Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 14 August 2014
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Don't Worry Be Happy- Bobby McFerrin, nominated by Marie Flowerday of Seddon.
1:20 Our New Zealand A to Z drops in to Queensberry in Central Otago. Tour guides: Mary Zurakowski, Phill Wilson, and Woody McMartin.
2:10 Mongol Rally - Jezza Williams: We've certainly spoken to our share of adventurous New Zealanders on Afternoons. On the face of it though, few would be more fearless than Jezza Williams of North Canterbury.
The 39-year-old suffered a serious neck injury in 2010. He's a tetraplegic.
And he's now preparing to take part in a 16 thousand kilometre trek, which will take him from Britain to Mongolia.
2:20 Day's Bay Opera - Barbara Graham: The Presentation of The Rose is a duet between characters Sophie and Octavia, from the Opera by Richard Strauss called Der Rosenkavalier.
Barbara Graham is an Opera Singer from Wellington and is playing the role of Sophie, in Days Bay Opera's performance of, Der Rosenkavalier.
2:30 NZ Reading: The Life and Times of a Brown Paper Bag by Kevin Milne
The remarkable amusing and sometimes very moving autobiography from Kevin Milne - New Zealand's best known and award-winning battler for the little guy
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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.
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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 -The new Kimbra album, 'The Golden Echo'
3:10 Ebola Helpers - Tony Paine
Two New Zealand nurses are on-route to Sierra Leone to join the international Red Cross team responding to the Ebola crisis.
Whangarei mother-of-four Donna Collins and Wellington nurse Sharon Mackie are on their way to West Africa.
And the New Zealand Red Cross says trained staff are desperately needed in the region.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been declared an international health emergency by the World Health Organisation.
New Zealand Red Cross says a total of 1711 cases have been reported, with 932 deaths.
Tony Paine is the Secretary General for the New Zealand Red Cross.
3:20 Making Volcanic Eruptions On Demand - Alison Ballance
Pyroclastic flows are a type of explosive volcanic eruption that are extremely hot, fast, and dangerous. They're also not well understood. But a team of Massey University volcanologists hope their volcanic eruption simulator will change all this. Alison Ballance visits Gert Lube and the Volcanic Risk Solution group at Massey University to watch an eruption.
INTERACTIVE DETAILS:Our Changing World
3:30 The Supremes - Vincent Dowd of BBC 'Witness'
In August 1964 The Supremes began an unprecedented run of success in the US music charts, challenging the British dominance of the music scene. Mary Wilson, one of the original group members, recalls those times in today's edition of the BBC World Servcie history programme 'Witness'.
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The Supremes: "The Happening (Holland;Dozier;De Vol ) from thje Album ' Motown Legends: Volume 4' [MOTOWN 520292 ]
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3:45 Panel Pre-Show - Julie Moffett - The latest from Iraq and the Aussies wanting take in quite a few refugees. The mystery man who made an album more than 30 years ago, he's a bit like the Anglo-Saxon version of Sugarman, and how only now is it becoming a hit. L'amour is the album. Loom bands - children are wearing them and so are their proud parents, but beware of poisoning from the cheap charms that you can atrtach to them. Could we be treating depression with aspirin, the man who went up and down motorways for five years shooting at other drivers, and what smokers reach for most when they put the ciggies down.