Afternoons

Friday 29 August 2014, with Simon Mercep

Coming up

3:10 pm Monday 1 September: Actress, Lee Grant

Lee Grant s book coverActress, Lee Grant was just making a name for herself in Hollywood – steady work, an academy award nomination and a promising future – when her name appeared on a list that changed everything. She was blacklisted, accused of being a communist during the McCarthy era.

For 12 years, she had almost no work. When her name was finally removed, she had to make up for lost time and worked hard to hide her age, getting plastic surgery before it was in vogue, even altering her birthdate on her driver's license.  

Lee Grant's new memoir is called I said Yes to Everything.

Audio from Friday 29 August 2014

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Best song ever written - My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose ( 15′ 16″ )

    13:07 Richard Sadleir from the Hutt city has chosen 'My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose' by Kenneth McKellar.

  • NZ Live - Linzee Inkster ( 36′ 57″ )

    13:23 Though initially a reluctant performer, with a bit of arm twisting we were successful in persuading her, and so today on New Zealand Live we are happy to reintroduce you to Linzee Inkster. Today performing with a band - Linzee and the Leaf Blowers - play music from her debut album "Love Blood".

  • Lesley Elliot - Sophie Elliot Foundation ( 11′ 22″ )

    14:08 Ever since her daughter was murdered, Lesley Elliot has wanted to do something about domestic violence.

  • Wet plate collodion photographer Brian Scadden ( 9′ 39″ )

    14:20 Brian Scadden's passion is old-school craft photography on cameras dating as early as the mid-19th century - some of which he designs and builds himself. These cameras, which can weigh up to 60kgs, predate film - and the images are captured instead on a plate of glass. Amelia Nurse visits him at his portable workshop in the Wairarapa for a demonstration.

  • Feature album - Solid Gold Hits Vol One ( 15′ 33″ )

    14:45 Our feature album is the first of thirty-six in a well remembered series released in New Zealand by Music for Leisure Records between 1972 and 1983.

  • Fresh fast food with Simon Gault ( 9′ 37″ )

    15:06 Simon shares a recipe for French onion soup from his new book, Modern Classics.

  • Wine with Yvonne Lorkin ( 12′ 2″ )

    15:16 The Selections: Thornbury Hawke's Bay Merlot 2013 $14 Bodegas Aragonesas Coto De Hayas Crianza 2011 $16 Mudbrick Reserve Waiheke Island Chardonnay 2013 $40-$50

  • Film review with Sarah McMullan ( 10′ 20″ )

    15:28 Sarah looks at a couple of this week's movie releases - the American coming of age drama, Boyhood and the New Zealand crime-thriller, The Last Saint, the debut feature film from Tongan writer / director Rene Naufahu.

  • The Panel pre-show for 29 August 2014 ( 15′ 47″ )

    15:45 Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.

1:10 Best song ever written - My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose

Richard Sadleir from Lower Hutt has chosen 'My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose' by Kenneth McKellar.

1:20 NZ Live - Linzee Inkster

Our New Zealand Live guest is Kapiti Coast singer/songwriter, Linzee Inkster. A few weeks a go we played on of her songs on the programme and that prompted us to get in touch and invite her to play live. Though initially a reluctant performer, with a bit of arm twisting we were successful and so today on New Zealand Live we are happy to have Linzee Inkster in the studio. Today Linzee is performing with her band - Linzee and the Leaf Blowers - playing music from her debut album 'Love Blood'.

2:10 Feature stories - Love-Me-Not - Lesley Elliott

Ever since her daughter was murdered, Lesley Elliott has wanted to do something about domestic violence. In 2008, her daughter Sophie was killed in her Dunedin home by her boyfriend Clayton Weatherston. Lesley set up the Sophie Elliott Foundation, which has been working on a programme for schools. And now, after a trial period, the Love-Me-Not programme has had its official launch.

2:20 New Zealand Society - Wet plate collodion photography - Brian Scadden

Brian Scadden’s passion is old-school craft photography on cameras dating as early as the mid-19th century – some of which he designs and builds himself. These cameras, which can weigh up to 60kgs, predate film – and the images are captured instead on a plate of glass. Amelia Nurse visits him at his portable workshop in the Wairarapa for a demonstration.

Gallery: Old School Photography

2:45 Feature album - '20 Solid Gold Hits Volume One'

Our feature album is the first of 36 in a well remembered series released in New Zealand by Music for Leisure Records between 1972 and 1983. It's '20 Solid Gold Hits Volume One' that was released in 1972.

3.10 Fresh Fast Food - Simon Gault

Celeb chef, Simon Gault, kicks off our Food, Wine and Movies feature. He has a new book out called 'Modern Classics' and he shares his French Onion Soup recipe with us.

3.20 Weekend Wine - Yvonne Lorkin

Wine writer and TV presenter, Yvonne Lorkin joins us now and has a wine match for Phillip Kraal's dish.

3.26 Movie Review - Sarah McMullan

On movie releases; 'The Last Saint' and 'Boyhood'. Along with her TV Picks for the weekend.     

3.45 The Panel Pre-Show for 29 August

Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.