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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 9 June 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Thank You by Sly and the Family Stone chosen by Janet Hutchinson from Hastings.

1:15 Link 3 - music game

What's the link between these three songs?

Grazing In The Grass - Friends Of Distinction
Gumboots - Paul Simon
Master Jack - Four Jacks And A Jill

2:10 Feature stories

Pest Control operators in Auckland, Wellington Nelson and Canterbury all say they are getting more calls than usual from homeowners dealing with rats and mice.

"I believe we can build a better world! Of course, it'll take a whole lot of rock, water & dirt. Also, not sure where to put it." That's the most beautiful tweet ever twittered according to British comedian and broadcaster Stephen Fry.

2:30 NZ Reading

Part two of John Bluck's series of short talks describing his attempts to learn the art of living rurally.

2:50 Feature Album

3 + 3 - released in 1973 by American R and B-soul funk band, The Isley Brothers.

2:45 He Rourou

He's learnt almost everything he knows about traditional Maori instruments by simply following the masters, Hirini Melbourne and Richard Nunns.

Horomona Horo tells Ana Tapiata that truly understanding a song gives the performance a spiritual dimension.

3:12 Virtual World

Broadband solution can begin in the home

Police use Twitter to track killer's rampage

3.33 Auckland story

Chewing the fat and remembering the good times in the New Zealand Film Industry. That's what a bunch of past and present workers in the industry have been doing over a weekend long reunion. Producer David Steemson has been along to to have a nosey and to hold a real Oscar!

3:47 Science story

The search is on to find clean, green alternatives for producing energy, and for more than half a decade a consortium of scientists from IRL, NIWA, and Power Projects Limited have been trying to harness the energy of ocean waves.

If successful, the technology could provide New Zealand with another form of renewable energy, but there are still quite a few hurdles to overcome.

Ruth Beran meets with IRL's Alister Gardiner who shows her the latest prototype in the workshop, but first, she braves the wind and rain with his colleague, Robert Stuart, to see where the wave device is being deployed.

4:06 The Panel

Jeremy Ellwood and Gordon Campbell. Why are so many underage young people having sex?; These new sonic alarms being touted as protection for taxi drivers - if they're so effective at reducing an attacker to jelly, how come they're legal?; The age of mail is drawing to a close, or at least it's slowing right down to snail mail pace, so should we do away with Saturday deliveries?; If NZ is the most peaceful place on the planet what's the rest of the world like now?; And BP buying off Google so that search results for terms like "oil spill" lead you to the BP site with its perfectly reasonable explanations about what went wrong and what they're doing about it.