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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 11 March 2008

Afternoons for Tuesday 11 March 2008

1:06 Jim's Essay

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Fields of Gold by Sting

According to Kay McKenzie.

1:15 Reeling In The Years - 1981

2:00 News

2:20 Clean Out Stewart Island

Rats, wild cats and possums could be eradicated from Stewart Island under the biggest and most ambitious conservation programme to date, all designed to make the islands the Galapagos of the south.

Trust chairwoman, and long-time resident of Stewart Island is Margaret Hopkins.

2:20 Late Changes at Womad this weekend.

The show will go on at Womad's headline act Cesaria Evora (also known as The Barefoot Diva) was in Australia last week when she suffered a minor stroke and has had to cancel her New Zealand performances. But Womad organisers have secured the talents of none other than Neil Finn to fill Evora's Sunday night spot.

Suzanne Porter is the chief executive of the Taranaki Arts Festival which is bringing Womad to New Plymouth.

2:30 Arts Festival - Paul Bushnell

The Book of Longing, Twelve Cellos, Schumann & friends, Children's Cheering carpet, Glow.

3:00 News

3:12 Tune Your Engine - Asthma

No-one's sure why, but New Zealand has the second highest rate of asthma in the world (only behind the UK). Over 600-thousand Kiwis experience asthma symptoms (one in 6 adults/one in 4 children), and hospitalisation rates have doubled in the last 30 yearrs. In the United States after decades of breathtaking climbs in asthma rates, it seems the number of new cases there has hit a plateau - and doctors are finally developing theories on what causes asthma, and how it can be prevented.

Dr. Esteban Gonzalez Burchard is an assistant professor at University of California, San Francisco.

3:33 Asian Report

Suzanne Schokman joins a migrant women's work forum to understand their issues in finding employment.

The other free forums for women on "Isolation & Loneliness", "Culture Change" and "Parenting" start soon at the Migrant Services North Shore, so e-mail us at Afternoons if you'd like their contact details.

For listeners' enquiries:

Migrant Services North Shore, Tel 09-486 4081,

3:47 Environment Report

The Hurunui River in North Canterbury is the region's sixth largest river by volume. It stretches some 200 kilometres from the Southern Alps to the sea near Cheviot. It's a diverse river, ranging from alpine lakes, steep headwaters and gorges to braided shingle riverbeds - and some of our most endangered species live there.

Amelia Nurse set out with Chris Todd from Forest and Bird to do some fish counting and bird watching from the banks:

4:00 News

4:06 The Panel - Duncan Webb and Paul Casserly

4:30 News Headlines/Traffic/Weather