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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 24 October 2012

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Douglas Owens from Tauranga nominated The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)" by Quincy Jones with Al B. Sure!, James Ingram, El DeBarge and Barry White.

1:15 Link 3 

TITLE:     Rave On
ARTIST:   Buddy Holly & The Crickets
COMP:    Sonny West, Bill Tilghman, Norman Petty
ALBUM:  Buddy Holly (From The Original Master Tapes)  -  Track 13
LABEL:   MCA 115540

TITLE:     Some Nights *** (Expletive)
COMP:    Jeff Bhasker, Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost, Jack Antonoff
ALBUM:  Some Nights  -  Track 2
LABEL:    Warner 500123
TITLE:     Mean To Me
ARTIST:   Crowded House
COMP:    Neil Finn
ALBUM:   Crowded House - Track 1
LABEL:    Capitol  746693

TITLE:      Caravan Of Love
ARTIST:    The Housmartins
COMP:      Ernie Isley, Chris Jasper, Marvin Isley
ALBUM:    Now That's What I Call Quite Good  -  Track 18
LABEL:     Go Discs 828344

TITLE:      Vincent
ARTIST:    Don McLean
COMP:     Don McLean
ALBUM:    American Pie  -  Track 3
LABEL:    EMI 746 555

TITLE:     Gimmie Dat Ding
ARTIST:   The Pipkins
COMP:    Albert Hammond, Mike Hazelwood
ALBUM:   1970; Where Were You  -  Track 4
LABEL:    EMI 5 42421

TITLE:      Grenade
ARTIST:    Bruno Mars
COMP:     Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, brady Brown, Claude Kelly, Andrew Wyatt
ALBUM:    Doo-Wops and Hooligans  -  Track 1
LABEL:    Elektra  891215

TITLE:     Accidents Will Happen
ARTIST:   Elvis Costello & The Attractions
COMP:    Elvis Costello    
ALBUM:   Armed Forces  -  Track 1
LABEL:    Demon 757003
TITLE:      Hey Jude
ARTIST:    The Beatles
COMP:    John Lennon, Paul McCartney
ALBUM:   The Beatles 1  -  Track 21
LABEL:    Apple 529325

TITLE:      Primadonna
ARTIST:    Marina & The Diamonds
COMP:     Marina Diamandis, Julie Frost, Lukasz Gottwald, Henry Walter
ALBUM:    Electra Heart  -  Track 2
LABEL:     Atlantic 500129

2:10  Clark Kent is giving up his day job - Larry Tye
After working for the Metropolis newspaper The Daily Planet since about 1940.. Superman is quitting. In the new issue of Superman (No. 13),  Clarke Kent becomes disillusioned with modern journalism and gives his job away.  The issue will be in stores in the United States tomorrow. The Man of Steel may look at a career as a blogger.
Larry Tye is an acclaimed author and journalist and he's written the biography of Clark Kent.. Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero.

2:20  Sir Edmund Hillary's signature has been rediscovered at Mid Canterbury's Double Hut - Lew Shaw
More than 60 years ago,  an Auckland beekeeper scrawled his name on a hut used by trampers and mountaineers in Mid Canterbury.  He was staying in the Double Hut in 1951, a three-hour walk from Lake Heron, while preparing  to climb nearby Mt Taylor. He was in training for another climb that would be celebrating around the world. For years, mystery surrounded the pencilled words... Ed Hillary 1951. Now.. after years of searching.. the name has been found. Tramper Lew Shaw has rediscovered the signature and he is on the line with us now from Ashburton

2:25  Food parcels to the UK - Ross Harrison
Around the same time Sir Ed was signing his name to the hut in Mid Canterbury... Southland school were busy with a project that would leave a lasting impression too.
A few weeks ago, we spoke to Rodger Button, originally from Norwich in England, about the kindness New Zealand school children showed him 60 years ago that has not been forgotten. Rodger was just 8 years, and a student at Avenue Road School when the war ended.  Food shortages and rationing were still very common. But  parcels from school children in Invercargill . filled with tins of fruit and meat gave them hope and encourgement.  Roger and his wife Valerie are coming to New Zealand in December and he told us he would like to meet anyone from Invercargill  who sent the parcels so he can thank them in person.
We put Rodger in touch with Ross Harrison.. who was a schoolboy in Dipton who remembers sending those parcels to England. Now they are going to meet.

2:30 Reading
We re-join New Zealand nurse Lisa French Blaker, recalling the bewildering  first few days of her volunteer assignment with Medecins Sans Frontieres during the civil war  in Darfur.
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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 (January 2007)  ISBN-978-0340952290

2:45 Feature Album -  Hermit of Mink Hollow - Todd Rundgren

3:12 Virtual World - Dr Jules Older.

3:33 Auckland story - David Steemson

The Education Trust "COMET" says as many as four hundred thousand Aucklanders don't have good budgeting skills. It's developing what it calls a new  financial literacy framework nicknamed "GEM", to help them.
More from David Steemson at 3.30.

4:06 The Panel - Cas Carter and Josie Pagani.