Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 29 July 2013
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Madeleine Rayner of Christchurch nominated 'Yesterday' by the Beatles as her Best Song Ever Written. Checkout the boxes ticked so far on Madeleine's travels.
1:20 Eight Months To Mars - Madeleine Sami - New Zealand actress, comedian and musician. Madeleine's song choices:
ARTIST: David Bowie
TITLE: Ashes To Ashes
COMP: David Bowie
ALBUM: The Best of Bowie - Track 11
LABEL: EMI 541 929
ARTIST: Fleetwood Mac
COMP: Stevie Nicks
ALBUM: Rumours - Track 2
LABEL: Warner 927313
2:10 Alf's Imperial Army's 40th - Ian Brackenbury Channel
It's been forty years of making war, not love, for one of New Zealand's most unusual pacifist societies.
It was the early 70's when, then a university lecturer in Melbourne, formed Alf's Imperial Army as an antidote to the increasingly militaristic measures being adopted by the various activist factions on campus.
Ian Brackenbury Channel aka The Wizard of Christchurch, or just "Jack", founder of Alf's Imperial Army talks with Jim Mora.
2:20 The Johnny's - Suzi Fray
The Johnny's are a 3-piece, all-female tribute band from Nelson, who have the distinction of being the ONLY 3 piece, all-female Johnny Cash tribute band in the world. And they've already moved outside of Nelson to take on the world.
Suzi Fray is the lead singer of The Johnny's.
2:30 Reading - Writer Shonagh Koea recalls several memorable turning points during today's episode of her memoir - 'The Kindness of Strangers'. The day she accidentally discovered how to stand up to a bullying father. And how her Doctor helped her begin to cope with depression. All in episode six of 'The Kindness of Strangers' at half past 2.
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Courante: JS Bach Suite No 1 in G for solo cello, BWV1007, Jacqueline du Pre. Tk 7 Testament SBT 1388
2:45 Feature Album - 'Stand up' (1969) by Jethro Tull suggested by Neil of Masterton.
3:10 Feature Author - Mark Mazzetti, a national security correspondent for the New York Times.
It's hard to remember now, but for the last quarter of the 20th century, the C.I.A. took no part in assassinating bad guys. How the agency transformed itself into "a killing machine, an organization consumed with manhunting," is the subject of Mark Mazzetti's fascinating, trenchant, sometimes tragicomic account, "The Way of the Knife:The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth."
3:30 Quakesurfer - Ruth Beran - Using a 'torsion bar' suspension system and seismic gliders, QuakeSurfer is specifically designed to protect Victoria University's data centre from earthquakes, and it passed the recent 6.5 earthquake with flying colours. Ruth Beran meets IT Services Director Stuart Haselden for a tour.
4:06 Lawyer Mai Chen and Wellington writer Catherine Robertson are on The Panel today. The Labour party plan to stop overseas ownership of NZ property; the anger of recreational anglers about the proposed new snapper quota. A famous columnist says he's tired of the bombardment of words in the world now, opinions expressed and magnified by media about every trivial happening in the world. Do you agree with Charlie Brooker? The use of the Americas Cup, the pretensions of schoolboy rugby, should a fat man be banished from NZ and should a real estate agent retain anonymity when he's caught taking lingerie out of a drawer at an open home? Grist to Charlie Brooker's mill, and to ours.