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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 1 April 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Yo Mama by Frank Zappa chosen by Rawiri Barr - Te Rapa

1:15 Your Place

We find out what's special about Garston in Southland.

2:10 Feature stories

Which region is the smartest in New Zealand? Take the quiz yourself at

Aucklander Trish Lewis is about to set sail on the 2010 Fitzroy Yachts Solo Tasman Challenge. And she's doing it in the smallest boat in the race.

2:30 NZ Reading

We continue our reading of "Shot" by Sarah Quigley.

Lena has given up the comedy circuit since her accident forced her to rethink her life and decided she wants to take photos.

The reader is Jessie Alsop.

2:55 He Rourou

In He Rourou today, Ana Tapiata talks to Rahera Shortland about the Maori language of tomorrow. .

2:50 Feature Album

Quadrophenia by The Who

In what could be their last live performance, The Who got a standing ovation at their performance of the rock opera, Quadrophenia at the Royal Albert Hall in London last night, and according to the Telegraph critic - deserved it.

3:12 The Arts Report

Guests featuring on our arts segment today are pianist and contemporary composer for the old silent movies, Paul Lewis and British actor Paul McGann - both are in New Zealand for events happening over the Easter weekend.

3:33 Christchurch story

Isaac Freeman in Christchurch is a dedicated lover of comics- not just reading and collecting them, but creating them.

Producer Sonia Yee spent an afternoon with Isaac and members of Fun Time to shed some light on the art-form, the creation and the dispelling of associated 'comic-geek' stereotypes…

3:47 Environment story

In today's environment story, Alison Ballance discovers that when night falls on Rangatira Island it's not just the seabirds that start to party …

Find out what seabird scientists get up to after hours … at about a quarter to four.

4:06 The Panel

Rosemary McLeod and Jock Anderson join the Panel.