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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 21 November 2013

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Roger Brookes from the West Coast nominated 'Angelina' by Bob Dylan.

1:25 Your Place - Omarama

2:10 New Zealand's Big Music Night - Nick Atkinson - Tonight New Zealand Music royalty will be at Auckland's Vector Arena for the 48th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.  Lorde, who is still ruling the charts in the US, will be performing live along with an impressive list of New Zealand artists including  Stan Walker .. his fellow X Factor judge Rugby Frost and Jamie McDell.

2:20 The Turiwhate Plane Crash - 80 Years On - Richard Waugh - 80 years ago this week, a  Gipsy Moth ZK-AAI took off on a flight from Hokitika bound for Christchurch.Pioneering Hokitika pilot Jack Renton and the former Mayor of Greymouth, Jimmy Lynch were on board. The weather was a mix of cloud and clear skies to the east of the Southern Alps when they took off at about 2pm. 30 minutes later, residents near Mount Turiwhate, close to Jackson,  heard a crash.  The next day, searchers found the wreckage of the plane and the bodies of two men who were both so well known on the West Coast. Richard Waugh is an aviation historian. He's written about the crash and its legacy in his book..Hoki to Haast.  

2:30 Reading - Eleanor Meecham reads episode four of 'Llamas and Empanadas', an account of her bicycle journey in South America.
La Ley y la Trampa by Silvia Mujica, sung by Chaqueno Papaveccino, tk 1 CDE 80.302

2:45 Feature album - MDNA - Madonna's most recent album (2012)

3:10 Lee Harvey Oswald's Soviet Connection - David Stern
Intense media coverage internationally over this weekend's 50th anniversary of the assassination of US president John F. Kennedy.  But for those who were around at the time, even in New Zealand, it was that sort of news event.
The man accused of killing JFK was Lee Harvey Oswald, who'd spent two-and-a-half mysterious years in the Soviet Union before the shooting. David Stern of BBC 'Witness' talks to two people who were students in Minsk in the 1960's,  and who got to know Oswald there.

3:20 Aviators - Lynda Chanwai-Earle gets into the cockpit with some Silver Wings; our top female aviators. Pam Collings made history as the first woman to represent our country in the World Aerobatic Championships in Russia and Susan Scott is a daring fifth-generation 'wing-walker', riding atop Tigermoths.

3:30 Harvesting Phosphorus Using Algae - Alison Ballance - The world's supply of terrestrial phosphorus will run out in about 50 years - but at the same time lots of phosphorus ends up in effluent ponds around the country and is sent to landfill. Alison Ballance meets two environmental engineers from Massey University who think that algae might be a smart way to extract and reuse that valuable lost phosphorus. 

4:06 Bernard Hickey and Josie Pagani are on The Panel today, discussing Jesse Mika's manslaughter appeal in the Court of Appeal on the grounds of being Maori and therefore disadvantaged; pollution in NZ, both in the water and on the land, the powerful appeal of cats and their potential in learning new information; and as usual when Bernard's on various chats as time permits on the state of the nation, our current accounts deficit, the dramatic drop in the price of gold.