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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 25 June 2014

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

TITLE: You Can't Touch This
COMP: James Miller, Hammer
ALBUM: Original Hits 1990

1:20 Music Trivia Game                                                              

ARTIST: Diana Ross
TITLE: Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)
COMP:  Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin
DUR: 3' 20" [Fade]
ALBUM: Compact Command Performance; Diana Ross - Track 8
LABEL: Motown 106072      

ARTIST: The Animals
TITLE: Don't Bring Me Down
COMP: Gerry Goffin, Carole King
DUR: 3' 08" [Fade]
ALBUM: The Best of Eric Burdon and The Animals - Track 1
LABEL:   Polydor 849388

ARTIST: Barry Mann
TITLE: Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)
COMP: Barry Mann, Gerry Goffin
DUR: 2' 42" [Fade]
ALBUM: The Brill Building - CD 2 / Track 5
LABEL: Jasmine 880747

ANSWER:  American song writer Gerry Goffin who died last week at the age of 75:

ARTIST: The Beatles
TITLE: Chains
COMP: Gerry Goffin, Carole King
DUR: 2' 20" [Fade]
ALBUM: Please, Please Me - Track  4
LABEL: Parlophone 746,435

ARTIST: The Shirelles
TITLE: Will You Love Me Tomorrow
COMP:  Gerry Goffin, Carole King
DUR: 2' 39" [Fade]
ALBUM: The Best of The Girl Groups - Track 7
LABEL:   Rhino 270988

ARTIST: Herman's Hermits
TITLE: I'm Into Something Good
COMP: Gerry Goffin, Carole King
DUR: 2' 30" [Fade]
ALBUM: The Very Best of Herman's Hermits - CD 1 / Track 1
LABEL:   EMI 477321

ARTIST: The Monkees
TITLE: Pleasant Valley Sunday
COMP: Gerry Goffin, Carole King
DUR: 3' 03" [Cold fade]
ALBUM: The Monkees Anthology - CD 2 / Track 1
LABEL:   Rhino 275269

ARTIST: Whitney Houston
TITLE: Saving All My Love For You
COMP: Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin
DUR: 3' 53" [Fade]
ALBUM: Whitney Houston - Track 4
LABEL: Arista 218212        

2:10 The Leopard Doco - Judith Curran

One of New Zealand's most accomplished wildlife documentary makers is about to try and change the minds of a billion Chinese about using products from endangered animals. To do that, award winner Judith Curran spent a lot of time filming in Africa, home of the threatened elephant and rhino.

She still loves Africa, despite it being the place which nearly cost her her life ten years ago. That was when Judith was famously mauled by a leopard called Akira.

2:20 Nurse Isobel Thompson - Lynda Chanwai-Earle 

Lynda Chanwai-Earle brings us a story about the passing of a "quiet" NZ legend. Nurse Isobel Thompson worked for CORSO from 1947-50 during China's brutal civil war, helping orphaned children. She was there because of an appeal to NZ from Madame Sun Yat-sen for qualified staff to work in the Peace Hospitals. Lynda hears from the Consul General of China and broadcaster George Andrews about why Nurse Isobel Thompson is considered a household name in China.

2:30 NZ Reading 

Episode Two of "Embracing the Dragon" by Polly Greeks in which she recounts her journey trekking 500 kilometres of the Great of Wall of China with Nathan Gray. It's read by

Rosella Hart.


Miao Xiaoyun: Sound from Afar ( Chen Wenjie) from the album "The Art of the Chinese Lute" EUCD 1864 ARC

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BOOK:  Embracing the Dragon: A Woman's Journey Along the Great Wall of China by  Polly Greeks Pub: Awa Press  ISBN-978-0958262958

2:45 Feature Album -  x (pronounced "multiply") - the new album, just out by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.                     

3:10 Online with Hamish MacEwan (Wn studio)

The links:

More on the roll out of google glasses
A parking app in san Francisco
The Amazon Fire Phone is an interesting development, buying a phone developed by a retail store
Lego goes digital
Preventing sports injuries by using predictive analytics

3:30 Beatles 1964 NZ Tour - Wayne Mowat - Episode 3: The Beatles play 4 concerts in Auckland City and attend a Mayoral Welcome (09:55).

3:45 Panel Pre-Show - Julie Moffett (Ak studio)

Julie Moffett today with What The World's Talking About: the best fan banner at the World Cup. We mightn't have to worry forever about our jobs being outsourced to Asia - the trend's begun to reverse. More details about Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, no major revelations, but they've discounted some early suppositions, including regarding how high the plane flew. The best smells in the world, feel free to text us regarding your conclusions about what the nicest smells in the world are. How the new smartphones can read your pin numbers as you enter them into the ATM or the eftpos machine even from 10 feet away. And how the best soccer players take extra time to decide what they'll do, and what that means for you and me.