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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 2 September 2014

1:10 Best song ever written - 'Flame Trees'

'Flame Trees' by Cold Chisel chosen by Anna Morten from Christchurch.

1:20 The Critics

IT consultant Ben Gracewood examines the notion that Facebook Makes Us Unhappy. He also examines the
situation in the UK where school children as young as five are expected to learn to write code.

Music critic Collin Morris has two new tracks you've just got to hear from English folkies The Moulettes and Emily Smith.

Graham Beattie combines his two great passions: reading and cooking with the release of new books from two of our best-known foodies – Simon Gault - Modern Classics; and Annabel Langbein - The Free Range Cook Through the Seasons.

Television reviewer Irene Gardiner looks at the new Dr Who, Nashville and A Place to Call Home.

2:10 Reaching great heights

Wellington adventurer Neelu Memom, who was left with only 30% of her vision after contracting an a post-viral autoimmune reaction when she was 16, tells of the challenges of scaling Mt Kilimanjaro.

2:20 Treasuring our artifacts

Museum curator Alice Hutchison has spent the last 15 years working in the United States and now she's back to keep a watchful eye on our national treasures at Aratoi Museum of Art and History in Masterton.

2:30 NZ Reading

Tuvalu Part 12: Andrew O'Connor's novel Tuvalu is not about the Pacific nation of low lying coral atolls and islands... it's set in Tokyo, and Tuvalu is a destination of the soul... somewhere to want to go.

2:45 Feature album - Back in Black by AC/DC (1980)

3:10 Feature guest - author and pilot Laurence Gonzales

Twenty-five years ago the hydraulics systems aboard a United Airlines Flight from Denver to Chicago failed at 37,000 feet with 296 people on board. Miraculously, the pilot was able to make a crash landing, using only his right hand turns to navigate – 184 people survived. Author and pilot Laurence Gonzales tells the story of what happened inside the plane, from the cockpit, where pilots struggled to get the plane under control, to the passengers who were certain they would not make it. He talks to survivors who recount how an experience like that changes you forever. His book is called Flight 232: A story of disaster and survival.

3:30 Our Changing World

It's often said that a daily glass of red wine is good for your health. While that may not be quite as true as we'd like it to be, there's new evidence that grapes grown for wine may have some other health benefits. Alison Ballance discovers that a collaboration at the University of Otago is hopeful that wine waste such as seeds and skins may become the raw ingredient for wound dressings with anti-microbial properties.

Stories from Our Changing World.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show: what the world's talking about

Zara Potts on luxury travel to university; the benefits of apples re-emphasised; the useful app that will destroy your unwise messages; those who cheat keep on cheating; the reason why gun reform doesn’t work in America; and why would action movies make you fat; and speaking of fat, the fatberg.