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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 27 April 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Like a Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan chosen by Mark Jackson of Wellington.

1:15 Critical Mass

Phil Wallington talks about style versus substance as it applies to current affairs shows on TV currently - both Native Affairs and Sunday, and for that matter 60 Minutes and 20/20, have vastly different styles and the substance is also vastly at variance.

Musician, producer, columnist and resident Radio New Zealand critic Nick Atkinson who has a couple of new songs we must hear.
Vampire Weekend is an American indie rock band from New York City, formed in 2006.
Scary Music Pt1 by Lewis McCallum is the second pick by Nick.

Freelance journalist and author Nicky Pellegrino talks about books.
Her first choice is Yann Martel's Beatrice & Virgil which is an extremely odd fiction about the holocaust.
Next, Fiona Kidman's Where Your Left Hand Rests is Nicky's next choice.

2:10 Feature stories

120 trampers on the Milford Track spent two nights in theww huts until food supplies began to dwindle and the Department of Conservation decided to evacuate them out by helicopter. We talk to some American students studying at the University of Otago. They started down the Milford Track on Friday, got to the second hut and then it was all over.

On ANZAC day, someone stole a 66-year-old Nazi flag from the Raglan Museum that had been on public display for the first time. Raglan local Whit Wright and his sherman tank crew from the NZ 18th Armoured Regiment captured the flag from a building evacuated by the Germans in Italy in 1944.

2:30 Reading

Part two of Crime Story by Maurice Gee read by Stuart Devenie.

In yesterday's opening chapter, we heard how young Wellington burglar Brent Rosser, had bungled a job in the suburb of Kelburn, leaving a woman crumpled and bleeding at the bottom of the stairs in her house.

2:45 He Rourou

A Ngati Kahungunu elder is advocating that the Maori Land Court be used to resolve issues around the proposed legislation for the Foreshore and Seabed.

Ana Tapiata talks with Tiopira Rauna about his reasons to support a new role for the Maori Land Court. .

2:50 Feature Album

Our Feature Album is Congratulations - the second release by American psychedelic rock band MGMT. MGMT are Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden.

Their first album, Oracular Spectacular, was a spectacular success - and named 18th best album of the decade by Rolling Stone magazine.

This new release gets the critics nod again.

3:12 Tune Your Engine

Some parts of the world are experiencing something of a two-wheeled revolution.

Folding bikes, e-bikes, tricycles, recumbents, fixies, cargo bikes, bamboo bikes - the bicycle is being reinvented and demand is so great that many manufacturers are struggling to keep up.

So is it just a Western fad or the start of a genuine cultural change?

3:33 Asian Report

In her Asian Report today, Producer Sonia Yee catches up with a man on a mission who isn't afraid to speak his mind…

3:47 Environment story

You've heard the term "carbon footprint" before, but what about the term "water footprint"?

For example, did you know that it takes about 70 litres of virtual water to make one glass of beer?

It's something that Brent Clothier from Plant and Food Research is looking into, and Ruth Beran went to meet him, and Anne-Cecile Larricq from AgroParisTech to find out how a water footprint is actually measured.

4:06 The Panel

Brian Edwards and Jeremy Ellwood.