Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Wednesday 24 July 2013
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Nicole Jackson of Ashburton nominated 'Dreamers Dream' by Tom Cochrane and Red Rider.
1:20 Link 3 -
Wimoweh - Tokens
Bad Romance - Lady Ga Ga
Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfredd Mann
Ob La Di Ob La Da - Beatles
Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
Wig Wam Bam - Sweet
Fergalicious - Fergie
Na Na Hey - Steam
Gobbledigook - Sigur Ros
Who Put The Bomp - Barry Mann
The Link: Gobbledegook titles, that don't make sense
2:10 The Oldest Meccano Club in the World - Mike Howse - Yesterday we talked to historian, Dave Veart who is researching the history of toys in New Zealand, and since then we've received lots of feedback - including an email from the Christchurch Meccano Club. Many of you will have played with meccano sets growing up - and if you have no idea what we're talking about - it's a model construction system for kids, invented in England, which has been around since the turn of last century. Mike Howse is a member of the Christchurch Meccano Club, which is now 84 years old, and in fact, now is the oldest Meccano club in the world.
2:20 American Writing Award - Naomi Arnold - A "warts and all" true story about life has clinched a major American writing award over the weekend for a New Zealand journalist. Naomi Arnold who writes for the Nelson Mail, attended the three-day Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference in Dallas, Texas over the weekend and her essay about the trials and tribulations of mother and daugther won the top prize for a personal essay competition.
2:30 Reading - Part three of Shonagh Koea's memoir - 'The Kindness of Strangers'.
And today, Shona recalls episodes of very personal battle with herself.
Courante: JS Bach Suite No 1 in G for solo cello, BWV1007, Jacqueline du Pre. Tk 7 Testament SBT 1388
2:45 Feature Album - Neptune City - Nicole Atkins
The 2007 debut album from New Jersey singer/songwriter, Nicole Atkins
3:10 Virtual World - Hamish MacEwan
3:30 Korimovement Freedom - David Steemson - It was military training but not as we knew it. Now two young Aucklanders want adults to rediscover their inner child, get back on their feet, and learn to move again. More from David Steemson at 3.30.
4:06 Michael Deaker and Chris Wikaira are on The Panel today. Something else not working out is the high cost of strengthening buildings in NZ to earthquake-proof them. Quick comments on the Coca-Cola initatives to battle obesity. Are our lives suffering because of a shortage of darkness? The answer to that seems to be yes. The number of Maori on the Maori roll after this big television campaign to explain everything. And pop-up urinals on the street for men - a good idea or a disgusting one?