Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 14 February 2013

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Speedway rider, Jason Bunyan nominated Secret Smile by Semisonic.

1:20 Your Place tour guides from Coromandel Town today     

2:10 Cook's Pistol - Charles Leski
234 years ago today, Captain James Cook , the British explorer who was the first to circumnavigate New Zealand was murdered in Hawaii. Tonight,  Captain Cook's pistol... one of his few personal possessions that remains... will go up for auction in Australia.  It belongs to former Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Ron Walker. he bought it from descendants of Captain Cook in 2003.  Charles Leski  is the founder of Leski Auctions

The auction

2:20 The Ape Woman -   Laura Anderson Barbata - In life and in death, there would be no dignity for an indigenous Mexican woman put on display 150 years ago in a travelling circus - called ape woman and the ugliest woman in the world because of a genetic condition that covered her face and arms in hair -  a woman whose remains ended up in a specimen collection in Norway after her death.
There would be no dignity for Julia Pastrana until yesterday when  a crusade to see her remains returned from the University of Oslo  for burial in Mexico.. finally ended.  Artist Laura Anderson Barbata battled for years for this day. Hundreds were there for the funeral.

2:30 Reading - 'Skin To Skin' explores the lives of people in cross-cultural marriages in New Zealand. Today - more about the Bay of Plenty Paul whanau from the perspective of Maanu Paul.
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MUSIC DETAILS      
True  TR.02 © Trinity Roots 2002 Tk 9. Little Things by Warren Maxwell, Rio Hemopo, Riki Gooch.

2:45 Feature Album -  Diana & Marvin -  a duets album by soul musicians Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (1973)

3:10  The James Bulger Murder - Simon Watts of BBC Witness
In February 1993, a two-year-old boy called James Bulger was murdered in Liverpool. CCTV pictures showed two 10-year-olds leading James from a shopping centre towards his brutal death on a railway embankment. Witness speaks to Superintendant Albert Kirby, the officer in charge of one of the most sensitive investigations in British police history

3:20 The Vault - Deb Nation - Today, sounds of the sea and memories of the 1950's and 60s, on the North Island's East Coast - days of Coppertone, fanta and Gaytime ice cream.

3:30 The Yellow-eyed Penguins - Alison Ballance - In the last couple of days there've been reports from Dunedin about the deaths of more than 40 adult yellow-eyed penguins on the Otago Peninsula. This is very bad news for a species that's been struggling on the mainland for the past 30 or so years.

4:06 Tim Watkin and Steve McCabe are on the Panel today. More on a living wage. Why should charter schools not be scrutinised under the Official Information Act? Should local councils be able to stop prostitutes congregating on streets? What Dick Smith said about New Zealanders, a little bit about Valentine's Day again and Richard Prosser again too; it seems the kicking hasn't quite stopped.