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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 8 July 2014

1:10 Best song ever written
Morningtown Ride by The Seekers chosen by Lisa Stanger from Christchurch    

1:20 The Critics
1. TV review: Irene Gardiner on Hope and Wire, and the final of Broadchurch
2. Books: Cushla McKinney on "Madness Made Me" by Mary O'Hagan and  
3. Music: Nick Atkinson discusses Electric Wire Hustle    
4. Web: Ben Gracewood shows us:
A Google street view of a cruise ship: 
The ultimate guide to the independent princess:  Jazz and rain: 

2:10 Town Crier
In days gone by no respectable town was without its town crier. They were the original newsreaders in a way - shouting out the days activities and goings on to the local population. But these days, town criers are less of a necessity and more of a novelty, but that doesn't stop them from keeping up their traditions and bringing a touch of the past to our present day lives. And next month Central Otago crier, Paddy Ann Pemberton will represent New Zealand in Chester, England at the World Tournament of Town Crying.

2:20 Movie Magic
The magic of the cinema is in Bruce Thompson's blood. The Ohakune local has been involved with movies all his life - his family have run the local picture theatres in the area since the early 1920s. His father began the family tradition by showing silent movies out of the boot of his Studebaker car before buying three movie theatres in Ohakune, Raetihi and Ohakune Junction.The movie theatres have now closed - and Bruce Thompson is looking to sell the historic King's Theatre - but in the meantime, he wants to keep the cinema alive by showing ski movies to winter tourists.

2:30 NZ Reading
Pip's father is obsessed about always having to be first. Thirteen year old Pip doesn't have the same drive and it's stressing him... especially when the paternal expectations start being directed at  his 18-month-old sister. That's coming up in today's episode of 'Juggling with Mandarins'.

2:45 Feature album
Headquarters (1967) by The Monkees

3:10 The Musical Island Boys
Wellington based barbershop quartet The Musical Island Boys were named the International Quartet Champions at the 76th Annual Barbershop Harmony Society Convention in Las Vegas over the weekend. The group is only the second quartet from outside the United States to have won the title. The quartet have just arrived home in Wellington.

3:30 Our Changing World
The Southern Alps are providing the stage for one of the largest science experiments to take place in New Zealand. Almost every night for the last month, a flying laboratory has taken to the skies from Christchurch airport to measure gravity waves - with the aim of making weather forecasts more accurate.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show with Zara Potts
Will Brazil have their captain for the World Cup semi final? Some good news for cyclists; new research into obesity; having like-minded work mates is more important than a big pay packet; changes to Google advertising; what will the internet look like in 10 years; where is Britain's oldest tree and what is Britney Spears up to?