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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 21 April 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

The Green Fields of France -by John McDermott chosen by Dr Chris Hoogsteden

1:15 Link 3 - music game

Find the link between these songs

Pat Boone - Love Letters In The Sand
Lovin' Spoonful - What A Day For A Daydream
Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
Roger Whittaker - New World In The Morning
I Am The Walrus - Beatles
Whistling Jack Smith - I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman
Theme To The Andy Griffith Show - Everitt Sloane, Earle Hagen
Dock Of The Bay
Sukiyaki
Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry, Be Happy

2:10 Feature story

Four men in a boat with no charts, no toilet paper and very little food are about to set sail to recreate the epic voyage of Captain William Bligh. April 28th marks the 221st anniversary of the Mutiny on the Bounty, when Fletcher Christian cast Captain Bligh and 18 of his men adrift in a 23 foot open boat.

Every ANZAC day, many of us pledge that "age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.... we will remember them". But somehow a very special cross for a fallen World War I soldier was forgotten in a Lumsden Church. The cross was made for Captain Eric Alley by the men he led in battle until his death in June 1916. A Southland historian read about the cross, and tracked it down to the Anglican Church in Lumsden. Dr. Don MacKay found it, under some rubbish in the foyer. It's now being looked after and will hold pride of place at the Gore RSA rooms in time for Anzac day. Dr MacKay joins us now from Riversdale in Southland.

2:30 NZ Reading

Episode 8 of Sorry, I'm a Stranger Here Myself written and told by Peter Bland.

Back from his trip to India, he recounts his life in Wellington in the early 1960s.

2:45 He Rourou

The Whanau Ora report will seriously challenge government agencies and that's a good thing according to Ngati Whatua elder Naida Glavich.

Ana Tapiata talks with Naida about the need for Maori to take charge of their own destiny.

3:12 Virtual World

Mr IT, Hamish MacEwan joins us with "more good news than you can shake a stick at, and a plethora of Bits & Bobs.

1) Medical Technology Advances Glaucoma Test in a Contact Lens

Rise of the virtual conference

2) Firms can spend a fraction of their conference budgets by sending delegates virtually instead, says a new report.

3:33 Auckland story

One of Auckland's long established coffee roasters is getting into the Japanese Plum wine business, and as a direct result…strange as it may seem, is now backing the publication of a book on one of Auckland's oldest Community gardens.

3:47 Science story

We meet Arthur Andrews, a sixty-eight-year old man who believes the only way to solve his health issues is to undergo a gastric bypass operation.

His surgeon is Richard Stubbs, who heads the Wakefield Biomedical Research Unit. He's convinced that the cure for Type 2 diabetes lies in a yet-to-be identified hormone released by the gut.

Ruth Beran goes into the operating theatre to watch the gastric bypass as it unfolds, but first goes to Arthur Andrews' house where he shows her the machine he wears every night for his sleep apnoea.

4:06 The Panel

Amanda Millar and Islay McLeod