Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Tuesday 21 June 2011
1:10 Best Song Ever Written
Born Free by Matt Munro as chosen by Sally Davenport of Napier.
1:15 Music review with Chris Bourke
The Afterlife by Paul Simon and Where Are You Going When You're Gone by Greg Brown. Chris also dicusses A Fine Romance: Jewish songwriters, American songs by David Lehman (published by Schocken / Random House US).
1:25 TV review with Sarah McMullan
Man vs. Wild - Season 4, Prime on Sundays, and New Zealand's Next Top Model - Cycle 3, TV3 on Fridays.
1:35 Book review with Vanda Symon
Sophie's Legacy by Lesley Elliott, and The Silence Beyond: Selected Writings by Michael King.
1:45 Internet review with Ben Gracewood
2:10 Providing sanctuary for domestic rats
New Zealand Rat Rescue started in 2008 to take in unwanted, dumped, pregnant and surrendered domestic rats. Trudi Hazlitt-Black, one of many volunteers around the country who take in the rats, says they are intelligent and playful creatures, worthy of our love and respect.
2:20 The Tui Glen Reserve in West Auckland
New Zealand's first motor camp, the Tui Glen Reserve in Henderson, opened in December 1924 and developed into a popular summer holiday destination. The camp closed in 2001 and the buildings fell into disrepair. But in a project initiated by the departed Waitakere City Council, 10 of the historic cabins will be restored.
Part 2 of a 12-part reading by Lloyd Geering of his own book, Wrestling with God.
2:50 Feature Album
Madness Presents the Rise & Fall, the fourth LP from British ska/pop group Madness (1982).
3:12 Tune Your Engine
Dutch carpenter, Johan Huibers, has spent the last few years building an ark identical in size to the one Noah built at God's behest. He's braved the wrath of his neighbours and waded through miles of official red tape to construct a vessel 300 cubits long and 50 cubits wide. A cubit is a biblical measurement, the distance between your fingertips and your elbow.
3:33 Asian Report
Crystal City, an exhibition showcasing the work of seven contemporary Asian artists, opens next month at the The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt. Justin Gregory meets contributing Auckland artist Tiffany Singh, who is of Indian, Maori, Samoan and Pakeha descent.
4:06 The Panel
Julia Hartley-Moore and Graham Bell.