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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 29 March 2011

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Let It Be by the Beatles as chosen by Bernie Marr of Tauranga.

1:15 Critical Mass

Media7 TV producer Phill Wallington with a round up of what's been on the box this week.

Nick Atkinson gives us a sneak peak at some new music - Tim Guy is featured today.

Nicky Pellegrino tells us about two books she's just finished reading, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain and Daughters-in-law by Joanna Trollope.

Ele Ludemann tests your memory and her own: the Lost Art of Total Recall; and a modern mother's lament which isn't very different from that of many not so modern mothers.

2:10 Feature Stories

One hundred years ago this month, Ernest Rutherford described for the first time the structure of an atom. He described a nucleus, the central charge inside an atom, and called it "a fly in a cathedral". That moment a century ago marks the start of nuclear physics.

Sixteen-year-old Sam Mackwell and his mates from St Thomas of Canterbury College have created a device that uses boiling water to charge cellphones, power a light and run a radio. They came up with the idea for the small generator after the first earthquake in Canterbury in September when electricity supplies were cut to much of the city. They call the device "The Lion" and hope to sell it in retail stores soon.

2:30 Reading

Part seven of Maurice Gee's novel Plumb, read by Barry Empson.

2:45 Feature Album

Aqualung by Jethro Tull.

3:12 Tune Your Engine

Macular degeneration is an eye disorder that damages the centre of the retina. It is the leading cause of blindness among over 50's in New Zealand. A new study just out in the US however, has found that women who who ate just one serving of fish per week were far less likely to develop macular degeneration, than those who did not. It's the omega 3 fatty acids that play a crucial role here

Dr William G Christen, associate professor at Harvard Medical School, explains why.

3:33 Asian Report

Nitin Sawhney is an Indian-British musician, producer and composer;he's released eight studio albums and performed with and written for many of the world's leading orchestras. He talks to Jason Moon.

4:06 The Panel

Tim Watkin and Michael Bassett.