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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 19 July 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Ashita ga aru sa by Ulfuls chosen by Sarah Lilburn of Auckland

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

Tony Mercer, award winning theatre producer, director and choreographer. An Englishman who lives in Russia, but spends most of his time travelling the world with his classical ballet shows on ice.

2:10 Feature stories

As a star who became famous for playing a famous star, it's not really surprising that Adrian Grenier has an interest in celebrity culture.The star of HBOs award winning comedy series Entourage, is in town with his documentary, Teenage Paparazzo playing as part of the NZ Film festival. A behind the scenes look at the strange, frantic world of the Hollywood paparazzi pack,it's an engaging and curious investigation of a subject on which the film maker has a special insight.

2:30 Reading

Steve Braunias with the first of a 10-part reading of his book How To Watch A Bird.

2:45 He Rourou

Using the natural environment as a performance venue was a unique challenge for the crew of the Maori dance production, Te Karohirohi.

Ana Tapiata talks with Te Ahukaramu Royal about performing in different venues around the country and the reason they eventually settled on developing their own natural amphitheatre.

2:50 Feature Album

Mars Loves Venus by New Zealand band the Brunettes.

3:12 Author Slot

Postcards from Tukums: A Family Detective Story by Ann Gluckman.

An old cardboard box hidden under the eaves of a house help this author piece together the family history.

3:47 Science Story

Complex science doesn't usually lend itself to music, but Matt Barnett from AgResearch, has written a song about his research into epi-genetics, and in particular whether food can turn genes on or off.

He produced the Epigenome, a song for last year's MacDiarmid Young Scientists of the Year Awards.

While his entry didn't win, the music video he produced has had more than 3,000 hits on YouTube.

To discover more about epi-genetics from the 'singing scientist' himself, Ruth Beran visits him in his lab at the University of Auckland's Liggins Institute.

4:06 The Panel with Nicky Pelligrino and David Farrar