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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 24 May 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

In a Flash by Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith as chosen by Harold Bernhardt from Dunedin

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

Outdoors man who has played both football and cricket to representative level and now, in his senior years, is still a keen golfer - Alan Richards.

2:10 Feature stories

He climbed the highest peak in the world, and then phoned his Mum. Thirteen-year-old Jordon Romero has become the youngest climber to reach Mount Everest. We talk to Jordon's mum Leigh Anne Drake.

Gary Burnett's been making pies in Northland for more than 14 years. He started at Puketona Junction, at the turn off to Paihia from State Highway 10. Now he sells his pies at a shop in the in Kerikeri Hub Mall. A few months ago, an entrepreneur who's opening a New Zealand-themed pub on Hawaii's Maui island, tasted the pies and loved them. He loved them so much, he's hired Gary as a pie consultant.

2:30 Reading

Part one of a 10-part adaptation of the extraordinary story of Sir Ernest Shackleton's epic boat journey in 1916, as told by Captain Frank Worsley, commander of the ship, Endurance. Read by Peter Elliot.

2:45 He Rourou

Some things work and some things don't - that's the philosophical position taken by NZ Music Commission board member Ngahiwi Apanui about NZ Music month this year.

Ngahiwi Apanui tells Ana Tapiata of a project that didn't come off for Music month, but may welll happen in July, for Maori language week.

2:50 Feature Album

Our feature album is Lady Antebellum - the self-titled debut album by the American country music trio - still at Number 2 on the Billboard 200.

3:12 Author Slot

When it comes to his beloved game of rugby, Chris Laidlaw is unafraid to speak his mind. His latest book Somebody Stole My Game once again, paints an uncompromising picture of a game in a state of crisis, just as it was a generation ago when Mud in Your Eye was published.

3:33 This Way Up

Simon Morton from This Way Up starts a new series on the show, looking at sauces and condiments of the world.

3:47 Science story

Liz and Bruce Tuanui are busy farmers. They are also busy conservationists, juggling sheep shearing with saving rare birds. Their Chatham Island farm is now home to several important areas of regenerating forest, which they have protected under private conservation covenants.

Alison Ballance joins Liz Tuanui to see how plans to reintroduce rare seabirds such as the taiko are coming along.

4:06 The Panel

Jenifer Ward-Lealand and Duncan Webb discuss closing the Terrace and Mount Vic tunnels in Wellington because, it seems, of the fire risks. Hello Recession 2, and can Europe hold together? What was Fergie thinking. And are we not allowed to raise our voices in the office now lest we end up in front of the Employment Relations Authority?