actually a series of connected highways from Northern Alaska to Cape Horn in Argentina. 29,800 miles of road with just one gap where Central and South America meet. These life long friends aren't going by Kombi through 15 countries and 120 lines of latitude. They're travelling on 150cc scooters.. the kind of scooter you'd expect to see Sophia Loren riding along the streets of Rome.
3:33 Asian Report - In today's Asian Report: Indian New Zealander, Vanisa Dhiru was a finalist for Young New Zealander of the Year Awards in 2010, these days she is the Chief Executive of Volunteer New Zealand. Together with the YWCA they are holding a Cinderella Sale; selling pre-loved designer dresses at a bargain to our secondary school students so they can attend their school balls in style.
4:06 The Panel - David Farrar and Neil Miller.
100% Pure... not about whether we're 100% Pure, I think we laid that to rest on The Panel in about 2006, but whether we're viewed as a nation like a McDonalds burger. Were the print media biased against Labour before the last election? Our spending habits, great new graphs released about how we spend our money as as we grow older, if you want to know what you're in for. If the Fonterra directors will get a nice pay hike now, will they accept less money if the milk solids price goes down? And our struggling helplines, NZ has so many helplines and they're all cash-strapped, staffed by stoic volunteers. But how much use are they?