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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 27 July 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Cool Change by the Little River Band as chosen by Graeme Dick of Cambridge.

1:15 Critical Mass

What's on the box with former journalist and writer, and current Media 7 producer Phil Wallington.

Sea Patrol
Outrageous Fortune
This Is Not My Life

Surfing the net with Noelle McCarthy
The pleasures of imagination article
Internet dating

Music with Chris Bourke
Praise and Blame
, the new album by Tom Jones

2:10 Feature stories

Dr Leonard Sax is a physician, a psychologist and the founder of the National Association for Single-Sex Public Education in the US. He's running workshops in New Zealand and Australia about motivating boys and girls to be the best they can be at school. Dr. Sax will answer your questions if you send an email via his website

Former Hamilton Senior Sergeant Bruce Lyon has a new beat. After a 36 year career with the New Zealand Police he's now established the International Police Museum in Dannevirke.

2:30 NZ Reading

Steve Braunias reading the seventh part of his book, How To Watch A Bird.

2:45 He Rourou

Cementing elder involvement across the organisation is a major aim of the Kaumatua council at Te Wananga o Aotearoa, according to chairman, Te Rangipuawhe Maika. He tells Ana Tapiata that they want elders to be seen in the learning environment, are visible at graduation ceremonies and continue to pass on traditional knowledge.

2:50 Feature Album

The Greatest by Chan Marshall, AKA Cat Power.

3:12 Tune your Engine

Clinical Pyschologist and university professor Dr Stephen Ilardi says modern lifestyle comes at a price; increasing depression rates and bodies that haven't adjusted to the psychological pressures of the modern day. Dr.Ilardi says the answer is in lifestyle changes.

The Depression Cure: The 6 step program to beat depression without drugs by Dr Stephen Ilardi
Da Capo Live Long Books
ISBN: 9780738213880

3.30 Asian Report

Before a new play makes it onto the stage, it goes through a workshop process where the writer, director and actors gather together to play out the scenes on the floor; it's an opportunity for the writer to hear the voices and find out what does or doesn't work.

One play in the workshop process, which is set to take to the international stage, is a script by playwright Lynda Chanwai-Earle. Sonia Yee called in at the Court Theatre in Christchurch to find out what's hiding in Lynda's luggage.

3:47 Pre-Panel

Islay Mcleod's latest youtube favourite
Einstein, the parrot who appeared on Animal Planet's pet star show making differnet animal noises on cue.

A spoof film trailer, Jane Austen's Fight Club, has gone viral, gaining nearly 200,000 hits on YouTube in just two days.

4:06 The Panel with Tim Watkin and Islay McLeod

Do we need to further reduce the drink driving limit? Complaints about the constant smell of cannabis in Gore. The Wikileaks reveal the full extent of the tragic situation in Afghanistan. Why are men and women together? And taking the pokies out of Northland pubs.