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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 26 November 2013

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - MacArthur Park by Richard Harris, requested by Doug Edmeades

1:20 Critical mass

TV - Irene Gardiner
Books - Graham Beattie
Music - Nick Atkinson
Web - Ben Gracewood

2:10 Animals and war

All sorts of animals and insects - from glow worms, to killer bees, to bats - have been used in warfare. And a Victoria University academic has discovered that, in many cases, the species made large contributions to the war effort. Dr Keren Chiaroni is a senior lecturer in French at the university, and an animal enthusiast. Her research on the role animals have played during war time will be presented later this week

2:20 Flying success

It's not every day a married couple buys an airline. But that's exactly what Phil and Shirley Kean have done.The pair, who live at Lake Waihola in Otago, have taken over Mainland Air, which is based at Dunedin Airport.

2:30 NZ Reading

The deserts of Northern Argentina are transformed by torrential rain in today's episode of ' Llamas and Empanadas'. And Eleanor Meecham confesses to a cardinal sin in the midst of her 5,000km bicycle journey in the wilds of South America.

Music details:
La Ley y la Trampa by Silvia Mujica, sung by Chaqueno Papaveccino

2:45 Feature album - Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen

We celebrate the announcement of a new Springsteen album by playing one of his greatest.

3:10 Feature interview - Dr Nina Kraus

The lifelong benefits of those music lessons you dreaded as a child. We'll talk to Dr Nina Kraus from Northwestern University in Chicago.

3:33 Asian Report - Hawkes Bay Legend

Today, Tong Too, Malaysian Chinese and a local legend in Hawkes Bay with his voluntary work in the community. As a 7th dan black belt, Tong has taught over 2,000 students his special brand of Kung Fu and he plays a mean guitar…!

4:06 The Panel, with Gordon McLauchlan and David Farrar

Alcohol reforms, Len Brown's Hong Kong trip, the Referendum, the earth's crust, fist-bumping and The Ashes.