Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Wednesday 27 August 2014
1:10 Best Song Ever Written: 'What Is This Thing Called Love' by Lee Konitz, chosen by Brad Teal of Wellington
1:20 Music Trivia Game
ARTIST: Carole King
TITLE: You've Got a Friend
COMP: Carole King
LABEL: Epic 484 246
ARTIST: Alicia Keys
TITLE: A Women's Worth
COMP: Alicia Keys, Erika Rose
ALBUM: Songs in A Minor
LABEL: BMG 320002
COMP: Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth
ARTIST: Derek & The Dominos
COMP: Eric Clapton, Jim Gordon
ALBUM: Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs
LABEL: Polydor 533142
ARTIST: The Beatles
TITLE: And I Love Her
COMP: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
ALBUM: A Hard Day's Night
LABEL: Parlophone 746437
ARTIST: The Eagles
TITLE: Witchy Woman
COMP: Don Henley, Bernie Leadon
ALBUM: The Complete Greatest Hits
LABEL: Warner 830223
2:10 Global RallyCross Championship - Emma Gilmour: This year New Zealand rally driver Emma Gilmour became the first female driver to compete in the Global RallyCross Championship in the United States. The Championship is half way through, and the Dunedin-based driver is back home to catch her breath before the next round of the series in Los Angeles next month.
2:20 'Wild Boy' adventurer - Brando Yelavich: 'Wild boy' adventurer, Brando Yelavich, has completed a trek around the coastline of New Zealand... of more than 7000-kilometres. The 20-year-old Aucklander reached Cape Reinga on the weekend to end the nearly 600-day journey. And along the way, he managed to raise more than $30,000 for charity.
2:30 NZ Reading: Part eight of 'Tuvalu' by Andrew O'Connor, and read by Garth Holcombe.
BOOK: Tuvalu by Andrew O'Connor Pub: Allen and Unwin ISBN -1741148715
2:45 Feature Album - Time Out of Mind - Bob Dylan (1997)
3:10 Online with Hamish MacEwan - links:
3:30 NZ in Afghanistan - Lynda Chanwai-Earle: Why did New Zealand troops serve in Afghanistan? How much do we know about this war? An award winning documentary about our involvement in Afghanistan is now being taught as part of the NCEA curriculum within secondary schools across our country. Lynda Chanwai-Earle hears from students, teachers and the film-makers themselves about the importance of editorial independence and our democratic right to enquiry.
Link: NZ Society
3:45 Panel Pre-Show - Zara Potts with what the world's talking about today. What the Aussie PM did to claim back money on travel, the new private bus service in Melbourne that will stop you having to rub shoulders with hoi polloi, the device that stops the person in front of you's seat reclining and the trouble that led to... the first swimmer in Florida ever to be bitten by a crocodile... you wouldn't think that, would you? The t-shirt that shows how stressed you are - would you want to wear one?