Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 16 June 2011

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

The River by Garth Brooks, chosen by James Bryant of Christchurch.

1:15 Your Place - Port Waikato

With hosts Glenys and Chris Payton, Peter Pleydell and Robin Ranga.

2:10 Australian farmer Rob Cook

Australian farmer Rob Cook has battled frostbite, heavy rain and a menacing wild bull in an epic 700-kilometre trek across the Tanami Desert, from the remotest cattle station in the country to Alice Springs — in a wheelchair. Rob is a quadraplegic who took on the challenge of crossing the desert to raise money for his Nuffield Scholarship, which gives farmers the chance to travel abroad.

Rob's website: Rob Cook

2:20 A royal nightgown

The North Otago Museum is trying to solve the mystery of an old nightgown. Records say it belonged to Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes of Teck, who married King George in June 1911. The nightgown is part of an exhibition to mark the centenary of their marriage. Chloe Searle is the curator of the museum.

2:30 Reading

Footprints In The Sand, written and read by Sarah Boddy.

2:45 Feature Album

Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, by British rock band The Kinks (1970).

3:12 Arts Report

The Arts and e-Learning: drama specialist Delia Baskerville and dance teacher Jan Bolwell chat to Sonia Sly about the value of exposing students to the arts and an alternative approach to bringing specialist knowledge into the classroom.

3:33 Southern story

Christchurch butcher Graham Robinson wants to sell his shop which is more than 100 years old but he says it won't be going to just anyone. This is a business where customer service is paramount and Graham is looking for the right person to take over.

3:40 Our Changing World

A remote camera at Tairua Beach is providing insights into how, where and why dangerous rip currents form.

4:06 The Panel

Michelle A'Court and David McPhail.