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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 25 November 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers as chosen by Richard Foulkes Junior of Auckland.

1:15 Your Place

A tiny Coromandel village once known as Gumtown, Coroglen.

2:10 Feature stories

Two years ago, Chris Raine from Brisbane woke up after a night of heavy drinking and said to himself, what am I doing? In a moment of sober soul searching, he decided to try to change his own drinking habits, and reach other young Australians in a way they could relate to. An online blog. He gave up alcohol for a year and candidly chronicled his journey on his blog, Hello Sunday Morning.

Burt Munro is a New Zealand motorcycling legend. From his home in Invercargill, he worked for 20 years to modify a 1920 Indian motorcycle that set land speed records in 1967 that still stand today. The Burt Munro Challange in Southland started 5 years ago to honor Munro. Watching some of the races is Munro's daughter, 80-year-old Gwen Henderson. But she has another reason to be in Southland. A keen artist, Henderson has her first ever solo art exhibition at the Riverton Arts Centre.

2:30 Reading

Barbara Ewing reads episode four of The Mesmerist.

2:45 He Rourou

Ana Tapiata talks with first-time actress Paulette Hansen about her thoughts on acting, touring and performing before her family in Ohakune.

2:50 Feature Album

Saint Dominic's Preview by Northern Irish.

3:12 Arts Report

Napier has scored a musical coup by getting the rights to host the City Showcase, which is based on one of the biggest music events held in London. Starting today, more than 40 local, national and even Australian bands will perform throughout the city, competing for the top prize, an invitation to the London Showcase next year.

Lynn Freemen met the woman who's made it all happen and some of the musicians taking part in the City Showcase.

See images of some of the participating performers.

3:33 Southern story

Studies suggest that at least 7 percent of New Zealand adults are likely to experience some form of anxiety or mood disorder. Anxiety is defined as: a state of uneasiness and apprehension, for the most part, pertaining to future uncertainties.

Sonia Yee is in Christchurch exploring stories and experiences of anxiety and OCD - Obsessive compulsive disorder.

4:06 The Panel

John Bishop and Sir Bruce Slane.