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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 18 July 2011

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Wayfaring Pilgrim by Roy Buchanan, chosen by Russell Roberts of Christchurch.

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

UK author of the children’s series, Pony Club Secrets, Stacey Gregg.

2:10 Matangarara Road

A 110-year-old spelling mistake in Hawera has been fixed thanks to the perseverance of Normanby resident Henare Ngaia. What was Matangara has become Matangarara, meaning “lizard face”.

2:20 Getting on the road for the Rugby World Cup

Retired Taranaki man Rod Greensill and five friends have renovated a bus for the road trip round the 26 matches of the Rugby World Cup.

2:30 NZ Reading: The Madonna In The Suitcase, written and read by Huberta Hellendoorn

The challenges and rewards a Dutch New Zealand family experience in caring for a daughter with Down's Syndrome.

2:45 Feature Album

Pinups by David Bowie (1973)

3:12 Author slot - Ed Larsen

Pulitzer prize winning author Ed Larson says while Roald Amundsen got to the South Pole ahead of Robert Falcon Scott, the real winners were Scott and his team through their scientific discoveries.

An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science by Ed Larson
Published by Yale University Press

3:35 Our Changing World

Acoustics and photo identification of southern right whales is helping understand their communication and biology.

4:06 The Panel

Finlay MacDonald  and Neil Miller.