Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 5 November 2013
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Anne McKenzie of Sumner has nominated the Queen song,'These Are The Days Of Our Lives'.
Anne's website link: http://anne-margaret.com/
1:25 Critical Mass
TV - Phil Wallington
Books - Graham Beattie
Music - Nick Atkinson
Web - Ele Ludemann
2:10 Historial Villa Gets New Life - Melissa Schultz - A villa built on the Sumner Esplanade in Christchurch early last century has been saved from demolition, and given a new lease of life in the Gibbston Valley near Queenstown.
A Queenstown couple couldn't bear to see the beautiful home demolished after the earthquakes, so they bought it, and had it cut into two pieces and trucked the 500-kilometres south.One of them - Melissa Schultz, talks with Jim Mora
2:20 The Ghana Experience - Liz Harrison - The principal of Hawera's Ramanui School - Liz Harrison - has just returned from an eye opening trip to Ghana, mentoring untrained teachers there.
Liz travelled with another Ramanui teacher, Kaareen Hotereni for nearly 3 weeks to share their knowledge at a suburban school in Ghana's capital, Accra - but weren't totally prepared for what would they would be confronted with. No running water, concrete slab floors in the classrooms, and outside on the streets, no infrastructure, open drains and rubbish everywhere. Yet despite working in a school where five children shared one desk and one pencil - Lis Harrison says the West African people's resourcefulness amazed her.
2:30 Reading - Julian Wilson with episode 2 of 'Heartland' by Neil Cross.
2:45 Feature Album - Reflektor - the fourth studio album by Canadian indie rock band, Arcade Fire
3:10 Feature interview - 'The Dead Ocean' - Ivan Macfadyen
Newcastle yachtsman Ivan Macfadyen's first hand account of the Pacific Ocean, which he describes as 'broken' and 'dead'. Ten years ago Ivan charted a course between Melbourne and Osaka. He could throw out a line on that trip and catch a fish anywhere, anytime. Now, Ivan says, sailing along that same route, he came to a dead ocean - NO fish, NO birds. Hardly a sign of life.
3:30 In today's Asian Report; a fifteen day Buddhist festival commemorating the dead, Lynda Chanwai-Earle is with the Wellington Cambodian community to find out more.
4:06 Graham Bell and Finlay MacDonald are on The Panel today - we'll talk about the roastbusters and ask what more the police could have done, could do. The high cost of consents when house-building being decried. So what's new? Mary Mountier's Melbourne Cup selections - who can forget that glorious year when she tipped them 1 and 2? Admittedly that was several years ago. Fireworks, the middle road approach being advocated by animal lovers. And cameras on police officers - the benefit of that.