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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 25 January 2011

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Fields of Gold by Eva Cassidy as chosen by Tina Cross.

1:15 Critical Mass

Ele Ludemann discusses the trend that makes nouns do the work that verbs used to.... like "Google". Nick Atkinson with new music he wants to recommend.

Freelance Whales

Aloe Blacc

2:10 Feature Stories

In a longitudinal study by the University of Otago, researchers followed 1,000 children from birth to age 32 and found that kids with self discipline, perseverance and conscientiousness were more likely to be healthier and wealthier as adults than their more impulsive peers. This is the first study that provides hard evidence that childhood self-control does influence adult outcomes regardless of IQ or social background.

American coffee fanatic Winter wants to have a coffee at every Starbucks in the world. That's 16,706 stores. He's conquered New Zealand, driving from Auckland to Invercargill just for a few cups of Joe and now he's Sydney. He's had more than 10-thousand coffees in 24 countries. Mostly flat whites. Nothing too fancy. He started this caffeine infused odyssey in 1997.

2:30 Reading

A Christmas Flood by Fabian Bell, read by Ray Ward.

2:45 Feature Album

Move It On Over, the second album by George Thorogood & The Destroyers.

3:12 Tune Your Engine

If the traffic in Auckland is anything to go by, there are still plenty of people enjoying a summer break. Thoughts of the full email box at work or the Christmas bills that will soon arrive in the post are far from our minds. But school begins next week, and the stresses and anxieties of everyday life will no doubt creep in too. Stress is unavoidable, and so is the industry that's built up to help us cope with it. Adelaide psychologist Michele Murphy and GP Cate Howell started seeing more and more people suffering stress and anxiety in their practices. They've used their clinical experience to write a book called Release your Worries - A Guide To Letting Go of Stress and Anxiety.

3:33 Asian Report

Jason Moon talks to Black Stick Arun Panchia, a member of the successful New Zealand Commonwealth Games men's hockey team, which won Bronze in Delhi.

4:06 The Panel

Islay McLeod and Jock Anderson.