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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 28 November 2013

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Sandra Bell from Auckland nominated 'Pick Up The Phone' by Notwist.

1:25 Your Place - Reefton

2:10 Up For The Challenge - Phil Garrett is addicted to salt. Not the kind you sprinkle on your fish and chips, but the vast salt flats of Bonneville where Burt Munro set his famous world record on an Indian motorcycle in 1967. Garrett has a record too... in 2005 he set the world motorcycle sidecar speed record. Now he wants to take four New Zealanders with him to the salt flats for an opportuity to ride a 200 horse power, 1979 Kawasaki Turbo, a bike that can go up to 300 kilometers and hour. Phil Garrett has taken his search for the next Burt Munro to the heart of Munro Country - Invercargill - where thousands of people are expected over the next few days for the Burt Munro Challenge.

The link for more info:!/FlyingKiwiMotorcyles

2.20  'Holy Matrimony - Getting Hitched: The 19th Century Wedding Dress.' - Olwyn Ramsey - Every wedding dress tells a story about the bride and the era she's from. There are gowns made from luxiourous fabrics in good times, and more simple dresses designed and worn during the Second World War when materials were rationed. This weekend Kaitaia's Te Ahu Heritage Museum opens an exhibition of wedding gowns from the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries called "Holy Matrimony - Getting Hitched" : The 19th Century Wedding Dress.  
Museum Volunteer Olwyn Ramsey, is the curator of the exhibition.

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2:30 Reading - After relaxing in the company, the food and the music of Salta,  Eleanor Meecham is back on her bike climbing into the mountain passes between northern Argentina and Bolivia in today's episode of her book 'Llamas and Empanadas'.
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La Ley y la Trampa by Silvia Mujica, sung by Chaqueno Papaveccino, tk 1 CDE 80.302

2:45 Feature album -  Face the Music - the fifth studio album by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)

3:10  Coffee Pot - How the world's first webcam made a coffee pot famous - Rebecca Kesby of BBC Witness
It's 20 years now (November 1993, when the first web-cam came into being. It was invented by computer scientists  working in Cambridge in the U.K. and it's camera was trained on, of all things, a coffee pot.
Rebecca Kesby from  BBC Witness talks with several of the scientists involved

3:20 The Christchurch trams are back up and running - Katy Gosset  finds out how the view from on board has changed.

3:30 Long-tailed Cuckoos - Alison Ballance - In a case of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Net, Alison Ballance joins Massey University's Michael Anderson on Hauturu-Little Barrier Island in an attempt to catch a long-tailed cuckoo and attach a satellite transmitter. Along the way she discovers why we know so little about this loud but elusive bird that spends part of the year in New Zealand and the rest in the Pacific.

4:06 On The Panel after 4 today, Chris Trotter and Ellen Read - Fencing the paddling pools, the Auckland mayor's mystery trip to Hong Kong, what cats think when you call them, a fluoride-free tap in Hamilton and the new cannabis website designed to get you off the weed. The Lundy Three Hundy is going ahead.