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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 25 May 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Every Grain of Sand by Bob Dylan chosen by Graham Carle of Auckland.

1:20 Critical Mass

Phil Wallington reviews Radar's Patch, Rardirahdirah, 7 Days, Supernanny and The Pacific.

Nick Atkinson's music picks: Big World by Tim Guy and The Ghost Who Walks by Karen Elson.

Books by Graham Beattie:
Avalanche Pass by John A Flanagan
Ranger's Apprentice by John A Flanagan
Present Danger by Stella Rimington, the fifth book in the Liz Carlyle series.

Noelle McCarthy's links:
Are the fan film-makers the next generation Hollywood is looking for?
The best tweets in the world
Nike's new - art, commerce and sport
Nike selling the beautiful game with high-powered aesthetics.

2:10 Feature stories

Mark Twain knew a thing or two about marketing a book. Exactly 100 years after his death, his Autobiography is about to be published. The long-awaited book by the beloved American author is sure to be a best seller when it is released in November. Twain put in his will that he wanted his last book to be published 100 years after his death. Doctor Cindy Lovell is the executive director of the Mark Twain Museum. She joined us from the place where the stories started, Twain's childhood home in Hannibal Missouri.

Henry and Mildred: the Southland tuataras.
Henry and Mildred lived together for almost 40 years before he showed any interest in her. Henry became a father for the first time at one hundred and 11 years of age. Love in Cold Blood, a film about their slow courtship, has just won the Best New Zealand Film and best New Zealand Emerging Talent awards at the Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival.

2:30 Reading

Continuing the amazing story of Shackleton's party's escape from the ice. All twenty-eight have set out in three small boats bound for Elephant Island 60 miles away. Read by Peter Elliot.

2:45 He Rourou

More collaboration is required in the Maori music scene according to NZ Music Commission board member Ngahiwi Apanui.

Ana Tapiata talks with Ngahiwi about the collaboration that's required for the kaupapa Maori music industry to thrive in the future.

2:50 Feature Album

Our Feature Album is High Violet - the fifth studio album by American indie rock band, The National.

3:12 Tune Your Engine

Across the tasman, more than 5 million Australians are experiencing a new life stage. Having worked for most of their adult lives, they're in search of a change. Fed up with their current jobs, or just looking for a better work-life balance, they're at a turning point. It's happening between the ages of 45 to 64, so it's coming too late to be called a mid-life crisis. What it is though, is a turning point. A point at which we re- consider what we want from our working lives, and how best to get it's to a point many of us are reaching over here as well, and one Kaye Fallick is very familiar with.

An expert in the field of baby boomers, she's the publisher of Your Life Choices magazine, and runs the website, and director of the International Federation on Ageing. She is also the author of What Next? Your career change companion.

3:33 Asian Report

Visiting Chinese artist, Mu Yuming is in Wellington as part of an artist in residence programme, and his exhibition Chinese Portraits of a Racist Tax, explores the historic policy that outlawed Chinese from entering New Zealand.

Producer Sonia Yee meets up with Mu to find out how New Zealand's past connects with his own sense of identity.

3:47 Environment story

It's getting to that point in the afternoon where you might just feel like a cup of tea or coffee. If you use decaffeinated coffee though, do you actually know how it's made?

Ruth Beran wants to find out, and meets with Owen Catchpole at IRL in Lower Hutt who explains the process to her, and why it has the highly technical name of: "supercritical fluid extraction".

4:06 The Panel

Michelle Boag and Bomber Bradbury. Have they got the recipe right with the Supercity now? The possible selling of Kiwibank. Ronan Keating caught cheating and used a secret cellphone. A new survey about spousal cellphone snooping. The Australians beat us in the soccer, but they didn't play fair. The Australians are trying to make Facebook play fair regarding privacy. The youth of Invercargill who party in the cemeteries.