Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Wednesday 7 April 2010
1:10 Best Song Ever Written
Today's Best Song Ever Written comes to us from Palmerston North and Gordon McShean
1:15 Link 3 - music game
Can you find the link between these songs?
Have You Ever Seen The Rain - CCR
Alfie - Lily Allen
My Sister's Tiny Hands - Handsome Family
Blue Ridge Mountains - Fleet Foxes
In My Life - Beatles
You and Your Sister - This Mortal Coil
You Are My Sister - Antony & the Johnsons
2:10 Feature stories
Rangitoto College doesn't want a liquor store in a new block of shops near the school. So here's the compromise - the store will open, but it'll have to close down during certain hours of the day when the young people are likely to be walking past it.
And we'll also talk about the horse dung problem in Keri Keri. If you're riding a horse should you be expected to get down and pick up the poo every time the horse answers the call of nature?
2:30 Book Reading
We continue our reading of "Shot" by Sarah Quigley.
Lena is now in Barrow in northern Alaska, the land of the midnight sun. She is staying with a tracker called Jimmy.
2:45 He Rourou
Born and bred in the Far North, Pirihira Henry remembers travelling to Auckland was like travelling to a different county.
In He Rourou today, Ana Tapiata talks with Pirihira Henry about growing up in a family of 13 at the very tip of the North Island.
3:12 Virtual World
Hamish MacEwan joins us to talk about Facebook privacy.
Internet Hitchhiking - and Web experts recoiled at Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy's
assertion that the internet is "not special" and should be censored
like books, films and newspapers.
3:33 Auckland story
A pilot scheme aimed at getting children to learn to swim has been hailed a success. The Pools To School scheme takes the swimming pool to the many schools which can no longer afford to build and maintain a permanent swimming pool.
3:47 Science story
Chatham akeake is a familiar hedge plant on mainland New Zealand … but out on Mangere Island in the Chathams it's much more than a hedge - it's a hero.
And Find out more about New Zealand's most remote and ambitious re-vegetation programme.
4:06 The Panel
Irene Gardiner and John Bishop are our guests today.