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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 21 April 2015

1:10 Your Song

It's A Man's World - Christina Aguilera.  Chosen by Holly Cunningham 

1:20 The Critics

1. TV review -Irene Gardiner
2. Books-Wendyl Nissen
3 Music-Colin Morris
4. Web-Ele Ludeman


2:10 Rosetta Space Craft - Warwick Holmes

The Australian avionics systems engineer who helped build, test and launch the Rosetta space craft that successfully landed a probe on a comet (Comet-67P) last year will give a free public lecture at the University of Waikato this week. Warwick Holmes spent 29 years working on European Space Agency (ESA) spacecraft projects and missions including four-and-a-half years on the Rosetta project.  He thinks New Zealand and Australia should be investing much more in science and engineering

2:20 BBC Witness - Carousel  

In April 1945 one of the most successful musicals of all time premiered on Broadway. Carousel, by Rodgers and Hammerstein was a huge hit and Jean Darling was one of the original cast.  He features in today's episode of Witness

2:30 NZ Reading - Heaven Freezes

Simon goes to see a movie Little Fish and remembers the events surrounding his first wife Aileen's death. She walked into the sea never to return. It looks as if his second wife Stephanie is going to leave him too, though in very different circumstances  

2:45 Feature album

One Step Closer by The Doobie Brothers

3:10 Feature interview - Martin Pistorius

When Martin Pistorius was 12 years old, a mysterious illness put him in a coma. His parents were told he would never recover. But two years later, his brain came to life again,  but no one knew it. He spent the next 8  years aware of everything around him, but still unable to speak or move.  He says he felt like a ghost. He could hear everything around him including his mother saying she hoped he would die to end the suffering.  Slowly he did recover, get married and write a book. It's called Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body

3:35 Our Changing World - Veronika Meduna

Environmental groups worldwide are focusing their climate change campaigns on fossil fuel divestment - the removal of stocks, bonds and funds from oil companies. In New Zealand, the Anglican Church and Victoria University, are leading the way. 

Stories from Our Changing World.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

What the world is talking about.  With Paul Brennan, Simon Mercep, Jock Anderson and Josie McNaught