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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 28 May 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Black and Blue sung by Louis Armstrong chosen by John Reeves of Christchurch.

1:15 NZ Music - Live

Mike Hall, is best known as the bass player from the highly successful Pluto.

2:10 Feature stories

Wendy Smith is living proof that Kiwis can in fact fly. The Waipukurau sky diver jumped out of a plane near Mount Everest a week ago Monday at the height of 8992 meters. Wendy was one of the first skydivers to free-fall above Mt Everest from the same altitude in 2008, free-falling for one minute at speeds reaching 290kmph and landing at the Mt Everest Base camp. Her most recent jump is to promote adventure sports, and we do mean adventure, in the Himalays.. tandem skydiving by Mount Everest.

It may not be as adventureous as sky diving, but hundreds of ukulele players are gathering right now in the Christchurch Town Hall James Hay Theatre to attenot to break a different World Record. Last year, 1120 players gathered for the New Zealand Ukulele Festival and broke the record set in London. Here's the video of the world record concert in Auckland.

The Christchurch Music Industry Trust is organising today's masse orchestra. The world record attempt is a celebration of New Zealand music month, and a way to encourage people to pick up an instrument and learn how to play

2:30 NZ Reading

Episode 5 of a ten part adaptation of Shackleton's Boat Journey, read by Peter Elliot.

2:55 He Rourou

Every year the Jock McEwen trophy is awarded at the Manu Korero national speech competitions for Maori secondary school students.

Ana Tapiata talks with Cassidy Tangaere about the Scotsman, who passed away earlier this month after a life dedicated to things Maori.

2:50 Feature Album

Big Science, the 1982 debut album by avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson.

3:08 One Stop Shop

Allyson Gofton has some slow cooking tips, the subject of her latest book.

Wine by Yvonne Lorkin

Cheap and Cheerful - Cheeky Little Red 2008 $10
Mid Price Marvelousness - Brookfields Robertson Pinot Gris 2009 $19
Treat Yourself - Babich The Patriarch 2007 $60

Noelle McCarthy reviews a documentary called Herb & Dorothy.

The Metservice's weather ambassador, Bob McDavitt has the weekend weather.

3:33 Sports Story

3:47 NZ Society

Kiwis are renowned travellers. How else do we connect with a world which is largely so far away?

The subject has preoccupied us over the years and on the Vault today, Deborah Nation finds travel tips and observations from our Radio Sound Archives dating back to the late 60s.

4:06 The Panel

John Bishop and David Slack are on The Panel. The Andy Haden comments. Laurie Mains on the truth or otherwise of claims that Maori and Polynesian rugby players are instinctive rather than strategic; stopping the mental health patients having a fag outside. Is it cruel?; the British couple kidnapped in Somalia and begging for help from he British government; and the controversial cartoon.