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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 13 December 2012

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Eli Orzessek nominated "Nobody Knows What's Goin' On (In My Mind But Me)' by The Chiffons

1:20 Your Place - Leigh

2:10 Field of Dreams - Peter Grigg

It's been said whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.  So Rugby and cricket coach Peter Grigg of Nelson set off on a 30-thousand kilometer journey to visit all 30 major league baseball stadiums in the United States, and discover something about America too. 

The book: "Finding My Field of Dreams - A Kiwi in the Majors''

2:20 Warbirds and Wheels - Ed Taylor

There's only one way to describe the recently restored 1934 motor car originally owned by movie star Carole Lombard and her husband Clarke Gable: It's a Duesy. And now it's on display at Warbirds and Wheels in Wanaka.  
The Duesenberg Model J looks like something driven straight out of The Great Gadsby.

The link: 

2:30 Reading - Travel writer Graeme Lay  with another story from his book 'The Miss Tutti Frutti Contest: Travel Tales of the South Pacific'. Today, Graeme  feels he's forced to impersonate a Mormon missionary in Tonga.

2:45 Feature Album - Rubber Soul - Beatles.

3:10 The 1979 Iran hostage crisis from BBC Witness
In November 1979 Iranian revolutionaries stormed the US embassy in Tehran taking everyone inside hostage. But six Americans escaped - they sought refuge in the Canadian embassy. Their story is told in the Hollywood movie Argo. Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor had to get them safely out of the country.

3:20 Southern story: Tides- Rites of Passage

Many cultures mark the transition from childhood to adulthood with ceremony and challenge, as a process of integrating into their society, but for most of our teenagers this transition is ignored or left to the law. The Rites-of-Passage Foundation brings together Tracks Trust – for boys becoming men, and Tides – for girls becoming women. Sage Forest attends Tides Charitable Trust's five-day event, which is held twice a year.

3:40 Our Changing World - Alison Ballance
Te Papa holds the world's largest collection of Maori woven cloaks, dating back several hundred years. But age and a condition known as 'vinegar syndrome' are taking their toll, and many of the cloaks are becoming very fragile.

4:06 The Panel - Brian Edwards and Michelle Boag.

Judith Collins has released the Justice Binnie report on David Bain so we'll discuss that. The NZ Super Fund's ditched unethical investments in Israeli firms. What about some of its other investments? Some of the best minds in  America predict the future in 2030. The chairwoman of Environment Southland gets stuck into the Invercargill mayor on talkback TV,  in disguise.... and gets away with it .  And allegations of bullying to stifle dissent against Auckland Council.