Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Monday 20 October 2014

1:10 Best song ever written.  'The Way it Is' - Bruce Hornbsy, nominated by Miranda Laurich. 

Nga Taonga Sound Vision1:20 NZ Retro: The Year - 1972

Our population was still just under the three million mark.
One of our longest serving prime ministers, Keith Holyoake retired, just ahead of the general election which would see his four term National Party ousted from office.
And the Broadcasting Authority granted rights to a second television channel.

Archival audio supplied by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.

2:10 Water Dragon.  Dave Byers.  Waikato Regional Council's biodiversity team is puzzled by the unexpected arrival of an exotic Eastern Australian water dragon. 

2:20 Short-tailed bat translocation. Joshua Guilbert.  An Auckland PhD student is hoping to relocate a bat population.

2:30 NZ Reading.  We begin  Elspeth Sandy's (Sands) light hearted 5-part drama about the owner manager of a women's gym and the vibrant group of women who make up the membership. 

2:45 Feature album.  Standing in the Breach - Jackson Browne (2014). 

3:10 Walter Isaacson.  Best selling author Walter isaacson tells the stories of the  dreamers and visionaries who created the computer and internet revolution in his new book: "The Innovators".  He says their accomplishments show just how important teamwork is to true innovation and why the marriage of both art and technology are essential for true creative genius.

3:30 Celebrating Confucius.  This year marks the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the Confucius Institute, created in the name of the great Chinese teacher and philosopher to promote Chinese culture through partnerships at Universities across the globe. Lynda Chanwai-Earle is at Wellington's waterfront checking out this special festival.

Voices

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show with Jim Mora, Julie Moffett, Andrew Clay and Chris Trotter.