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with Jim Mora
Monday to Friday, 1pm - 5pm
1:10 Best Song Ever Written
1:15 Your Place
2:10 Feature stories
2:45 Feature Album
3:12 Arts Report
3:33 Southern story - Luminate Festival
Luminate Festival on Takaka Hill calls itself an 'earth-friendly festival of music, dance, arts and culture with a focus on environmental sustainability, intentional community, knowledge sharing, creativity and inspiration'.
What does this mean? BYO plate and cup. Wash it yourself. Use the composting toilets. Be prepared to enter a state of unconditional love. DANCE.
Sage Forest gets the vibe.
3:40 Our Changing World
4:06 The Panel
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Sharon Holt from Hamilton nominates ' Perfect ' by Fairground Attraction. (11′19″)
Maruia situated in the Buller region of the upper South Island, along the Shenandoah Highway 65 kilometres south of Murchison. (29′28″)
Seventy years today, US marines landed in Wellington in what was called a "friendly occupation" by the locals. This was six months after war broke out in the Pacific. They were stationed at camps around the Kapiti Coast and Wellington Regions between 1942 and 1944. (12′04″)
Snow caves have saved the lives of many outdoor adventurers around the world who have been caught out by sudden storms or avalanche in the high country. (8′39″)
For aspiring Kiwi opera singers, there's a well-trodden path to high-level training in the UK. But some choose to go in another direction. Justin Gregory met up with Amelia Berry and Rachelle Pike at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. (12′51″)
It's a steep climb from Riwaka to the top of Takaka Hill, and an even steeper climb from Golden Bay. But at the top of the hill popularly known as Marble Mountain, is Canaan Downs - a magical spot that's been a site for dance parties for decades. Luminate Festival is not strictly a dance party though - it strives to have minimal environmental impact and build a sense of community through music and knowledge sharing. (11′38″)
Last time London hosted the Games was in 1948, just after the War - there were amazing stories, a Dutch sprinter Fanny Blankers-Koen, 'The Flying Mum' (she was a 30 year old mother of 3) won 4 gold medals. And American, Bob Mathias won gold at the age of 17 - the youngest male ever to win an Olympic gold medal. (9′25″)
Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel. (14′26″)
Topic 1 - The Reserve Bank has kept the Official Cash Rate at its record low of 2.5 per cent. Topic 2 - Compared to Europe's economic woes, New Zealand has a far lesser case of the same ailment but is applying the same austerity medicine, says Gareth Morgan. Topic 3 - In Hamilton, A move to catch unwarranted vehicles parked at shopping malls is running into some resistance as the malls question whether the city council is overstepping the mark. (24′07″)
Topic 1 - As compared to the late '60s, hit pop songs today are more often written in a minor key and with a slightly slower tempo. Topic 2 - It's been reported today that the organiser of Miss Universe New Zealand asked the judges to crown a blonde in order to please a sponsor. Topic 3 - The Trade Minister Tim Groser has rubbished claims that the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement would leave New Zealand vulnerable to being sued by foreign corporations. (28′07″)
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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