Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 17 November 2014
1:10 Best song ever written. Bread And Roses - Bronwen Lewis (From the movie 'Pride'). Nominated by Hilary Stace (Phd), Victoria University, Wellington.
Archival audio supplied by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.
2:10 Isaac Theatre Royal - Vanessa Carswell
It's been a long road to restore Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal, but tonight, it will finally open its doors again. The theatre sustained considerable damage in the earthquakes of 22nd February and 13th June 2011 and continuing shakes have made the restoration particularly difficult for architects. The project architect from Warren and Mahoney, is Vanessa Carswell.
Gallery: Isaac Theatre Royal
2:20 Living aboard Paparahi - Luca Nazari
Living a life of self-sufficiency aboard a do-up yacht may not be everyone's cup of tea. But for Luca Nazari it's a dream come true, even if it means living with no refrigerator, television or toilet. Luca and his partner, Kiyoko Larsen, have been staying aboard their yacht at Tauranga Bridge Marina for more than two years. Paparahi is made of kauri and recycled timber and her restoration has inspired a lifestyle the couple weren't expecting.
2:30 NZ Reading. David McPhail, with episode six of his memoir The Years Before my Death.
2:45 Feature album. Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends by Coldplay (2008).
3:10 Dr Yong Zhao. Chinese students get stellar results on international exams in math, reading and science. But it comes at a cost according to an expert on China's education system, Yong Zhao. In his new book, Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon?: Why China Has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World. Zhao says cheating is rife and the pressure never stops on Chinese students, which is why parents long to send their children to schools in places like New Zealand. We'll also talk about what we might learn from the Chinese education system.
3:30 Jimmy Pham. Prominent Vietnamese Australian social entrepreneur Jimmy Pham is the founder of KOTO ("Know One, Teach One"), a foundation that runs training centres in hospitality for homeless and disadvantaged youth in Vietnam. Lynda Chanwai-Earle gets an opportunity to interview Jimmy during a flying visit to our country.
3:45 The Panel Pre-Show with Julie Moffett, Jim Mora, Deborah Hill Cone and Gary McCormick.