Wednesday 23 April 2014, with Jim Mora

Show notes

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Steve Wilkes of Blenheim has nominated 'Jersey Girl' by Bruce Springsteen. 

1:25 Link 3 - the songs:

ARTIST:    Aretha Franklin
TITLE:      Freeway of Love
COMP:    Jeffrey Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
ALBUM:   Soulful Ladies  
LABEL:    Hip-O 440015

ARTIST:   Lady GaGa
TITLE:     Edge of Glory
COMP:    Stefani Germanotta, Fernando Garibay, Paul Blair
ALBUM:   Now That's What I Call Music 39  
LABEL:    EMI 575325

ARTIST:    Bruce Springsteen
TITLE:       Born To Run
COMP:     Bruce Springsteen
ALBUM:    Born To Run  
LABEL:    CBS 180959

The link: The same man played saxophone on all the tracks, Clarence Clemons.

ARTIST:    Gerry Rafferty
TITLE:       Baker Street
COMP:     Gerry Rafferty
ALBUM:   Yesterdays: Songs From The Heart
LABEL:    Universal 271551

ARTIST:    Al Stewart
TITLE:      Year of The Cat
COMP:     Al Stewart, Peter Wood
ALBUM:   Instant Party  
LABEL:    Rhino 276736

ARTIST:   Sade
TITLE:      Smooth Operator
COMP:    Sade Adu, Ray St. John
ALBUM:   Sade; The Ultimate Collection  
LABEL:    Sony 789938

ARTIST:    Lou Reed
TITLE:      Walk On The Wild Side
COMP:    Lou Reed
ALBUM:   The Very Best of Lou Reed
LABEL:    BMG 166046


2:10 The Toy Soldiers Business - Ian Farley: It seems the toy soldiers business is headed for a boom as the Gallipoli cententary approaches. Two brothers in the Wairarapa - who specialise in a rather rare trade - have been hard at work, crafting a unique collectors item next year's 100th.

2:20  The First Polio Vaccine - Louise Hidalgo of BBC 'Witness' 
In April 1955, American scientists announced they had discovered an effective vaccine against polio.  It would save millions of children from disability and death. The doctor who led the research was Jonas Salk. Hear from his son Peter and a nurse who worked with him.
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2:30 Reading - Part two of Linda Niccol's two part story Tatiana.

2:45 Feature Album - 'Ram' - Paul and Linda McCartney (1971)

3:10 Digital Life -  Dr Jules Older

3:30 The Flying Camera - Lynda Chanwai-Earle:  He's a dare-devil Director of Photography with a long career in our film-making industry. Simon Baumfield is also becoming an urban legend with his camera drones that can film in extraordinary situations. Lynda Chanwai-Earle meets Simon and checks out his latest "flying camera" inventions.
New Zealand Society

3:45 Panel Pre-Show - Chris Gilbert

4:06 The Panel - Ellen Read and Raybon Kan.


Audio from Wednesday 23 April 2014

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Best song ever written - Jersey Girl ( 14′ 22″ )

    13:08 Steve Wilkes from Blenheim has chosen 'Jersey Girl' by Bruce Springsteen.

  • Link 3 ( 18′ 54″ )

    13:22 Can you spot the connection in our music quiz?

  • Toy soldiers booming business ( 14′ 2″ )

    14:10 Two brothers in the Wairarapa, who specialise in a rather rare trade, have been hard at work, crafting a unique collector's item for next year's 100th ANZAC anniversary. Allan and Ian Farley create toy soldiers, real toy soldiers made from metal with a full gloss paint finish. Soldiers from many battlefields: the Boer War and the Napoleonic wars, there are Romans and Celts, Zulus, Boxers, Saxons and of course... ANZACs. On their production line at the moment is a special series of figurines of New Zealand ANZACs, fresh from training, and ready to embark for what was then thought of as the great adventure abroad.

  • Virtual world with Jules Older ( 22′ 46″ )

    15:10 Economics 101 - how to succeed in the Digital Age. What to do if your computer gets wet. Screen Sabbatical: Report from the Front. And cellphones - reversal of fortune.

  • The Panel pre-show for 23 April 2014 ( 12′ 20″ )

    15:47 Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.

  • The Panel with Elleen Read and Raybon Kan (Part 1) ( 22′ 59″ )

    16:07 Topics - Shane Jones says he's not a 'sellout' for leaving the Labour party to take up a position created by the National-led Government. The MP has blindsided his Labour Party colleagues by announcing he intends to quit politics just months out from the election. Security will be stepped-up for the school holidays on Auckland's trains, amid concern about more attacks on rail staff. New measures, approved after the latest two assaults (the weekend before Easter), include extending the hours worked by Maori Wardens. The Prime Minister doesn't agree with current Easter trading laws but doesn't believe they'll be changed.

  • The Panel with Elleen Read and Raybon Kan (Part 2) ( 27′ 10″ )

    16:32 Topics - Research by Arlie Russell Hochschild of the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that as work becomes more intellectually stimulating, people start to enjoy it more than home life. A new partnership between tourism agencies and the marine industry aims to double spending by wealthy superyacht owners and their crew to $190 million a year. Trevor Mallard, before we talk about the new form of alcohol coming to the market, Trevor Mallard has strenuously tweeted - a tweet we can't repeat - against the Government's policy on synthetic cannabinoids. He's said this before last year, a version of it, that the National government's on the side of drug dealers making a profit.