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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 2 April 2008

Afternoons for Wednesday 2 April 2008

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Pie Jesu by Sarah Brightman

According to Rosie Kaplan from Altitude foods

1:15 Link 3

Someone Saved My Life Tonight - Elton John
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Fire & Rain - James Taylor
Little Room - Norah Jones
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Man Of The World - Fleetwood Mac
45 - Elvis Costello

2:00 News

2:10 New Cigarette Recipe

Causing waves in Australia today are claims by one of that country's leading tobacco researchers that cigarette manufacturers are secretly changing their recipes to improve the taste, and to get more people hooked on smoking.
Australian adviser to the World Health Organisation, Dr Nigel Gray says manufacturers have increased the carcinogen content of smokes to boost flavour, and to capture various markets, in particular youth. Dr Nigel Gray is a senior associate at the Victoria Cancer Council.

2:20 Creme That Egg

Given a handful of toilet paper rolls, a few hammers, a kettle, a large painting, a puppet show, 30 sticks of glue, 480 pins and a creme egg - what would you do?
While you, like me, may be stumped - Joseph Herscher knew exactly what to do Now Joseph Herscher has always been fascinated with contraptions. When he and his flatmates saw a Rube Goldberg machine on Youtube they decided to attempt one themselves. His flatmates quickly gave up, but Joseph endeavoured on. If you didn't already know, a Rube Goldberg machine is a contraption that performs a very simple task in an extremely round-about fashion. You'll have seen one on television at some stage - where a person makes themselves bacon and eggs with a series of pulleys, funnels and levers without actually touching anything. Joseph Herscher's contraption takes just over 2 minutes to smash a creme egg.

2:30 NZ Reading: Rocking Horse Road by Carl Nixon

After her violent death on the beach at the end of Rocking Horse Road Lucy Asher takes on the status of a deity for a group of boys in the school. Their collective imagination makes her into something apart, special and, almost because of her very unassailability, a goddess. As her high priests, they must avenge her murder.

2:45 He Rourou

In He Rourou today, Ana Tapiata talks to Anipeka Nicholas, at the 63rd Hui Aranga, the annual Easter Festival of the Maori Catholic church

2:50 Feature Album - Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison (1968)

3:00 News

3:12 Virtual World - Hamish MacEwan

1. Casual games make a serious impact
Since 2001 Popcap has sold more than 10 million copies of Bejewelled and the game has been downloaded more than 150 million times. Popcap estimates that players rack up 600 million hours playing its online games every year.

2. Fibre network

A fibre network that will connect Digital Nation is partnering with FX Networks to build the open-access 140kms fibre network between Dannevirke, Woodville, Pahiatua and Eketahuna to Palmerston North.. The idea is that the fibre rollout will coincide with a major street upgrade in Dannevirke - as the roads and pathways are being dug up and rebuilt it is the opportune time to lay down cable.

3. Beating Traffic By Joining the Network

A central computer will collect speed and location information from each car, then create and transmit back what the start-up company hopes will be the most complete and up-to-the-minute picture of traffic ever created.

Site of the Week: We Tell Stories (Digital fiction)

3:33 Auckland Story

New Rodney District Mayor Penny Webster says she believes local authorities need to look at ways to finance their councils other than by rates. Penny Webster's a past President of Auckland Federated Farmers and a former ACT List MP. She replaces John Law who retired from the mayoralty.

3:47 Environment Story

Dacia Herbulock talks to researchers at the University of Otago about how well-meaning tourists may be putting the Yellow-Eyed penguin at risk.

4:00 News

4:06 The Panel

4:30 News Headlines/Traffic/Weather