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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 30 March 2011

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

The Promise by Tracy Chapman as chosen by Lindsey March of Tauranga.

1:15 Link 3 - music game

2:10 Feature stories

Trevor Bremner has been playing the cornet since he was five years old. In fact, he's a multi-award winning cornet champion and continues to play for orchestras and brass bands. When he and his wife had a young family, Trevor needed to find a way to practice, without waking up his young sons. There were mutes on the market, but he says, they didn't work that well so he made his own. Now the "shhhmute" is in demand around the world.

Darren Carlaw and Andrew Snee started a North Brighton bakery, coffee roastery and mobile food business eight years ago. The cafe had to shut for more than two weeks after the Christchurch earthquake, to clean up all the damage. They didn't know what to expect when the business re-opened. What they discovered is that business is up by 30% thanks in part to their ability to bring their coffee and cakes to the many offices that have moved out of the centre of town.

2:30 Reading

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

2:50 Feature Album

Different Class by English Britpop band Pulp.

3:12 Virtual World

Dr Jules Older, former Otago University psychologist, magazine editor, author, app creator, YouTube videoblogger; currently living in San Francisco is our IT man today.

3:33 Auckland story

Excavations at the Victoria Park Tunnel motorway project near Auckland's CBD have uncovered a possible murder mystery.

An old well abandoned more than 100 years ago discovered by construction workers near the former Rob Roy Hotel in Freemans Bay is providing a wealth of finds for archeologists monitoring the site.

Just before the turn of the 20th century, the bay boasted nine ship builders, three sawmills, a brass and iron foundry, glassworks, asphalt works and numerous coal and lime dealers. The well was in the centre of this industrial activity and when it fell into disrepair, it became a repository for all sorts of items, including shoes, crockery and bottles.

4:06 The Panel

Gary McCormick and David Farrar