Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 17 May 2013
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Dave Watson of Auckland nominated Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell.
1:20 New Zealand Live with Auckland singer/songwriter, Jan Hellriegel.
2:10 The Dambusters - Simon Moody
70 years ago today, 133 elite airmen in the Royal Airforce 617 Squadron, including a handful of Kiwis, flew a daring mission to bomb dams on the Ruhr River in Germany's Industrial heartland. Operation Chastise. Flying low at 100 feet or less in 19 Lancaster bombers, the crews destroyed two dams. 53 men from the squadron were killed, on the raid, 3 captured and more than 1300 people on the ground died in the floods.
But the "Dambusters" delivered what Winston Churchill called "unparalleled devastation" to the Nazi war machine. The New Zealand Air Force Museum at Wigram has a special exhibit to honor the dambusters.
2:20 NZ Society Story - Amelia Nurse
The second in Amelia Nurse's series on synesthesia, a neurological condition where one or more of the senses will evoke others. Amelia talks with cellist Sophie Wilson, who has what's called music/colour synaesthesia and grapheme/colour synesthesia
Artist: Leningrad PO/Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Song: Adagio from the Gayane Ballet Suite
Album: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Label: EMI 7 93302
Artist: Moura Lympany
Song: Un Sospiro
Album: Best Loved Piano Classics
Label: EMI 7 62523
Artist: Jimi Hendrix
Song: Bold As Love
Album: The Best of Jimi Hendrix
Label: MCA 111 671
2:30 Reading - 'Jumping Ship' is based on Glenn Colquhoun's time living in the small community of Te Tii in the Bay of Islands. He went there 'to learn how to engage' with Maori. It was there he met Aunty Rongo, an old woman whose daughter had recently died, and the two 'fell in love'. We hear more of her in today's instalment- and we m, eet Uncle Bill - who followed the example of his ancestor and with generosity introduced a pakeha into his community.
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John Field: 'NOCTURNE in E flat major' Telarc CD80199, tk 1
Dennis Marsh: 'THE BRIDGE' ( N.Rosso/G Tait.) from the CD 'Out of New Zealand' RJCD tk 7
2:45 Feature album - Aladdin Sane - David Bowie (1973)
3:08 One Stop Shop
Food - Jacob Brown from The Larder
Matua Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012 $9.99
Peter Yealands Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012 $18
Mission HuchetGimblett Gravels Syrah 2010 $125
Movies - Sarah McMullan - the new adventure movie, Kon Tiki .. and the British drama, Broken.
3:40 The Auckland Writers & Readers Festival - Anne O'Brien
The forecast for Auckland this weekend sounds perfect for spending time with a good book or a good author. The Auckland Writers & Readers Festival is bringing more than 150 authors from around New Zealand and the world. The Festival started in 1999 as a biennial event, but with the popularity of the event, it's been an annual affair since 2006. This year authors like James McNeish, Sylvie Simmons, and Edward Rutherford are among the list.
4:06 The Panel - Simon Pound and Denise L'Estrange-Corbet.