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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 15 March 2011

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Upward Over The Mountain" by Iron & Wine as chosen by Campbell Taylor of Titahi Bay

1:15 Critical Mass

Ele Ludemann talks about the power of lonely - why being alone doesn't always mean you are lonely.

Nick Atkinson, our resident music guru has new music from North America and a seek peak at a new local band.

Dr Cushla McKinney, from the biochemistry department at Otago University reviews reviewing The Fallen Blade by Jon Courtenay Grimwood.

Television reviewer Phil Wallington reviews The Good Wife and 45 years of Country Calendar.

2:10 Feature Stories

Paul Potts was the first ever winner of Britain's Got Talent and is using that talent to help raise money for Christchurch.

Dr Lawrence Krauss has been facinated by the possibility of hidden universes and alternate realities for most of his life. He is an internationally known physicist and best-selling author, and is in New Zealand for a public lecture series at the University of Otago: Hiding in the Mirror: The Mysterious Allure of Extra Dimensions.

2:30 Festival Review

Paul Bushnell and a panel of critics take a look at performances in the final week of the Auckland Arts Festival.

2:50 Feature Album

The feature album is The Beach Boys' Smile.

Recorded in 1966 and 67, it is arguably the most bootlegged album of all time. Brian Wilson, band members and Capitol records have finally agreed on terms for an official release title The Smile Sessions.

3:12 Tune Your Engine

When Sarah Clifford started radiation treatment for melanoma, she started making necklaces as a way to keep her fingers and the mind busy during long hospital visits.

A friend of hers gave her the beads, and showed her what to do. 28 treatments later she had 28 necklaces. A year later and the young mother of two has put together hundreds of kits made up of thousands of donated beads for her fellow cancer patients and their families

3:33 Asian Report

Nanako Sato is a Jazz musician, a music teacher, and recently a volunteer for Japanese families affected by the Feb 22 earthquake. This week, she was relieved to learn that her family back in Japan had survived the earthquake and tsunami, and like her, they're now facing the challenges of moving to the next phase of their lives.

In Christchurch, Nanako's been busy moving to a habitable house, getting back to work at the school where she teaches, and looking for alternative singing venues.

Jason Moon managed to catch one of Nanako's gigs at a makeshift organic food market in Papanui.

3:47 Pre-Panel

What people are saying on Facebook and Twitter.

4:06 The Panel

Peter Elliot and Stephen Franks