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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 13 February 2008

Today on Afternoons

Jim's Essay

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Gutter Black By Hello Sailor

According to Richard Wernham.

1:15 8 Months To Mars - Bill Frindall

British cricket scorer and statistician who is familiar to cricket followers from his appearances on the BBC's radio programme Test Match Special. He was nicknamed the Bearded Wonder (often shortened to Bearders) by Brian Johnston for his ability to research the most obscure cricketing facts in moments at the same time as keeping perfect scorecards.

His autobiography is Bearders - My Life in Cricket.

2:00 News

2:10 Valentine's Day

Nothing says "I love you" like red roses, but increasingly romantics are seeking Valentine's Day blooms that also speak volumes about their ethics. Growing concern over issues such as air miles, workers' rights and use of chemicals is causing a surge in sales of flowers that meet higher environmental or welfare standards. Fair trade flowers are the new buzz word as shoppers seek ethically grown products that allow them to give with a clear conscience. The trend has caught the attention of Yvonne Underhill-Stem , director of Auckland University's department of Development Studies.

2:30 NZ Reading

Today we continue Miles to Go, written and read by Pauline O'Regan.

2:45 He Rourou

In He Rourou today, Ana Tapiata talks to Tatiana Brown, who was an exhibitor for the tertiary institution Te Wananga o Aotearoa at the Waitangi Day festival in Wellington.

2:50 Feature Album - Here You Come Again - Dolly Parton (1977).

3:00 News.

3:12 Virtual World - Helen and Chelfyn Baxter.

It seems that the world is all a twitter,with Microblogs & Tweets. allows indie directors to upload their opus to a number of video hosting sites and track a global audience.
Brain Bay is an Open Source Biosignal project designed to work with Open EEGHardware.
Peer into the creative spaces of design studios worldwide at Aint No Disco.

3:33 Auckland Story - Vietnamese New Year.

Sapna Samant with a story about how the Vietnamese community celebrates its new year

She talks with Mitchell Pham, his uncle Hwang Dang, his auntie Le Hang and little Min Chao about how they celebrate the Vietnamese New Year in Auckland.

3:47Environment Story

Amelia Nurse gets up close and personal with some eels at Pukaha Mount Bruce.

4:00 News

4:06 The Panel - Garry Moore and Richard Griffin.

4;30 News Headlines/Traffic/Weather.