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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 28 June 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Amy Winehouse's Back to Black chosen by Martin Keep from Hamilton.

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

Award-winning actor Scott Wills.

2:10 Feature stories

Catriona Williams had her sights set on competing with the New Zealand Equestrian team at the Olympic games some day. But in 2002, she was thrown from a borrowed horse and broke her neck. She's in a wheelchair now, but the determination she had as a rider has helped her create the CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Trust. Instead of dreaming about the Olympics, she's working hard to raise money for research that might help her, and many other tetrapelgics, walk again. This weekend she was honored with the Sir Peter Blake Emerging Leader Award.

Lloyd Wilson has turned a teenage hobby into a thriving international business - Magoo's Street Rods is one of the biggest builders of custom built hot rods outside the United States. The reputation of the company has grown since Wilson became the first person from outside the US to win - the Stroker McGurk Trophy. Which is apparently a very big deal in Hot Rodding circles

2:30 Reading:Animals and Other Crackers by Anthony Steemson

It's more than half a century since a family named Steemson left the austerity of post-war England and emigrated to New Zealand. They settled at Pahoia, a coastal farming district north-west of Tauranga, and set about turning their four-plus hectares into a fruit-growing property. It was a period of much learning, especially for the family's youngest, and years later, he wrote about the character and antics of some of the farm's non-human residents.

Actor Michel Wilson recorded them for a radio series which we're going to feature at this time over the next couple of weeks. Today - The Trees, The Fresh Air - The Problems.

2:45 He Rourou

Two of Maoridom's most prolific writers came from the small seaside township of Tokomaru Bay on the East Coast. Ana Tapiata talks with John Coleman, the tutor of the seniors group from Tokomaru Bay, about their desire to celebrate the songs of Tuini Ngawai and Ngoi Pewhairangi.

2:50 Feature Album

The Kinks' sixth studio album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society.

3:12 Author Slot

Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman maintain that so many popular strategies for raising children don't work because too much science is ignored. They've pulled the research together in their book, NurtureShock,: New Thinking about Children.

3:33 This Way Up segment

3:47 Our Changing World

Bio-archaeologists are interested not only in discovering ancient human remains, but in finding out what those bones can tell us about the people who lived in long-lost cultures. What can we find out about their lifestyle, for instance, about what they ate and how their health was?

While there 's been quite a lot of research done in places where people ate mostly wheat, studying South East Asian cultures that relied on rice is an exciting new research area, as the University of Otago's Sian Halcrow tells Alison Ballance.

4:06 The Panel

Neil Miller and Islay McLeod.