Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Wednesday 7 July 2010
1:10 Best Song Ever Written
I'll See You Again by Frank Sinatra chosen by Shirley McNeill of Auckland.
1:15 Link 3 - music game
2:10 Feature stories
World famous designer Nick Talbot has revealed his concept of a floating hotel to the Tourism Futures conference in Brisbane. The Aircruise, a towering diamond shaped floating luxury hotel, could float from London to New York in 37 hours.
The distance food travels from the farm gate to the shopping trolley is not an important consideration for shoppers in the UK according to a new study by Otago University. Several supermarket chains in the UK started labeling their products with information about how far the food had traveled when consumers claimed they were concerned about the carbon footprint of their fruits and veggies. But this new research shows what shoppers say and what they do are two different things.
2:30 NZ Reading
Part eight of Anthony Steemson's series Animals and Other Crackers. Today, The Fall of Marco the Cat.
Site of the Week: bettween.com - "The Ultimate Twitter Conversation Tracker".
3:33 Auckland story
For thirty years, each time you used to cross the Aotea Square in Auckland , you would have passed the "Mountain Fountain". It was created by one of the country's most respected sculptors Terry Stringer. The whole Aotea square is being rebuilt to fix that leaky underground car park. The sculpture's got a new home to go to … outside the Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral in Parnell.
3:47 Our Changing World
Before a medication can get onto our pharmacy shelves, it first needs to go through a series of human clinical trials to show that it's effective and safe for people to use.
These trials are conducted at facilities like Primorus Clinical Trials, a new research unit based 200 metres from Christchurch Hospital.
Ruth Beran is back to see what goes on inside a clinical trials facility, and medical director Alison Luckey shows her around.
4:06 The Panel
Stephen Franks and Gordon McLachlan.
The fate of the big old sheds on Queens Wharf in Auckland; when is a charity not a charity; why is a green container worth more than a blue container; are we going to experience a refugee deluge?; and covert taping of bedroom activities - one rule for some and another for others, we ask.