Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Wednesday 16 April 2008

Afternoons for Wednesday 16 April 2008

1:06 Jim's Essay

1:10 Best Song Ever Written: The Alligator by Bill Direen and the Builders

Nominated by Janice Greatorex.

1:15 Link 3

CD Prize - Kora by Kora

2:00 News

2:10 Newseum

At a time when journalists and news outlets are facing increased attacks over their integrity, and mounting public and political skepticism about their profession, a gleaming reminder of all that's good about news has been unveiled in Washington DC.
At a cost of NZ $572 million and spanning 60,000 square metres, the Newseum is a glass-fronted collossus, featuring no fewer than 14 exhibition galleries blending five centuries of news history, electronic news, photojournalism, world news and coverage of some of the groundbreaking news stories of our times. It's towering doors opened to the public for the first time last weekend. Newseum director of exhibit development, Cathy Trost.

2:30 NZ Reading : Farewell Campo Twelve by James Hargest

Ray Henwood reads Episode 3.

2:45 He Rourou

In He Rourou today there's an interview with the late Miria Simpson, a staunch Maori language advocate, historian, writer and editor.

2:50 Feature Album: Fifth Dimension by The Byrds

3:00 News

3:12 Virtual World: Hamish McEwan

1 Can the Cellphone Help End Global Poverty?
It took about 20 years for the first billion mobile phones to sell worldwide. The second billion sold in four years, and the third billion sold in two.

2. Study: more couch potatoes parked in front of PC to watch TV
Convergence Consulting estimates that 9 percent of all full-episode TV viewing was done online in 2007, a 3 percent jump from 2006.

3. Computer viruses hit one million
The number of viruses, worms and trojans in circulation has topped the one million mark. The vast majority of viruses are aimed at Windows machines

Site of the Week: http://geekspeakr.com/ Geek Speak Women. Find technical women to speak.

3:33 Auckland Story

The Methodist Mission has looked after Auckland's poor for over a 150 years. Now it's to be known as Lifewise, and its services have been expanded.

3:47 Science Story

Jeremy Rose looks at a controversial Royal Society proposal to merge seven of the country's leading scientific journals into one:

4:00 News

4:06 The Panel: Duncan Webb and John Bishop.

4:30 News Headlines/Traffic/Weather