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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 21 March 2014

1:10 Best song ever written: Vincent/Starry Starry Night by Don McLean chosen by Mark Bruce of Christchurch

1:15 NZ Live: Auckland's 'Lightning Bells' - this is a pop project by a brother and sister,  with musical collaborators on board.

2:10 End of an era - Robert Baldock

The curtain is about to come down on a business that has supported show business for 20 years. WestSide Studios in Wellington is home to more than 600 props... everything from floats for the Santa Parade to jungle scenery for a corporate events. It is a collection of the weird and wonderful world of supplying props and equipment to the film and television industry. Director Robert Baldock is now putting the lot up for sale. At 65, he says he's ready to retire. So the props from shows like Xena, Hercules, Dark Knight, and The Tribe will be for sale by tender followed by a giant garage sale for anything that doesn't sell. You can take a look at some of the collection on our Facebook page or here:  http://westside.net.nz/catalogue/

2.20 Marching Girl - Sonia Sly

Sweaty boots, headache-inducing head gear, and military precision - an inside look at the world of Marching Girls where the stakes are high at the 2014 Marching Competitions in Porirua City.

2:30 Reading

Bruce Phillips reading 'Behind The Lines' - episode ten in our adaptation of Archibald Baxter's book 'We Will Not Cease' .

2:45 Feature album: Mystery Girl by Roy Orbison (1989)

3:08 One stop shop

For your weekend we've lined up a recipe from Jonny Schwass, Yvonne Lorkin choosing the wine and Sarah McMillan reviewing Cuban Fury and Pompeii

3.40 The Lawn Mower Race - Kat McNab

This weekend the Lepperton Primary School in Waitara is hosting a ride on lawnmower race day to raise money for the school. Lawnmower racers will be coming from Taranaki, Bay of Plenty and Fielding for the event. The contestants ride on modified lawnmowers with the blades removed, of course. There are other activities and events for the kids.
 

4:06 The Panel: Susan Hornsby-Geluk and Nevil Gibson

The Problem Gambling Foundation has lost almost all of its Government funding; latest MH370 news and theories; mid-life crises; Local Government New Zealand is calling for tougher dog control laws; Cerebos Gregg's has confirmed it will channel ten million dollars into expanding its Dunedin-based coffee factory, and are self service supermarket checkouts really the way forward?