Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 24 January 2013
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Jeanette Aker from Kapiti nominated Rhapsody In Blue by Glenn Miller
1:15 Your Place - Bayly's Beach - our tour guides were Deborah Hambly, Trish Rolfe and Beth Kelliher.
2:10 The Southern Alps Traverse - Dave Moulder
Alastair Fastier is one 50 -something who did not put his feet up over summer - in fact quite the reverse...he and fellow adventurer Dave Moulder completed the journey of a lifetime. They made an epic 1400-kilometre journey down the South Island - traversing the Southern Alps from Nelson to Southland. It took them 70 days...some of them a lot stormier than they'd anticipated...they climbed walked and paddled there way to their goal.
2:20 Taiaroa Head - Lyndon Perrimam
Taiaroa Head on Otago Peninsula is renowned for its colony of albatross which attracts people from all over the world.
The bird's thrived since the colony was protected more than 70 years ago, but latest research show it's not just the albatross which is flourishing. So are many other seabirds that nest in the area. Jim Mora talks with Lyndon Perrimam, the Dept of Conservation officer at Tairoa Head.
2:30 Reading - Angela Meyer with part four of Sea Fever.
2:45 Feature Album - Les Miserables original movie soundtrack (2013)
3:10 Quentin Tarantino - from BBC Strand - Film director, Quentin Tarantino's latest offering has Hollywood in a huff.
Django Unchained pays homage to the Spaghetti Western, it's about slavery in the Deep South, two years before the American civil war breaks out. And as usual, there's no critical consensus as to whether it works or not.
3:40 Our Changing World - Alison Ballance
When a mathematician was called in to help Auckland City Hospital, she identified the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit as a bottleneck. Helping heart patients - with maths.
4:06 The Panel - The comedian Jeremy Elwood and the columnist, Dita de Boni on The Panel today:
The idea of a Maori Party led by Hone Harawira, this strange stoush over angled parking and whether you're allowed to back into angled parks - why isn't the law clearer? The music you really should be listening to at the gym for maximum benefit. I'll give you a clue - it starts with C. What is the situation when you've lost all your money in an outfit like Ross Investments, but the dividends they declared to you, which you then declared to IRD and were taxed on, were illusory. Can you get a tax refund? More on the economic benefit of The Hobbit, and why won't Customs tell us how an illegal stash of P managed to sit under their noses at the airport? Could it be that there is embarrassment?