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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 8 July 2013

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Kate Barker of Wellington nominated "Black Boys on Mopeds" by Sinead O'Conner

1:15 8 Months To Mars - what would well-known people do on a trip to Mars? Writer and business consultant Martin Hawes.

Martin's music:

ARTIST:    Jeno Jando
TITLE:        Moonlight Sonata
COMP:    Ludwig van Beethoven
DUR:        5' 12" [Cold]
ALBUM:    Night Music 1  -  Track 2
LABEL:    Naxos 8.551121

ARTIST:    Dolores Keen
TITLE:        Nerver Be The Sun        
COMP:    Donagh Long
DUR:        3' 37" [Cold Fade]
ALBUM:    A Woman's Heart 2  -  Track 5
LABEL:    Dara 310063

2:10 Feature Story - Parkinson's

When Andy McDowell was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's disease , he and his wife had many decisions to make, including how they would one day break the news to their two little girls, Lily and Pearl.

That was in 2009, when Lily was four, and Pearl was still a baby.  Andy himself was 43 years old.

He wrote a poem called 'Smaller", as a way of helping his girls to understand what was happening to him.  

Four years later, and "Smaller" has been recorded as part of an animated video project that is taking Andy McDowall to Canada, as a finalist in a  video competition held by the  World Parkinson's Congress in Montreal.

2.20 Feature Story - New Zealand Viking

Norsemen from all over the world are getting ready for their yearly gathering in Denmark, and among them this year will be a Viking from New Plymouth.

Mike Kerr traces his ancestry back to the long-boat marauders of Norway. He is the leader of the Midgard Vikings of New Plymouth, who re-enact all things Viking-related and teach the finer details of Viking culture, including sword-fighting, and the drinking of mead.

2:30 Reading - Part one of ‘Birbie from Totaranui’ by Joan Drewery
When two children turned up on the doorstep with an injured bird - Joan Drewery took on the task of helping it recover. It began a special relationship for the family at her golden bay home.

2:45 Feature Album - Bella Donna by Stevie Nicks

TITLE:         Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
COMP:       Tom Petty, Mike Campbell
DUR:        4' 04"
ALBUM:     Bella Donna
LABEL:    EMI 797623

TITLE:         Leather and Lace
COMP:       Stevie Nicks
DUR:        3' 48"
ALBUM:     Best of Stevie Nicks
LABEL:    EMI 797623

TITLE:         The Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove)
COMP:       Stevie Nicks
DUR:        5' 27"
ALBUM:     Bella Donna
LABEL:    EMI 797623

3:12 Author slot - Janet Evanovich

It takes a thief to catch a thief... and it takes not just one but two seasoned writers to come up with the twists and turns in the new novel by much loved New York Times Best Selling writer Janet Evanovich and TV writer Lee Goldberg.

Janet is the romance novelist who turned to a life of crime writing with her popular character Stephanie Plumb, who also made her way into the movie One For The Money.  

"The Heist" introduces new characters: Nick Fox, a conman trying to catch an even bigger crook, a nasty investment banker. Kate O'Hare is a former Navy Seal, despite the fact that women aren't allowed to become nany seals, and an FBI agent. And he stqarts off trying catch the conman and ends up teaming up with him. To reach their goals they have to collaborate in "The Heist".

3:35 Our Changing World

Take technology used in stealth bombers, add 3D modelling techniques from the film industry and the result is a brain imaging system known as Stealth. Ruth Beran heads to Auckland City Hospital to find out how it's used in brain surgery.

4:06 The Panel with Finlay MacDonald and Neil Miller discussing the America's Cup, Wimbledon, home detention and Sky City