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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 30 May 2011

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Le Blues du Businessman by Claude DuBois from the musical Starmania. Chosen by Dan Tait-Jamieson of Wellington.

1:15 8 Months To Mars - what would well-known people do on an trip to Mars?

The 2011 Billy T Award winner, Nick Gibb.

2:10 Feature Stories

Spanning 10 countries, and stretching over 12,000 kilometres, the Tour d'Afrique is one of the great cycle races of the world. Wellingtonian Lindsay Gault is back home from the race this week, having ridden from one end of Africa to another, and raising $8000 for charity along the way.

A bumper crop along the wheatbelt in South Australia last summer has swollen the mouse population, and now they're on the move in search of food. Jim talks to South Australian Farmers Federation president, Peter White.

2:30 Reading

Part six of The 10 pm Question by Kate de Goldi, read by John Leigh.

2:45 Feature Album

Pieces of a Man by Gil Scott-Heron.

3:12 Author Ellen Brown

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is among the best-selling books ever published in English. It's the epic tale about the shrewd and selfish Scarlett O'hara and the roguish Rhett Butler, set in the American south during the Civil War. It was an instant bestseller when it was published 75 years ago this month. Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind: A Bestseller's Odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood is the story of how a disorganised, unknown writer from the South, was able to write one of the most popular novels in literary history.

3:35 Our Changing World

Does skin temperature have an impact on athletic performance? Massey University's Toby Mündel and Zac Schlader are trying to find out.

4:06 The Panel

Bernard Hickey and Sandy Hodge.