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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 23 October 2012

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Victoria Harvey of Auckland nominated 'I'm A Believer' by the Monkees

1:15 Critical Mass

Web - Dr Cushla McKinney

"A Cat, A Hat and a Pice of String"  by  Joanne Harris
"The Elephant Keepers' Children"  by  Peter Hoeg

TV   Sarah McMullan
Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23
FOUR - Tuesdays @ 8.30pm

TV2 - Wednesdays @ 9.30pm

Downton Abbey
Prime - Thursdays @ 8.30pm

Music - Nick Atkinson
TITLE:     Last Generation
ARTIST:   Kora
COMP:    Kora
ALBUM:   Light Years
LABEL:    Kora

TITLE:      I Found You
ARTIST:    Alabama Shakes
COMP:     Alabama Shakes
ALBUM:   Boys & Girls
LABEL:    Rough Trade

Web - Ele Ludemann
An introvert's manifesto>

No-one's sure if it takes more muscles to frown than to smile, but smiling is better for us:>

Sleep Deprived>

2:10 The Beluga Whale -  researcher Sam Ridgway of the National Marine Mammal Foundation in San Diego.
Scientists believe a Beluga whale is trying to make sounds as close to the human voice as possible to communicate with us.
The whale, called NOC, was recorded by marine scientists at the National Mammal Foundation in San Diego, California.
The recording is one of 20 or so made by the scientists during the 30 years they studied NOC …the recordings are now attracting worldwide media attention.

2:20  Dream Boat set for Launch - Max Deal.
Bay of Plenty man, Max Deal had a dream…to build a yacht and sail around the world, and as it turns out - that was the dream of his brother, Greg, too.
So the pair of them set about the task - but it took a lot longer and a lot more money than they thought…
And there's been substantial hurdles - including major health problems - for Max to overcome..hurdles  which might have stopped a man of lesser determination.
But Max, who's 60,  is about to release his dream with the boat due to be launched in Tauranga within the next month.

2:30 Reading - Lisa French Blaker reads part one 'Heart of Drafur'.
It's a twelve part reading by Lisa French Blaker telling of her 9 months spent as a nurse working in Darfur. 'Hope and humanity in one of the world's worst war zones.'
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'Grieving song for the loss of loved ones during the war', traditional, performed by members of the Sudanese Community in Wellington
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Heart of Darfur by Lisa French Blaker Pub:  Hodder & Stoughton (Jan  2007)  ISBN-13: 978-0340952290

2:45 Feature Album Our Version of Events - the debut album by Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé, whose just won Best Solo Artist at the Q Awards.

3:10 Tune Your Engine - How Jane Austen gives your brain the ultimate workout

Professor Natalie Phillips from Michigan State University with research on how reading the Jane Austen novels can activates areas of the brain more commonly associated with movement and touch.

3:33 Asian Report  - Sri Lankan Solo Theatre - Lynda Chanwai-Earle
In today's Asian Report: imagine the ocean sweeping away everything; your home, your family, your village … the first New Zealand Sri Lankan theatre piece has hit the main-stage in Wellington, inspired in by the playwright's childhood in his birth country and the boxing day tsunamis of 2004.  
Music Details:
The Mourning After Soundtracks:
Permission given by Ahi Karunaharan and Tawata Productions to use live performance and pre-recorded Sound Design by Karnan Saba, recorded in the field by Lynda Chanwai-Earle at Circa Theatre, Oct 2012.
The Mourning After Soundtrack:
Sound Design: Karnan Saba
Prasantha Rupathilaka - Yak Beraya (Low Country Drum)
Michael White - Acoustic Bass

4:06 The Panel - Gordon McLauchlan and Vicki Hyde

On The Panel today; we'll remember Sir Wilson Whineray, we'll find out how Obama and Romney did in the last of their debates, on Foreign Affairs, and we'll also ask if the U.S. election is a done deal and the polls are just a sideshow. The enormous revenue from motorists that keeps Auckland's coffers awash and possibly the city afloat. Trouble at the wharf in Auckland over fancy leasehold apartments and the costs of running them.