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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 30 August 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Gillian Welch's I Want to Sing that Rock and Roll as chosen by Anne Barrer of Marlborough.

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

Wellington-based actor and theatre director, Peter Hambleton.

2:10 Feature stories

She's performed in the great venues and opera houses of the world and now for the first time Dame Kiri Te Kanawa will present her first ever solo recital in Dunedin at the Otago Festival of the Arts. It was in Dunedin in the Town Hall in 1965 where Dame Kiri got her first big break, winning the Mobil song quest. Now, after a four year quest by the festival organizers, she will be returning for her only performance in New Zealand this year.

2:30 Reading

The Shag Incident by Stephanie Johnson, episode six read by Jason Whyte.

Jasper, in Long Bay jail on drugs charges, is remembering his childhood in Auckland and how he met Howard Shag, the famous writer, who's become a recluse since he was badly beaten up in 1985.

2:45 He Rourou

This week we hear extracts from an interview with the late Sir James Henare, an interview which was produced 12 years ago as part of a school resource series. Sir James talks about the importance of the Maori language.

2:50 Feature Album

The album is Simple Dreams, the singer Linda Ronstadt.

3:12 Author Slot

The Daily Mail calls Peter James "one of the most fiendishly clever crime fiction plotters...". His books have sold one and a half million in UK alone, and five million worldwide.

3:47 Our Changing World

Imagine if you could crack the secret of how glow worms actually glow - and then use that knowledge to develop, say, a test that would quickly allow a diabetic to test their blood sugar levels. Or to use those light-emitting proteins as a way to test new drugs. That's exactly what University of Otago student Miriam Sharpe would like to do.

But before she can crack the code, she needs some glow worms, and Ruth Beran grabs the opportunity to join her and supervisor Kurt Krause, on a night time expedition.

4:06 The Panel

David Farrar and Mark Inglis

TV3 is standing by photoshopped publicity photos of the New Zealand's Next Top Model contestants that make some of the would-be-models appear thinner than they are. The thighs of two contestants, one aged 16 the other 22, have been shaved slightly. And one of the 17-year-old twins on the show has had her left arm altered. Producers say photoshopping is standard in the fashion industry and that the girls' actual proportions were clearly shown on TV.