Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 11 July 2014
1:10 Best Song Ever Written: Simon Todd of Auckland nominated 'The Wild Ones' by Suede
1:20 NZ Live: Well known Wellington troubadour Barry Saunders on New Zealand Live. He's playing a few gigs with the Bads at the moment.
2:10 Raju the Elephant - Nikki Sharpe.
The rescue of enslaved Indian elephant Raju, who appeared to cry when he was re-homed in a wildlife sanctuary after being freed from 50 years of shackled slavery in Uttar Pradesh in India has touched many people around the world.
One person who certainly shed tears of happiness is Nikki Sharpe, Executive Director of Wildlife of SOS - the International charity who staged Raju's dramatic rescue and re-homing.
2:20 Wanaka's NASA Test - Dwayne Orr
Wanaka could soon have a new feature in its world-famously clear skies. The airport there is being measured up as a potential Nasa base from which to launch a scientific balloon - which could eventually provide information about such things as the origins of the universe and the big bang. With Operations Manager at the Nasa Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, Dwayne Orr.
2:30 NZ Reading: Episode five of 'Juggling with Mandarins' by V.M. Jones.
13 year old Pip is growing in self-awareness. He's discovered he has a talent for climbing, and is also becoming socially competitive.
2:50 Feature Album: Elizabeth Marvelly's 'Collisions' EP
3:10 Food, Wine and Movies
We setup your weekend with Christchurch chef Jonnny Schwass bringing his Mum's Mum's Ginger Slice, Belinda Jackson, the wine: Whitehaven Pinot Noir 2012, Casillero del Diablo Shiraz, and Villa Maria Early Release Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014.
Plus Sarah McMullan reviews this week's major release, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, plus her TV picks and a few Film Festival recommendations.
3:45 What The World's Talking About with Julie Moffett.
How good Israel's iron dome is at stopping rockets, why the World Cup final's being billed the Battle of the Pontiffs... the loom band craze and the danger lurking in it. The surging stock price of this new social network startup, and the fascinating thing about the company. When you'll stop not liking the way you look and start to love it. Why your joint pain probably isn't linked to the weather. And the Amazon rain forest. We think of it as a Gaian presence linking back to the Earth's verdant and pristine past... but it's not.
4:06 The Panel with Jane Clifton and Jordan Williams.
Jane Clifton and Jordan Williams are on The Panel today. Things beginning with P. The poor, and what they want, in this Auckland City Mission research. Polyamory, and the conference on it that Aucklanders are paying for. Paying for Air NZ flights online and the extra little charges on top of the fares. The one habit to get into that saves marriages. And chats as time permits on Lucan's hair, violence in bottle stores, and the Malaysian diplomat's bail application.