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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 2 November 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

I Love Being Here With You by Airmen of Note as chosen by Craig McLeod of Pukerua Bay

1:15 Critical Mass

Nick Atkinson with what's new in music, Sarah McMullen casts her gaze at TV and we'll hear about a brand new web site that portrays the history of the internet in New Zealand.

2:10 Feature stories

Sir Patrick Hogan is no stranger to the Melbourne Cup. Eight times, horses sired by stallions from Cambridge stud have crossed the finish line first at Flemington. But Sir Patrick would like the 150th running of the Melbourne Cup to be a first of another kind for him.. the first win as an owner. Sir Patrick co-owns Precedence, the Bart Cummings-trained 5-year-old who is the 3rd favorite in today's big race

Four years after two divers survived an epic adventure off the coast of Wooli in New South Wales, their waterproof camera has been found and the pictures are intact. Peter Trayhurn and Geoff Tosio got into trouble when they came up from a dive and discovered their boat was gone. The anchor had snapped. Caught in a current, they were afraid they might never be found. Four hours later, another boat spotted them and returned the exhausted pair to their dive boat. But then that boat capsized on its way across the Wooli bar, and the camera was tossed overboard. Now a plumber walking his dog on the beach at Wooli discovered the camera, remembered the story, and got in touch with the divers.

See the photos here.

2:30 NZ Reading

Butler's Ringlet by Laurence Fearnley and read by Matthew Chamberlain.

2:45 He Rourou

Maori language week at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology meant participants got to visit Inland Revenue, spend money at a market day and learn about different iwi. Ana Tapiata talks with two of the organisers Horowai Wetini and Selina Goldsworthy about their activities which were recognised at the Maori language week awards.

2:50 Feature Album

Nightclubbing, the fifth studio album by jamaican-American singer, model and actress Grace Jones.

3:12 Tune Your Engine

What does it mean to lose your best friend? American author Gail Caldwell and her best friend Caroline Knapp met as adult women and formed a friendship that was both unexpected and intense. Both women were writers; Caroline a celebrated memoirist, and Gail an award-winning critic. It was a shared love of dogs that brought them together in the first instance, "everything really started with the dogs" Gail writes, they would go on to add talking on the phone for hours, swimming, and rowing on the Charles river to the list of things they did together. Caroline's death from lung cancer at the age of 42 left Gail Caldwell without her best friend. Her loss was the inspiration for Lets Take the Long Way Home a memoir of a friendship, and a meditation on what it means to suddenly find, and suddenly lose a best friend.

3:33 Asian Report

Haihong Liu and Beiyi Xue play for the NZSO but six years ago established The Aroha String Quartet out of a passion to bring a different flavour to Kiwi and international audiences.

4:06 The Panel with David Slack and Bomber Bradbury