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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 11 December 2014

1:10 Best song ever written

Song for Europe by Roxy Music. Chosen by Petrus Van der Schaaf of Te Arai Point. 

1:20 Simon's A to Z - Diamond Harbour

Ian Boyd.  Stalwart of Diamond Harbour's Rugby and Bowls clubs.

Robyn Hedges. Diamond Harbour Lodge.

Michelle Anderton. Historic Godley House.

2:10 Text Neck - Ian d'Young
What truth is there in recent reports of an epidemic of "text neck"?  What causes it and what can be done to treat/prevent it?

2:20 The Briggs Mercury V8 Special - Steve Day

One of New Zealand's oldest race cars is due to make a comeback in 2015.  The 1959 Briggs Mercury V8 Special was built by Christchurch man Brian Briggs, the brother of three-time world champion speedway rider Barry Briggs. The car has been fastidiously restored by Steve Day of New Plymouth. It will make its first major public appearance since the re-fit at the 2015 Leadfoot festival in February.

1959 Briggs Mercury V8 Special

2:30 NZ Reading

Part four of 'How To Catch A Cricket Match' by Harry Ricketts.

2:45 Feature album

 'So Beautiful or So What' - Paul Simon  (2011).

Sarah Larnach3:10 Our Grammy Nominee

Sarah Larnach, an Auckland-based artist is up for a Grammy next year. Sarah Larnach found out by text message that she'd been nominated for her work with British music act Passenger. The 35-year-old designed the album cover and artwork for the album Whispers.

Whispers album cover

3:30 NZ's Top Science Teacher - Alison Ballance

Last week, science teacher Terry Burrell was awarded the 2014 Prime Minister's Science Teacher Prize. The prize was in recognition of her exceptional teaching ability, and Alison Ballance heads to Onslow College to see this inspiring and energetic teacher in action with a year 10 class.  Stories from Our Changing World.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show with Zara Potts, Jim Mora, Garry Moore and Mike Moynahan.