Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 9 December 2014
1:10 Best song ever written
Asma Asmatwn (Song Of Songs) - Mikus Theodorakis. Nominated by Mark Cross of Riverhead.
1:20 The Critics
1. Books - Dr Cushla Mckinney
2. TV review - Irene Gardiner
3 Music - Colin Morris
4. Web - Steve McCabe
2:10 Typhoon Hagupit - Linda Cruse
A New Zealander is in the thick of relief efforts in the Philippines, where Typhoon Hagupit has forced the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from coastal areas. Aid worker Linda Cruse is from the University of Canterbury. She has been in the country since Typhoon Haiyan struck a year ago. Linda is based in Carles, a small area in the far north east of Iloilo Island.
2:20 The Walk of Fame - Ana Martinez
Sir Peter Jackson has received his star on the Walk of Fame at a ceremony in Los Angeles this morning. It's only a few days since the third and final Hobbit film had its premiere. Ana Martinez is the producer of the Walk of Fame Ceremonies.
2:30 NZ Reading
The second part of Harry Ricketts 'How To Catch A Cricket Match' read by Peter Hambleton.
2:45 Feature album
Feelin' Bluesy - Gladys Knight and The Pips (1968).
3:10 SPAM Lab - Dr Emily Balcetis
Researchers at New York University have looked at how big a challenge we think we face when we want to lose weight, get fit, and look good on the beach over the summer. The research has been done at the University's SPAM lab. In this case SPAM stands for social perception action and motivation. The person behind the research is social psychologist Dr Emily Balcetis.
3:30 Hospital Bed Mover - Ruth Beran
Moving heavy hospital beds usually involves two people, but a machine designed at Massey University can grip a bed and manoeuvre it at the touch of a joystick. Ruth Beran goes to the Crest Hospital in Palmerston North to meet Gourab Sen Gupta and Ken Mercer who show her how the hospital bed mover works.
Stories from Our Changing World.
3:45 The Panel Pre-Show with Zara Potts, Jim Mora, David Slack and Penny Ashton.