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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 29 April 2013

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Jono Corfe from Christchurch has chosen the 1962 song, The Stripper, by David Rose and his orchestra.

1:15 8 Months To Mars - what would well-known people do on a trip to Mars?

West Auckland's The Blingling Brothers earned the 2013 Overall Grand Winner when The Golden Carnie Awards rolled into Wellington on Saturday April 20th.

2:10 Jazz musician

One of the brightest stars in Christchurch is getting ready to take on New York. Cantabrians know about the show-stopping talent of cabaret singer Ali Harper. Now, she's going to show how good she is to audiences half a world away. On June 16th, she'll perform at the Metropolitan Room, the cabaret club in the heart of Manhattan that was recently voted Best Jazz Club by New York magazine.

2:20 Hitler diaries hoax

Louise Hidalgo from the BBC World Service history programme Witness,  recalls the hoax 30 years ago in which newspapers spent millions on what they thought were Hitler's private diaries.

2:30 Reading - Garibaldi Did Not Sleep Here

The acclaimed 19th century  French writer  Alexandre Dumas, was best known for his historical novels of high adventure. And it was no small thanks to him that the legend of Colonel Peard (PRON: peered) got not just a boost - but also some fanciful embellishments - as you'll hear when Paul Horan continues telling us about his illustrious ancestor  in today's episode of Garibaldi Did Not Sleep Here.

2:45 Feature Album

American jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux's new album, The Blue Room.

3:12 Author interview - Edward Rutherford

Historical fiction writer and author of the book, Paris: a novel.

3:35 Our Changing World

Honey bees are worth their weight in gold to New Zealand, pollinating between two and three billion dollars worth of fruit and vegetable crops each year. Overseas there are worrying reports about colony collapse disorder and disappearance of honeybees, but following a decline in beehive numbers after varroa mite was detected in New Zealand in 2000 the number of both commercial and hobby hives here is on the rise again.
Mark Goodwin leads Plant and Food Research's Apiculture and Pollination Research Team - AKA the Bee Unit - at the Ruakura Research Centre and Alison Ballance heads there.

4:06 The Panel, with Tim Watkin and Jonathan Krebs