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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 15 April 2011

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

God Only Knows by The Beach Boys, as chosen by Midge Marsden.

1:15 NZ Music - Live

Chris Preistley and Mike Harding.

Audio of NZ Music Live can be found on our music webpage.

2:10 Feature stories

Sir Bob Geldof is to headline at a one off fund raising concert in Sydney next month to raise funds for communities affected by natural disasters including Christchurch. The rock legend will be joined by Australian singer/songwriter Danielle Spencer and Jon Stevens for the Rock and Rebuild charity concert at the Lyric Theatre on 1 May.

A New Zealand biologist has caused a worldwide sensation with his claims that he has discovered the origin of human language. Dr Quentin Atkinson is a post doctoral researcher at Auckland University. His findings which appear today in the prestigious Science journal, point to southern Africa as the place where language first began up to 100,000 years ago. He's made the discovery not by looking at words but phonemes.

2:30 Reading

Part four of The Quince Café by Sue Francis, read by Sarah Peirse.

2:45 Feature album

3:08 One Stop Shop

Fresh Fast Food, Weekend Wine, Weekend Weather, Movie Review and This Way of Life

Guest chef Judith Tabron with a recipe for Crostini with Buratta, Pea Pesto and Smoked Speck Ham.

Wine with Karl du Fresne:
Under $10: Montana Sauvignon Blanc/Pinot Gris 2010
Over $10: Taylor's Riesling 2008
Special occasion: Matua Valley Judd Estate Chardonnay 2009

Sarah McMullan previews World Cinema Showcase films.

3:33 Feature stories

The Jewish Passover, or Pasech Festival begins next week. And Passover, of course, means matzo, the unleavened bread that's at the heart of the celebration. So for the next four episodes, the NZ Society Series is going to go crackers for all things matzo.

Justin Gregory drops into Temple Beth Shalom in Auckland where they are running a stall selling Passover food. He asks Temple vice-president Debbie Swiatek how sales are going.

Recent research by a New Zealander living in Queensland reveals that male humpback whales actually learn new songs when they're migrating and that the songs are picked up by other males along the way. University of Queensland graduate student Ellen Garland explains her research.

4:06 The Panel

Richard Langston and Bomber Bradbury.