Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 14 May 2013
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Barry Eastwood of Pokororo nominated 'Little Wing' by Stevie Ray Vaughan
1:20 Critical Mass
TV - Phil Wallington - Seven Sharp versus Campbell Live
Books - Vanda Symon - The John Lennon Letters by John Lennon. Introduction by Hunter Davies
Music- Nick Atkinson
SONG Seb Warne - Instrumental in E
SONG Seb Warne - Follow Every Sound
Web - Ben Gracewood
2:10 Outback Ballot - John Wharton - Cheap as chips, is the saying, but there's land in rural Australia going for a price that's cheaper than chips, even. At the end of next month, four lucky buyers will be getting a slice of outback Queensland for the princely sum of one dollar, Australian. The land, in the tiny township of Richmond, northwest Queensland (current population: 827) is being offered in 800 square-metre blocks in a bid to attract more settlers.
2:20 The Great Gatsby - Vincent Dowd - When a new version of The Great Gatsby premières at the Cannes film festival this week, it'll be the fourth screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel which was published in 1925. MANY critics have praised The Great Gatsby as the best American novel of the 20th century, the quintessential American novel even, yet when Fitzgerald died in 1940, his reputation had almost collapsed. Vincent Dowd from BBC Witness, talks to two people who have strong family connections to Scott Fitzgerald.
2:30 Reading - A series taken from Glenn Busch's book 'The Man With No Arms' where people living with disability tell their own stories. Today, we conclude with paraplegic Karen Calder's thoughts on relationships.
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Hatfield's End - Stonehenge 4, Echoes of Ancient Mysteries by Paul Hattink, tk 10
2:45 Feature Album - Aqualung - the fourth studio album by British rock band Jethro Tull. (1971)
3:10 Tune Your Engine - Dr. Ian Barr, who's with the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, talks about bird flu. The efforts being made to develop a new bird flu vaccine. The new H7N9 strain of avian influenza has so far affected 130 people in China, 32 OF THEM confirmed dead.
3:30 Asian Report - Lynda Chanwai-Earle - Over fifty years ago New Zealand's pioneer film maker Ramai Hayward presented a precious gift, a Maori feather cloak from the fifth Maori King, Koroki to China's leader Chairman Mao Zedong. Lynda is in Wellington to witness the return of this taonga.
4:06 John Bishop and Neil Miller are on The Panel. Goodbye Aaron Gilmore. The cheating in the tertiary institutions - how much of a problem is it? Are LED lights doing your eyes harm? And are we getting dumber, not smarter. Research out today in the journal Intelligence suggests we're not as smart as say the Victorians were. Sure we know more, but they were brighter.