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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 10 May 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Throw Your Arms Around Me by Hunters and Collectors chosen by Mandee Wilson from Kerikeri.

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

Peter Bush the renowned photographer joins us on a trip to Mars.

2:10 Feature stories

There's a new edtor in chief at the Gisborne Herald for the first time in 29 years. Iain Gillies has traded his job as editor to become a part time sports reporter. He's the longest serving editor of a daily newspaper in New Zealand. Iain Gillies left his small village in the Scottish Highlands more than 50 years ago to play professional soccer in New Zealand. He answered an advertisement for players interested in moving to Gisborne. While he had many opportunities to play for other teams, he chose to stay in Gisborne and put down deep roots.

After five Olympic Games, winning medals in all the colors: Gold Silver and Bronze, Barbara Kendall is retireing from competitive boardsailing. She is one of New Zealand's most decorated Olympians, but she says she's lost the passion for competing after 24 years. Kendall Won Gold in Barcelona, Silver in Atlanta and Bronze in Sydney. She had thought about working towards the London olmpic games, but has decided the fire just isn't there.

2:30 Reading

In Maurice Gee's novel Crime Story crime comes in many guises , from the ranks of high finance to street-level petty theft, to murder.

The novel has been adapted for radio by Stuart Devenie, who's back today to read part eleven.

Because of the language used in part of today's episode, we advise listener discretion.

2:45 He Rourou

Long time Maori health advocate Moe Milne is hopeful that the Whanau Ora programme will produce positive changes for many Maori families.

In He Rourou today Ana Tapiata talks with Moe Milne about her role on the Families Commission new Whanau reference group, which launched its new strategy at the Beehive recently.

2:50 Feature Album

Meat Loaf - Hang Cool Teddy Bear

The album has a number of guest appearances including guitar legends Steve Vai and Brian May and even School of Rock's Jack Black

This song features Hugh Laurie, star of TV show House on piano.

3:12 Author Slot

William Dalrymple, the Author of Nine Lives, In search of the Sacred in Modern India is on.

3:33 This Way Up

Simon Morton from has been out foraging for food again. This time he's looking for pine.

3:47 Science story

After years of being asked where to find fossils in New Zealand, two paleontologists from GNS Science - have written a new book called The Kiwi Fossil Hunter's Handbook.

4:06 The Panel

Liz Bowen-Clewly and Steven Franks are on The Panel.