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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 2 June 2011

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Watching TV by Roger Waters, chosen by Danny Hanif of Hamilton.

1:15 Your Place - Bennydale (Waitomo)

2:10 Feature stories

Frans Laas is a beekeeper from Mosgiel, and the president of the National Beekeepers Association of New Zealand. He is about to step down after four years service. He's one of only two people in New Zealand who artificially inseminates bees on a large scale.

A scheme called Crack'd for Christchurch wants to make a beautiful memorial out of the fine china broken in the earthquake. Jenny Cooper is one of a group of people who plan to create an inner-city mosaic that is an art work in its own right, but also acts as a memorial to old Christchurch.

2:30 Reading

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

2:45 Feature Album

Actually by the Pet Shop Boys (1986)

3:12 Arts Report

Sonia Sly gains an insight into the world of antiques - the changing trends, the jaw dropping excess and some mantras to live by when it comes to haunting the auction rooms.

3:33 Southern story

The New Brighton Community Garden in Christchurch escaped the liquefaction that affected other properties in the area and is now attracting more people eager to learn about self-sufficiency.

3:40 Our Changing World

The New Zealand Biochar Research Institute is looking at how to produce and apply biochar, and it effects on soil and plants.

4:06 The Panel

Sir Bruce Slane and Stephen Franks.