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with Jim Mora
Monday to Friday, 1pm - 5pm
1:10 Best Song Ever Written
1:15 Link 3 - music game
2:10 Feature stories
2:45 Feature Album
3:12 Virtual World
3:33 Auckland story
4:06 The Panel
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Eva Bradley from Hawkes Bay has chosen 'I Know It's Over' by The Smiths. (10′28″)
Can you spot the connection in our music quiz? (3′36″)
The description of a set of golf clubs up for auction at Sotheby's in London claims they are "probably the earliest known examples of traditional hand-crafted club-making from New Zealand". But New Zealand golf pro and historian John Evans doesn't think the clubs were made in New Zealand. He thinks they were probably brought here at the end of the 19th century. (11′19″)
It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but a team of researchers in Australia say they could be less than a year away from making a bionic eye available to people with degenerative eye disease. (8′58″)
Topics - Is Siri smarter than Google?; Google Wave is gone, hello Google Drive; Google 'aware of data scoop' from their streetview project; the Apple company profit - where are their ethics? (22′52″)
Lisa Thompson went to the South Auckland Pacific Arts Summit, which celebrates a broad spectrum of Pacific arts and culture. Over the month of May, the Summit will feature exhibitions, a live public mural project at the club rooms of the Otara Scorpions league team, workshops discussing Pacific architecture and dance fono which will draw various dance practitioners from around the country. (11′57″)
Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel. (14′09″)
Topics - The Alcohol Reform Bill will go back in Parliament to pass its final stages next month. The embattled Act leader and government MP John Banks says he kept political donor Kim Dotcom briefed on the progress of his application to buy 45 hectares of New Zealand land for 45 million dollars. (23′52″)
Topics - The Mongrel Mob says it will take the Porirua City Council to the Supreme Court, if it has to, to overturn a ban on offensive insignia on headstones. Soaring property prices in Auckland continue to outstrip those in the rest of the country. (25′39″)
Produced by Jimmy Stewart, Chris Reid and Susan Baldacci
Afternoons with Jim Mora is a programme based on the daring proposition that people are capable of thinking in the afternoon as well as in the morning. This show aims to banish post-prandial torpor with lots of audience interactivity.
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