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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 28 April 2014

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - John Kelly of Auckland nominated 'Echo Park' by Keith Barber

1:25 Eight Months to Mars - Auckland author, Ben Sanders.

2:10 The Battle of Gate Pa - Buddy Mikaera:  Today marks an historic occasion on The Bay of Plenty's calendar... It's the eve of the Battle of Gate Pa.. which happened in Tauranga 150 years ago. The battle between the British and Maori was a significant event in New Zealand history. 100 imperial British soldiers were killed or wounded in the battle,  and it was recorded as one of the worst defeats for the British.
Preparations for the anniversary have been two years in the planning and tonight a commemoration dinner will take place, just as it did 150 years ago, when a dinner was held for the British officers prior to the battle.

2:20 The British Classic Car - Peter Bailey:  It's probably fair to say that every car enthusiast has a love/hate relationship with the object of their affection..and so it is for Peter Bailey and his 1951 Jowett Javelin.
He's a relatively recent convert to the British-made Jowett, but a background in aircraft engineering has helped him appreciate some of the more unique features of this unique car.

2:30 Reading:  Brian Turner, award winning poet, relates tales of fishing, friendship and foolhardy trips into the wilds of the Otago region. . . all seasoned with disarmingly honest commentary on his fellow man and the way we treat one another and our world.
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CD - UBM 1178, Improvisationalen fur Klavier, Tracks 5 and 7, Sebeliusiana, Comp and perf by Maximilian Kock
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Into the Wider World by Brian Turner Published by Godwit  ISBN: 9781869621421

2:45 Feature Album - Aja by Steely Dan.  (1977)

3:10  Feature Author:Ed Catmull shares his insights in his new book.. written with Amy Wallace.. Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiratio

3.30 The Painter - Lynda Chanwai-Earle: Shi Lu is a revolutionary Chinese painter whose life is a story of survival during China's most turbulent political times. Lynda meets the daughter of Shi Lu at Te Papa to hear his extraordinary story and view his legacy in art.
The link: Voices

4:06 Kevin Milne is back on The Panel today, with Tony Doe. The end of the synthetic cannabinoids for sale, but what was this initiative in its short life - a schemozzle or a sensible scheme? The vegetarian food that really does taste like meat so is this the game-changer. What to do about bullying now that zero tolerance doesn't seem to have worked, the problem with stock being stolen from New Zealand's farms, and why don't we want our children sitting next to men on planes?