Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 11 October 2012
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Paul Davis of North Shore nominated 'Islands in the Stream' by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.
1:15 Your Place - Our tour guides show us around Putaruru on Your Place. South Waikato is a district battling to retain its population. We'll find out what Putaruru's been doing about that, and what it's like as a place to live.
2:10 Debt of Gratitude - Roger Button
A British man would like to repay an act of kindness done by some Invercargill school children 60 years ago.
2.20 Vinyl Record Label - Alex Bennett
Alex Bennett has such a passion for vinyl records, that he's just set up 'Sound Recordings' - a not-for-profit record label dedicated to documenting culture on vinyl.
2:30 Reading - Peter Vere-Jones with part twelve of Colour Scheme by Ngaio Marsh.
2:45 Feature Album - 'Children of the World' - Bee Gees (1976)
3:10 The Ukulele Genius - Jake Shimabukuro is a Hawaiian born ukulele virtuoso known for his complex finger work, combining elements of jazz and rock. He shot to fame after his YouTube rendition of George Harrison's song While My Guitar Gently Weeps, went viral. Jake Shimabukuro is now one of YouTube's most popular artists and has now released 11 albums, and talks with Mark Coles of BBC Strand.
At Massey University, Francis Amagloh is developing a weaning food for African toddlers. The secret ingredient is sweet potato and in true Masterchef style, Ruth Beran gets to give her verdict at the end of the cooking!
3:35 Back in Business - Shane Tatum
The story of a Christchurch man man who lost his home and livelihood in the February quake, and who is gradually piecing his life back together. Katy Gosset meets Shane Tatum and finds him undaunted by the task ahead, re-establishing his pizzeria.
4:06 The Panel - Deborah Hill-Cone and Chris Trotter.
On The Panel today are Chris Trotter and Deborah Hill-Cone. The big new database that will keep our vulnerable children safe. Or will it? .. The stoush in Auckland over the "320 Reasons To Smile" advertising campaign ... The accent to use when talking to your plants .. Why should you pay to register your company now just because the Companies Office is running at a loss? .. Conversations about New Zealand's level of national debt and compensation for David Bain.