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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 16 June 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Coming Home by Noel Coutts chosen by Graham Roebeck of Queenstown.

1:15 Link 3 - music game

What's the connection?
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
Rob Guest 1950-2008 - Rob Guest
The Feelers 98-08 - The Feelers
Porchlight - Del Girl

2:10 Feature story

The Talisker Bounty Boat Expedition

Four men have recreated Captain William Bligh's epic 4,000-mile open boat voyage across the Pacific, led by adventurer and Australian Don McIntyre.

2:30 NZ Reading

The Fat Man by Maurice Gee, read by Grant Tilly.

2:45 He Rourou

17-year-old basketballer Hana Tapiata says she's already aware of the different skills required for the men's and women's games. Hana talks to her aunty Ana Tapiata about her observations at the Under 19s national tournament.

3:12 Virtual World

1. Merely Human? That's So Yesterday - The Singularity

2. Cellphones may tell you food is safe

3:33 Auckland story

One of Auckland's oldest pubs, The Birdcage, is set to move forty metres down the road to get it out of the way of the Victoria Park road tunnel project. And once that bit of tunnel's built … they'll move it right back on top.

3:47 Science story

Imagine if curing cancer was as simple as taking a pain reliever, like a paracetamol tablet. It's a dream that Gabi Dachs and Michelle Hunt from the University of Otago in Christchurch are trying to make a reality.

But, there is a catch. For a safe drug like paracetamol to have a toxic effect on a tumour, a person would first need to undergo gene therapy.

To explain what gene therapy actually is, and how it might one day be used to treat cancer, Gabi Dachs first shows Ruth Beran the human cell lines in the tissue culture lab that they're using for their research.

4:06 The Panel

Peter Elliott and Islay Macleod.

Our glorious draw at the Football World Cup, and the fairness or otherwise of the new balls they're playing with; Should society pay for the plight of the obese by funding their surgery?; What's ailing Scotland?; The amazing research that say we see our own bodies wrongly; And do politicians and mayors really forget the $700 taxi rides from Palmerston North to Wellington or all the lunches and coffees they bought on the cedit card?