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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 21 October 2013

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - 'Belfast to Boston' by James Taylor - cominated by John Shone of Marlborough Sounds

ARTIST: James Taylor   
TITLE:    "Belfast to Boston    
COMP:  James Taylor   
ALBUM:    Spirituals
LABEL:    Columbia 473 788

1:20 8 Months To Mars - Hank Marvin the great guitarist from the band of the Shadows goes to Mars.

2:10 The Bush Fires - Joel Kursaw - The Australian military may be called in to help fight the huge bushfires burning in the Blue Mountains area near Sydney. Several fires are being described as "uncontained" at present and as we heard in the news there are fears three of them could merge, creating one massive blaze. Weather conditions are also forecast to deteriorate on Wednesday. Jim Mora talks with New South Wales Rural Fire Service spokesperson, Joel Kursaw.

2:20 Harvesting Red-zone Letterboxes for Art - Evan Smith
A couple of Christchurch men are collecting letterboxes from the city's red-zoned suburbs, to create sculptures to tell the stories of the homes which have been demolished since the February 2011 earthquake.
One of the men is Evan Smith - who co-chairs a group called the Avon-Otakaro Network. It's working toward creating a river-side park along the Avon, where the houses once stood.

2:30 Reading - 'The Sound of Butterflies' won its author, Rachael King  the Montana Book Award for a First Book Award for Fiction.  It's about a young lepidopterist is traumatised and mute when he returns home from a scientific expedition in the wilds of Brazil. His condition is a secret that his wife is finding hard to keep.
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Medo by Reinaldo Ferreira/Alain Oulman. Tk 10 TSQ-CD-9047: Mariza 'transparente'.

2:45 Feature Album - Trouble Will Find Me - latest album from American indie rock band The National (2013)

3:10 Feature Author - We'll speak to author Wendy Lower about her book "Hitler's Furies," and the roles average German women played in the Holocaust. Many were known as desk murderers, eagerly helping their bosses carry out the grisly work of the

3.30 Kakapo in the Hauraki Gulf -  Alison Ballance - Hauturu-Little Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf is one of New Zealand's most precious nature reserves - and it's now home to 9 of our most threatened birds, the kakapo. Most kakapo are intensively managed, but while this little population will be left to do its own thing, kakapo rangers can still keep a remote eye on the birds with the help of some clever technology, as Alison Ballance finds out when she visits the island.

4:06 On The Panel today are Julia Hartley Moore and David Farrar -  Crime is going down, or not really, a discussion we've had many times. In the wake of the tourist assault in which an unsuspecting couple were pistol-whipped, is crime getting nastier? The Review into Len Brown's behaviour widens its scope of reference. Can they make you work on a Sunday? Do we need a state-run Kiwisaver to keep them honest? And discussions as we have time about Sharon Armstrong, Brendan Horan and the Lundy Three Hundy.