Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 28 July 2014
1:10 Best Song Ever Written: Jenny Hinton of Auckland nominated 'Video Games' by Lana Del Rey
1:20 New Zealand Retro:The Year: Our New Zealand retro feature revists 1998 - the year of the five-week long blackout in central Auckland - and the closure of New Zealand's last car assembly plant.
2:10 Peak to Peak - Dougal Allen: It was the twenty first birthday of the prestigious Peak to Peak mountain race in Queenstown this last weekend. This year's winner was Wanaka local, Dougal Allen, whose now won the event four times.
2:20 Dog Rescue - Brett Kirkland: Now, vets are usually the ones helping out other people's animals.. but sometimes, they need a helping hand with their own pets. That's exactly what happened to Papamoa vet, Brett Kirkland, this weekend after his 12-year-old Irish Setter - Saffy - seemingly disappeared while out on a morning walk.
But not only did Saffy do a vanishing act.. a day later, Brett's cat - Zippy...also disappeared. Now, the story does have a happy ending, but what happened to the pets is quite a bizzare tale.
2:30 NZ Reading: 'Naked in Budapest' follows the journey of author, Heather Hapeta [Hah-pair-tah] as she sets out on a year of budget travel around the world.
Heather struggles to get into the USA and visits Gracelands.
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The Voice KPM428 © KPM Tk. 4 The Saffron Trail by Kevin Malpass .
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Book: 'Naked in Budapest' by Heather Hapeta Pub: Passionate Nomad ISBN-978-0473116750
This week’s Reading is also online: Naked In Budapest
2:45 Feature Album - Purple Rain - Prince (1984)
3:10 Feature Interview - Jay Barbree: 45 years after Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, an American network reporter who has covered every single US human spaceflight tells the story of the astronaut and the man.
3:30 Canadian Graphic Novelist David Wong - Lynda Chanwai-Earle: Global dragons find a voice when Lynda Chanwai-Earle meets two high flying international speakers, talking about finding the Canadian and Australian Chinese voice. Canadian Architect, graphic novelist and activist David Wong and Australian academic, Daphne Kelly explain how they're telling buried histories differently.
Follow this link: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/voices
3:45 Panel Pre-Show - Zara Potts