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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 20 July 2011

Presented by Sandy Hodge

Sandy HodgeSandy has had an extensive association with the media - from behind the microphone to behind the cameras, from online, to offline, to Frontline, she has worked in radio and television for most of her career.

She is no stranger to Afternoons with Jim Mora, having worked as a producer for the programme.  In more recent months she has been a regular guest on The Panel.

The other love of her life are her nine year old twins.

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

1:15 Link 3 - music game

2:10 Finding boots to fit

Tina Parata's teenage son Matthew Rongo is a mad keen rugby player but has really struggled to find boots to his size 17 feet - a problem which could threaten to put an early end to his rugby career.

2:20 Influenza outbreak in Australia

Australia is experiencing a flu outbreak with the number of cases four times higher than a year ago. With the normal peak flu period still to come, what does this mean for health in Australia? And does this flu outbreak have any implications for New Zealand? Dr Alan Hampson is the chairman of the Influenza Specialist Group.

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

The Wall by Pink Floyd.

3:12 Virtual World with Jules Older

3:33 Auckland story - Wahine Kaha

Eight women living with HIV are getting together in Auckland next week,to train as "Positive Speakers", a group which aims to reduce the stigma of HIV in society.

4:06 The Panel

Amanda Miller and Gary McCormick.