Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 18 September 2013
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Andre Prassinos of Rotorua nominated 'This Train' by Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
1:20 Link 3 - the music:
CARWASH - ROSE ROYCE
ECHO BEACH - MARTHA & THE MUFFINS
WICHITA LINEMAN - GLEN CAMPBELL
LIVING ON A PRAYER - BON JOVI
TAKIN' CARE OF BUSINESS - BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE
FRIDAY ON MY MIND - EASYBEATS
WORKING FOR THE MAN - ROY ORBISON
RACING IN THE STREET - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
The answer: These are all songs about characters in jobs that don't pay much
2:10 The Downstage Story - Jennifer Ward-Lealand. Wellington audiences have been entertained there for almost 50 years, but New Zealand's oldest running theatre company is closing down. After the current production 'Live at Six' finishes its run on Saturday the doors at Downstage will close for ever. Someone who has long and fond memories of Downstage is Jennifer Ward-Lealand.
2:20 The U.S. Airman - Mike Lanchin of BBC Witness - In December 1983, a US airman was shot down while attacking Syrian forces in Lebanon. Lt Robert O. Goodman was captured and taken to Damascus as a prisoner. His release was negotiated by the black civil rights leader, Rev. Jesse Jackson.
2:30 Reading - Rachael Maza reads part 3 of "Follow The Rabbit Proof Fence" by Doris Pilkington
Original music recorded for the production by David Milroy with Alice Haines
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Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence by Doris (Nugi Garimara) Pilkington (University of Queensland Press, 1997) ISBN-0702232815
2:45 Feature Album - The Hurting - Tears for Fears (1983)
3:10 Virtual World - Hamish MacEwan
3:30 Habitat Growth - David Steemson - South Auckland families desperately in need of decent housing should benefit from Habitat for Humanity plans to speed up its house building there.
4:06 Jonathan Krebs and Gordon McLauchlan are on The Panel today. Yes, Charter schools musn't teach Creationism, everyone is saying. But how easy will that be? The Americans will have your fingerprints now if our police have them; how do you feel about that? Should Moslem women be able to cover up their faces in court? If you're a retailer this is intersting, the financial benefits of flattering your customers, not necessarily from the customers who are being flattered. Are the rich entitled to their oprivacy now that the NZ Herald's told us how many houses Russell Coutts and Jimmy Spithill own, and the new Child Harm Prevention Orders - how will they work?