Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Friday 7 May 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Mack the Knife by Ella Fitzgerald chosen by Norm Leese in Te Aroha.

1:15 NZ Music - Live

Nigel Gavin and Richard Adams are on NZ Live today.

2:10 Feature stories

Former Jim Bolger speech writer Simon Carr gives his insights about the Britsh Election. He's now a columnist for The Independent in London

Poet, writer, teacher, producer, rapper, DJ. These are just some of the creative hats worn by British performance artist Charlie Dark.

His career as a poet started as a way to fend off bullies at the age of thirteen, it's since taken him all over the world and into a variety of jobs, including a stint as Poet-In-Residence for the Arsenal football team.

He arrived in New Zealand this week as an Ambassador of the Spoken Word, brought over by The British Council as part of the People in Your Neighbourhood series of workshops and events. He'll be performing his poetry at venues around the country, and he's also appearing as part of the Schools Programme at the Auckland Readers and Writers festival next week.

2:30 NZ Reading

In his reading of Maurice Gee's novel 'Crime Story', Stuart Devenie has reached the day of Gordon Peet's trial.

Gordon's father, Howie, is determined that his own development company will not be involved

2:55 He Rourou

Whanau Ora is one of the government's major programmes, however there are many different ideas of exactly what a whanau is.

Ana Tapiata talks to Moe Milne about the definition of whanau, and Dame Iritana Tawhiwhirangi about how Whanau Ora may impact on early childhood education

3:08 One Stop Shop

Fresh Fast Food, Weekend Wine, Weekend Weather, Movie Review and This Way of Life

3:33 Sports Story

3:47 NZ Society

The Books That Built New Zealand

Four New Zealand writers and thinkers have nominated the work they think has helped create our country. Today's book is actually a poem that tires to get in touch with our more sensitive side.

4:06 The Panel

Bernard Hickey and Simon Pound are on The Panel.