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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 31 January 2011

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Riding with the King by BB King and Eric Clapton as chosen by Geraldine Brophy of Petone.

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

Former boxing champion Billy Graham.

2:10 Feature Stories

On the 3rd of February 1931 at 10:46am, an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale rocked Hawke's Bay. 258 people lost their lives. Athaea Shepard was just 11 years of age and today she turns 91. Athaea and other survivors share their memories this week at commemorative services to mark the anniversary.

Generation Y women can text 20 words a minute and upload photos on Facebook, but don't ask them to roast a chicken or whip up a Pavlova. A new study shows Generation Y women, born in the 1980s can't do the chores their mothers and grandmothers did. Traditional skills like baking and gardening are in danger of becoming extinct.

2:30 Reading

A short story from the Otago goldfields collected in the series The Duel on the Creek, After Long Years read by Janet Fisher.

2:45 Feature Album

The full length debut by Los Angeles band Warpaint, playing in Auckland today at the Laneways Festival, The Fool.

3:12 Author Slot

Science fiction writer Paolo Bacigalupi. His first novel, The Windup Girl, is set in Thailand, in a near future of environmental collapse.

3:33 Our Changing World

After a big game on a Saturday night, it's usual for team mates to go to the pub and drink up big. For many sports people, once the hangover has passed, it's back to the gym on Monday or Tuesday to start training again. However, research at Massey University is showing that a combination of alcohol after strenuous exercise doesn't mix well at all.

To see what sort of exercise the participants had to endure, Matthew Barnes puts Ruth Beran through her paces at the School of Sport and Exercise Science in Palmerston North.

4:06 The Panel

Steven Franks and Amanda Millar.