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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 27 April 2011

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

The Man Who Sold the World by Nirvana as chosen by Alistair Dickson of Masterton.

1:15 Link 3 - music game

2:10 Feature stories

A team of Auckland University students have won the New Zealand title in the Microsoft Imagine Cup for the second year in a row. This year, their winning entry takes aim at malaria. They developed a software system that helps aid organizations collaborate and share information and updates within days rather than months . It helps them react faster to a potential outbreaks

A special exhibit of wedding gowns from London's Victoria and Albert Museum is coming to Te Papa. It features 200 years of bridal fashion from designers like Dior and Vera Wang and Norman Hartnell. Hartnell designed an embroidered silk satin gown from 1933, worn by Margaret, Duchess of Argyll. and did the Queen's wedding and coronation gowns.

2:30 Reading

Three Days, Two Apsara, One Gold Ring by Michalia Arathimos, read by Renee Sheridan.

2:45 Feature Album

So Beautiful or So What by Paul Simon.

3:12 Virtual World

Dr Jules Olders, former Otago University psychologist, magazine editor, author, app creator, and videoblogger.

3:33 Auckland story

Hulme Court, which sits proudly near the top of Parnell Rise, was constructed in 1843 when Parnell was still a frontier of colonial Auckland. It is the second oldest surviving house and the oldest documented dwelling still situated on its original site in Auckland, and remains one of the best examples of Regency architecture in the country.

Originally built for Sir Frederick Whitaker, who later became Premier of New Zealand, Hulme Court was also home to Bishop Selwyn and Commander of British troops, Colonel Hulme, after whom the house was named.

While many other historic houses in Auckland have now become museums, Hulme Court has always remained a private residence. However, its current owners have decided to put the property up for sale and it's hoped new owners will restore Hulme Court to its former glory.

4:06 The Panel

Tino Pereira and Finlay MacDonald.