Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Tuesday 18 December 2012

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Donald Buglass of Christchurch nominated The Mercy Seat by Nick Cave.

1:20 Critical Mass

Hot Music - Colin Morris
TITLE:        Dayglo Reflection
ARTIST:    Bobby Womack (FEAT: Lana Del Ray)
COMP:    Bobby Womack
ALBUM:    The Bravest Man In The Universe  -  Track 4
LABEL:    XL Recordings

TITLE:        Whatever You've Got
ARTIST:    The Proclaimers
COMP:    Craig Reid, Charlie Reid
ALBUM:    Like Comedy  -  Track 1:
LABEL:    Cooking Vinyl COOKCD 560

TV review - Phil Wallington


Books - Nicky Pellegrino
Grace:  A Memoir  -  Grace Coddington
Travels With Epicurus   -  Daniel Kline  

Web - Ele Ludemann

The links:
Macafee warns of the 12 scams of Christmas:
https://blogs.mcafee.com/consumer/12-scams-of-christmas-2012>

It's the guilt which makes chocolate so delicious:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/9731303/Chocolate-its-the-guilt-that-makes-it-so-delicious-study-finds.html>

Research-based time savers might help people who are making new year resolutions:

http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2012/12/7-research-based-time-savers/>

2:10 The Te Araroa Trail - Richard Bowles
Richard Bowles is an aventurer and running machine - he's just run the length of New Zealand in 62 days....he didn't take State Highway One either. He went the hard way - over mountain ranges, through volcanic terrain, and on some of our more demanding trials. Richard has just become the first person to run the Te Araroa Trail, which runs from Cape Reinga to Bluff.
Links: http://www.projectcrimson.org.nz/home/page.aspx

http://www.teararoa.org.nz/index.cfm

2:20 The Romotow - Stuart Winterbourn.
Two Christchurch engineers have come up with what they hope will be the next generation of  caravan.
It's called the Romotow, and it has a very futuristic look to it - a space-age room on wheels.

Link: http://www.romotow.com/

2:30 Reading - Our short story today is A Gift Shared by Christopher Horan,  read by Michael Wilson.
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MUSIC DETAILS      
Silent Night (Mohi/Gruber) A Dave Brubeck Christmas/Telarc 20CD 83410 /1'30"

2:45 Feature Album -  Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart - Van Morrison.

3:10 Tune Your Engine -  Xmas Gift Dilemmas - Nick Epley
Don't bother spending huge time and effort on Xmas gift selection  - a study by Chicago's Nick Epley (a professor of Behavioral science) reveals most people just want the gift on the top of the wish list.  So the thought doesn't count much apparantly.

3:30 Asian Report - Lynda Chanwai-Earle -
Acclaimed Children's Theatre Director Peter Wilson performs for a Japanese preschool in Wellington and talks about judging puppetry at the International Arts Festival in Shanghai this year.

4:06 The Panel - Jane Clifton and Neil Miller