Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 8 September 2014
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - 'Always The Sun' - the Stranglers - nominated by Steven Lee.
1:20 New Zealand Retro:The Year:1971 with guests Russell Glendenning, Paul Markholm and Hugh MacDonald - the director/co-writer of ' This Is New Zealand'
Archival audio supplied by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.
2:10 Hamilton twins, Zac and Josh Lyons, are halfway through their epic ice cap crossing in Greenland. The twins plan on conquering all four of the world's ice caps but will battle bad weather, now, crevasses and polar bears during their expedition.
2:20 The iconic Boeing 747 will take its final flight this Wednesday. We talk about the 'Queen of the Skies' with Air New Zealand's Captain David Morgan. The link: Boeing 747 Historical Gallery
2:30 NZ Reading - Owen Scott reads the first episode of 'Sensible Sinning' by Bernard Brown.
BMG Zomba/UBM CD: UBM 14 'Big Top Circus', Tk 8: Dai Allegri Musicanti, Comp by Greg Pommer.
COSMOS CD 375.226 'Styles and Periods: Klassik I', Tk 4: Fuga. Comp by Reinhart Gabriel
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Sensible Sinning by Bernard Brown Pub : Cape Catley Ltd (Nov.2008) ISBN-978-1877340208
2:45 Feature Album - The Wall - Pink Floyd (1979)
3:10 Feature Interview - Dr Yuval Noah Harari: There were other humans earlier in the planets history, but Sapiens were the ones which came out on top. Dr Yuval Noah Harari explains how we did it, in a book called "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind." It's just been translated into English ..400 pages of paleontology, biology, history, and some pop culture too.
3:30 Christchurch's New Arrivals - Katy Gosset: taking the cultural pulse of Christchurch - international workers have flooded in to help with the Rebuild. But who are they and what differences have they found in the lifestyle here ?
The link: Voices
3:45 Panel Pre-Show - Zara Potts today with what the world's talking about: The Scottish referendum, and what sorts of people most want independence; the Disneyfication of the Roman empire's legacy; the new book about Princess Diana and the late night phone call to Camilla; throwing your snails into the neighbour's garden and why that doesn't work; the beaver attack in the ocean - who knew beavers went to sea? The world's fastest mobility scooter, sending messages brain to brain long distance now, free lighthouses in the U.S. if that's what you've always wanted. They're not all free but you can have them for a song.