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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 13 April 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Dance Hall Days" by Wang Chung selected by Pip King from Christchurch.

1:15 Critical Mass

Phil Wallington talks about what's on the Telly. He reviews TVNZ's The Pacific.

Nick Atkinson tells us about two great songs he says we've just got to hear today; Got That by J Dubs and Night Choir, the solo project of Pluto Bass player Mike Hall.

Book reviewer Graham Beatie talks about Lee Child.

2:10 Feature stories

Bison will no longer roam on a farm in Marlborough. The Horizon Mental Health Centre is selling their herd on Trade Me because of issues with vandals.

Kiwis in the Far North are suffering terribly from the drought. The dry, parched conditions have driven the Kiwi's favorite feed, worms, deep into the cracked, dry earth making it hard to find a decent meal, so hungry kiwis are venturing out in the middle of the day in the hot sun to find food and water.

2:30 Reading

Today we present part two of Sorry, I'm a Stranger Here Myself, written and told 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 the 2011 Rugby World cup volunteers programme, which is due to be launched mid this year.

2:50 Feature Album

British rock legend and Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters has announced he'll be taking a live tour of The Wall on the road to celebrate the album's 30th anniversary.

3:12 Tune Your Engine

A professor of women's studies at the University of Hawaii says the media narrative of increasing female violence is wrong. The facts and research suggest otherwise. We'll talk about the "Mean Girl Myth".

3:33 Asian Report

We meet the sole surviving Chinese Poll Tax payer in New Zealand as he edges towards his one hundredth birthday…

Many young people in New Zealand have grown up and learned about our history. But not all the facts within our history books were published. The Chinese Poll Tax was one of them. It was a hefty fee charged to ethnic Chinese who wanted to live in New Zealand during the 19th and early 20th century.

3:47 Environment story

In today's environment story, we find out how adding water to diesel could save the world, save your lungs, and … save you money.

4:06 The Panel

David Farrar and Dita de Boni.