Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Wednesday 2 October 2013

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Callum Christopher of Auckland has nominated 'Adrift' by Tycho as his Best Song Ever Written.  Callum also talks about the second season of his TV mini doc series, 'Being Roskill' about the Mount Roskill Grammar First Eleven Football team. The trailer

1:25 Link 3

OH VERY YOUNG - CAT STEVENS
WE'LL SING IN THE SUNSHINE - GAIL GARNETT
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT - MANFRED MANN
COME AND STAY WITH ME - MARIANNE FAITHFUL
DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP - AC/DC
SLIPPING AWAY - MAX MERRIT
IF I ONLY HAD TIME - JOHN ROWLES
THE CIGARETTE DUET - PRINCESS CHELSEA
STILL ALIVE - MT EDEN DUBSTEP
The Answer: There are New Zealanders singing on all the songs.

2:10 The Astronaut - Marsha Ivins
We hear from female astronaut, Marsha Ivins - veteran of five space shuttle missions - and just retired after travelling almost 27 million miles in space over more than 55 days. Marsha's in New Zealand next week for some guest speaking engagements.

2:20 The Bike Racer -  Corey Bertelsen of Muriwai Beach blasts off like a rocket when he rides his 250cc motorcycle. He's just broken two world land speed records at the famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah where Burt Munro famously set a record on his 1920 Indian motorcycle that still stands today. Bertelson clocked in at 214.53 kilometres an hour to set the 250cc gas world record. More than 500 other racers were there to pursue records.  He smashed other records a few days later at the American Motorcyclist Association nationals. But now he's back in New Zealand and back at his day job as a plumber.

2:30 Reading - Gerard Hindmarsh with part 4 of his tale of 'Swamp Fever', produced by Jason Te Kare for Radio New Zealand National.
MUSIC DETAILS      
Natures Best: New Zealand's Top 30 Songs of All-Time 5054952000 © 2002 Sony Music Entertainment
Tk 1. Nature by Wayne Mason. Nature's Best 3 5122102000 © 2003 Sony Music Entertainment (NZ) Ltd.
CD2 Tk 15 Citizen Band Rust in My Car by Geoff Chunn.

2:45 Feature Album - 'Highway 61 Revisited' - Bob Dylan.

3:19 Virtual World - Hamish MacEwan

3:30 Positive Ageing - David Steemson - Everything you've wanted to know about ageing but have been afraid to ask. They're called " Pathways to Positive Ageing". 

International day of the Older Person event details:
www.ageconcern.org.nz/council/counties-manukau
https://www.facebook.com/Idop2013

4:06 On The Panel are Barry Corbett and Dita de Boni. The big ACC surplus, and is this at the expense of ACC's customers? Dean Barker says the window of opportunity is a small one if Team NZ is to be kept together for another crack at the Cup. You weren't too keen on funding another crack at the Cup on our poll the other day; we'll talk about that. National anthems - the world's most popular one, and the problem with the Canadian national anthem which has well-known writers up in arms. There's a similar problem with our one. Should councils mow your berms? Your grass verges as we used to say, and in fact as most people still say probably. Which may lead us to discuss, once more, the function of councils.