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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 20 November 2012

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Eliza Avery nominated Andy by the Front Lawn.

1:15 Critical Mass

TV review - Sarah McMullan
Books - Cushla McKinney.
Hot Music - Colin Morris
Web - Ele Ludemann

2:10  Betty Gilderdale
As a scholar and a teacher Betty Gilderdale has been a trailblazer for decades.
Our foremost expert on New Zealand childrens literature, she's written extensively on the subject for publications the world over.
But it is a story of her own-the tale of a little yellow digger, stuck in the mud, that she made up for her grandsons- that's guaranteed her a place in history, and a place in the hearts of generations of young readers.
The Little Yellow Digger has been one of our best loved picture books since it was first published in 1992.
To date it's sold over 400,000 copies and been reprinted 36 times.
Now the Little Yellow Digger is turning 20, at the same time as Betty Gilderdale releases her own autobiography, My Life in Two Halves

2:20  Midge Bay - David Sims
New Zealand's newest earliest ship wreck is the subject of a documentary that aims to re-write maritime history
Up until now, the trader ship Endevour is thought to have been the earliest wreck in the country. She ran aground in Fiordland in 1795.  But film-makers David Sims and Winston Cowie have spent the last few years investigating a shipwreck that may be even older than The Endevour.
Their film, Mystery at Midge Bay, presents an account of the recovery and dating of a new wreck, washed up on the Pouto Penninsula,  which may date from the late 1600's.  The film got a world premiere in Dargaville on the weekend.

2:30 Reading - Denise O'Connell reads part two of 'School Story'  by Barbara Anderson

2:45 Feature Album -  Boz Scaggs by Boz Scaggs  (1969)

3:12 Tune Your Engine - Dr Josef Rauschecker of Georgetown University
Georgetown scientists have discovered that one part of the brain is involved in learning a new musical sequence while another part recalls the tune after it's learned.

3:33 Asian Report  -  Lynda Chanwai-Earle.
There was a time when eating sushi was virtually unknown in our country, now almost everyone can use chopsticks. The star of the feature film My Wedding And Other Secrets is venturing into theatre. Michelle Ang's irreverent new play Chopstick pokes fun at stereotype and is the subject of today's Asian Report.

4:06 The Panel - John Bishop and Michele A'Court.