Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 2 July 2015

1:10 Your Song

Harvest Moon - Neil Young.  Chosen by John Gibbs. 

1:20 Our New Zealand A to Z - Westshore

The seaside community on the Northwest fringe of Napier.  Westshore is a bit like Atlantis in reverse. 84 years ago the ground the community now sits on was under the sea, part of the Ahuriri lagoon. Guests: Dr Laura Wallace, Jeremy Bayliss, Larry Dallimore.

2:10  Repair Cafe - Ken Bright

It's all too-common these days to throw something out when it's broken.  But a global movement, which started in Holland and has spread to 18 countries around the world - aims to change our "throwaway" culture.  The Repair Cafe is a meeting place where people fix their broken household items, along side a team of volunteers - refueling with cups of tea or coffee along the way.

2:20  Mooc - David Hill

A new local web course that teaches people how to write for children has taken off all over the world.  "Writing for Young Readers: Opening the Treasure Chest" has only been live for 3 weeks but already 4-thousand-200 people in more than 130-countries have enrolled.  New Zealand author, David Hill, is one of the writers who helped set up the resource.

2:30 NZ Reading - Almost Perfect

Polly has a thing for gloves. Why does she run and hide when Gavin starts to kiss her?

2:45 Feature album

The Human League - Dare. 

3:10 The Expats - Ben Middlemiss

Our expat this week is veteran craft beer brewer, Ben Middlemiss, who's in Oklahoma working with 90's boy band Hanson on their new boutique beers.

3:20  BBC Witness - James Salter: Writer And Pilot

The acclaimed American author died on 19 June 2015 - aged 90. As a young man, before he became a writer, he was a jet fighter pilot during the Korean War. Hear his memories of fighting, and flying.

3:35  Our Changing World - Veronika Meduna

New Zealand marine biologists have contributed hundreds of newly-discovered species to a global database of life in the ocean, and they found that just over half of all marine species found in New Zealand waters are unique to this region. Stories from Our Changing World.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

What the world is talking about.  With Simon Mercep, Zara Potts, Steve McCabe and Jolisa Gracewood.