Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 18 February 2014
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Sandy Abbot of Whangaparaoa nominated Piano Man by Billy Joel.
1:25 Critical Mass -
TV - Phil Wallington
Books - Graham Beattie - Terms & Conditions by Robert Glancy, The Train to Paris - Sebastian Hampson, Lamplighter - Kerry Donovan Brown
Music - Colin Morris
TITLE: Sweet As
COMP: Andrew London
ALBUM: Rattledog: The Chicago Sessions - Track 6
LABEL: Independent Release
ARTIST: Henry Priestman
TITLE: At The End Of The Day
COMP: Henry Priestman
ALBUM: The Last Mad Surge of Youth - Track 1
LABEL: Proper Records / PRPCD 119
Web - Ele Ludemann
50 reasons we're living through the greatest period:
Robert Fulgham, author of All I really Need To Know I learned in Kindergarten and several other books, has a blog:
2:10 'Operation Jericho' - Gary Bridger - 70 years ago today.. a group of young pilots took off on a daring bombing raid in a bid to help free prisoners of war in Amiens, France.
Leading the charge was a young kiwi pilot named Merv Darrall.. who'd joined the RNZAF at 22 and had become skilled at low-level precision attacks in his de Havilland Mosquito. The raid was called 'Operation Jericho' and it became known as one of the most epic aviation feats of World War Two. Gary Bridger is a great nephew in law of the late Merv Darrell.
2:20 10dd - Julie Lamb - Last Friday we spoke with 10cc founder, Graham Gouldman who was being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And it prompted an emailer to alert us to a Wellington Choir called... 10DD.
As the name suggests, it's a tribute band of sorts...well, a choir actually. Fourteen women interpreting 10cc songs.. using only their bodies and voices...and as you just heard, it sounds pretty impressive.
Jim talks with 10dd founder and 10cc fan, Julie Lamb.
Link : www.10dd.org
2:30 Reading - Peta Mathias reads part 2 of Fête Accompli' in which she recalls her life living and working in Paris
In today's episode of her autobiographiocal picture of life in Paris, Peta Mathias meets her future 'flat-mate' at a 'salon' he holds regularly.
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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 - The Truth About Love - Pink (2012)
3:10 Feature Interview - We have everything you ever wanted to know trucks on our roads, the freight transport revolution in NZ - life on the road as a truckie, and the ways the lorries took the loads away from the trains.
Jim Mora talks with Richard Riley, a former President of the NZ Road transport Association and the mastermind of the book, Road's the Mode, The story of New Zealand's road transport Industry.
3:30 Ashley River and Rare Birds - Alison Ballance
Braided rivers are among New Zealand's most distinctive natural features. They're some of the last bastions of native habitat on the Canterbury Plains, and important breeding places for rare shorebirds such as wrybill.
Alison Ballance joins Nick Ledgard, from the Ashley-Rakahuri Rivercare group, to see some birds and find out how they can co-exist with people using the river.
Stories from Our Changing World.
3.45 Pre Panel Show - Jim with Zara Potts, and today's panellists.
4:06 On The Panel today are Ellen Read and David Slack: Brendan McCullum's batting triumph, TVNZ's General Manager of Maori and Pacific Programmes using the building on behalf of the Labour Party, more thoughts on Colin Craig sueing David Cunliffe. Why ABBA wore outlandish costumes, why haven't these people who owe huge amounts in parking fines been chased down before now, and do we need warrants of fitness for cars at all? The way Lotto should be won. Let's face it, there are some deserving big lottery winners but often the money is allocated with complete cosmic indifference. Someone who really needed to win big has just done so. I'm sorry that it wasn't you.