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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 30 November 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Coat of Many Colours by Dolly Parton as chosen by Erika Currie

1:15 Critical Mass

Vanda Symon's books, Ele Ludemann online, Nick Atkinson with new music and Phil Wallington's been watching the telly.

2:10 Feature stories

Adventurer Steve Gurney and his mate Steve Moffatt can now say with great authority that hobnail boots don't cut the ice when it comes to footwear protection on Mount Cook. The two Steves were following in the footsteps of 1890 mountaineers Marmaduke Dixon and George Mannering. Gurney in his modern gear, Moffatt in the same garb the two pioneers would have worn. Dixon and Mannering attempted to be first to summitt Mount Cook in 1890, but turned back about 60 meters from the top. Moffatt got just about as far in this modern day expedition before starting to suffer from frostbite.

Not everyone is happy with the new location of a lighthouse, built in Timaru in 1878. It's close to the edge of the Benvenue Cliffs over looking the sea. Seems like a reasonable place to put a lighthouse. The only problem is, pine trees block the view of the water. The Council moved the old lighthouse from Maori Park where it plans to build the Caroline Bay Aquatic Centre.

2:30 NZ Reading

Barbara Ewing reads episode seven of her book The Mesmerist.

2:45 He Rourou

A couple of the elders at a dawn ceremony celebrate the Maori reserve status of one of their sacred rock sites.

2:50 Feature Album

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco.

3:12 Tune Your Engine

It's pretty much a given that stress isn't good for you. We hear about it all the time - too much of it isn't good for you at any level.

However there may be a chance to reverse the damage without resorting to drugs according to our guest on Tune Your Engine this afternon, American author Thea Singer.

Jim talks to her about her new book Stress Less - The New Science That Shows Women How To Rejuvenate The Body And The Mind.

3:33 Asian Report

Jason Moon discovers the theatrical side of Chinese Martial Arts.

4:06 The Panel

Bernard Hickey and Peter Elliot.

4:06 The Panel