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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 28 June 2011

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Plane Crash at Los Gatos, by Julie Felix, as chosen by John von Tunzelman of Te Anau.

1:15 TV review - Phil Wallington

Maori Television's Native Affairs' coverage of the Te Tai Tokerau by-election; TV3's decision to cut Amanda Millar adrift from 60 Minutes; The Food Truck (TV One); Downton Abbey (Prime) and The Story of Costume Drama, (SKY Living Channel 8:30 on Saturdays).

1:25 Internet review with Ele Ludemann

Eudaemonia over opulence; do romance novels unbalance their reader's minds?; do we really need to pump up the volume?; and distinguishing an author's gender.

1:35 Books review with Graham Beattie

Flipbacks, a completely new type of book to be released in NZ on 12 July; and Penguin's new Great Food series.

1:45 Music Review with Nick Atkinson

Nick Atkinson gives us a taste of the new Cut Off Your Hands album, Hollow, and talks about Seun Kuti and his band, Egypt 80.

Artist: Seun Kuti and Egypt 80
Song: African Soldier
Album: From Africa With Fury: Rise
Label: Kalakuta/Soutbound

Artist: Cut Off Your Hands
Song: You Should Do Better duration
Album: Hollow
Label: Speak'N'Spell

2:10 Kronic Dangers - Dr John Huffman

The American inventor of synthetic cannabis that is for sale in dairies here as the product Kronic, is warning users to stop immediately or risk serious psychological problems.

Emeritus Professor John Huffman is an organic chemist at Clemson University, South Carolina. He developed the appetite stimulant JWH 018 - a chemical that mimics the effect of THC, the active ingredient in cannabis. The ingredient is now widely used in cannabinoids around the world. The New Zealand government has responded to concerns about its easy access with restrictions on products, such as Kronic, which should come into force within days.

2:20 Christchurch couple setup in Peru

An adventurous couple have left their Christchurch home and set up base in Peru to pioneer a new kind of tourism there. Louise and Rudy Vargaya Conza have just launched Cycle!Peru after their work as cycle tour workers in Christchurch dried up.

2:30 NZ Reading

Part seven of a 12-part reading by Lloyd Geering of his own book, Wrestling with God.
Published by Bridget Williams Books (5-Nov-2006)

2:45 Feature Album

10cc by British art rock band 10cc (1973)

3:12 Tune Your Engine - Cinderalla Ate My Daughter

The battle over Australia's first American-style child beauty pageant is intensifying. There's a petition to stop it, and supporters have received death threats. Women and children issues author, Peggy Orenstein's new book is Cinderella Ate my Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture.

3:33 Asian Report

Lynda Chanwai-Earle meets photographer and resercher Meena Kadri, to explore some of the stories behind her extraordinary images taken in Dharavi in India, one of the largest slums on earth and now the centre for massive recycling projects.

See a gallery of Meena Kadri's photographs.

4:06 The Panel

Brian Edwards and Finlay MacDonald.