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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 19 August 2013

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Shirley Artemiev of Wellington nominated 'Play Me' by Neil Diamond

1:20 8 Months To Mars - a special passenger to Mars today - Jim Grant from New York - better know as Lee Child - the English thiller writer whose creation, Jack Reacher is one of the better known fictional detectives.

Lee's music:

ARTIST: The Beatles
TITLE: She Loves You
COMP: Lennon / McArtney
LABEL: Apple 529325

ARTIST:Led Zeppelin

TITLE: The Lemon Song
COMP: Page / Plant / Jones
ALBUM: Led Zeppelin II
LABEL: Atlantic

ARTIST: Beethoven

TITLE:"Fur Elise" ...
COMP: Beethoven
DUR: 2'59"
ALBUM: Fur Elise

2:10 The Superyacht Training School - Stuart Whitehouse - Working on the High seas has always been an option for boys-and girls-in search of adventure. A few hundred years ago, it was steamships and pleasure cruisers that had most of the jobs going. Now though, it's the superyachts that need crewing. It's a whole new world for landlubbers, working about these floating palaces, for some of the worlds wealthiest people.
But sailors in waiting have a place to learn their craft. They can go to Superyacht school in Nelson!  Stuart Whitehouse is the programme co-ordinator of the Superyacht crewing programme at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.

2:20 The Rose Workers - Stephen Stocks - Everything's coming up roses for Stephen Stocks and his wife Daphne, the hardest working flower growers in Levin. At the age of 70 and 81 respectively, Stephen and Daphne are still passionate about growing their roses, and thanks to their green fingers and elbow grease , their  two thousand square metre section is producing about 400,000 blooms a year. They supply the flowers to commercial florists all over the region.

2:30 Reading - Any belief that Owen Scott might have in omens are given free rein in today's episode of  'Deep Beyond the Reef' -  a personal account of the aftermath of his brother's murder.   The story ranges from an encounter with a comatose parrot,  to the killing of more than 2-thousand 9-hundred people in the 9-11 terrorist attacks. That's Episode 11 of  'Deep Beyond the Reef' at half past 2.
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Tk 8. 'Excerpt From Alexandra' played by Regina Carter.  CD Verve 065 554 - Paganini: After the Dream.
©  The Verve Music Group, UMG Recordings Inc 2003
ALSO:  Tk 6 "Terrorgosa"  by Sola Rosa.  CD: FMR  336612 "Haunted Out-Takes", Festival/Mushroom
Records (NZ) 2003  Dur:  00' 25"

2:45 Feature Album -  'Presley - the Alltime Greatest Hits' - Elvis Presley

3:10 Feature Interview - Our feature author is Howard Sounes, acclaimed biographer of  Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney - just released 'Amy, 27' - an insightful portrait of the life and death of Amy Winehouse.

3:32  Discovering Prehistoric New Zealand - Alison Ballance - An exciting research programme at the University of Otago is causing a re-think about the impact of early Maori on coastal species such as yellow-eyed penguins and New Zealand sealions. Alison Ballance heads to Dunedin to find out that prehistoric Otago was once home to a different kind of penguin and sealion species than are present now.

3:45 Pre Panel Show - Noelle McCarthy - what the world is talking about !

4:06 Ellen Read and Finlay MacDonald are on The Panel today. We'll attempt some degree of predictive likelihood for future quakes today as we're warned that another decent shake is on the cards. The future of cycling in our cities, a new approach. Is a tampon an essential purchase for a woman with a WINZ card or a luxury? Is it the job of Tourism NZ to be promoting gay marriage packages overseas? Does it matter if What Now's Adam smeared peanut butter on his face? How good for you is having a lot of fruit juice? Topics large and small, we discuss them all.