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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 18 October 2013

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - 'In the Upper Room' by Mahalia Jackson, nominated by Hermann Frank of Timaru

1:25 New Zealand Live with Lisa Crawley - with songs for us off her latest album "All In My Head". 

2:10 The Rapper - Baba Brinkman - may be the world's only peer reviewed rapper.  You can bet your bottom dollar his lyrics are nothing like 50 cent's. He raps about Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. His show was a huge hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and now Baba Brinkman is coming to New Zealand for the Nelson Arts Festival next week.  
He doesn't just take the texts from Chaucer and Darwin and put a strong beat behind them... this is not Lit -hop instead of hip hop. Baba Brinkman wants increase understanding and appreciation of  difficult ideas.

2:20 The Brighton Hotel Bombing - Lucy Williamson of BBC Witness
It was this month in 1984 that Margaret Thatcher survived a bomb attack on the hotel where she was staying.
Five people were killed and more than 30 others injured in the explosion, which was carried out by the Irish Republican Army (IRA). Lucy Williamson speaks to a government official who was in the building that day.

2:30 Reading - The second episode in our adaptation of Rachael King's award winning novel - The Sound of Butterflies'  about a young lepidopterist who has arrived home from an expedition collecting butterflies in  Brazil. His young wife, Sophie is unprepared for his emaciated state and even worse...his inability, or unwillingness, to speak.
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Medo by Reinaldo Ferreira/Alain Oulman. Tk 10 TSQ-CD-9047: Mariza 'transparente'.

2:45 Feature album - Turnstiles - Billy Joel (1976)

3.10 One Stop Shop - ideas for your weekend - a recipe from Jo Seagar with her new cookbook just out, Quinoa, Chive & Feta Fritters with Mustard Mayonnaise. Yvonne Lorkin opens the wine, Sarah McMullan reviews


the romantic comedy film, Austenland, and Beyond the Edge.

3:40 Diwali - Jennifer King - It's India's biggest and most important festival,  Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights - a Hindu  celebration of  the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil. The Auckland Diwali Festival will bring thousands of people to Aotea Square this weekend for a taste of Indian vegetarian food, along with colorful crafts and art work and cultural perforamces. Diwali will be celebrated in other parts of the country next weekend.

4:06 On The Panel are Nevil Gibson and Jeremy Elwood where we're falling down in looking after the mentally ill, the Len Brown review by Auckland City and whether it's much of a review at all. What Eleanor Catton's told the British about New Zealand, and do we agree with her? To what extent is Barack Obama the author of his own misfortune?