Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 21 February 2008

Afternoons for Thursday 21 February 2008

1:06 Jim's Essay

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Tribute by Tenacious D

According to Justy Scott

1:15 Your Place - Featherstone

Rex Scrimshaw, Graham Jupp, and Erica Tenquist

2:00 News

2:10 Orientation in Otago

It's been a riotous start to O-Week in Dunedin, which kicked off on Monday with the traditional Toga Parade and party, attended by more than 2-thousand students.

Otago University's orientation week is notorious for bringing out the sort of 'revelry' southern students are known for, and this year's shaping up to be no exception.

Hospitality Association's Otago president is Lindsay McKinney.

2:30 NZ Reading Glasnost by Owen Marshall

Two poets, one from Russia, one from New Zealand, strike up an unlikely friendship.

2:45 He Rourou

In He Rourou today Ana Tapiata talks politics to Wena Tait, the manager from the iwi radio station in Wellington.

2:50 Feature Album - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You

Aretha Franklin (1967)

3:00 News

3:12 Arts Report

On our Arts report this afternoon Lynn Freeman talks with one of the driving forces behind the National Theatre of Scotland - the company bringing Black Watch, the history of Scotland's most famous regiment, to the International Festival of the Arts; and she reveals another side of Helen Hitchings - New Zealand's first female art dealer.

3:33 Christchurch Story

Our Christchurch correspondent, Katy Gosset takes a wander through the city streets - that's not uncommon but today her guide is Petronella Spicer who is sight impaired and negotiates her way with the help of a guide-dog.

3:47Environment Story - The Balancing Nature

The ABC Science Show's Lynne Malcolm explores bio-diversity hotspots around the world. Today we rejoin her in the Philippines where she is looking at the health of corals and fish stocks in an ocean with more species than anywhere else on earth.

4:00 News

4:06 The Panel - Lynley Boniface and Tony Doe

4:30 News Headlines/Traffic/Weather