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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 6 July 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins chosen by Sarah Richter of Wellington.

1:15 Critical Mass

TV with Phil Wallington
Maori TV
Undercover Boss
Sunday
60 Minutes
Wild Vets

Music with author Chris Bourke
Peter Wolf - Midnight Souvenirs

Books with Dunedin based crime writer Vanda Symon
The Crime of Huey Dunstan
by James McNeish
Living Language: Exploring Kiwitalk
by Elizabeth Gordon

Noelle McCarthy on blogs - inside the mind of the anonymous online poster

2:10 Feature stories

Kylie Wakelin is the first woman in New Zealand to ski to the South Pole. She likens her journey with six other women from the Commonwealth to the former Jamaican bobsled team from the movie Cool Runnings.

Many of the women were from warm countries like Jamaica, India and Singapore, some had never been on skis before. Kylie is a guest speaker at the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival in Wanaka.

2:20 Feature stories

New Zealand is a nation of sausage lovers. It starts with the cherrios at birthday parties as children, and grows to backyard barbies and school sausage sizzle fundraisers.

Most of us have no idea what's in those snarlers, and we don't really know how to tell the good ones from the bad ones. Sausage Awareness week aims to raise the profile of the humble saussie, and to think about what's in them.

Shaun Clouston is the head chef at Logan Brown, one of Wellington's finest restaurants. And yes, sausage is on the menu there too.

2:30 NZ Reading

Michael Wilson with another tale from Anthony Steemson's series Animals and Other Crackers

Today - Of Mice and Gumboots

2:45 He Rourou

Members of the Masters Maori culture club from Invercargill will probably live a few years longer, after participating in the Matariki festival at Te Papa recently.

Ana Tapiata talks with tutor Keita Taurima who says kamuatua left their performances healthier, happier and with a spring in their step.

2:50 Feature Album

Physical Graffiti by legend rock band, Led Zeppelin from 1975.

3:12 Tune Your Engine

Anne Harvey talks about women raising boys.

3:33 Asian Report

Christchurch-based artist Scott Flanagan recently spent 3-months as an artist in residency in Korea and found that the local artists work very differently. Part of his installation was almost destroyed in the process when another artist mistook his 'work-in-progress' for rubbish.

Producer Sonia Yee caught up with Scott at his Christchurch studio, which was in the middle of a big clean-up.

3:47Environment story

Tree weta probably don't rank as many people's favourite creature, but Massey University's Steve Trewick, is fascinated by them.

He's curious about where they live, and why they're found where they are. He's also interested in what they eat, which is turning out to be much more than just leaves.

Alison Ballance visits him in Palmerston North, and is taken to see student Melissa Griffin's weta diet experiment.

4.06: The Panel

With Mary McCallum and Michelle A'Court. Will anything the government has announced make any difference to knife crime? More on the prices of apples at supermarkets. How a woman in America won the big lottery four times; a discussion on the fragile state of the world economy and could IQ differences in cultures be the result of poor health.