Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 15 October 2013
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Steve Gill of Mt Maunganui nominated 'Black Betty' by Ram Jam on the Best Song Ever Written. Here's the cadillac link Steve was talking about: www.cadillacclubofnz.org
1:25 Critical Mass
TV review - Irene Gardiner
Nothing Trivial (series three) - TV ONE: Wednesday 8:30pm00
Mistresses - TV2: Thursday nights at 8.30pm
Books - Cushla McKinney
Night Film by Marisha Pessl:
Music - Nick Atkinson
ARTIST: The Beat
TITLE: Save It For Later
COMP: Charley, Cox, Morton, Steele, Wakeling
ALBUM: You Just Can't Beat it: The Best of The Beat
ARTIST Dave Dobbyn
COMP: Dave Dobbyn
ALBUM: Overnight Success: The Definative Dave Dobbyn Collection 1979-1999
LABEL: Columbia 496 084
Web - Ben Gracewood
2:10 The Tall Ships Race - Tessa Duder - The Spirit of New Zealand is among seven Tall Ships currently sailing from Sydney to the Bay of Islands, in the first ever trans-Tasman Tall Ships race. She's racing against Tall Ships from the UK, the Netherlands, Canada and Australia. They left Sydney last thursday, and the race is expected to take seven to 10 days. On board is the Spirit of Adventure Trust's deputy chair, the writer Tessa Duder.
2:25 World Parkinson's Video Winner - Andy McDowell - A couple of months ago we spoke to Andy McDowell, who - after being diagnosed with Parkinsons at the age of 43 - wrote a poem, in an effort to explain the disease to his two young daughters. Such was the response to the poem, entitled "Smaller," that - with the help of many people - he made it into an animated film. He entered it in the video competition at the World Parkinson's Congress, held in Montreal earlier this month - it was one of 113 entries from 18 countries. Narrated by his seven-year-old daughter, Lily, "Smaller" has won both the competition, and the people's choice award.
2:30 Reading - Kathryn Mansfield was neither sentimental nor solemn, and was much admired by her contemporaries for her intelligence and wit. Her brother-in-law Richard Murray - likened her to the punk girls of the 1970's and the writer Lytton Strachey said her language put a fishwife to shame. We hear more of her sharp tongue as Vincent O'Sullivan continues he look at some of her letters in our reading.
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À la Mannière de Borodine/Ravel/Decca 440 836 Dur: 1:00
2:45 Feature Album - Holland - Beach Boys (1973) Link to Rolling Stone interview with Blondie Chaplin.
3:10 Feature Interview: American lawyer, author and New York Times contributor Ashley Merryman talks about why losing is good for us, especially for children. She says the science is now clear that an early life of constant plaudits can lead children to underachieve.
3:30 Asian Report - Lynda Chanwai-Earle
In today's Asian Report; She's an academic of great standing in New Zealand, but not many know that her first book was produced by the oldest existing publishing house in China, dating back to the 1600's. Lynda meets Professor Manying Ip at Auckland University.
4:06 Mai Chen is with Graham Bell on The Panel: the latest Census information; more on what ACC will cover and what it won't and why; Auckland's grand rubbish ambitions; what the Coroner had to say about euthanasia; what charities can't say; and Dave Dobbyn.