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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 16 September 2014

1:10 Best song ever written.  Closer to the Truth by American singer-songwriter Tony Joe White.  Chosen by Helen Grattan of Nelson.

1:20 The Critics

TV - Irene Gardiner reviews 'Happy Hour' TV ONE, Saturday nights at 9.30pm and 'The Good Wife' TV3, Tuesday nights about 11pm

Books - Mary McCullum reviews 'The Colour of Food' by Anne Else
Music - Nick Atkinson
Web - Ben Gracewood

2:10  A Penguin Fence.  A West Coast community has just made a stretch of highway safer for Blue Penguins by erecting a 2.6km fence between Punakaiki and Fox River. Inger Perkins speaks to Simon Mercep. 

2:20  Is our driving getting worse?  In 2004, the Editor of Tauranga's Sun Live newspaper wrote a column taking a swipe at driving standards.  It quoted figures from the Land Transport Safety Authority putting the cost of Tauranga's accidents at $2.7 million a week.  Ten years later, with Tauranga expanding rapidly and with significant changes to driver training and licensing, has the standard of driving improved at all?  Brian Rogers thinks not.

2:30 NZ Reading.  Owen Scott reads  another episode from 'Sensible Sinning' by Bernard Brown.

2:45 Feature album.  'A New World Record' the 1976 album by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), who performed a full concert in the UK for the first time in 28 years last night.


Headache Photo: CC BY savyriku

3:10 Headaches - Doctor Carole Hungerford.  Everyday, thousands of people around New Zealand suffer from chronic headaches.  About one is six of us get them from time to time and miss school or work because of it.  Doctor Carole Hungerford is a GP in Australia who has helped her patients figure out what causes the headache, and how to get rid of them. She's written a book called Headache: A Family Doctor's Guide to Treating a Common Ailment.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show.  Zara Potts, Jim Mora, Bernard Hickey and Simon Pound with what the world is talking about.