Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 17 April 2014
1:06 Jim Intro
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley chosen by Geoff Shirtcliffe in Wellington
1:20 Your Place - Riverton: home of a famous Easter Racing Carnival
2:10 Gadget Man - Chris Dancy
He's reputed to be the most digitally connected in the world. Since 2008 Chris Dancy has built his life (and his home) around digital devices. From measuring his sleep patterns, skin sensitivity, and digestion to wearing Google glasses for several hours a day.
2:20 Bee-friendly insecticides - Veronika Meduna
We know that bees are in trouble. The parasitic varroa mite has decimated wild populations, but bees are also often an unintentional target of chemicals we use to control pest insects. Geneticists at the University of Otago are using their knowledge of the bee genome to find a bee-friendly insecticide.
2:30 NZ Reading - A short story. Today. It's "Angel of Mercy" by Karen Goa, read by Janet Fisher.
2:45 Feature Album - Running on Empty by American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne. (1977)
3:10 One Stop Shop
Easter food ideas with chef, Jacob Brown
Wine choices from Yvonne Lorkin
Sarah McMullan reviews The Lego Movie 3D, and Rio 2, and previews the Easter television highlights.
3.40 Easter event "The Gutbuster" - Mike Conway
Cyclists with a taste for history have made the Easter Sunday Raetihi Gutbuster one of the most popular community events.Created to celebrate the sealing of the historic road between Pipiriki on the Whanganui River and Raetihi at the foot of Mt Ruapehu, the Gutbuster is now in its fourth year and is generating increasing interest every year.All the Gutbuster races start in Raetihi and follow the historic Raetihi-Pipiriki Rd, which in the 1800s was the primary access to the central North Island.Conway said the Gutbuster was aimed at the local Raetihi community who continue to be big supporters of the event.
4.07 The Panel - Mark Inglis and Jock Anderson are on the last Panel hour of the week:
Were we warned about the severity of the storm that is lashing the north today? Do you wonder about following the instructions of your crew in the wake of the Korean boat tragedy? NZ's cannabis culture, some stats on drug-taking at work, and as western countries edge towards legalisation all the time Harvard medical research says hold on, it's not just a nice amiable drug. Is Easter still secular or is there a religious revival? Piggybacking off the sale of the red poppies today with white poppies - just plain disrespectful? Tiny apartments about to return to Auckland.