Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 14 July 2014
1:10 Best Song Ever Written: Cam Russell nominated 'Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)' by
1:20 New Zealand Retro:The Year: Our New Zealand Retro feature revisits 1974 including Bevan Congdon on New Zealand's famous cricket win over Australia.
2:10 The Pops Choir - Luke Di Somma: It's no secret that music can lift your spirits.. and a good song can brighten your day - and in Christchurch, the Pops Choir is doing just that - lifting the spirits of Cantabrians.
The choir was initially formed to help play a part in rebuilding the city - but it's not your ordinary, everyday choir - This choir is little bit different as its repertoire consists of rock, pop, gospel and jazz.
And at the head of it all is Luke Di Somma - who is no stranger to the power of music - having been a Fulbright scholar in New York, studying the art of musical theatre. Now, the Pops Choir were onstage last night, for their first performance of the year.
2:20 Fifty Years of Flkying - Allan Graham: Allan Graham has seen a lot of change in his fifty-year flying career.
The Blenheim pilot has just celebrated a half-century of flight - which began with recreational flying in small, post-war planes, to flying commercially, and setting up his own airline, as well as being instrumental in the start-up of Origin Pacific. In between, he's flown freight.. piloted air ambulances and even had a go at meat recovery high in the Marlborough Ranges - a job he considers one of his favourites..
2:30 NZ Reading: Part six of 'Juggling with Mandarins' by V.M. Jones.
Our Book reading at the moment is 'Juggling with Mandarins' by V.M. Jones. And in today's episode the central character, Pip, is close to finally mastering the juggler's art.
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'On a High' by Gresby Nash, tk 31 bruton BIGS 011
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BOOK: Juggling with Mandarins by V M Jones [Pub: HarperCollins (25 Jun 2003) ISBN-978-1869504625]
2:45 Feature Album - Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd is set to release a new album, The Endless River latre this year with 'all unreleased material'
3:10 Feature interview - Tim Butcher
On Afternoons - the portrait of the young assassin who sparked the First World War 100 years ago. Former war correspondent and best selling author, Tim Butcher with the true story about the Bosnian Serb student who fired that shot. Tim's new book is called 'The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War '
3:30 South Sudan - Lynda Chanwai-Earle: We hear from our new "Kiwi Brothers" when Lynda Chanwai-Earle meets former refugee and Community Leader Abann Yor (pron Abaan)and his family from South Sudan. Abann shares the story of his family tragedy - turned to hope - with life here in New Zealand.
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3:45 Panel Pre-Show - Zara Potts: What The World's Talking About; Zara Potts today: For the man voted best player at the World Cup Lionel Messi didn't look too thrilled, and possibly other players weren't too thrilled he received that award. We could have made a bit of money on Germany had we known about analysis beforehand by Cambridge University linguists. The new saucepan that will revolutionise cooking possibly, why women feel threatened by other women wearing a certain colour (so they say), why smelling other people's odours may in fact be vital for your health. The trend towards congregations of the elite now, and something remarkably useful about cellphone towers.
4:06 The Panel - Mark Inglis (ChCh) and John Bishop (Wn) are on The Panel today: The police downplaying the burglaries, the fruitless 111 call, the 1080 drop, the undesirability of fame, Shamubeel Yacoob's theory about our zombie towns, not that he phrases it that way. He's written a new book. And just as we face a world milk glut we also face a milk substitute.