Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 24 March 2014
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Donald Reid of Dunedin nominated 'The Sleepwalker' by This Kind of Punishment
1:25 Eight Months to Mars - Suzanne Lynch.
2:10 Natural Business - Stephanie Evans: Having sensitive skin can be no joke.. particularly with our harsh New Zealand climate. Stephanie Evans was one of those who suffered in her quest to find the right cosmetics that would help her skin... so, fifteen years ago, she decided to stop looking and simply make her own.
And that's what she did.. she found a recipe book and got mixing... now her cottage industry has turned into a very successful business.
2:20 The Potluck Dinner Crew - Mike Eastwood: For the last fifteen years in Wellington, every tuesday night, a group of people - some of them friends, some of them strangers - have got together for dinner.
Nothing unusual about that, you might think - but these Tuesday night dinners are something quite out of the ordinary.
Each week a volunteer hosts a 'pot luck' dinner in their home, chooses a theme and sends out an email to a list of people inviting them over for dinner.. five people may turn up or forty. These Tuesday night dinners, all 750 of them so far, are the creation of Mike Eastwood and tomorrow night marks the fifteenth birthday of this event.
2:30 Reading - Our radio adaptation of the book - 'We Will Not Cease' by the New Zealand pacifist - Archibald Baxter. Bruce Phillips with part eleven - 'The Front'
2:45 Feature Album - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John.
3:10 Feature Interview - The daughter of a prolific self-help author turns a skeptical eye on the world of books that promise everything from finding inner peace to conquering the corporate world. Promise Land: My Journey Through America's Self-Help Culture by Jessica Lamb-Shapiro asks why so many are obsessed with self help and we are so bad at it.
3:30 NZ Asian Leaders - Lynda Chanwai-Earle: Coming up at 3:30: having problems doing business with Asia? CEO's and directors of local and international companies have initiated a high-powered national network called New Zealand Asian Leaders. To hear about the issues and solutions, Lynda meets three of these Auckland - based Asian high achievers.
The link: Voices
4:06 Lisa Scott and Jordan Williams are on The Panel today: The tourism spend, our stance on the Crimea, the happiest professions, the back pay for MPs, the latest on the winding money trail within Kohanga Reo and Islamic law now in the UK.