Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 17 February 2014
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Genevieve Krefft of Wellington nominated 'Feeling Good' by Nina Simone.
1:25 Eight Months to Mars - Masterton resident Kristy Flower, who's still in the running for The Mars One project - to be on the first human mission to Mars, scheduled for 2025. Kristy has her fingers crossed that a life-long dream of travelling into space as an astronaut will come true.
2:10 Puppies in Training - Leone Ward - Baxter is only 12 weeks old, but there is something special about the Labradoodle Golden Retriever cross. He is only one of three puppies being trained as an assist dog to help those with Epilepsy. Dogs have been trained in an assisting role since 2000, but this is the first time puppies have been introduced. Only three other countries use dogs in this way. Currently on 13 Epilepsy Assist Dogs exist in New Zealand. Wanaka based head trainer for the New Zealand Epilepsy Assist Dogs Trust, Leone Ward, is documenting Baxter's journey.
2:20 WW2 Buildup - Vincent Dowd of BBC Witness - In 1939 tension was growing in Europe, over Nazi Germany's expansionist plans. One young British camerman headed to Danzig (now Gdansk) to film what happened next. His name was Douglas Slocombe and he is now 101 years old.
2:30 Reading - We join New Zealander, Peta Mathias as she sets out on a culinary oddssey in romantic Paris.
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The Jean-Pierre-Bernac Musette Ensemble: 'C'est Si Bon' from the album Bon Voyage - France/Holiday in France [CDM 4001] Dur:0:45
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Book: Fête Accomplie by Peta Mathias Pub: Random House (31 Jul 1995) ISBN-978-1869412487
2:45 Feature album - We'll be talking to Piper Kerman. A number of years after she was talked into drug smuggling she got a knock on her door. She hadn't got away with it. Her book about prison is called Orange is the New Black.
3:10 Feature Author - Piper Kerman. A number of years after she was talked into drug smuggling she got a knock on her door. She hadn't got away with it. Her book about prison is called Orange is the New Black.
3:30 Voices - 'Sophie and Poppy Voon' - Lynda Chanwai-Earle meets 11year old Poppy Voon, daughter of fashion designer Sophie Voon, to celebrate growing up on the catwalk.
4:06 Tino Pereira and Neil Miller are on The Panel today: A living wage, the pros and cons. Curent today with this stamp of approval initiative being rolled out, supporting employers who'll pay it. Do we really have a rockstar economy - what about all the people who can't get into the stadium? Speaking of rockstars, Delta Goodrem's life derailed by internet trolls, she says. The psychology of trolling is being studied and there's new research. Actress Ellen Page comes out, star of Juno and in the next X-Men movie, saying she can no longer lie by omission. Is omission of salient characteristics, whatever they are, so bad? Why can't the deal done over the leaving of the Rena on the reef