Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Tuesday 12 August 2014
1:10 Best Song Ever Written: 'At Seventeen' - Janis Ian, nominated by Fifi Colston of Wellington
1:20 The Critics
TV - Phil Wallington
Books - Mary McCullum
Paul Callaghan: 'Luminous Moments'
Kirsty Gunn's 'Thorndon'
Music - Nick Atkinson
ARTIST: Murray McNabb Group
TITLE: Later The same Day
COMP: Murray McNabb
ALBUM: Every Day Is A Beautiful Day
LABEL: Sarang Bang Records
TITLE: Loneliness For Free
COMP: Joylon Mulholland
Web - Ele Ludemann
2:10 Spider Fan - Brian Lawton: Yesterday, we spoke to spider expert Phil Sirvid about a potentially new species of spider that's been discovered in the Wairarapa. This spider has sparked a huge amount of interest with many people - who are surprised at just how big it appears to be. The photograph certainly seems to have got peoples' skin crawling, but not so much, for professional spider fan Brian Lawton, who's the live animal curator at the Auckland War Memorial Museum and also runs a business where he breeds spiders and other insects for films and commercials..
2:20 The Invictus Games - Karl Shearsby: Next month.. sees the inaugural Invictus Games take place in London. The games are an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women from around the globe. Teams come from 14 different nations and from across all forces - army, navy and air force - and the games are all about using sport as a way to inspire recovery and rehabilition for the armed service men and women who have served their countries. New Zealand has a team of twelve going to the games - including Karl Shearsby - a naval electronic warfare specialist - who will be competing in seven events - none of which he's actually had experience in!
2:30 NZ Reading: Part 5 of The Life and Times of a Brown Paper Bag - The remarkable amusing and sometimes very moving autobiography from Kevin Milne - New Zealand's best known and award-winning battler for the little guy
CD - MAT 230 Solo Instruments -US Blues and Folk. Tk 30 On My Lonesome by Anders Lewen, Lars-Erik Lidström, Tore Berglund. MATCH Music Ltd.
BOOK: The Life and Times of a Brown Paper Bag by Kevin Milne Pub: Random House, NZ (2010) ISBN-978-186979-3821
2:45 Feature Album - Maysa's debut album (1995)
3:10 Simon's Feature Interview - Jay Abdo: He was once the biggest star in Syria's version of Shortland Street... Simon talks with actor Jay Abdo (Ahhb dough) who spoke out against the Syrian regime and was forced to flee his country. After a few years delivering pizza in Hollywood.. he's finally landed a major role in a movie with Nicole Kidman.
3:30 DNA Testing for the Wine Industry - Katy Gosset: What's in a wine? Katie Gosset finds out that winemakers are borrowing DNA tests from the medical industry to analyse yeasts and bacteria found in the vineyard, and to track allergens in the wine.
3:45 Panel Pre-Show - Zara Potts (Ak studio)