Afternoons

Friday 22 August 2014, with Simon Mercep

Coming up

3:10 pm Monday 25 August: Good Morning Mr Mandela

Zelda LaGrange and Nelson Mandela copyright Z LaGrangeAs a white Afrikaaner who grew up in a home that supported apartheid, Zelda LaGrange was an unlikely choice to be Nelson Mandela's personal assistant. But for nearly 20 years, she served one of the world's most beloved statesmen who melted away her own prejudices and transformed South Africa. Zelda LaGrange offers an inside view of the man and his place in history in her new book, Good Morning Mr Mandela. It also paints a sad portrait of Mandela's final years, marginalised by his successors in the President's office and exploited by family.

Audio from Friday 22 August 2014

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Best song ever written - Let the Day Begin ( 14′ 9″ )

    13:10 Barry Read of Auckland nominated 'Let the Day Begin' by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

  • Broods - NZ Live ( 39′ 55″ )

    13:20 New Zealand's Georgia and Caleb Nott have positioned themselves as one of the fastest rising new acts to emerge during the second half of 2013.

  • The alien lifeform Antarctic question - Brent Christner ( 10′ 31″ )

    14:10 A team of researchers has discovered an ecosystem hundreds of metres beneath the Antarctic pack ice. And that's intensified the discussion of how life can exist in extreme environments, even, perhaps on other planets. The lead researcher is Brent Christner, a professor of biology at Louisiana State University.

  • Calling all Nerds ( 19′ 14″ )

    14:20 Nerd Nites take place in more than 80 cities worldwide and the Wellington event run by Aimee Whitcroft has seen past talks ranging from trapdoors, Angry Birds, ninja's and medical words; if you will, it's an informal, free, public education version of a Ted Talk (Technology , Entertainment and Design) . Sonia Sly headed along to the event to find out more.

  • Feature album - ...But Seriously ( 15′ 21″ )

    14:45 Our Feature Album is '...But Seriously' - the fourth solo album by Phil Collins, released in 1989. It's just been announced that the former Genesis man is coming out of retirement to play his first gig in four years - he's headlining a charity concert in Miami.

  • Fresh fast food with Phillip Kraal ( 10′ 56″ )

    15:10 The food today with Christchurch chef, Phillip Kraal from Bamboozle Oriental Fusion; creating a spicy crab Larb gai.

  • Wine with Yvonne Lorkin ( 13′ 31″ )

    15:17 Wine writer and TV presenter, Yvonne Lorkin joins us now and has a wine match for Phillip Kraal's dish.

  • Film review with Sarah McMullan ( 9′ 8″ )

    15:27 On new movie releases; the Nick Cave documentary 20 000 days and the French science fiction film Lucy.

  • The Panel pre-show for 22 August 2014 ( 15′ 56″ )

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

1:10   Best Song Ever Written: Barry Read of Auckland nominated 'Let the Day Begin' by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

1:20   NZ Live - special guests - Georgia and Caleb Nott, together known as Broods - and their debut album, Evergreen, is out today.      

2:10  The Alien Lifeform Antarctic Question - Brent Christner: A team of researchers has discovered an ecosystem hundreds of metres beneath the Antarctic pack ice. And that's intensified the discussion of how life can exist in extreme environments, even, perhaps on other planets. The lead researcher is Brent Christner, a professor of biology at Louisiana State University.

2:20  Calling All Nerds - Sonia Sly heads to an event called Nerd Nite and finds out why 'zombie laws' are important in everyday life, and meets an avid knitter who says that using spam and hacking knitting machines is now 'the new cool' for knitters around the world.

Link: NZ Society

2:30  NZ Reading: Garth Holcombe reads part five in our ABC production  of 'Tuvalu' by Andrew O'Connor, adapted  by Gail MacCallum from the novel published by Allen and Unwin.
BOOK:
Tuvalu by Andrew O'Connor  Pub: Allen and Unwin ISBN -1741148715

2:45  Feature Album -  '...But Seriously' - Phil Collins (1989)

3:10   Food, Wine and Movies: Phillip Kraal from Bamboozle Oriental Fusion with his Spicy Crab Larb Gai recipe today, Yvonne Lorkin, the wine, and Sarah McMullan on new movie releases, Nick Cave doco 20 000 days and the French science fiction film, Lucy.
Weekend Wine Selections:
Food Match: Spicy Crab Larb Gai - The Te Mania Nelson Gewurztraminer 2013 ($22)
Wyndham Bin 444 Cabernet $12
Mills Reef Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2013 $24
Ata Rangi Martinborough Pinot Noir 2012 $75

3:45  Panel Pre-Show - Julie Moffett