Afternoons

Tuesday 7 July 2015, with Simon Mercep

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Your Song - Beautiful Day

1:10 PM. 'Beautiful Day' - U2. Chosen by Chris Arbuckle.

The Panel pre-show for 7 July 2015

3:46 PM. Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.

TV review with Colin Hogg

1:23 PM. Reviewing The GC, Shearing Gang, and Paul Henry

Book review with Graham Beattie

1:33 PM. Graham Beattie reviews 'The Bookshop Book' by Jen Campbell, and 'The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend' by Katarina Bivald.

Music review with Colin Morris

1:45 PM. Colin Morris reviews 'Back To Basics' by Bill Wyman, and 'Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry' by The HillBenders

Web review with Megan Whelan

1:55 PM. Megan Whelan talks about reddit, a Hacking team hack, and the England women's football tweet.

Anti-cancer chemical found in NZ sea sponge - Professor John Miller

2:10 PM. New Zealand researchers are looking hard at whether a sea sponge, commonly found in the Marlborough Sounds, could provide an effective cancer drug. The potential benefits of a chemical produced by the Mycale henscheli sponge have been explored in a recent article in the Molecular Cancer Therapeutics journal. John Miller is a professor of Cell Biology and Physiology at the School of Biological Sciences at Victoria University.

Cocaine Skis - Nick Pomeroy

2:20 PM. A cold southerly over the lower South Island is expected to spread northwards today, bringing heavy snow for Southern Fiordland, Southland, and Clutha today, and Hawke's Bay and Central Plateau tonight. The wintry storm may not be good news for some motorists, with a number of highways in the south closing. But, for ski-junkies a fresh dump of snow could be good news. One man who's passion is skiing is Nick Pomeroy. He loves it so much, that he's started his own ski-making business. It's called Cocaine Skis.

Feature album - Secrets

2:45 PM. Today's feature album is Toni Braxton's second studio album, Secrets, which was released in the United States in June, 1996.

Gut - Giulia Enders

3:10 PM. When it comes to the human body, the Heart and the brain get all the glory. But Giulia Enders is a 25-year-old Ph.D. student at the Institute for Medical Microbiology in Frankfurt, Germany marvels at the less popular things our body does and organs that make it possible. She's written a book that reads like a digestive system travelogue and explains new research that links what's going on in our brains to what's happening in our bowels. The book is , called Gut: The Inside Story Of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ. It's a bestseller in her native Germany and is now published in 30 languages all over the world.

Spookfish and Other Deep Sea Sharks

9:20 PM. Long-nosed spookfish and other chimaeras are among a suite of weird, little known deep sea sharks that sport spiky sex organs on their head, enormous noses, fierce spines and long tails

1:10 Your Song

Beautiful Day - U2.  Chosen by Chris Arbuckle. 

1:20 The Critics

1. TV review     Colin Hogg
2. Books        Graham Beattie
3 Music        Colin Morris
4. Web        Megan Whelan

2:10 Anti-cancer chemical found in NZ sea sponge - Professor John Miller 

New Zealand researchers are looking hard at whether a sea sponge, commonly found in the Marlborough Sounds, could provide an effective cancer drug. The potential benefits of a chemical produced by the Mycale henscheli sponge have been explored in a recent article in the Molecular Cancer Therapeutics journal. John Miller is a professor of Cell Biology and Physiology at the School of Biological Sciences at Victoria University.

2:20 Cocaine Skis - Nick Pomeroy

A cold southerly over the lower South Island is expected to spread northwards today, bringing heavy snow for Southern Fiordland, Southland, and Clutha today, and Hawke's Bay and Central Plateau tonight. The wintry storm may not be good news for some motorists, with a number of highways in the south closing. But, for ski-junkies a fresh dump of snow could be good news. One man who's passion is skiing is Nick Pomeroy. He loves it so much, that he's started his own ski-making business. It's called Cocaine Skis.

2:30 NZ Reading - Shooting The Moon

Nick doesn't make the Highlands Soccer Team as his father had hoped. The brothers go shopping for presents for their sister Madeline.  Pip is disturbed by Nick's selfish behaviour and excited to begin training for the Climbing Champs.

2:45 Feature album

Secrets - Toni Braxton.    

3:10 Gut - Giulia Enders

When it comes to the human body, the Heart and the brain get all the glory. But Giulia Enders is a 25-year-old Ph.D. student at the Institute for Medical Microbiology in Frankfurt, Germany marvels at the less popular things our body does and organs that make it possible. She's written a book that reads like a digestive system travelogue and explains new research that links what's going on in our brains to what's happening in our bowels. The book is , called Gut: The Inside Story Of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ. It's a bestseller in her native Germany and is now published in 30 languages all over the world.

3:35 Our Changing World - Alison Ballance

Victoria University PhD student Brit Finucci introduces Alison Ballance to the weird and wonderful world of chimera, which are deep sea relatives of the sharks. She shows Alison some of their stranger features, including spiky sex organs on the foreheads of the males.

Stories from Our Changing World.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

What the world is talking about.  With Jim Mora, Julie Moffett, Sue Wells and Tony Doe.