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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 12 February 2013

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Lindsey Best of Te Aroha nominated The Mountain Whippoorwill (Or, How Hillbilly Jim Won The Great Fiddler's Prize) by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

1:25 Our review crew are back for Critical Mass ..  Phil Wallington, Graham Beattie, Nick Atkinson and Ben Gracewood.

2:10 The Foveaux Swim - Wayne Evans - It took him a few days to recover, but Invercargill masters swimmer, Wayne Evans has done just that after honouring the first person to swim across Foveaux Strait 50 years ago. However it was never Wayne's intention last weekend to swim the entire 34 kilometre journey from Stewart Island to Bluff, as the pioneering John van Leeuwen did in February, 1963.

2:20 The Shergar Heist -  Julian Bedford of BBC Witness
It's 30 years now since kidnappers broke into the Ballymany Stud in the Republic of Ireland and stole the champion racehorse, Shergar. What happened to the big bay colt still remains a mystery.

2:30 Reading - 'Skin To Skin' explores the lives of people in cross-cultural marriages in New Zealand with today's episode continuing the story of the Hirschfeld family. . .  through the eyes of Carol Hirschfeld - known to many for her work in television  as a reporter, producer and presenter and administrator.
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True  TR.02 © Trinity Roots 2002 Tk 9. Little Things by Warren Maxwell, Rio Hemopo, Riki Gooch.

2:45 Feature Album - Babel - Mumford & Sons

3:10  Our special guest is the woman who is in both the rock and roll blues halls of fame, the American singer Bonnie Raitt - touring NZ again in April and with a new album out that the critics like very much.

3:33 Asian Report - In spite of pressures from family or faith within our Asian communities more Asians are coming out as gay. Lynda Chanwai-Earle meets Denise O, a "Queerleque performer" (that's Burlesque with a gay accent) whose specialty is to impersonate Justin Bieber. That is, a lesbian and Filipino version of Justin Bieber. 

4:06 The Panel - on The Panel today are Karl du Fresne and Michael Deaker: The likely short-term future for Catholicism as the Pope resigns and the legacy of Benedict; the cost of Eden Park for Auckland ratepayers with the big debt hanging over it from the RWC; how dogs are cleverer than we think; the probable source of the Yahoo/xtra email hacking, which may set your mind at rest a bit actually regarding the need for password changes; and can you claim a constellation or a star for yourself as a private individual?