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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 30 May 2013

1:10 Best Song Ever Written -  You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties" by English singer-songwriter Jona Lewis, nominated by Kay King from Portobello on the Otago Peninsula near Dunedin.

1:15 Your Place tour guides are from Hyde in Central Otago. The 70th anniversary of the Hyde rail disaster is being commemmorated with a special ceremony. Features Donella Hore, Bevan Dowling and Rowena Kinney.

2:10 Today at 2:10pm, a conversation with Julie Andrews. She is coming to New Zealand for the first time with an interview style show called An Evening with Julie Andrews.

2:30 Reading - Sir Edmund Hillary regarded much of his life as a battle against boredom. . . And in today's instalment of 'directions' he talks about the way it shaped him as a man.

2:45 Feature Album - The Stranger - Billy Joel

3:10 The Ballet Riot - George Arney of  BBC Witness - In May 1913, the premiere of a new ballet by Igor Stravinsky caused a riot on its opening night in Paris. With the help of the BBC's archives, George Arney tells the story of one of the most shocking productions in cultural history.

3:20 Genetic Disease - Alison Ballance - Doctors have long known that a drug that works well for one person may not work as well for someone else. And we're increasingly finding that it's differences in our genes that are responsible, just as they also determine our risk of getting diseases in the first place.
Martin Kennedy from the University of Otago, Christchurch is investigating this crossover between pharmacology and genetics, and Alison Ballance meets him and his students to find out more.

3:30 The  Sumner Silver Band - Katy Gosset drops in on the historic Sumner Silver Band as they enter a new era.

4:06 Julia Hartley-Moore and Mai Chen are on The Panel - It seems Air New Zealand may have quite a good defence now in refusing employment to the woman with the moko. Another day, another survey showing New Zealand Inc. slipping down world rankings. Traffic wardens with cameras on their shoulders. Useful for them, but another layer of surveillance for us. Those stories, and the names we inflict on our children.