Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Tuesday 10 May 2011
1:10 Best Song Ever Written
Wild Thing by The Troggs, as chosen by Helen Coop, who lives on a sheep and beef farm in rural Canterbury - halfway between Darfield and Windwhistle.
1:15 Critical Mass
Phil Wallington with his views on the TV fare over the last few days; Nick Atkinson has the scoop on Martin Paris, the Auckland musician with a great pedigree; and Graham Beattie has a hot tip for holiday reading.
2:10 Feature Stories
Ben Longwell is a living, breathing real life cowboy from Colorado. He wears leather chaps and Stetson hats and trains horses for a living. But instead of riding the range in America, Ben married a Kiwi girl and now makes his home on a lifestyle block at Snells Beach in West Auckland. He's shares his passion for the cowboy life with western horse training and riding clinics.
A Russian website is reporting that a Kiwi bird has been found in a Russian port more than 16-thousand miles from home. The Russian media says the kiwi may have arrived in the town of Sochi on a cruise ship. A zoologist says the bird was rescued by an animal welfare group.
Episode 7 of The Orphan Gunner by Sara Knox, read by Deana Elvins.
2:45 Feature Album
Take It Easy by The Walker Brothers.
3:12 Tune Your Engine
Joshua Foer, world class memoriser, and author of the book Walking With Einstein.
3:33 Asian Report
4:06 The Panel
Jon Bridges and Mark Inglis.