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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 20 September 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Ulysses by Dead can Dance as chosen by Carrie Rae Cunningham of Te Atatu.

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

Steven Whiting is currently Assistant Director on New Zealand Opera's production of MacBeth which opened in Auckland on Saturday night.

2:10 Feature stories

They look like sausages on the bottom of the seafloor and the Chinese cannot get enough of them. Sea Cucumbers are a delicacy in Asia and a major venture to farm them here in New Zealand is in the works in the Bay of Plenty.

For 31 years, tourists from all over the world have come to the Liberace Museum to see outrageous costumes and pianos collected by the showy performer and master musician. But visitor numbers are down and the museum will close in October. We'll talk to Liberace performer Wes Winters.

2:30 Reading

Dreams of a Suburban Mercenary, written by Carl Nixon and told by Jed Brophy.

2:45 He Rourou

In his time, Wiremu Kaa was the most senior Maori in the Ministry of Education, yet when he was young he hated school.In He Rourou today Wiremu Kaa talks about the terrible things that happened to Maori children when he was at school.

2:50 Feature Album

Our Feature Album is Science & Faith - second LP from Irish band, The Script.

3:12 Cyndi Lauper

She is best known of course, for that voice. A helium yelp straight out of Brooklyn, instantly recognisable, and completely unforgettable. The voice of the songs that defined a generation. True Colours, Time After Time, Girls Just Want To Have Fun. The hits were huge, they've gone on to become the soundtrack to an era.

3:35 Feature

The Wellington Lions rugby team won their match against Hawkes Bay at the weekend - and that was despite taking time out from training last week to join a beach clean-up on Wellington's South Coast.

3:47 Our Changing World

To help mark Conservation Week and National Clean Up New Zealand week, the rugby players joined with staff from Ricoh, the Department of Conservation and the Friends of Taputeranga Marine Reserve to pick up rubbish from around Island Bay. Alison Ballance joined them on a rare sunny lunchtime

4:06 The Panel

Jonathan Krebs makes his debut on The Panel today with Bomber Bradbury.