Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 30 October 2014
1:10 Best song ever written. 'Every Time We Say Goodbye' - Dinah Washington. Chosen by Lott Larsson of Oparau.
1:20 New Zealand A to Z. Our New Zealand A to Z guide revisits the tradition of camping in this country - our love affair with caravaning - and also meet a keen camper who's passing the camping life onto her family.
2:10 Judith Durham. It's been more than 50 years since the Australian popular folk music group The Seekers was formed. The band has sold more than 60 million records, and was the first group ever, to reach number one on the UK charts with their first three singles. Judith Durham, Athol Guy, Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley have re-commenced their 50th Anniversary 'Golden Jubilee Tour'. But at times it was touch-and-go. Last year, the tour was put on hold when Judith suffered a brain-haemorrhage that nearly killed her.
2:30 NZ Reading. Part three of 'Pomare' by Elizabeth Knox. Read by Miranda Harcourt.
2:45 Feature album. The Lonesome Jubilee - John Mellencamp (1987).
3:10 Ayo Releases New Work - Nicki Paxman. Nigerian-German singer songwriter, Ayo rose to fame in 2006 with a hit song from her debut album, and now has just released her fourth album, Ticket to the World. Ayo has sold more than a million-and-a-half records in 40 countries, and while her music has been described as easy-going soul-folk, her start in life was anything but 'easy-going'.
3:30 SOS for Soils - Veronika Meduna. Globally, soils are under pressure, threatening food security in many parts of the world. Soil scientists predict that we'll need to increase food production by 70 per cent by 2050 to feed a growing population, while at the same time fertile land is being lost to urbanisation.
Stories from Our Changing World.
3:45 The Panel Pre-Show with Jim Mora, Zara Potts, Joe Bennett and Irene Gardiner.