Afternoons

Friday 29 May 2015, with Simon Mercep

Coming up

3:10 pm Tuesday 2 June: People and places

A curious mind book coverTwo stories about the endless fascination about people and places: one from a Hollywood producer, the other from a couple from Rotorua.

Brain Grazer is an Oscar-winning producer. For nearly 30 years, he's organised a weekly meeting with scientists, artists, politicians and business leaders, interesting people for what he calls "curiosity conversations". 

He says simple curiosity can be a superpower, and writes about it in his book, A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life.

 

Richard and Christine AmeryAnd Richard and Christine Amery are always looking for new adventures around the world.

For the past 15 years they've traveled all over the world staying in other people's houses while allowing strangers to stay in theirs.

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

Your Song - Dust My Broom

13:11 David Cowe from Greytown has chosen Dust My Broom by Elmore James.

NZ Live - Luke Thompson

13:20 Tauranga-based singer songwriter Luke Thompson plays songs from his new EP "Strum, Strum".

Redzone tool shed rescue mission

14:10 A Christchurch painter and artist is saving tool sheds from the residential redzone in Christchurch, restoring and painting them in abstract designs. The state houses to which they belonged have all been demolished but these sheds are set for a new life.

Tony Forster, an “accidental” Berliner

14:20 Eyewitness producer Lisa Thompson hears the serendipitous story of Tony Forster; a New Zealander who was one of the first to cross through Checkpoint Charlie the night the Berlin Wall started coming down.

Feature Album - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

14:45 The new album from Florence and the Machine, "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful".

Fresh Fast Food with Geoff Scott

15:10 Geoff shares his recipe for Slow-cooked Ossobuco.

Wine with Yvonne Lorkin

15:20 Our wine correspondent Yvonne Lorkin has news from the world of wine and wine picks for the long weekend.

Film review with Sarah McMullan

15:30 Sarah McMullan reviews San Andreas, Tomorrowland, Noble and Gemma Bovery.

The Panel pre-show for 29 May 2015

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

1:10 Your Song

Dust My Broom by Elmore James.  Chosen by David Cowe.   

1:20 NZ Live - Luke Thompson

Tauranga-based singer songwriter Luke Thompson plays songs from his new EP "Strum, Strum"

Luke Thompson

2:10 Redzone tool shed rescue mission - Billy Wilson

A Christchurch painter and artist is saving tool sheds from the residential redzone in Christchurch, restoring and painting them in abstract designs.  The state houses to which they belonged have all been demolished but these sheds are set for a new life.

2:20  The Accidental Berliner - Lisa Thomson

We hear the story of Tony Forster; a New Zealander who was one of the first to cross through Checkpoint Charlie the night the Berlin Wall started coming down.

New Zealand Society

2:30 NZ Reading - Beyond The Reef

Simone hopes a day with Pascal on the water fishing will calm her fears but out beyond the reef it is anything but calm. 

2:45 Feature album

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.  Florence And The Machine.  

3:10 Food, Wine and Movies

1 - Fresh Fast Food - Geoff Scott. 

Geoff shares his recipe for Slow-cooked Ossobuco

2 - Weekend Wine - Yvonne Lorkin. 

Yvonne's wine recommendations

CHEAP AND CHEERFUL
Sacred Hill Orange Label HB Chardonnay 2014 $11.90 (on special)
It smells like a custard square, creamy, lemony and has hints of coconut.  To drink, it's tangy, tropical and has a splash of grapefruity goodness on the finish.  It's got lovely length of flavour and is a real crowd-pleaser.

MID PRICE MAGIC
Vidal Reserve Chardonnay 2014 $19
I love the scent of  roasted nectarine, cinnamon, caramel and grapefruit, but I love the way it tastes more!  Juicy, succulent stonefruit merge with light, almond meal and spicy citrus flavours are injected with crisp acidity to create a deliciously light and beautifully balanced chardonnay.  Yum-o-rama.  

TREAT YOURSELF
Mills Reef Elspeth Trust Vineyard Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 $49
Wow!  Where to start with the aromatics?  It's just got EVERYTHING a cabernet sauvignon fan could ever want.  Fragrant fruit wood smoke, dense, concentrated berries, dark chocolate, hints of menthol, pepper, violets, graphite and dried bouquet garni herbs.  It's rich, robust and warming to drink, comforting yet challenging at the same time, velvety yet with just right amount of chew - it's gorgeous.

3 - Movie Review - Sarah McMullan. 

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

What the world is talking about.  With Jim Mora, Julie Moffett, Garry Moore and Max Ritchie.

 

MUSIC DETAILS

Friday MAY 29   

 

YOUR SONG: 

 

ARTIST:  Elmore James

TITLE:    Dust My Broom

COMP: James, Johnson

ALBUM:  Elmore James: The Sky Is Crying

LABEL:  CHARLY

 

FEATURE ALBUM:

 

ARTIST: Florence And The Machine  

TITLE:    What Kind Of Man

COMP:      Florence & The Machine

ALBUM:   How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

LABEL:  ISLAND

 

ARTIST: Florence And The Machine  

TITLE:    Ship To Wreck

COMP:      Florence & The Machine

ALBUM:   How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

LABEL:  ISLAND

 

ARTIST: Florence And The Machine  

TITLE:    How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful 

COMP:      Florence & The Machine

ALBUM:   How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

LABEL:  ISLAND

 

ARTIST: Florence And The Machine  

TITLE:    St Jude

COMP:      Florence & The Machine

ALBUM:   How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

LABEL:  ISLAND

 

THE PANEL:

 

ARTIST: R.E.M

TITLE:   It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

COMP:  Berry, Buck, Mills, Stipe

ALBUM: Document 

LABEL:  IRS