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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 12 April 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Erbarme Dich from St Matthews Passion by Bach was chosen by Helen Moulder from the West Coast.

1:15 8 Months To Mars - what would well-known people do on an trip to Mars?

Margaret Belich - high profile supporter of the arts in New Zealand - tells us what she has onboard her flight to Mars.

2:10 Feature stories

Moose are still on the loose in Fiordland according to a Southland wildlife biologist whose spent the last 40 years tracking the elusive beasts. Ken Tustin of Bull Creek in South Otago has written a book called. A Nearly Complete History of the Moose in New Zealand about his theory.

Researching the family tree is growing in popularity, but a new study warns you should be prepared for a few bad apples to fall from the tree. A study by Warwick University indicates that while most people are happy to find out more about their family's history, some families would rather keep the secrets and the skeletons in the closet.

2:30 Reading

Beginning today we present a reading of Sorry, I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Peter Bland, an evocation of his life in England in the 1930s and '40s and in New Zealand through the 1950s and '60s.

2:45 He Rourou

Ana Tapiata talks to Billy Tait about her thoughts on Maori involvement at the Rugby World cup next year .

2:50 Feature Album

Our Feature Album is Wake Up Everybody by 1970s Phillie soul group, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. It was the last album to include Teddy Pendergrass, who left to start a successful solo career until a dehabilitating car accident in 1982, which left him paralised waist down.

3:12 Author Slot

Sheryl Sutherland and Martz Witty are a financial planner, and a chartered accountant respectively. Between them, they have over two decades of experience in money managing and tax issues. Sheryl's written extensively on financial strategies for women, Martz's books on business have focussed on getting and building a customer base.

Now, they've co-authored a new book, Smart Money: How to structure your New Zealand business or investments and pay less tax.

3:33 This Way Up

Foraging for free sweet treats with Johanna Knox. Coprosma has a tasty yellowy orange berry, but watch out for seeds.

3:47 Science story

In Palmerston North, a company called OBO is making protective sporting gear for people like hockey goalies, and is then selling those products to 61 countries around the world.

As part of the design process, materials and products are tested in a purpose-built lab, where an air cannon fires balls at high speed and a computer records information on motion and impact.

Ruth Beran meets with Rueben Parr, Kamilan Naicker, and OBO founder Simon Barnett, who takes her on a tour of the one thousand-square metre facility.

4:06 The Panel

Barry Corbett and Penny Ashton