Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 7 October 2014
1:10 Best song ever written. 'I'll Find My Way Home' by Jon and Vangelis chosen by Roy Garvey from Auckland.
1:20 The Critics.
1. TV review Phil Wallington
2. Books Graham Beattie
3. Music Colin Morris
4. Web Ben Gracewood
2:10 The Nazi Hunter - Dr Efraim Suroff
The Simon Wiesenthal Center has identified 80 former death squad members who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for an investigation. They were members of the Einsatzgruppen.
Dr Efraim Suroff is the Wiesenthal Center's top Nazi hunter. www.operationlastchance.org
2:20 Eight million dollars for new show. NZ On Air has agreed to provide more than eight million dollars funding for a new drama series, which it hopes will successfully compete with the current batch of nightly reality TV shows, like Masterchef and The Block. The first series of Filthy Rich has been funded $8,125,000 for 20 episodes, which will run twice a week on TV2 in a prime time slot. Chief Executive of New Zealand On Air Jane Wrightson explains more.
2:30 NZ Reading. Episode 7 of 'Landings' by Jenny Pattrick, read by Martyn Sanderson, Stuart Devenie and Perry Piercy.
2:45 Feature album. 'There Is Nothing Left To Lose' (1999) by Foo Fighters.
3:10 Feature guest. Esmeralda Santiago. Acclaimed Puerto Rican writer Esmeralda Santiago's life revolves around words. But six years ago, a stroke robbed her of the ability to speak and read. With fierce determination, she taught herself to read again, the way a child does with simple picture books, starting small and building from there. Her story is featured in the latest issue of Neurology Now. She talks about the challenges stroke patients face, and the path she took to find her words again. http://www.esmeraldasantiago.com/
3:30 Spider Hunt - Alison Ballance. Spider expert Phil Sirvid, from Te Papa, is keen to get hold of a male of a little-known spider that lives only on remote subantarctic Bounty Island - and Alison Ballance is about to head to the subantarctic, on a Department of Conservation expedition, and may just have an opportunity to look for one. In preparation, Alison joins Phil to find out how to sex a spider and how to go on a spider hunt.
Stories from Our Changing World.
3:45 The Panel Pre-Show with Jim Mora, Zara Potts, Penny Ashton and Dita de Boni.