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Afternoons moves from magazine listening in the early afternoon through to full-on current affairs in drive time.

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  • Author and pilot Laurence Gonzales talks on Afternoons about his new book that tells the story of what happened 25 years ago when the hydraulics systems aboard Flight 232 bound for Chicago

  • Joe Nunweek stands in for Nick Bollinger in The Sampler, reviewing the new album by young brash and knotty Americans Naomi Punk; a metal album that uses no guitar at all by Wreck and Reference; and explores the strange story and eventual rediscovery of long-lost American crooner Lewis.

  • In Windows on the World, Peter Bowes of the BBC, tells the story of television in the USA, made by Native Americans for people from across their tribal communities

  • On Our Changing World, zombie possums feature in a science-based adventure game about saving New Zealand's forests, optical fibre lasers and rogue waves, and wound dressings made from wine waste

  • On Saturday Morning, Kim Hill's guests will include Robby Robilliard and Alan Cooper