Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 12 August 2015
1:10 Song You Have To Hear
Let it Happen, from the Australian group, Tame Impala.
1:20 The Flag Debate - Angus Vail
The longlist of 40 flags has been released this week, and it's grabbed the attention, and ridicule, of some. John Oliver mocked the flag debate on his show last year. And now a Washington Post writer has said an image of a deranged cat would suit our flag better. To weigh-in on the debate, is New Jersey-based New Zealander, Angus Vail. He's worked with Shihad, Stereogram, Simon O'Neil and he's been the music business manager for KISS, for the past twenty years.
1:25 The Taneatua Express - Matiu Sadd
There used to be a train that ran from Auckland to a little town in the Bay of Plenty. It was called The Taneatua Express, after the town, and though it's long gone, it's inspired a project by filmmaker Matiu Sadd.
1:30 BBC Witness - Devils Island
A convict's experience of Devil's Island, the notorious French penal colony in South America, which closed in 1953. Thousands of inmates died from disease, mistreatment, or trying to escape the network of prisons in the jungles and islands of French Guiana. Bashir Saoudi tells the story of his father, Kaci, an Algerian who was imprisoned there in the 1930s. Bashir Saoudi is the co-author of The Guillotine Choice which was published in 2014.
1:40 Feature Album
The Jam's 4th Studio Album "Setting Sons". Chosen by Jonathon Pine.
2:10 Kiwi in China - Patriuck Rosevear
Wellington lawyer, Patrick Rosevear, has quite an amazing story. He moved to China in 2012 and has fast become a reality TV star over there, with some shows reaching up to six hundred million viewers.
2:20 Talking Food
Morgan McGlone the Maori fried chicken chef taking Melbourne by storm.
An American in New Zealand - Michael Dearth from top restaurants the Grove and Baduzzi.
Eating Out: 3. Toheroa soup.
Ben Hurley on small town food.
3:10 Paul Brislen on Technology
The big news is Google's change to Alphabet.
3:15 Innovator of the week - Anya Merryfield
And our Innovator of the Week isn't strictly speaking in the innovation game. Anya Merryfield works for Grid AKL which is an initiative set up by ATEED (the Auckland business development agency).
3:25 The Wireless Preview - Nik Jarvie-Waldrom
There's a superb article coming up this week in Radio New Zealand's on-line magazine THE WIRELESS. It's about the Kiwi Mountain Bike endurance athlete, Jamie Nicoll, and it's written by Nik Jarvie-Waldrum.
3:35 Mandatory Menswear - Sonia Sly
New Zealand Fashion Week is only a week and a half away. And, in the spirit of that theme, Sonia Sly headed in to the workroom of Wellington’s ‘Mandatory Menswear’.
Tales of life in Aotearoa.
3:45 The Panel Pre-Show
What the world is talking about. With Jesse Mulligan, Jim Mora and Zara Potts.