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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 8 April 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Waiting For A Friend by The Rolling Stones selected by Miles Coverdale of Porirua

1:15 Your Place

We're off now to the junction of State Highway 3 and State Highway 43, a little town nestled in the shadow of the mountain in Central Taranaki, Stratford.

2:10 Feature stories

We catch up with Trish Lewis who's almost a third of the way through the 2010 Solo Tasman Challenge. See her blog.

Locals in Lake Hawea have had a guts full of freedom campers making a mess of rest areas and they're blocking access to areas by Lake Hawea with huge boulders.

2:30 NZ Reading

We continue our reading of Shot by Sarah Quigley.

Lena is in northern Alaska staying with Jimmy a tracker and Moses a child who Jimmy has found lost on Mt. Doonerak. Moses doesn't speak at all.

2:55 He Rourou

In He Rourou today, Ana Tapiata talks to Northland kuia Pirihira Henry about life in the Far North.

2:50 Feature Albulm

James Taylor - by James Taylor from 1968

Ahead of tonight James Taylor and Carole King concert in Christchurch tonight, we feature Taylor's self titled debut album from 1968.

They play Auckland's Vector on Saturday Night.

3:12 Arts Report

In this afternoon's arts Segment, we visit "The Bunker" near the top of Devonport's Mt Victoria . . . Famous in certain circles as a venue to musicians from around the world, and home to the Devonport Folk Club, and more occasionally the Auckland Bluegrass and Old Time Country Music Club. And we meet artist Leilani Kake who's work documenting her father's political activities now forms an exhibition.

3:33 Christchurch story

South African-born Tim Harrison grew up having a wart-hog as a pet amongst other things. And now he works with animals for a living.

We'll find out what it takes to run a pet vacation facility.

3:47 Environment story

Asthmatics around the world may soon be able to breathe a small sigh of relief.

Scientists at Plant and Food Research have found that a compound in blackcurrants can reduce inflammation in lung cells.

While human trials are still needed, the laboratory-based study seems to show that blackcurrants could provide a natural alternative for people who suffer from allergy-induced asthma.

Ruth Beran meets with Roger Hurst to find out more.

4:06 The Panel

Michelle Boag and Duncan Webb join The Panel.