Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 2 February 2015
1:10 Your Song
When My Train Pulls In - Gary Clark Jnr. Chosen by (artist) James Wright
Archival audio supplied by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.
2:10 Historic sex convictions - Wiremu Demchick
Last week we spoke to Professor Andrew Hodges about his book on British mathematician Alan Turing, who played a large part in cracking the Germans' Enigma code in World War Two. The book was the basis for the Oscar-nominated movie 'The Imitation Game'. After the War, Alan Turing, who was gay, was convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to chemical castration. He committed suicide in 1954. The movie has prompted calls in Britain for the government there to pardon thousands of men who were prosecuted for having gay sex. In New Zealand, sex between men was illegal until 1986, punishable by up to seven years in prison. And now a Wellington-based man has started a petition to have historic sex convictions wiped from gay New Zealanders' records. Wiremu Demchick speaks about why he has started the petition.
2:20 Huge Piano - Krzysztof Malek
At 5.7 metres long it's the world's longest grand piano. So it's perhaps no surprise that Krzysztof Malek, pianist on board the cruise ship Seabourn Odyssey, wanted to play the piano when the ship visited Timaru yesterday. He liked the experience so much, he wanted to do it twice. Only thing is, that meant having a word with the ship's captain. Today Krzysztof Malex is with the Seabourn Odyssey in Akaroa.
2:30 NZ Reading - The Thrill Of Falling #1
Little Tu is a sickly child and his grandfather gives him the name of their famous ancestor Tupaea to help him survive. He runs away from the kids who ridicule his stutter and jumping off the Tologa Bay bridge, he discovers 'The Thrill of Falling'. Each year Koro presides over the family feast celebrating Oro, the god who sent Tupaea to them, and tells them the history. When Uncle Tu-Bad goes to gaol, the mantle of Tuapea is passed to Little Tu.
2:45 Feature album
Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance - Belle and Sebastion
3:10 Author Interview - Paul Keany
October 2008. The Celtic Tiger had lost its roar and 45 year old Dubliner Paul Keany's plumbing business was faltering. So he did something he lived to regret: he agreed to smuggle six kilos of cocaine into Ireland from Venezuela for a man he met in a pub. Arrested at the airport in Venezuela, he spent 2 years in one of the most notorious prisons in South America. His book, The Cocaine Dairies : A Venezuelan Prison Nightmare describes the horror of life behind bars. It has recently been on the top ten best seller list in New Zealand.
In 1905 - a year of the snake - a man 'went hunting for a Chinaman' on Haining Street, Wellington. The tragic murder of a Cantonese gold miner by a white supremacist is revisited by an award winning Chinese New Zealand writer. Lynda Chanwai-Earle meets the writer at the murder scene to learn more.
3:45 The Panel Pre-Show
With Julie Moffett, Jim Mora, Wendyl Nissen and Tim Watkin.