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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 3 April 2008

Afternoons for 3 April 2008

1:06 Jim's Essay

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - The Swingin' Shepherd Blues -

- by The Moe Koffman Quartette.
Nominated by Roger Venz.

1:15 Your Place - Ngaruawahia

2:00 News

2:10 Search fo Noahs Arc

How two Auckland men have got themselves involved in a mission to track down Noah's Ark. Dave Ashton and Rod McCourt aren't your typical Indiana Jones types but a new commission is about to plunge them into a task of biblical proportions.

2:20 Coeliac Disease

We visit an Italian guesthouse that caters for people with coeliac disease - an auto-immune condition which is triggered by Gluten. BBC Health Check reporter Anna Wallace.

2:30 NZ Reading : Rocking Horse Roadby 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.

2:45 He Rourou

In He Rourou today, Ana Tapiata talks to Boy Thompson, one of the organisers of the 63rd Hui Aranga, the annual Easter Festival of the Maori Catholic church.

2:50 Feature Album - Horses by Patti Smith

3:00 News

3:12 The Arts Report

In our arts segment this week - Lynn Freeman talks with the new music director of the NZSO, and we find out from a new play about to open in Wellington about the man Jack Lovelock couldn't beat - Tommy Morehu.

3:33 Christchurch Story

What drives people to write letters to the editor of their local papers ?
We head to Christchurch where our correspondent, Katy Gosset, meets a man who's spent thirty years doing just that - the passionate and prolific Bruce Grimwood.

3:47 Health Story Dacia Herbulock

In our Science story today we continue our look at the impact of tourism on endangered yellow-eyed penguins on the Otago Peninsula.
Ursula Ellenberg and Phil Seddon are researchers at the University of Otago studying the penguins and their response to the surging numbers of visitors.

4:00 News

4:06 The Panel - Richard Griffin and David Slack

4:30 News Headlines/Traffic/Weather