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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 2 May 2013

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Lorrane Sutherland has chosen Celeste Aida from Verdi's Aida sung by Placido Domingo.

1:20 Your Place

Athenree, the village built around an old 19th century homestead in the Western Bay of Plenty.

2:10 Wooden instruments

Nick Sigglekow can look at old wooden furniture or logs of wood and see a musical instrument.  Nick is a technology teacher at Fielding High school, who tries to inspire his students to see the potential in wooden furniture as well.

2:20 Fastest woman

Every day, for about  69 days, New Zealander Alison Bradley plans to run at least 80 kilometers. That's two marathons a day, until she gets from New York to Los Angeles - 4800 kilometres. On Monday she begins her attempt to beat the world record for the fastest woman to run across America.

2:30 Reading - Garibaldi Did Not Sleep Here, part five
In our New Zealand story, New Zealand writer Paul Horan is taking us through southern Italy in a bid to uncover the truth about his eccentric ancestor Colonel Peard.

2:45 Feature Album

Everything Changes, by Take That.

3:12 BBC report - Round the world sailor from India

An Indian Naval officer, Abilhash Tomy, is basking in a hero's limelight after becoming the first person from his country to sail solo and non-stop around the world. 

3:33 Southern story

Today, Kevin Allison - the man who goes on tour with the likes of Stevie Wonder and Ringo Starr - talks about why he's set up shop in Christchurch.

3:40 BBC History - Hitler's secretary

On April 30th 1945 Adolf Hitler killed himself in a bunker beneath Berlin. As Red Army soldiers closed in on the German capital he poisoned himself and his wife, Eva Braun. We hear from one of the secretaries who was in the bunker when he died.

4:06 The Panel, with Bernard Hickey and Raybon Kan