8:12 The Day in History: 30 April

Jim Mora looks back on 30 April in history, with memories and music.

Julian Fellowes

Julian Fellowes. Photo: supplied


8:30 Julian Fellowes

Julian Fellowes is a British television producer, best known for the series Downton Abbey, and new production, Doctor Thorne. His latest project, Julian Fellowes’s Belgravia, is a story in eleven episodes. The first episode is available free from www.julianfellowesbelgravia.com, alongside video, music, maps, historical information, and family trees, with subsequent episodes available for purchase in weekly instalments, in written and audiobook form, before the collection is published in traditional book form.


Gary Small

Gary Small. Photo: Supplied

8:50 Gary Small

Gary Small is a professor of psychiatry and director of the UCLA Longevity Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and has been named by Scientific American magazine as one of the world’s leading innovators in science and technology. He has written six books, including international 2003 bestseller, The Memory Bible.


9:06 Soviet Snow and Shona Laing

Jim looks back at Chernobyl, and the 1987 song Soviet Snow, then talks to singer and songwriter Shona Laing, who won the APRA Silver Scroll for that song. She has recorded nine albums, most recently Pass the Whisper in 2007, and continues to perform as a solo act, and with her contemporaries.

Susan David

Susan David. Photo: supplied



9:20 Susan David

Dr Susan David is a founder and co-director of the Harvard-affiliated Institute of Coaching, and the CEO of management consultancy Evidence Based Psychology. She co-authored the 2013 article Emotional Agility for the Harvard Business Review, and her book, Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change and Thrive in Work and Life (Penguin), was published this month      


9:45 Bernard Hickey

Bernard Hickey is the publisher of Hive News, a Wellington-based political and economic subscription news email service. He also writes for Interest.co.nz and is a regular commentator across a range of media. He will discuss paywalls and the publishing industry.

9:55 Plagiarism Quiz

10:06 Plagiarism Quiz results

Corey Bradshaw

Corey Bradshaw. Photo: supplied.


10:25 Corey Bradshaw

Professor Corey Bradshaw is Sir Hubert Wilkins Chair of Climate Change in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Adelaide. His research interests include population dynamics, extinction theory, invasion biology, and climate change impacts and mitigation, and he is the author, with Stanford University's Paul Ehrlich, of the 2015 book Killing the Koala and Poisoning the Prairie: Australia, America & the Environment (University of Chicago Press).


10:45 Steve Thomson

Steve Thomson is Creative Director at Auckland agency Brandspank. He discusses vehicle branding.

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson. Photo: supplied



11:06 Marc Wilson

Marc Wilson is Associate Dean at the School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington . He discusses the research studies of Roy Baumeister and Dianne Tice, and others, into ego depletion and willpower.

11:35 Tiriel Mora

Tiriel Mora is an actor, whose roles include lawyer Dennis Denuto in the 1990s hit movie, The Castle, and Martin Di Stasio in the television series Frontline. He is one of a group of Australian identities who tell personal stories in the new book, Things My Mother Told Me (Echo Publishing).

This Saturday’s team:

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Rachel Smith
Auckland engineer: Brian Mahoney
Research by Infofind

Music played in this show

TODAY IN MUSIC HISTORY (played between 8:10-8:30)

Artist: The Drifters
Song: Save the Last Dance for Me
Composer: Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
Album: Save the Last Dance for Me
Label: Atlantic

Artist: Johnny Horton
Song: The Battle of New Orleans
Composer: Jimmy Driftwood
Album: Greatest Hits
Label: CBS

Song: Theme from Casey Jones
Composer: Eddie Newton

Artist: Frank Sinatra
Song: I've Got the World on a String
Composer:  Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
Album: Sinatra's Swingin' Session!! And More
Label: Capitol

Artist: Frank Sinatra
Song:  I've Got You Under My Skin
Composer: Cole Porter
Album: Songs for Swingin' Lovers
Label: Capitol

Artist: Michael Nyman
Song: To the Edge of the Earth
Composer: Michael Nyman
Album: The Piano
Label: Venture

Artist: Elvis Presley
Song: Jailhouse Rock
Composer: Leiber, Stoller
Album: Jailhouse Rock
Label: RCA

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Song:  Meeting Across the River
Composer: Bruce Springsteen
Album: Born to Run
Label: Columbia

Artist: The Who
Song: Young Man Blues
Composer: Mose Allison
Album: Live at Leeds
Label: Polydor

Artist: Fats Domino
Song: I'm Walking to New Orleans
Composer: Bobby Charles
Album: Greatest Hits
Label: Imperial

Artist: Ray Charles
Song: I Can't Stop Loving You
Composer: Ray Charles
Album: Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
Label:  ABC

Artist: Cilla Black
Song:  Step Inside Love
Composer: Lennon, McCartney
Album: Sher-oo!
Label: Parlophone

Artist: Led Zeppelin
Song:  Immigrant Song
Composer: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Album: Led Zeppelin III
Label: Atlantic

Artist: Steve Miller Band
Song: Jet Airliner
Composer: Paul Pena
Album: Book of Dreams
Label: Capitol

Artist: Glen Campbell
Song:  Southern Nights
Composer: Allen Toussaint
Album: Southern Nights
Label: Capitol

Artist: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Song:  Fortunate Son
Composer: John Fogerty
Album: Willy and the Poor Boys
Label: Fantasy

Artist: Pink Floyd
Song: Time
Album: Dark Side of the Moon
Label: Harvest

Artist: T-Rex
Song: Ride a White Swan
Composer: Marc Bolan
The 1970 single
Label: Fly


Artist: Shona Laing
Song:  Soviet Snow
Composer: Shona Laing
Album: South
Label: Pagan, 1988
Broadcast: 9:05

PLAGIARISM QUIZ (between 9:55 and 10:15)

Artist: Led Zeppelin
Song: Stairway to Heaven
Composer: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page
Album: Led Zeppelin IV
Label: Atlantic

Artist: Hi-Revving Tongues
Song: Rain and Tears
Composer: E. Papathanassiou, B. Bergman
Album: The Tongues
Label: Zodiac

Artist: Neil Diamond
Song: Song Sung Blue
Composer: Neil Diamond
Album: Moods
Label: MCA

Artist: Beach Boys
Song: Surfin' U.S.A.
Composer: Chuck Berry
Album: 20 Golden Greats
Label: Capitol

Artist: The Verve
Song: Bitter Sweet Symphony
Composer: Ashcroft, Jagger, Richards
Album: Urban Hymns
Label: Virgin

Artist: Spirit
Song: Taurus
Composer: Randy California
Album: Spirit
Label: Epic

Song: Piano Concerto No. 21
Composer: Mozart

Song: Canon
Composer: Pachelbel

Artist: Little Big Town
Song: Girl Rush
Composer:  Lori McKenna Hillary Lindsey Liz Rose
Album: Pain Killer
Label: Capitol, Nashville

Artist: Bonnie Tyler
Song: It's a Heartache
Composer: Scott, Wolfe
Album: Natural Force
Label: RCA

Artist: Johnny Cash
Song: Folsom Prison Blues
Composer: Johnny Cash
Album: Live at Folsom Prison
Label: Columbia

Song: Crescent City Blues
Composer: Gordon Jenkins

Artist: Ray Parker, Jr
Song: Ghostbusters
Composer: Ray Parker, Jr
Album: Ghostbusters
Label: Arista

Artist: Huey Lewis
Song: I Want a New Drug
Composer: Hayes, Lewis
Album: Sports
Label: Chrysalis

CAR LOGOS (between 10:45 and 11:00)

Artist: Chuck Berry
Song: Maybelline
Composer: Chuck Berry
Album: Chuck Berry Is On Top
Label: Chess

Artist: Bob Seger
Song: Night Moves
Composer: Bob Seger
Album: Night Moves
Label: Capitol


Artist: Simon and Garfunkel
Song: Homeward Bound
Composer: Paul Simon
Album: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
Label: Columbia