Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 18 August 2014
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Meng Meng Ai nominated 'Dangerous' by Michael Jackson.
Archival audio supplied by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.
2:10 Once Were Warriors - Dan Slevin - Twenty years ago, Once Were Warriors, burst onto our screens and introduced us to the unforgettable Heke family.
Tonight, a new documentary that reunites the cast members for the first time since the movie, screens on Maori Television.
When the film first premiered its success was immediate and immense... and the impact of it, not only helped the careers of the actors, it also brought the issues of doemstic violence and poverty to the forefront of many New Zealander's minds.
The success of Once Were Warriors was not limited to our shores however, the film was the toast of Cannes and it went on to do big business at the box office internationally too.
Simon talks with movie critic, Dan Slevin.
2:20 Kakapo Future - Daryl Eason: Not so very long ago, according to an early explorer Charles Douglas - the native Kakapo were so common that they would fall from tress like apples. In one of his anecdotes he speaks about shaking a Tutu bush and seeing six kakapo fall out.
But with the introduction of predators in the 1800's the Kakapo very nearly become extinct.
The breeding season has just finished and the team at the Kakapo Recovery Centre are celebrating the arrival of six new chicks. Simon talks with Kakapo Technical Specialist Daryl Eason.
2:30 NZ Reading: Part One of 'Tuvalu' by Andrew O'Connor.
Noah Tuttle is a young Australian working in Tokyo, where he meets a wealthy and self-absorbed, young woman, Mami Kaketa. She is someone he can't just ignore - as you'll in the opening episode of our book 'Tuvalu' . . .
Tuvalu by Andrew O'Connor Pub: Allen and Unwin ISBN -1741148715
2:45 Feature Album - Aerial - Kate Bush (2005)
3:10 Feature Interview - Joshua Wolf Shenk: Lennon and McCartney.. New Zealand Caddie Steve Williams and Tiger Woods, ..even J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis .. dynamic duos inspire great things according to writer Joshua Wolf Shenk. His new book called 'Powers of Two' reveals why so many creative and innovative efforts involve a collaboration between two people.
3:30 Orient Express - Lynda Chanwai-Earle: The Orient Express is not just a famous train ride. Lynda Chanwai-Earle catches a different kind of ride, the nostalgic and evocative music of the Orient Xpress as they perform their mix of Shanghai jazz from the 1930s - at the 24 hour Musicathon at Saint John's Church in Wellington, as part of fundraising for Water on the Westbank.
3:45 Panel Pre-Show - Zara Potts with what the world's talking about today: The state of Diana's grave. The short shelf life of the word "Bro". A Doctor of Chocolate. The habits we inherit from our parents, they're thinking now. No wonder you become like your dad. The nice gesture by the kind people at Gatwick Airport and how everyone takes advantage of it. A threat to olive oil, and the truth about the little house on the prairie.