Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 20 June 2013

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Tina Cross nominated 'Fields of Gold' by Eva Cassidy

1:20 Your Place, Tairua - the holiday town on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, close to Hot Water Beach.

GUESTS:
Emma Darragh
Bruce Gilberd
Belinda Muir

2:10 The Snow - Mark Inglis - No sign of a thaw in the big chill gripping the South Island.
Parts of Otago and Canterbury woke up this morning to the heaviest snowfalls they've had in years.
Power outages, coastal slips and road closures have all come with the bad weather, which has taken many communities by surprise, despite recent metservice warnings of storms. Panel regular, Mark Inglis was first to get in touch with us this morning, with photos of the snow-clad trees of Hanmer Springs.

2.15 The North Korea Amateur Golf Champ - Peter Clark
He's an amateur golfer who has used the game as his ticket into one of the most secretive countries in the world.
He's also a champion, having  putted his way to victory on the fairways of Pyongyang. New Zealand got a new sporting hero last month, albeit an unexpected one-when Peter Clark, from Auckland, won the North Korean Amateur title on the same course where  Kim Jong II used to play.

2:20  A Day with the Salai Lama - Noelle McCarthy
The Dalai Lama came to New Zealand last week for a whistlestop tour of Dunedin, Christchurch and Auckland.
As a global symbol of peace and goodwill, His Holiness is revered by millions of followers all over the world.
What is it about this 77 year old Tibetan monk that inspires such love and affection? Noelle McCarthy went in search of enlightenment on a day with the Dalai Lama.

2:30 Reading - Today is World Refugee Day which is one of the reasons that we're featuring the story series, 'Sanctuary'
This is an account from a young man who, when his family was persecuted for their liberal religious beliefs, decided he must flee Iran  . . .an escape that involved a trek across three countries.
MUSIC DETAILS      
RWMCD1    Middle Eastern Journeys . Tk3:  Journey to Bandar Abbas.  Comp Dirk Campbell. Bruton Music Ltd 2004

2:45 Feature Album - Sheet Music - 10cc (1974)

3:10 The Rocky Horror Show - Simon Watts of BBC Witness - How a low budget comedy musical became a cult phenomenon that's lasted 40 years.

3:20 Backyard biodigestor the way forward - Sage Forest - Bill Rucks is frustrated that his knowledge of bio-gas production is not employed in New Zealand. He loves working in the Pacific Islands though, particularly PNG and Samoa. Replacing wood-fired cooking with bio-gas stove tops helps protect the environment and saves the health of the women who have to haul the wood and suffer smoke inhalation. Sage Forest meets Bill in his backyard in Nelson, where he's checking his bubbling spirulina and blue-green algae photobioreactors.

Further info: 

http://wasteaction.co.nz/

http://www.water-alchemy.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li8_So2Q8L8

 

3:30 Our Changing World - Alison Ballance - After decades, and sometimes centuries, of absence, native wildlife is staging a comeback around the country - and in some cases having natural neighbours again is taking a bit of adjustment. In Wellington, large native forest parrots, or kaka, have become a common sight in the central city - and the council and some property owners are finding out the hard way that these noisy birds come equipped with a very strong beak. Alison Ballance joins Victoria University student Kerry Charles to find out what these urban kaka have been getting up to.

4:06 On The Panel today are Michele A'Court and Jock Anderson. We'll check in on the snow situation in the south and the state of the world's finances. We'll talk about aliens, Peter Dunne, the way we'll watch English football and roadside crosses.