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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 19 February 2008

Today on Afternoons

1:06 Jim's Essay

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - LowSparksOf High Heel Boys by Traffic

According to Robert Roach from Dunedin

1:15 Reeling In The Years

2:00 News

2:10 Workplace Conservation

A story out today says the conservation message isn't getting through to the Australian work-place - but is it getting through to ours. Despite the millions being spent on campaigns to get Australians to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the latest 'Pilot BeGreen' office Audit has found: Seven out of ten businesses left air-conditioning on at night, 10 percent still leave the lights on, and 36 per cent of office workers do not switch off their computers at night.
We thought it would be interesting to find out what's happening on this side of the Tasman ... are we more conservation conscious than our neighbours in Australia? The CEO at the New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development in Auckland is Peter Neilson.

2:20 Dog Song

A followup to a story we did just prior to Xmas about the RSPCA's fundraiser CD, "A Very Silent Night". The song which has high-frequency beeps and clicks only dogs can hear became a top selling hit in New Zealand, and is set to be released worldwide. Distributors in the US and Australia are vying for the rights to international sales, and the accompanying video has become a popular feature on YouTube, it shows Dei Hamo and two female companions mouthing the words of the song.
The CD was the brainchild of Auckland ad agency, DraftFCB Creative - and in particular, two dog lovers there, Alex Dyer and Colin Mitchell.

2:30 NZ Reading Fellow Citizens. By Owen Marshall

Stuart Devenie reads the second and final episode,

2:45 He Rourou

In He Rourou today, Ana Tapiata talks politics to Wena Tait, the manager from the iwi radio station in Wellington

2:50 Feature Album - Definitely Maybe - Oasis

Oasis's 1994 album Definitely Maybe and (What's the Story) Morning Glory from 1996 came number one and two respectively, according to a survey by Q magazine and retailer HMV to find the 50 best ever British albums.

3:00 News

3:12 Tune Your Engine Give Yourself A Break - Get Some Sleep

Sally Squires is a Nutrition and Health Writer for the The Washington Post and also the author of Secrets of the Lean Plate Club(St. Martin's Press).

3:33 Asian Report

The 4th of February marked the 6oth anniversary of Sri Lanka's independence from the British. Two Sri Lankan community groups in Auckland have planned events, with one taking place this Sunday. A Tamil group, however, chose to mark Feb 4th with a protest at Auckland's Aotea Square.

3:47Science Story

The ABC Series Balancing Nature presented By Lynne Malcolm: Exploring the balance between conservation and development in the watery biodiversity

4:00 News

4:06 The Panel - Irene Gardiner and Peter Elliot.

4:30 News Headlines/Traffic/Weather