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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 6 April 2011

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Ballad of Buckskin Bob by Tex Pistol as chosen by Donald King of Amberley

1:15 Link 3 - music game

2:10 Feature stories

Christchurch's CTV is back on air. The six story Canterbury Television building collapsed and burned in the February 22nd quake, killing 16 staff and close to 100 other people in the building. The regional broadcaster is back on air with limited programming and aims for a full launch in May.

Forty years ago, in January 1971, an American soldier who had shown great kindness to New Zealand troops serving in Vietnam, died defending an unnamed hill near the Cambodian border. Commanding Officer Paul Leary and his US Special Forces were stationed next door to the No1 New Zealand Army Training Team. Vietnam veteran Rob McAllister was there with the Royal New Zealand Engineers. To this day, he carries the green beret Paul Leary gave him. Next week he will travel to Washington DC and the Vietnam War Memorial to honor his friend on ANZAC day.

2:30 Reading

Part Thirteen of Plumb by Maurice Gee, read by Barry Empson.

2:50 Feature Album

The Concert for Bangladesh was one of the most important concerts in the history of the rock music. Not only was it a gathering of first rate stars like Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton or Ravi Shankar, but it signaled the start of the political involvement of musicians through the commercial power of their music in the benefit of big humanitarian causes. The example of Harrison was followed by scores of other musicians, and many events from the concerts for Ethiopia in the '80s until the recent world wide events for ecological causes find their origins back there.

3:12 Virtual World

Scam Awareness Week: www.consumeraffairs.govt.nz/scams

Gadgets You Should Get Rid Of (or Not)

3:33 Auckland story

Lonely Miaow has been rescuing stray and abandoned cats in Auckland for fifteen years now. But the founder of Lonely Miaow Peter Dorman has bigger plans, to get rid of all unwanted such animals from greater Auckland … and in a perfect world, all of New Zealand. Its estimated there are about half a million stray cats in Auckland alone.

3:47 Pre-Panel

What people are saying on facebook and twitter

4:06 The Panel

Raybon Kan today with Islay McLeod