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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 28 April 2011

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Penny Lane by The Beatles.

1:15 Your Place: Colville on the Coromandel Peninsular

2:10 Feature stories

One of the main facilities dedicated to listening out for extraterrestrial life has been put into hibernation because of a lack of funds. The Allen Telescope Array in Northern California is seen as a pioneer in terms of the technology it uses to scan the skies but that's now on hold. Geoff Bower is the director of the ATA and Assistant Professor of Astronomy at University of California, Berkeley.

A special exhibit of wedding gowns from London's Victoria and Albert Museum is coming to Te Papa. Te Papa is also interested in seeing YOUR wedding dresses as well. Claire Regnault is the senior Curator of History at Te Papa.

2:30 Reading

Epiphany by Lesley Ayers, read by Anapela Polataivao.

2:45 Feature Album

The Liberation Of... by Ladi 6.

3:12 Arts Report

This weekend will see the premiere in Auckland of a new stage comedy, Mike and Virginia, created by two screen writers: Nick Ward who wrote Second Hand Wedding and Love Birds; and Kathryn Burnett, whose TV shows include The Strip, Street Legal and The Cult. Lynn Freeman looks at this new romantic comedy.

3:33 Southern story

Jenny Margaret Somerville and her husband Richard Peterson produce a tonne and a half of artisan soaps a year in the Wairau Valley in Marlborough, and export to Japan, through their business Jeymar Soap.

3:40 Our Changing World

New Zealand's streams and rivers have taken a hammering over the last two hundred years, and the fish that live in them have suffered as well. On one small stream north of Wellington, an engineering tweak to flood-gates might be just the thing to help more whitebait move in and out of the stream. Alison Ballance joins Mike Joy and a Massey University field trip to find out what lives in the stream at the moment

4:06 The Panel

Jo Bennett and Raybon Khan.