Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 7 July 2014
1:10 Best song ever written
I Feel Love by Donna Summer, chosen by Paul Hargreaves from Nelson.
1:20 NZ Retro: The Year 2004
Our New Zealand Retro feature centres on 2004 - the year of major changes in the laws around smoking in public.
2:10 Money for Jam
Money for jam, as the old saying goes, and for Tim and Kate Gibbs the old adage is their day-to-day reality.
Twenty years ago they left their corporate lives in Auckland for their greener pastures of Te Horo on the Kapiti Coast. There they set up a jam making business which has gone from strength to strength in the last few years.
The pair credits their success on two things: Making jam the old fashioned way and using 100 percent New Zealand fruit. And it's not just locals who are enjoying the jam.. Te Horo is now exporting to several countries and most recently sent pail loads of jam to China for the New Year Celebrations there..
2:20 Paleontologist playground
It's the start of the school holidays and right around the country many families will be heading off to their favourite spots - many of them holiday parks and camping grounds. The annual Holiday Park Awards have just been announced and one of the winners was a holiday park with a difference -our very own Jurassic Park. In fact, it might just be the only dinosaur themed holiday park in the country. And setting up this paleontologist playground has been a seven-year labour of love for Tracie Thornborough and her family.
2:30 NZ Reading
Today we begin a ten part reading of V.M. Jones award winning book 'Juggling with Mandarins', told by Matt Whelan - the story of Pip, a thirteen year old boy who wishes his father wasn't so obsessed about always having to win.
2:45 Feature album
Electric Ladyland (1968) by Jimi Hendrix
3:10 Carlotta Gall
Our feature author is Carlotta Gall - the correspondent who's spent more time in Afghanistan than any other Western journalist. Her new book contains new claims about how Islamabad helped the Taliban in Afghanistan, and how Pakistan's intelligence agency may have helped Osama bin Laden hide out in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
3:30 Up the punks!
Lynda Chanwai-Earle finds out about the small but bourgeoning punk scene in Beijing when she meets John Lake, a photographer and recipient of the 3 month Red Gate Artist's Residency in China.
3:45 The Panel Pre-Show
Today with Zara Potts: The world's still talking about the Dutch goalkeeper who got the team past Costa Rica, and was he unsporting? How long do people look at your resume for when you send them your CV with trembling hands. Two new planets that were discussed as being potentially Earthlike a year or two back. We were excited. Well they don't exist. A man who took a vow of poverty wins a stupendous amount of money. Hobbit fans ruin Richard the 3rd on stage; the reason why. The 10 most valuable records of all time. And do you think snails can see colours? You may never have thought about this.