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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 24 January 2011

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

The Book of Love by Peter Gabriel as chosen by Greg Shaw of Nelson.

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

Don McLean.

2:10 Feature Stories

Over the weekend, Daniel Rodriguez performed at the Greymouth Holy Trinity Church to raise money for the families of the Pike River mine victims.

Woodville, a small town at the intersection of State Highways 2 and 3, at the top of the Manawatu Gorge, grapples with smelly water almost every year around this time. The town usually gets water from rivers in the area. But when the river levels go down, the town's water comes from an old dam. Algal growth in the town's reserve water supply makes the water smell a little mouldy, but it is safe to drink.

2:30 Reading

The New Barmaid, by Louisa Alice Baker, read by Joanne Simpson.

2:45 Feature Album

The landmark Carole King LP, Tapestry from 1971.

3:12 Author Slot

The King's Speech is the true story of King George VI, and a self taught Australian Speech therapist who helped the Monarch conquer a soul destroying stutter. Jim talks to the author, Peter Conrad.

3:30 Science story

Sir Edmund Hillary, iodine deficiency in Nepal, a lack of ice and a perplexed ambassador. All of them combined had a profound influence on Sir Peter Gluckman, who is the Prime Minister's inaugural Chief Science Advisor. Alison Ballance talks with Sir Peter Gluckman in the museum at Scott Base which, in 1957, was the base for Sir Edmund Hillary's Trans Antarctic Expedition.

4:06 The Panel

Michelle A'Court and Peter Elliott.

Why is NZ housing so expensive? Our housing affordability ratio is still very bad compared with other countries. Rico, the new Air NZ mascot. First, do you find him crude and vulgar if you've encountered him, and secondly, does a double-entendre-quipping dirty-minded muppet square with our 100% Pure international image? Is Alan Hubbard right and did the SFO go after him with unnecessary zeal? Have you changed your mind about going to Dubai when you can be thrown in jail for a month for a casual relationship? Is Parliament the right place for Hone Harawira?