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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 16 July 2015

1:10 Your Song

Bad To The Bone - George Thorogood.  Chosen by Tara Sutherland of Little River. 

1:20 Our New Zealand A to Z - Matiu/Somes Island

On New Zealand A to Z today it's M for Matiu/Somes Island. The biggest of Wellington Harbour's islands and host to a fascinating history.

2:10 Pie Time - Tim Aspinall

It's that time again - the annual pie awards have kicked off, with judging taking place in Auckland today. We speak to head judge, Tim Aspinall, about this year's entries.

2:20 Historic Wurlitzer Organ - James Duncan

The almost 90-year-old Wurlitzer organ at Avondale's Hollywood cinema has to move now that the building has been put up for sale.  It's one of only three Wurlitzer organs left in New Zealand after their hey-day during the silent movie era. This one is said to be one of the best two in the Southern Hemisphere.  We speak to the Chairman of the Wurlitzer Organ Trust of Auckland, James Duncan, about what it might take to move this complicated, colossal instrument - and where the ideal new home for it may be.

2:30 NZ Reading - Shooting The Moon

Nick tells Pip he can have Horace if he doesn't get a deer on his first hunt and Pip is alarmed and impressed by a poem of Nick's he finds. Camping out with dad for his first hunt, Nick awakes early and takes a photo of a deer drinking at the swimming hole. When the moment comes to shoot for real, Pip deliberately misses. His angry father misjudges the path and falls down the cliff. Pip finds him unconscious, and climbs to get help.

2:45 Feature album

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra. 

3:10 Expat - Tracee Knowler

Tracee is a New Zealand Red Cross aid worker doing disaster management work in the Marshall Islands.

3:20 BBC Witness - Marie Curie

The first person to win two Nobel prizes for her pioneering research into radioactivity. Working with her husband, Pierre, Marie Curie identified two new elements Polonium and Radium. Their discoveries paved the way for modern treatments of cancer and other illnesses.

3:35 Our Changing World - Ruth Beran

Young people these days are using screens more and more, but exactly how much food are they eating when using different media like computers and TVs? Public health researcher Sam Marsh from the University of Auckland has been looking into it, and Ruth Beran meets her and watches as two children demonstrate how easy it is to eat and play.  Stories from Our Changing World.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

What the world is talking about.  With Jim Mora, Zara Potts, Chris Trotter and Linda Hallinan.