Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 26 August 2013
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Marnie Patten of Auckland nominated 'The Circle Game' by Joni Mitchell
1:20 8 Months To Mars - Maggie Kirkpatrick, in New Zealand for the musical, Wicked opening in Auckland soon. You may remember Maggie from TV series, Prisoner.
2:10 James MacKenzie - Linda Sundberg
He was one of New Zealand's most notorious outlaws: James MacKenzie. The Scottish immigrant with red hair and a big red beard was a familiar sight in the mid 1800's, roaming the Otago and Canterbury countryside with his dog Friday,
In 1855, he was caught stealing a thousand sheep from a station north of Timaru. He escaped walking 160 milies to Lyttleton where he was caught by police, convicted and then pardoned.
Catriona Baker is a soon to be 96 year old retired Mackenzie Country run-holder.
Her father wrote one of the first books about James Mackenzie. With the help of Linda Sundberg, Catriona has put together her own book called The Story of James Mackenzie of the Mackenzie Country New Zealand.
How can people get a copy of the book...
2:30 Reading - Ian Johnstone reads the first episode of 'Dance of the Peacocks', the story of five young New Zealand Rhodes Scholars in exile in the time of Hitler and Mao Tse-Tung.
Tk 1. Pick Yourself Up - Lew Stone and his Orchestra. BBC CD 824: Pennies From Heaven II.
BBC Enterprises/Polygram 1990.
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BOOK: Dance of the Peacocks by James McNeish Pub: Random House (1 Aug 1994) ISBN-978-0908877072
2:45 Feature Album - Heart Like a Wheel - Linda Ronstadt.
3:10 Feature Author - Mandy Retzlaff about her tale when she rode to the rescue of more than a hundred horses in Africa. The Book: 'One Hundred and Four Horses: A Memoir of Farm and Family, Africa and Exile'
3:30 Using Light for Medical Imaging - Ruth Beran - If a doctor wants to look inside your body, one option is ultrasound, which uses high frequency sound waves and their echoes. Another way is to use light waves instead of sound, and Ruth Beran meets Frederique Vanholsbeeck who is developing this emerging type of medical imaging technology, and in the process gets to scan her own hand!
4:06 Garry Moore and Mike Williams are on The Panel today - as we discuss the Shane Jones candidacy, the Facebook weight-loss fraud with its perpetrators that supposedly can't be traced; the extent to which sport now relies on pokies. The importance of genuine belief in politics. Everything you worry about, everything that frustrates you in modern life - the first world problems that beset us, we'll talk about those too.