Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 16 December 2010
1:10 Best Song Ever Written
Dead Skunk by Louden Wainwright III as chosen by Kirby Macleod of Wainuiomata.
1:15 Your Place
Kuratau, on the shores of Lake Taupo.
2:10 Feature stories
A small fragment from a finger bone may point to exactly what happened to Amelia Earhart, the legendary pilot who disappeared 73 years ago while flying over the Pacific. Earhart was last heard from on July 2, 1937 while heading towards Howland Island in her twin-engine Lockheed "Electra". Many researchers believe she crashed in the ocean after running out of fuel. But now a team of researchers from The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery say they have found evidence that Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan survived as castaways on a tiny coral atoll in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati.
For more than 50 years in the late 1800s and early 1900s, passengers with infectious diseases arriving on ships in Otago Harbour were sent to a small island - Quarantine Island. Now a family from Dunedin is voluntarily moving to the island to act as caretakers. Francine Vella, her husband Alex King and their children, 13-year-old George and 16-year-old Rebecca will be moving to the island just after Christmas.
Antarctic Souvenir by J Edward Brown, read by Bruce Phillips.
2:45 He Rourou
He got up to mischief in his younger days, but now Boyd Reha's just been ordained as a deacon in the Anglican church. Ana Tapiata talks with Boyd about becoming a good shepherd, after being a black sheep.
2:50 Feature Album
Darwin Deez, the debut album from New York City-born Indie Rock singer-songwriter Darwin Deez.
3:15 Southern story
If you have a love of dogs, then you may want to consider a change of career The only thing is with this gig is that you'll almost certainly be dealing with some extreme personalities. We're talking about the business of dog grooming. Sonia Yee is out in Parklands, Christchurch to investigate the ins and outs of this canine business.
3:30 Our Changing World
Remember Meccano? This quintessential boy's toy of a bygone era has been undergoing a bit of a renaissance, and recently featured in an exhibition at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington. Justin Gregory went along to talk to Peter Hancock, the President of the New Zealand Federation of Meccano Modelers, and discovered that amongst the cranes and trucks, there were also some serious scientific tools.
4:06 The Panel
Islay McLeod and Michael Deaker