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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 20 May 2011

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Tomorrow Night by The Front Lawn, requested by John Furlong.

1:15 NZ Live : Maisey Rika

She's been compared with Tracey Chapman and Sade, and Maisey's way of fusing English and Maori lyrics is capturing many fans.

2:10 Feature stories

A straightened-out seahorse, an orange-spot pipefish and a small, left-eye flounder are among the weird and wonderful species that has just been discovered on New Zealand's largest scientific expedition to the Kermadec Islands. Scientists believe at least two of the creatures are new to science but they've also made new discoveries on dry land. David Reeves, collections manager at Auckland Museum explains.

Jazz pianist Dan Hayles has been preparing for the Olympics of the art world, the Venice Biennale, opening on 4 June. The 22-year-old has been chosen to be part of the New Zealand installation by artist Michael Parekowhai. The work is called On first looking into Chapman's Homer and involves music and performance. Follow his blog on, Facebook page and twitter: @NZatVence

2:30 Reading

The final part of The Assassin Bug, by Sue McCauley. Read by Catherine Wilkin.

2:50 Feature Album

Becoming A Jackal by Villagers.

3:12 One Stop Shop

3:10 Fresh Fast Food - Jacob Brown has the recipe for Braised Oxtail with Root Vegetables.

3:20 Weekend Wine with Yvonne Lorkin

Cheap and Cheerful: Lindauer Methode Traditionnelle Rosé
Mid Price Marvelousness: Shoestring Wines 'Lil' Rippa' Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Give your Accountant a Coronary: Penfold's Grange 2006

3:26 Movie Review - Noelle McCarthy reviews Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

3:35 NZ Society

Our resident historian recalls what it was like for a popular New Zealand singer in the carefree post-war days. The effervescent Pat McMinn talks with Jim Sullivan.

4:06 The Panel

Chris Trotter and Simon Pound.