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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 29 January 2015

1:10 Your Song

Fruits Of My Labour - Lucinda Williams. Chosen by Mike Dunn from Rotorua

1:20 New Zealand A to Z - C is for Caves

Kieran McKay: A veteran cave explorer whose team discovered New Zealand's deepest cave system in the Kahurangi National Park last year.

Hamish Campbell: A GNS Science geologist explains why New Zealand has so many caves and how they are formed.

Huia Davis: The chief guide for the Waitomo glow-worm cave talks about the value of caves (and glow-worms) for tourism in New Zealand

2:10 Flies!

The warm summer may be great for the school holidays, trips to the bach, beach and barbeques - but not so good for flies! Are there more than usual this year? And how do you get rid of them? We get an informed view of these unwelcome visitors, from bug-expert, Ruud Kleinpaste

2:20 Kevin Boyce

We often hear about a teacher that inspires a student, but what about a pupil inspiring their teacher?

In 1972, young Christchurch teacher Kevin Boyce taught his Glenmoor primary school class about the Christmas day truce of the First World War. A nine-year-old girl in the class wrote a poem, and wrote it so well that for more than 40 years Kevin Boyce has kept a copy of it. Recently he put the poem to music – writing a song and entering a music competition while he was working in Nauru.

He's keen to track down his former pupil, who would by now be in her early 50s.

2:30 NZ Reading - Rangatira # 9

At the farewell meeting of the Rangatira group in Birmingham, March 1864, Jenkins speaks out about the accusations against him. Reihana angrily addresses the crowd. He has no faith in Jenkins, refuses to take any of the gifts offered and says they should be divided among those who have been ruined by Jenkins. Hapimana disagrees and there's general uproar.

2:45 Feature album

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)

3:10 The Expats

Meet Ronnie Peters, a Kiwi living in New York, New York, USA

3:20 BBC Witness

In 1968 a US B52 plane with nuclear bombs on board crashed in Greenland. The bombs did not detonate but, nearly 50 years later, questions remain over whether all were recovered. Jens Zinglersen was the first to the crash site.

3:35 Our Changing World

Matiu-Somes Island in Wellington Harbour is a little penguin hotspot, and Alison Ballance catches the ferry to join Mike Rumble and a team of volunteers who've been giving the penguin population a helping hand by providing nest boxes  

Stories from Our Changing World.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show with Jim Mora, Julie Moffett, Graham Bell and Lynda Hallinan