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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 14 February 2008

Today on Afternoons

1:06 Jims Essay

1:10 Best Song Ever Written: My Girl by The Temptations

According to Danny Allen - Eastbourne

1:15 Your Place: Winton - Southland

Paul Menzies - Lawyer
Jeannie McCleary - Country Manor catering
Blair Irwin - New Garage

2:00 News

2:10 Feature Story - Mavis Staples

In a career spanning more than 50-years, soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples has crammed in more diva moments than Celine, Beyonce and Cher combined. Her early years with the Staples Singers and singing on rallies with Martin Luther King, Jr, sharing a stage with Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and Prince, being a Lifetime Grammy Award winner. Mavis Staples has blazed a rhythm and blues trail, while never relinquishing her gospel roots. She's not resting on laurels these days. Next month sees Mavis headed to the New Zealand International Arts Festival, in Wellington to perform two concerts, which have already sold out. Which makes us very fortunate to be able to secure some time with her today.

2:30 NZ Reading

Pauline O'Regan reads part four of her book Miles to Go.
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2:45 He Rourou

In He Rourou today, Ana Tapiata talks to Tatiana Brown and Henare Ngaia two of the crowd who enjoyed the Waitangi Day festival in Wellington this year.

2:50 Feature Album - Aerial - Kate Bush (2005)

3:00 News

3:12 The Arts Report

On our arts slot this week we celebrate Te Papa's 10th birthday. Lucy Orbell looks back on the 10 years since our national museum was opened to a combination of hype and controversy.

3:33 Katy Gosset Story

Later in the show, a romantic tale or two from the garden city.In the spirit of Valentine's Day, our Christchurch correspondent, Katy Gosset, meets some of the city's older residents and learns a bit about their lives and loves.

3:44 Emails/song

3:47Environment Story

Exploring the balance between conservation and development in the biodiversity hotspots of Vietnam.

4:00 News

4:06 The Panel - Mike Ponder and Rosemary McLeod

4:30 News Headlines/Traffic/Weather