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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 7 February 2014

1:10 Best Song Ever Written -  'Home thoughts From Abroad' by Clifford T. Ward.
Nominated by Peter Cross. 

1:25 NZ Live - The jazz sounds of the Nick Granville from our Wellington studio.

2:10 The Bats - Debs Searchfield is an Auckland Zoo keeper who is taking her work home. A set of twins whose mother was unable to look after them, needed feeding every four hours to survive. Deb volunteered. She's up at night, making sure the threatened mammals get regular feeds. She hasn't got a tiger cub or baby monkey at home. Debs Searchfield is looking after twin Lesser short tailed bats. The two were born at Auckland Zoo in November, weighing just 4 grams.. about the weight of a 20 cent coin.  The babies are now at a healthy weight, and tonight they will meet their parents for the first time. They will be allowed in the enclosure with the 3 other Lesser short tailed bats.

2:20 Food Labels and Obesity - Amanda Nurse - Do you know what you're eating? Amelia Nurse talks to two experts on food labels, what types are more effective and why. We'll also find out more about an Australian anti-obesity programme that NZ will be rolling out over the coming years, and an app that rates your food choices.

2:30 Reading -  A short story today.  Denise O'Connell reads 'The Leaping Place'  by Vivienne Joseph.   A terminally ill woman tries to prepare herself for her passing by going hang-gliding.

2:45 Feature album - 'Against the Wind' by American rock singer Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band.  His only Number One album.

3:08 One Stop Shop with Paula Saengthian-Ngam - she's just opened another Paula's Plate branch on the city fringe. Yvonne Lorkin, the wine, and Sarah McMullan reviews some of this week's new movies.

Fresh Fast Food - Paula Saengthian-Ngam - Chicken and Kumara Curry Pie

Weekend Wine - Yvonne Lorkin
The Picks
Cheap and Cheerful
Dashwood Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013 $10

Mid Price Magic
Invivo Central Otago Riesling 2013 $21

Treat Yourself
Elephant Hill Reserve Chardonnay 2012 $45

Movie Review - Sarah McMullan - 12 Years a Slave, Robocop, Her Masters Voice
and Saving Mr Banks.

3.40: The Bluff Book Sale - Lindsay Beer - She's all go in Bluff this weekend. If you are in the deep south there's a trifecta of events on to raise money for the community, show off the green thumbs in the community, and show off local produce and crafts. The annual Bluff Book sale, the Lands End Garden Club Flower Show and the Bluff Community Market are all on.

4:06 Michele A'Court and Jeremy Elwood are on The Panel today: What can and should the PM do in his talks with Tony Abbott about buying Australian goods in supermarkets and giving kiwi students access to student loans. The new Uber taxi app service about to hit NZ, and what it means for local taxis and consumers. How happy are you? Or more exactly, are you afraid to be happy?  The test to take from Scientific American, and the Wellington researcher investigating why some people are afraid to be happy. Also, what harm is there in talking on a cellphone why you're stuck at the traffic lights? The law is being widely flouted, as we said it might be a long time ago, not that it took particular prescience.