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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 27 March 2013

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Colin Woods of Auckland  nominated Teenage Kicks by the Undertones.

1:15 Link 3 

AUTUMN - PAOLO NUTINI
MOONDANCE - VAN MORRISON
WHEN SEPTEMBER ENDS - GREEN DAY
NATURE - MUTTONBIRDS
BOYS OF SUMMER - HENLEY
SEPTEMBER SONG - FRANK SINATRA
AUTUMN ALMANAC - THE KINKS
WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES - FAIRPORT CONVENTION
WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE - ABBA

The Answer - Autumn.

2:10  The Amanda Knox Story - Candace Dempsey
Amanda Knox says she will fight  with her head held high the latest decision by the Italian Supreme court ordering another trial for the death of her former roomate.  
Meridith Kercher was found dead in the apartment she shared with Knox in 2007 when they were both studying abroad. Kercher suffered more than 40 wounds and a deep gash in the throat.
Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend  Raffaele Sollecito were convicted, spent 4 years in prison,  and then were acquitted on appeal.  But prosecutors argued that the court that granted the acquittal  had  "lost its bearings" in the case and had erred in numerous ways, including insufficient forensic evidence tests.  Candace Dempsey is a journalist and author of a book about the case called , Murder in Italy.

2:20  The Astronomer - Peter Aldous
Out in the distant galaxy, thousands of years ago, a star exploded, becoming a supernova, and the first person to notice saw it  from his shed in the backyard of his home in Geraldine. Peter Aldous is an amateur astronomer. The Central Bureau of Astronomical Telegrams has confirmed his discovery of a Supernova.
The wonder of the night sky has been his passion since he was a little boy. Where ever he goes, his telescopes, computers and cameras go with him. All over the world, astronomer's just like him are scanning the sky for signs of supernovas, so the discovery is something special.

2:30 Reading One a Penny, Two a Penny" by Marie Duncan - read by Nicolette FitzGerald.

MUSIC DETAILS      
"Hott Cross Buns (trad) from Doris Gould and John Wills / Nursery Rhymes  HMV 7EGM 8296

2:45 Feature Album -  Falling into You - Céline Dion (1996)

3:10 Virtual World - Dr Jules Older
The Touch-Screen Generation

3:30 Drought Tawharunui - David Steemson
Dozens of native trees are dying at Auckland's Tawharunui Regional Park sanctuary, as a result of the big dry. And endangered kiwi and Pateke ducks are succumbing too.

Weather maps  from NIWA.
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4:06 David McPhail and Gary McCormick are on The Panel today. The Fonterra result, the proliferation of young prostitutes on the streets of Auckland; charging for National Parks to get money in for DOC, and how Facebook is not only prying into your life online to target you with ads, but collating other information about you now outside its realm.