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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 23 April 2015

1:10 Your Song

Jungle Drum by Emiliana Torrini.  Chosen by Iris Richter

1:20 New Zealand A to Z - Stargazers

Alan Gilmore from the Mt John Observatory in Tekapo

Jennie McCormack from Farm Cove Observatory in Auckland

Ash Pennell, President of Dunedin Astronomical Society, the oldest star-gazing society in New Zealand

Stu Parker, a dairy farmer from  Canterbury with a world class record for finding exploding stars

2:10 Latest stories from around New Zealand and the World

100-year-old anzac biscuit
The 100-year-old Anzac biscuit, brought back from WW1. Credit: Bruce Gatward-Cook

2:15 Jody Direen

The Wanaka singer-songwriter Jody Direen is described as one of the hardest working musicians in the business today - and that hard work is starting to pay off with big gigs and award nominations rolling in

2:30 NZ Reading - The Patriot

Is the man who gives up his horse and does the work of two a greater patriot than the youngster who signs up for war?

2:45 Feature album

Tom Waits: Orphans - Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards    

3:10 Expats - Andrew Stanisich

Our kiwi expat this week has just launched his third cafe in LA. Two Guns Espresso caters to hoards of people - many of whom have been converted to the kiwi flat white

3:20 BBC Witness - Albert Einstein

The Nobel prize winning physicist and father of the theory of relativity, Albert Einstein, died on 18th April 1955.  Witness talks to the son of one of Einstein's closest friends, Gustav Born, about the science and the humanity of the 20th-century's greatest scientific thinker

3:35 Tendon Re-Hab - Ruth Beran

Anyone who's experienced a tendon injury knows how painful it is. Currently, the gold standard treatment is a strict exercise regime, but physiotherapist Steve Tumilty from the University of Otago has been trialling the use of a laser plus exercise to treat tendinopathy, with some surprising results.  Stories from Our Changing World.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

What the world is talking about.  With Bridget Mills, Simon Mercep, Tainui Stephens and Irene Gardiner