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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 8 April 2008

Afternoons for 8 April 2008

1:06 Jim's Essay

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - King Harvest by The Band

Nominated by Ryan Sullivan.

1:15 Reeling in the Years

With guest DJ Dave Mahoney

2:00 News

2:10 Feature Story: Land Rover Over Land.

Land Rover, The British all-terrain and multi-purpose vehicle is 60 this year! Last month a number of North Island Land Rover Owners were invited to give their vehicles a challenge on and off road through historic parts of the West Coast on the way to Warbirds Over Wanaka. Wayne Mowat was invited along to see how the pioneering civilian utility vehicle lived up to its name!

2:30 NZ Reading: Visitors by Jessica Le Bas

Jessica Le Bas reads part two of her essay Visitors - her account of time spent in former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

2:45 He Rourou

Ana Tapiata talks to Henare Ngaia, who was at the Maori Catholic festival over Easter.

2:50 Feature Album: Yourself Or Someone Like You - Matchbox Twenty

3:00 News

3:12 Tune Your Engine:

Ad man Matthew Johnstone's career as a creative director took him on a fabulous career path around the world, earning him a clutch of awards on his way. He was a man who appeared to have it all - a great job, an exciting life and yet, for many years, he hid a dark secret. He was suffering from clinical depression. Matthew's depression was all consuming, yet he covered it up and over compensated for it very well. But after witnessing the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York, he decided to own up to his illness, and in the space of one afternoon wrote the best selling book - I Had a Black Dog.
It's a slim volume of 38 cartoon-like drawings about a man whose life is overshadowed by a black labrador, the metaphor for depression made famous by Winston Churchill to describe his struggle with melancholia.
The pictures in the book, drawn by Matthew so successfully illustrated and communicated how his depression felt, that he's employed the same technique in the companion title - Living with a Black Dog, a guide co-written with his wife Ainsley on how to take care of someone with depression while looking after yourself.

3:33 Asian Report

Suzanne Schokman reports on Holi the Festival of Colour celebrated in India, and by Indian communities worldwide, New Zealand included.

3:47 Science Story

In Science Story, Dacia Herbulock on Exercise Ruaumoko, last month's national disaster preparedness test run - with the scenario based on a possible volcanic eruption somewhere in the Auckland Volcanic Field.

4:00 News

4:06 The Panel: Jock Anderson and Irene Gardiner.

4:30 News Headlines/Traffic/Weather