Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 18 December 2014

1:10 Best song ever written

Let It Be - The Beatles.  Nominated by John Stokes of Lyall Bay.  

1:20 Simon's A to Z - Ontangi

Luke Carter owns The Venue on the beachfront in Onetangi
Tania Russell's family have been in Onetangi for generations
Gavin Oliver is managing director of the EcoZip adventure company 

2:10 Miniature Christmas Village

About this time last year we met Steve Flaunty, the creator of a grand display on a miniature scale. One whole room of his Lower Hutt house is transformed every year into a Christmas village complete with miniature houses and people, trees, snow, lights, a train and even a Bavarian Brewery. This year, Steve's miniature Christmas village is more ambitious.

 

2:30 NZ Reading

Peter Hambleton reads the ninth part of  'How To Catch A Cricket Match'   by Harry Ricketts.

2:45 Feature album

Chaka by Chaka Khan.

3:10 Featured Author

Thomas W Devine.  

3:20 Bird Brains - Smart Robins - Alison Ballance

With mealworms as a bribe, robins at Zealandia sanctuary in Wellington have been willing volunteers in a series of experiments designed to test how smart they are. Alison Ballance discovers how to IQ test a robin, in a study testing whether smarter robins are better at rearing bigger families. Stories from Our Changing World.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show with Zoe George, Simon Mercep, John Bishop and Cas Carter.