Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 3 July 2014
1:10 Best Song Ever Written: Michael Wards of Amberley nominated California Dreaming by Mamas & Papas.
1:20 Our New Zealand A to Z takes us to a few of the more exotic cafes around the country - including one on a ship previously owned by Jacques Cousteau.
2:10 Arctic Trip - Emily Dowding-Smith: If you're a fan of snorkelling in this country, you'll often dip into water temperatures which are less than tropical ..to say the least. But one New Zealander is taking that to the extreme ..she wants to go snorkelling in the Arctic Circle. Emily Dowding-Smith is part of a ten strong team of women who will attempt a three thousand kilometre relay of the Northwest passage. And it's all about raising awareness of climate change.
2:20 Tsunami Puzzle Solved - William Power: Researchers think they have solved the puzzle of why two tsunami's struck the coast of Gisborne in 1947. And the team of GNS Scientists think undersea volcanoes off the East Coast could have the potential to cause tsunami's of up to ten-meters-high. Simon talks with GNS Science Tsunami Specialist, William Power,
2:30 NZ Reading: Our reading of "Embracing the Dragon" by Polly Greeks continues today. It is the story of her trek along the Great Wall of China with Nathan Gray, a journey that included many of its most remote and dangerous sections.
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Miao Xiaoyun: Memory of Yun-nan, 1st movement (Liu Xing) PLUS Miao Xiaoyun: Sound from Afar ( Chen Wenjie) BOTH 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 (1 Jun 2004) ISBN-978-0958262958
2:45 Feature Album - Hot On The Tracks - Commodores (1976)
3:10 Rising Bowls Star - Lynda Bennett: Our athletes will soon be making their was to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games that start on July 23. We have a team of over 200, representing New Zealand in a range of disiplines, including bowls. Lynda Bennett is one of our bowlers. She's departs in three days.
Lynda only started the sport six year ago, and she's already held a world title. But there's also something rather special about Lynda that makes her stand out among her bowling peers.
3:20 Whitebait Habitat - Amelia Nurse: A lack of shady vegetated river banks is making life difficult for inanga, a native freshwater fish whose juveniles are the most common kind of whitebait. Amelia Nurse joins a Department of Conservation workshop showing people how to restore rivers to make them more fish-friendly.
Stories from Our Changing World.
3:30 Oklahoma 70 Years On - Vincent Dowd of BBC 'Witness': In the middle of World War Two an optimistic musical about American rural life in the early 1900s, became a hit on Broadway. Created by Rodgers and Hammerstein its songs were soon being sung around the world. Gemze DeLappe was in the original production.
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1st NY Cast: Oklahoma: (Rodgers Hammerstein) from the Album Members Of The Original New York Production [MCA 110046]
3:45 The Panel Pre-Show - In What The World Is Talking about…with Zoe George. The danger of pedestrian crossing signals which tell you how much time you have to cross the road. How Facebook could be detrimental to your marriage. US FIFA world cup footballer becomes an internet sensation. Look into my eyes – dogs say a lot by gazing into each other’s eyes…and abominable discovery about Yetis.