Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 2 April 2014
1:10 Best song ever written
'If It Be Your Will' covered by Antony Hegarty chosen by Julia Holden of Christchurch
1:15 Link 3 - music game
2:10 Walter wants a Woman with Rachel Choy
Walter Wants a Woman – the name of the web series says it all really. We follow Walter, a late 20-something who's just moved out of home, as he diaries his ups and downs of dating. Actually it's probably more downs than ups, but that translates into comedy gold. On a whim the director of the series, Rachel Choy, entered Walter into a number of festivals overseas and just found out they had won a comedy prize at the LA Web Series festival.
2:20 Football fever in Timaru with Stuart Cushing
The Football World Cup is starting in less than 80 days and while football fever might be building in Brazil, it's also heating up in a South Island town. Football fanatic Stuart Cushing saw an opportunity to get Timaru into the spirit and has organised a football tournament to coincide with the Fifa World Cup. He's the founder of the New Zealand chapter of the the Tottenham Hotspurs fan club and he's so into the World Cup that he even ordered a replica trophy for everyone to enjoy.
Yesterday afternoon, we heard how Mona Williams won a scholarship to attend 'Bishops', the elite girls school in Georgetown, the capital of British Guiana. Today, Mona is introduced to Bishops and its refined manners. It is not plain sailing, and the rented room she returns to each night has some disturbing attributes too.
2:45 Feature album
Graceland - Paul Simon (1986)
3:12 Virtual world - Hamish MacEwan
April Fool's day round up, Oculus Sale and a few bits and bobs.
3:30 New Zealand Society - Children Fight Poverty - Lynda Chanwai-Earle
Coming up today: How do we tackle poverty? A group of visionary home grown charity organisations are getting together with our littlest superheroes to get a message across on how to make real and effective change. Lynda Chanwai-Earle attends the launch of the video campaign to hear from the children making a difference, the little superheroes themselves.
3:45 Panel Pre-Show - Zoe George
4:06 The Panel - Finlay McDonald and Barry Corbett
John Key's pre-budget speech; should we be alarmed that the dairy prices have dropped? should we also be concerned about an Ebola outbreak? would vaccines help eradicate Measles in NZ? The cavewoman diet, does it work? Woodburners in Christchurch; drug dealers in New Zealand are increasingly providing home deliveries in response to text orders; and a petition angers cat-lovers.