Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Wednesday 7 May 2014
1:10 Best song ever written - Arnold Huguenot of Christchurch nominated "Series of Dreams" by Bob Dylan
1:15 Link 3
2:10 The Great War Bugler - Helen Beardsall - Ninety eight years after Harry Beardsall died during the Battle of the Somme, his great-great-great grand niece, Charlotte, plays the last post on his old bugle. It's the very same bugle Harry played just before he was hit, and killed, by artillery fire. His body was never found but the instrument was plucked from the battlefield and was yesterday blown by Charlotte Osmaston at her Nelson College for Girls assembly. Jim talks with Charlotte's mother, Helen Beardsall.
2:20 Foster Mum to Retire - Julie Manahi - For the past thirty years Julie Manahi has mothered thousands of children. Julie began work as a foster parent in the mid-1980s, and by 1989 had set up her own foster home in Auckland, helping to feed, teach, and raise up to ten children at a time at Pirimai foster home. But this Mother's Day she's hanging up her boots to keep a promise to her recently late husband to retire.
2:30 NZ Reading - Part two of Brian Turner 's story 'The Thomas'. Brian Turner, award winning poet, relates tales of fishing, friendship and foolhardy trips into the wilderness of the South Island, all seasoned with disarmingly honest commentary on his fellow man and the way we treat one another and our world.
2:45 Feature album - Young Soul Rebels - the debut album by Dexys Midnight Runners (1980)
3:12 Digital - Dr Jules Older
3:30 Pasifika Community Helper - Emeline Afeaki-Mafile'o
Why one Auckland woman is being labelled as 'one to watch' for her work in the Pasifika community, both here and in Tonga.
4:06 The Panel - with Garry Moore and Penny Ashton:
The Lombard sentences reinstated, Judith Collins, the synthetic cannabinoids banned from tonight... and Auckland airport answers charges of overcharging taxi drivers. Why have we all got so tall in such a short time, barely a hundred years? They're saying nutrition can't account for it. Why are books you reserve at the library turned towards the wall so their titles can't be seen? And why will ACC pay for some consequences of being stung by a wasp but not others, seeing as wasp stings are on everyone's mind right now.