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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 7 April 2011

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

If I Give My Heart To You by The City of Sails Chorus, as chosen by George Phillips of Orewa.

1:15 Your Place - Tangimoana

Tour guides Ian McElvie, Doug Bennett and Margaret O'Leary.

2:10 Feature stories

Tony Fuemana, best known for his music and documentaries, has just completed his first feature film. The Fuemanas - Tony and the late Pauly and Phillip - are regarded as pioneers of Pacific Music. Tony's new film My Lost Kainga is the first major movie to be filmed in Tonga and in the Tongan language. It is about a young woman who loses her culture, identity and language when she leaves her country.

Michael Armstrong has spent years studying for his law degree but he prefers to do acrobatics in a circus tent to court room antics. The twenty-six-year old ran away to join the circus part way through his law studies. He's part of the small troupe that is Circus Aotearoa, touring the country for six months of the year, living in a caravan and clowning around for a living.

2:30 Reading

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

2:45 Feature Album

No Secrets by Carly Simon (1972)

3:12 Arts Report

The Q Theatre has opened for public tours in Auckland.

3:20 Christchurch Story

A Christchurch band has taken to the streets to spread some good cheer in the aftermath of February's major earthquake. The Eastern play folk and country music and have been performing for free at barbecues and street parties all over the city. Katy Gosset, caught up with them at one such gig on a suburban street corner.

3:40 Our Changing World

Melanoma skin cancer rates in New Zealand are showing some alarming trends.

4:06 The Panel

Deborah Hill-Cone and Chris Trotter.