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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 30 March 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Ken McAnergney from Christchurch picks Purea Nei, written and sung by Hirini Melbourne.

1:15 Critical Mass

Phil Wallington follows the exploits of Matthew Ridge and Marc Ellis on their latest adventure, and casts an eye at what is on offer in the reality TV field at the moment.

Nick Atkinson is back with two more songs you just have to hear this week.

Graham Beattie has the good oil two fiction novels he's been reading.

And Noelle McCarthy talks about Isabella Rossellini's latest passion, Green Porno . . .

. . . and the winner of the Your Big Break short film competition involving Peter Jackson.

2:10 Feature stories

Tickets required for Bluff Oysters in Queenstown

Too many customers were eating the 24 dollar a dozen oysters well before reaching the check out stand at a Queenstown Supermarket. Co-Owner Tony Wild talks about fighting back.

Lettuce and Literacy

Academics from Oxford and Essex universities link improved school lunches to a rise of 4.5 percent in English test results. That's a better result than what the school got with a special literacy program. We talk to Jenny Stewart, the National Programme Manager for Schools & Early Childhood Education from The National Heart Foundation.

2:30 Reading: Shot by Sarah Quigley

Lena has lost her left ear in a drive-by shooting and is having reconstructive surgery.

2:45 He Rourou

Ensuring a high quality of Maori language is a major issue for all total immersion schools, according to long time language advocate Rahera Shortland.

In He Rourou today Ana Tapiata talks with the Ngapuhi kuia about ways to ensure language quality.

2:50 Feature Album

Wait For Me from last year by Richard Melville Hall, known universally as Moby - American DJ, singer, songwriter, and geek musician.

3:12 Tune Your Engine

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston find women need to exercise an hour a day to keep the wieght off as they age. We talk to Claire Turnbull who is the Nutritionists at the Healthy Food Guide.

3:33 Asian Report

Sonia Yee investigates the musical journey of a Wellington-based singer-song writer of Indian descent.

3:47 Environment story

Poisonous plants. We watch out for them especially with children.

Botanist Henry Connor believes there's no need to panic, but fore-warned is fore-armed. that's why he's written Plants that Poison: A New Zealand Guide.

As Alison Ballance finds out, the book aims to be a simple guide, and to provide sensible information.

4:06 The Panel

Michelle A'Court and Tony Doe