Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 25 May 2015
1:10 Your Song
Lousiana 1927. Sung by Aaron Neville. Chosen by Phil Tilbury in Napier.
With motoring journalist Peter Gill, Holden fan and tradesman Mark Mohring, South Island farmer Guy Sutherland, Chrysler Valiant tradesman and fan Lenny Gardner and Taranaki surfie and Bedford fan, Wayne "Arch" Arthur.
Archival audio supplied by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.
2:10 Weather Man - Alan Mason
Change is in the air after nearly a century of weather watching for a Feilding family.
Alan Mason's family have been recording the weather in Feilding for 98 years. But now, at the age of 94, Mr Mason is starting to think about passing on his thermometer.
2:20 BBC Witness - Fiji Coup
In May 2000, a group of ethnic Fijian gunmen broke into parliament and declared a coup. Led by charismatic failed businessman George Speight, they took the prime minister and several MPs hostage for 56 days. Ricardo Morris was a journalist for Fiji's Daily Post at the time.
2:30 NZ Reading - 'Burying The Crystal Palace' by Naomi Ramsay
Returning to the scene of the crime, she uncovers the family heirloom she stole all those years ago.
2:45 Feature album
Sounds Of Silence. Simon and Garfunkel.
3:10 Feature interview - Blaine Harden
In the aftermath of the Korean War, a war New Zealand took part in, a young North Korean fighter pilot got in a MIG 15 plane and flew across the border to South Korea. He fled a country ruled by a tyrant, the Great Leader, who established a dynasty that continues today with his grandson, Kim Jong Un. It's believed Kim Jong Un recently ordered the execution of a minister with anti-aircraft guns for falling asleep at a meeting. Former Washington Post journalist Blaine Harden explains the history of North Korea and the often bizarre behavior of its leaders through the stories of two men in his new book, The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and The Young Lieutenant Who Stole His Way to Freedom.
3:30 The Mooncake And The Kumara - Lynda Chanwai-Earle
Layered with myth and fable, The Mooncake and the Kumara is a moving play about a messed-up Maori Chinese love affair that sprouts among rows and rows of potatoes - set in NZ nearly 90 years ago. Lynda Chanwai-Earle meets award-winning playwright on the soil in Otaki to learn more.
3:45 The Panel Pre-Show
What the world is talking about. With Noelle McCarthy, Jim Mora, Ella Henry and Matt Nippert.