Afternoons

Wednesday 22 October 2014, with Simon Mercep

Audio from Wednesday 22 October 2014

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Best song ever written - Raven ( 13′ 13″ )

    13:07 Geraldine Homes from Douglas, east of Stratford, has chosen 'Raven' by the Alan Parsons Project.

  • Music Trivia game ( 18′ 14″ )

    13:20 Three songs with one thing common to them all. What do you think it could be?

  • Marlon Williams ( 10′ 17″ )

    14:08 In his hometown he's known as the Prince of Lyttelton. It's a reference to his boyish good-looks and outstanding vocal ability. He's Marlon Williams, and the Alt-Country singer has just been named in a Billboard article '14 New Zealand Acts You Need To Know About' - in fact his name was first on the Billboard list.

  • Kiwipole Cow - Derek Fairweather ( 11′ 46″ )

    14:19 There's a new cow on the block and it's one that has been bred to be heat tolerant. The breed is called Kiwipole and it's been developed by Waikato company Dairy Solutionz. The idea is that the cow would produce more milk in a hot climate. Dairy Solutionz chief executive, Derek Fairweather, speaks with Simon about the new breed.

  • Feature album - City to City ( 15′ 15″ )

    14:45 Our feature album is 'City to City' by Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty, released in 1978 - formerly with the band Stealers Wheel. It had a huge hit record with them called 'Stuck in the Middle with You'. And this album was also a massive success - peaked at #1 in the US - and was acclaimed by the critics.

  • Online world with Hamish MacEwan ( 21′ 17″ )

    15:09 Google announces changes to try and fight online piracy, Apple built a SIM Card that lets you switch between Telcos, and how HBO, CBS seek upper hand in Pay-TV deals over the internet.

  • Survey the Gulf ( 9′ 29″ )

    15:29 If you wanted a more complete picture of how the wildlife live, in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf, what would you do? Answer; you'd take to the sky. And that's just what scientists have done.

  • The Panel pre-show for 22 October 2014 ( 15′ 47″ )

    15:44 Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.

1:10 Best song ever written.  'Raven' by the Alan Parsons Project.  Chosen by Geraldine Homes from Douglas, Taranaki.

1:20 Music Trivia game 

2:10  Marlon Williams

In his hometown he's known as the Prince of Lyttelton. It's a reference to his boyish good-looks and outstanding vocal ability. He's Marlon Williams, and the Alt-Country singer has just been named in a Billboard article 14 New Zealand Acts You Need To Know About – in fact his name was first on the Billboard list.

2:20  Kiwipole Cow - Derek Fairweather

There's a new cow on the block and it's one that has been bred to be heat tolerant. The breed is called Kiwipole and it's been developed by Waikato company Dairy Solutionz. The idea is that the cow would produce more milk in a hot climate. Dairy Solutionz chief executive, Derek Fairweather, speaks with Simon about the new breed.

2:30 NZ Reading.  Episode three of  'Shaping Up'  - Elspeth Sandy's (Sands) light hearted drama looking at life in a women's gym. 

2:45 Feature album.  City to City - Gerry Rafferty (1978).

3:10 Online with Hamish MacEwan.

Google announces changes to try and fight online piracy..
Apple Built A SIM Card That Lets You Switch Between AT&T, Sprint, And T-Mobile
How HBO, CBS Seek Upper Hand in Pay-TV Deals with OTT Moves
Yes, Uber Drivers Are Rating You. Welcome to the Future of Reviews.

At last, scientists create a real hoverboard

3:30 Survey the Gulf - David Steemson.  It's been a first for the Hauraki Gulf. And the year-long aerial  survey of marine life there  is almost complete. Scientists from Auckland University have flown nine-thousand nautical miles doing the job.

New Zealand Society

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show with Zara Potts, Jim Mora, Ellen Read and Scott Yorke.