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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 10 April 2008

Afternoons fo Thursday 10 April 2008

1:06 Noelle's Essay

1:10 Best Song Ever Written: And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda by The Pogues

Nominated by Anne Barrett.

1:15 Your Place - Glenorchy

Elaine Kirkland, Robert Rutherford, Thor Davis.

2:00 News

2:10 Can Michael Campbell Dig Himself out of his golfing hole?

As golf fans prepare to put their lives on hold for the U.S. Masters tomorrow, they're asking the question, what's happened to Cambo? University of Queensland's Academy of Sport, is elite sports psychologist Jonah Oliver.

2:20 Ballet Island

Residents of Stewart Island are about to get a rare injection of high culture in the form of a deputation of tutu-clad ballet dancers. Six Royal New Zealand Ballet company dancers are packing their leotards alongside their longjohns for their first-ever visit to the wilds of the southern island this weekend. A lack of facilities on the island will preclude a full-scale show but the dancers will give a taste of the company's repertoire at the island's community centre. Company artistic director Gary Harris is anticipating a full house and standing ovations!

2:30 NZ Reading : The Right Kind of Ears by Barbara Anderson

Writer Barbara Anderson has a dry, contageous sense of humour, and in this short story, she engineers a reluctant meeting between a mature highly-regarded poet and two of his sycophantic fans.

2:45 He Rourou

In He Rourou today, Ana Tapiata talks to Maraea Riddell, at the recent Catholic festival, the Hui Aranga.

2:50 Feature Album: Strange Days by The Doors

3:00 News

3:12 The Arts Report

As some established theatres around the country struggle to find or keep audiences, Wellington's independent theatre practitioners have got together to swap ideas on how to create more exciting work. The two day forum extended beyond the capital, with people attending from Christchurch and Auckland.

To find out what they came up with, and to compare and contrast the theatre scenes in our three largest cities, Lynn Freeman talks with playwright and forum organiser Jo Randerson from Wellington, Dayle Hunt who has big plans for a new small theatre in Christchurch, and Auckland playwright Thomas Sainsbury.

3:33 Christchurch Story - can women back trailers?

Of course they can ! And they may soon be tackling their own plumbing and automative work as well

Our Christchurch correspondent, Katy Gosset, meets a local business that handing women a bit of practical power.

3:47 Environment Story

Amelia Nurse talks tobutterfly expert George Gibbs about which came first - the caterpillar of the butterfly? Why we don't eat them and what they can see that we can't?

4:00 News

4:06 The Panel - Stephen Franks and Ali Akram

4:30 News Headlines/Traffic/Weather