Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 24 April 2013
1:10 Best Song Ever Written
Jonathan Cutts has chosen Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.
1:15 Link 3 - music game
THE ANSWER: singing in falsetto.
2:10 ANZAC song
All around the country tomorrow people will gather to remember the war dead in ceremony and song. Shirley Murray's words are sung in Churches around the country. She is a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to community hymn writing. In 2006, she wrote Hymn for ANZAC Day and although it is sung at many ANZAC services, the third verse, an acknowledgement of conscientious objectors, is almost always dropped.
2:20 Bravery award
The ANZAC spirt of bravery, compassion and courage is in two 12 year old cousins who risked their lives to save a man from drowning at Waihi last December. This morning the two boys became the youngest ever recipients of the RSA's prestigious ANZAC of the Year Award. Will White and Sergio Schuler saw a man struggling in the water, about 100 metres from shore and swam out to him to help. The boys gave the swimmer hope, encouragement and instructions about how to get himself back to shore. This morning Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae presented the award to the cousins at the Waihi Beach Memorial RSA.
2:30 Reading - ANZAC Day at the Bay, by Patricia Lawson
A young girl watches her neighbours celebrating ANZAC Day.
2:45 Feature Album - Rocks, by Aerosmith
Rocks is the fourth album by American rock band Aerosmith, released May 3, 1976. Aerosmith plays Dunedin's Forsyth Bar stadium tonight.
3:12 Virtual World with Jules Older
3:33 Auckland story
Refugee children who've just arrived in Auckland from war-torn Afghanistan are being swamped with clothing and toys. Afghan interpreters who worked with New Zealand defence force have just moved into the Mangere Refugee Centre with their families. David Steemson looks into the issue.
4:06 The Panel with Cas Carter and Jeremy Elwood
The Prime Minister's breakfast with Mr Fletcher, and why did it cost $60,000 to hire him? The weightiest people live in Waikato, and what use are public education initiatives in getting us to shed kilos do you think? Are things getting better or not for women, deep down? Interesting questions asked in today's NYT. The Auckland housing saga, as a tower block gets the go-ahead in New Lynn and there's still no agreement about what we should build and where. Colin Craig takes exception to what was said about his beliefs on the satirical Civilian website, but should he? Do you take satirical sites seriously?