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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 20 December 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

C'est si bon by Eartha Kitt as chosen by Michael White of Auckland.

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

A Kiwi woman who works for NASA and has a particular interest in observing the effects of long duration space flights on the human body. Meryl Wastney is back home for Christmas and going with us to Mars today.

2:10 Feature Stories

The clock is ticking on a possible pardon for one of the most famous outlaws from the wild west, Billy the Kid. Known as the Teenage Outlaw, his exploits in the Western United States are the stuff of legend. He is reputed to have been a cattle rustler, bank robber and was accused of killing several men before he was captured and sentenced to death. He broke out of jail - killing two sheriffs deputies in the process - and was subsequently tracked down and shot to death in New Mexico. One hundred and thirty years after his death, lawyer Randi McGinn filed a petition for a pardon him.

One island down, one to go. Steve Cleverdon is a man on a mission. He is aiming to set the first record time recognised by Guinness Records for walking the length of New Zealand. He started his epic journey at Cape Reinga on 6 November. Right now he's on the outskirts of Wellington. Tomorrow he'll cross Cook Strait and begin the South Island leg of his epic walking adventure. He's endured rain and blisters and a wrong turn here and there, but he is still on track to complete the journey in 120 days.

2:30 Reading

The Woman Who Wanted to Feel Pain by Elizabeth Smither, about an elderly woman who hears of the death of her ex-husband.

2:45 He Rourou

He's humble, a good listener and a hard case, that's how Bruce Aranga describes Boyd Reha, the new deacon at the Maori church in Lower Hutt. Ana Tapiata caught up with Bruce, who mentored the new deacon into his new role in the Anglican Ministry.

2:50 Feature Album

The Black Keys' Brothers.

3:12 Author Slot

Richard Till is known as the man who makes cooking easy, so we couldn't resist asking him in at the start of Christmas week to help is get through the next 6 days or so, expecially Saturday.

Richard's also got another book out - called " Every Tea Towel Tells a Story: Richard Till's Special Collection".

3:33 Our Changing World

Many of New Zealand's old films are disintegrating.To stop them turning into vinegar, the New Zealand Film Archive are in the middle of a massive film preservation project called Saving Frames, which includes a new purpose-built storage facility in Plimmerton for the hundreds of thousands of moving images from the country's past.

Amelia Nurse visited the archive to see what the project involves.

4:06 The Panel

Finlay MacDonald and Sir Bruce Slane