Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 28 July 2011
1:10 Best Song Ever Written
Harry Dacre's song Daisy Bell performed by Dinah Shore is the choice of Julia Bradshaw from Hokitika.
1:15 Your Place - Tekapo
2:10 Official Cash Rate
The Reserve Bank has left the Official Cash Rate standing steady at 2.5%, but the announcement came with a signal that things could change from Sepetmber. Liam Dann, Business Editor for the New Zealand Herald discusses Alan Bollard's latest decision.
2:20 Gumboot Tango
The story of Gumboot Tango, a Taranaki band who'll be returning to the Arts Festival to play for the first time since 1995. Mike Harding, the guitarist of the group.
2:30 Reading: Joe Bennett reads from his book Where Underpants Come From (Part 4 of 12)
Joe waits in Shanghai for the next site visit in his quest to trace his underpants back to their source.
2:45 Feature Album
There Goes Rhymin' Simon by Paul Simon
3:12 Arts Report
Three TV channels, 3 hit local dramas, and all created by the same 3 people - is it a closed shop?
Simon Morris with the CEO of New Zealand on Air, Jane Wrightson, the Drama Commissioner of TVNZ, Kathleen Anderson, and TV3's Rachel Jean.
3:33 Southern story - Housie
For some the game of Housie merely offers a night out and a chance to socialise, but for Craig Butterfield it plays an important role in both his private and professional lives. Katy Gosset meets a man who has Housie in his blood.
3:40 Our Changing World
4:06 The Panel with Ali Jones and Irene Gardiner