Afternoons

Monday 4 May 2015, with Simon Mercep

Coming up

3:10 pm Tuesday 5 May: Barat Ali Batoor

Barat Ali BatoorWhen an estimated 800 Asylum seekers drown trying to reach Europe, some newspapers suggested looking to Australia's tough border policies for answers. Photographer Barat Ali Batoor knows how hard it is to seek asylum in Australia. Originally from Afghanistan, he paid human smugglers and boarded a boat from Indonesia to try and get to Australia and nearly died at sea himself. Eventually he was granted asylum through the UN and now he shares photos and stories of the dangerous voyage and the desperation of people willing to cross oceans for a better life.

Image: courtesy Barat Ali Batoor (The Global Mail), Nikon-Walkley, Photo of the Year Winner

Audio from Monday 4 May 2015

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Your song - Hey World (don't give up version) ( 14:21 )

    13:08 Michael Tavares from Auckland has chosen 'Hey World' (don't give up version) by Michael Franti and Spearhead.

  • New Zealand Retro: Giving ( 37:55 )

    13:22 Judge Carolyn Henwood, Raynor Henson from the NZ Fire Service and Tim Jago from Muriwai Volunteer Lifeguard Service.

  • Auckland's new baby giraffe ( 7:55 )

    14:10 A couple of weeks ago, the team at the giraffe enclosure at Auckland Zoo were able to witness the birth of a calf and watch it go from being delivered, to walking within the space of 30 minutes.

  • Mission to dispell the myths around sharks - Riley Elliot ( 12:36 )

    14:19 A shark scientist is on a mission to dispell the myths around sharks. Riley Elliot is doing a PhD in shark research at Auckland University, and when he's not in the water himself, he's campaigning to save sharks from being harvested, overfished and killed.

  • Earthquake near Wanaka ( 7:38 )

    14:47 Reports are coming in that a shallow earthquake of about 6 mangitude ocurred near Wanaka at around 2:30pm this afternoon.

  • Feature album - Heroes ( 3:59 )

    14:53 David Bowie was in the middle of yet another re-invention when Heroes came out in October 1977. The album was a move further into the new electronic sound he'd started to pursue a few months earlier with the release of "Low", and he would complete the so called "Berlin trilogy" with "Lodger" the following year.

  • Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica ( 21:29 )

    15:09 Ian Fleming, the assistant to the director of British Naval Intelligence in 1943, visited Jamaica to deal with U-Boat raids in the Caribbean. He vowed to return after the war to swim in the sea and write books. And so he did. James Bond Books. Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica by Matthew Parker is an account of Fleming's life on the island, full of love affairs and loss, that 007 himself might have envied.

  • Unknown Anzacs - Cook Islanders at war ( 10:12 )

    15:30 Hundreds of Cook Islands soldiers enlisted for the First World War but their contribution has never been officially recognised by the New Zealand government they worked for. Daniela Maoate-Cox investigates.

  • The Panel pre-show for 4 May 2015 ( 13:40 )

    15:46 Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.

1:10 Your Song

Hey World (Don't Give Up) by Michael Franti.  Chosen by Michael Tavares

Nga Taonga Sound Vision1:20 New Zealand Retro: Giving 

Judge Carolyn Henwood     

Raynor Henson from the NZ Fire Service

Tim Jago from Muriwai Volunteer Lifeguard Service 

Archival audio supplied by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.

2:10 Baby Giraffe - Nat Sullivan

We get a progress report from Auckland Zoo on latest giraffe calf – a 1.8m tall female.

Baby giraffe at Auckland Zoo
Images courtesy of Auckland Zoo.

2:20 Sharks! - Riley Elliot

A shark scientist is on a mission to dispell the myths around sharks. Riley Elliot is doing a PhD in shark research at Auckland University, and when he's not in the water himself, he's campaigning to save sharks from being harvested, overfished and killed.

2:30 NZ Reading - The Conductor

Shostakovich wakes to an empty home after a family row and meets Sollertinsky, Artistic Director of the Leningrad Philharmonic, who tells him the Germans are evacuating their own diplomats from the city.  Karl Eliasburg, the second best conductor in Leningrad, eats a meagre breakfast with his elderly mother and buys a newspaper to read the review of the Philharmonic's concert.  The critic Druskin says it was saved by the conductor Mravinsky 

2:45 Feature album

Heroes.  David Bowie

3:10 Feature interview - Matthew Parker

Ian Fleming, the assistant to the director of British Naval Intelligence in 1943, visited Jamaica to deal with U-Boat raids in the Caribbean. He vowed to return after the war to swim in the sea and write books. And so he did. James Bond Books.  Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica by Matthew Parker is an account of Fleming's life on the island, full of love affairs and loss, that 007 himself might have envied

3:30 Voices - Daniela Maoate-Cox 

Hundreds of Cook Islands soldiers enlisted for the First World War but their contribution has never been officially recognised by the New Zealand government they worked for 

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

What the world is talking about.  With Jim Mora, Noelle McCarthy, Wendyl Nissen and Scott Yorke

MUSIC DETAILS

Monday 4 May

YOUR SONG:

ARTIST:  Michael Franti  
TITLE:  Hey World (Don't Give Up Version)
COMP:  Franti,Spearhead
ALBUM:  All Rebel Rockers
LABEL:  LIBERATION    400127

RETRO:

ARTIST: The Beatles   
TITLE:  With A Little Help For My Friends
COMP:  John Lennon / Paul McCartney
ALBUM:  Sgt Peppers Lonley Heart Club Band
LABEL:  PARLOPHONE    746442

FEATURE ALBUM:

ARTIST: David Bowie
TITLE:  Heroes
COMP:  Bowie, Eno
ALBUM: Heroes
LABEL:  EMI    521908

ARTIST: David Bowie
TITLE:  Beauty And The Beast
COMP:  Bowie
ALBUM: Heroes
LABEL:  EMI    521908

PANEL HALF-TIME:  

ARTIST:  Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Judy Garland, Ray Bolger & Buddy Ebsen
TITLE:    If I Only Had A Brain
COMP:  Arlen, Harburg
ALBUM: The Wizard Of Oz
LABEL:   RHINO    271999