Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 3 March 2014
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Grant Davis of Cromwell nominated 'Wherever you Are' by Military Wives.
1:25 Eight Months to Mars - Our next passenger to Mars is Hawkes Bay wine identity, John Buck - the man who bought a rundown vineyard in the mid-1970's, and turned it into a world class winery.
2:10 Oscars - Brad Pomerance reports live from the red carpet at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
2:20 The Chart Topper - Laurence Larson - Breaking into the music industry is always a tough ask, and particularly so when you're trying to make it big in a language that's not your native tongue.
Nineteen year old Laurence Larson is doing just that... writing, singing and playing pop music.. but in Mandarin.
The young Aucklander has quickly gaining a fan base in mainland China with his music, having amassed more than three million views with his seven online songs.
2:30 Reading - The memoir of a New Brighton boy, Bruce Anlsey's 'Gods and Little Fishes' takes us into his childhood during the 1950s and 60s, and life in a thriving seaside township.
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BOOK: Gods And Little Fishes: A Boy And A Beach by Bruce Ansley Pub: Longacre (6 Nov 2009) ISBN-978-1877460418
2:45 Feature album - 'It's Blitz!' a highly praised record from the from American indie-rock group the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The group's lead singer, known as Karen O, is up for Best Song at the Oscars today for 'The Moon Song' which features in the Spike Jonze film 'Her'.
3:10 Feature Author - James Maguire - American Bee: The National Spelling Bee and the Culture of Word Nerds.
We're inside the competitive world of Spelling Bees... Author James Maguire talks about his book American Bee The National Spelling Bee And the Culture Of Word Nerds .. the competitive parents, the focused kids and the strategies that produce winners.
3:30 Voices - Pacifika Festival - Lynda Chanwai-Earle
Coming up at 3:30: overseeing a crew of hundreds, the man in charge of some of our biggest events: Auckland's annual Pacifika Festival to the Rugby World Cup 2011, Lynda follows one of our best event producers behind the scenes at the Lantern Festival to find out more.
4:06 Brian Edwards and Michelle Boag are on The Panel. We'll update you on the Ukraine situation and the Oscars. The thorny issue in Auckland with getting Maori consents for water rights. The vital importance according to new research of the words your child hears early on - both the number and their quality. The usefulness of a simple name, and another reminder of the need to behave well in restaurants.