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Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm

Jesse hosts an upbeat mix of the curious and the compelling, ranging from the stories of the day to the great questions of our time.

Monday to Friday, 1pm - 4pm

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David France - How to Survive a Plague

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In the early 1980s, a diagnosis of AIDS was a death sentence, and the US government was doing nothing about it. David France tells the story of how scientists and citizens came together to halt the AIDS epidemic. His book is called How to Survive a Plague: The inside story of how citizens and science tamed aids. Audio

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Available Audio (9)

1:10 First song

Tali - photo by hacker photography

Tali Photo: hacker photography

Natalia Sheppard was born in Taranaki and grew up on a dairy farm.  Not too unusual if you live in New Zealand, but over the last 16 years her life has been anything but ordinary.  In 2001 she moved to the UK to follow her dreams of becoming a top international MC and she has since become one of our most prolific drum and bass exponents.    

You may know her best but her stage name Tali.  She and her new band play live for us today

1:15 Cromwell housing crisis

Cromwell, Central Otago

Cromwell, Central Otago Photo: wikipedia

We often hear about the housing crisis in Auckland, people being forced to live in cars, or put in motels while awaiting affordable accommodation. But other parts of the country are also suffering, in particular parts of Central Otago.

Social agencies in Cromwelll, which is 50 kilometres from Queenstown, say the town is suffering a rental crisis, with some families being forced to live in caravans and garages.

Central Otago Budgeting Services co-ordinator is Pam Hughes

1:25 Watching people watch TV

Who would have thought that a tv show about watching people watch TV would be such a hit?

The Bafta Award winning show, Gogglebox, which screens on Sky NZ's Living Channel, features families and groups of friends from around England and Wales, who react to British television shows from their own homes.

Jesse talks to the shows creator and executive producer,  Tania Alexander.

Gogglebox TV Show

Gogglebox TV Show Photo: Sky TV NZ

1:35 Sound Archives: the NZSO turns 70

Next Monday marks the 70th anniversary of the first public performance by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. That was on March 6, 1947, when the National Orchestra, as it was then called, performed at the Wellington Town  Hall.

JC Beaglehole gave a very controversial review of the NZSO's first performance The Listener, 21 March 1947

Many recordings of the early orchestra are held in the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and Sarah Johnston plays us a couple of them.

1:40 Favourite album

2:10 Music Critic

Sigrid

Sigrid Photo: Supplied

Freelance music journalist Kate Robertson has two brand new songs for us to listen to today; The latest from Lana Del Rey's new album "Love" and a cool new 20 year old Nordic pop star Sigrid.

2:25 Bookmarks

Ginette McDonald

Ginette McDonald Photo: supplied

Wellington actor Ginette McDonald stumbled in to her profession at the age of 15 after meeting playwrite Bruce Mason who was keen to promote more Kiwi localism on stage.  She invented her alter ego, Lyn of Tawa just a year later, and has gone on to feature in many plays and on Televison in this country and in the UK for the last 5 decades.

She is acting royality in Aotearoa, a national treasure, and she is our guest today on Bookmarks.

How to Survive A Plague by David France

3:10 David France How to Survive a Plague

In the early 1980s, a diagnosis of AIDS was a death sentence, and the US government was doing nothing about it. 

A determined group of activists, who knew nothing about medicine or immunology turned their anger into action and helped develop the drug treatment that is saving so many lives today. 

David France tells the story of how scientists and citizens came together to halt the AIDS epidemic.  His book  is called How to Survive a Plague: The inside story of how citizens and science tamed aids.

3:35 RNZ Eyewitness

On Valentine's Day 2007 Georgina Beyer brought down the curtain on her 8 year career in government. The first transsexual in the world to be elected to parliament, her short time in national politics had been remarkable for its candour and courage as well as for its achievements. On the tenth anniversary of her resignation, Georgina tells RNZ's Eyewitness programme that she left it all behind with no regrets and little ceremony.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

4:05 The Panel with James Elliott and Mai Chen

 

Playlist

JESSE MULLIGAN - AFTERNOONS:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
WEDNESDAY MARCH 1st 2017

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Tali
TITLE:      I Fly Over You
COMP:     Tali and Kings
ALBUM:   Keta
LIVE:        RNZ Auckland

1:45pm - FEATURE ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Tom Waits
TITLE:      Children's Story (Bastards)
COMP:     Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan, Georg Büchner's Woyzeck
ALBUM:   Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
LABEL:    Anti

ARTIST:    Tom Waits
TITLE:      Road To Peace
COMP:     Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan
ALBUM:   Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
LABEL:    Anti

2:10pm - MUSIC CRITIC:
ARTIST:    Lana Del Rey
TITLE:      Love
COMP:     Elizabeth Grant, Rick Nowels Jr, Emile Haynie, Benjamin Levin
ALBUM:   Love
LABEL:    Interscope

ARTIST:    Sigrid
TITLE:      Don't Kill My Vibe
COMP:     Sigrid
ALBUM:   Don't Kill My Vibe
LABEL:    Island

2:25pm - BOOKMARKS:
ARTIST:    Bette Milder
TITLE:      One For My Baby And One More For The Road
COMP:     Harold Arlen,  Johnny Mercer
ALBUM:   LIVE:  Performance on the Last Johnny Carson Show
LABEL:    Atlantic

ARTIST:    The Lovin' Spoonful
TITLE:      Darling Be Home Soon
COMP:    John B. Sabastian
ALBUM:   You're A Big Boy Now:  Soundtrack
LABEL:    Kama Sutra

3:35pm - ADDITIONAL SONG:
ARTIST:    Tom Waits
TITLE:      You Can Never Hold Back Spring
COMP:     Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan, Georg Büchner's Woyzeck
ALBUM:   Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
LABEL:    Anti

4:30pm - THE PANEL : HALFTIME SONG:
ARTIST:    Flight of The Conchords
TITLE:      Robots
COMP:     Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie.
ALBUM:   Flight of The Conchords
LABEL:    Sub Pop