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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 1 November 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written: The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkel

Chosen by Jacky James of Rotorua

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

Sam Knowles the former head of KiwiBank

2:10 Feature Stories

The last flight of the Space shuttle Discovery blasts off this week from The Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, and something from Hamilton New Zealand will be part of the payload. Eric Boe, who will pilot the Discovery shuttle on its last flight, is an old school friend of the general manager of Hamilton's Central Business Association, Ree Varcoe. She's convinced Colonel Boe to take a Flag with the HamiltON logo on it and a Southwell school cap with him into space. Ree is at a family party to celebrate the launch, with Kristen Boe, the wife of man who will become the last person to pilot Discovery into space.

It's not just a race, it's an occasion. Thousands of spectators and punters are gathering right now for the Kaikoura Cup. This is one of New Zealand's great small town race meetings. Because it's held a week before the Christchurch Cup Week, it's an important stop on the national trotting calendar. It's certainly one of the most the picturesque race courses, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

2:30 Reading: Butler's Ringlet by Laurence Fearnley

A story of a southern search for love.

2:45 He Rourou

Ana Tapiata talks with Haani Huata from the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, who took out the tertiary sector prizeat this year's Maori language week awards.

2:50 Feature Album

Sir Tom Jones is to be honoured for his outstanding contribution to music at a big charity event in Britain today. He follows in the footsteps of Elton John and Andrew Lloyd Webber in receiving the Music Industry Trusts' Award. More than a thousand VIP guests will attend. Past recipients have also included Beatles producer Sir George Martin and James Bond composer John Barry.

3:12 Author Slot

From Frank Sinatra to David Bowie and even Abba, the man who's affectionately known as Chuggi has worked with most of the rock n roll greats over the last 40 years.
Music promoter Michael Chugg is THE man to go to for bringing the biggest acts to Australia and New Zealand and now he's revealed all in his book "Hey You In the Black T-Shirt".

3:33 Our Changing World

Tomorrow is Melbourne Cup, and we'd all like to have a foolproof system for winning big on the horses.
Philip O'Connor from the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Auckland has been looking at winning horses as if they were financial stocks over time, to study the so-called "momentum effect".
In the process, he may have found a scientific basis for increasing your winnings on the gee gees, but as Ruth Beran finds out, the spoils may not be particularly large!

3:47 Pre Panel

4:06 The Panel with Sir Bruce Slane and Liz Bowen-Clewley