Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Monday 24 June 2013

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Megan Hindmarsh nominated 'The Power of Love'  by Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

1:20 8 Months To Mars - Max Cryer is our passenger to Mars.

Max's music selections were:

ARTIST:    Patti Page
TITLE:        (How Much Is) That Doggy In The Window
COMP:    B. Merrill
ALBUM:    16 Most Requested Songs  -  Track 13
LABEL:    Columbia 444 401

ARTIST:    Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton

TITLE:        Hound Dog
COMP:    Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Jimmy Otis
ALBUM:    Hound Dog (The Peacock Recordings)  -  Track 1
LABEL:    MCA 110668

ARTIST:    Cat Stevens

TITLE:        I Love My Dog
COMP:    Cat Stevens
ALBUM:    The Very best of Cat Stevens  -  Track 15
LABEL:    Island840 148

2:10 British Screenwriter, Neil Cross - He's the British star screenwriter who calls New Zealand home.
Creator of hit detective series, 'Luther' and gritty spy drama 'Spooks', Neil Cross is one of the hottest properties at BBC TV. Neil Cross and his wife moved to Wellington a decade ago to bring up their family, and they've stayed here ever since. He's giving a public talk in his adopted hometown this weekend, at the Wellington Town Hall....topics to cover, not only the secret life of a successful script-writer, but the secret life of pirates as well.

2:20 Milk at the Gate - Julian Raine - It's part of the rural idyll.
The dream of being able to wander up the road and get your milk straight from the farm gate.
It's a tradition long gone by the wayside, but one that is being revived by several farms in the Nelson region, albeit with a modern, mechanised twist. Julian Raine from Oaklands farm in Stoke, joins us now to explain further

2:30 Reading - Today we begin a ten part reading by Joe Bennett of his book Hello Dubai:
Part one 'Dusk in the Desert'
The book is published by Simon & Schuster UK and distributed through Penguin New Zealand.
Joe Bennett is in Dubai. It the Islamic New Year and the ex-pats at the local golf club want alcohol.
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Dubai by Steve Everitt, tk 22 ATMOS208 - Palm Island

2:45 Feature Album - Dusty in Memphis - Dusty Springfield (1969)

3:10 Feature Author - Dr Mario Livio - There were times during the course of his brilliant career, when even Albert Einstein was no Einstein. Like all of us, Einstein made mistakes. Not about relativity as far as we know, E=MC is still holding up, but the genius still made mistakes in about 20% of his papers her wrote... and doubted his own work about empty space.  

Science is messy. And behind almost every great discovery there are a lot of ideas and theories that just don't work.  
Dr Mario Livio, celebrated author of The Golden Ratio:The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number, is a senior astrophysicist at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute. In his new book Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein Dr Livio tells the stories of 5 scientists who made great mistakes as well as great discoveries.

3:30 Our Changing World - Ruth Beran - When people say they're cooking with gas, they're usually talking about LPG or natural gas. But on Matiu Somes Island in Wellington Harbour, wind and solar energy is being used to power a rather unusual gas barbeque. To see it in action, and find out how it works, Ruth takes some sausages, but first watches as some school children are tested on their scientific knowledge.

4:06 On The Panel today are John Barnett and Irene Gardiner: The banking profits, homes still without power, housing affordability, do economic planners lack spatial awareness and the disappointing Mighty River Power share price. We'll try and combine all those into one rolling discussion.