Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 17 September 2015

1:10 First Song

New Zealander Kaylee Bell and Californian-born Australian Jared Porter with 'Pieces'.

1:15 Tsunami Warning - Civil Defence 

Civil Defence has issued a tsunami warning for coastal and beach areas on the east coast of the country and the Chatham Islands after a strong earthquake hit Chile this morning.

1:20 Happy Families - Bronwyn Harman  

There's new proof to the old maxin "the more the merrier". It turns out the key to a happy family could be having four or more children. Dr Bronwyn Harman from Edith Cowan University in Australia has done the research.  And she has found parents with four or more children are more satisfied than those with fewer kids.

1:30 Bird Funding Crisis - Nicola Toki

New Zealand's native birds have encountered all sorts of challenges to stay alive over the past century or two - introduced pests, predators and loss of habitat. But now their struggle for survival is being hindered by a lack of funding. In July BNZ pulled the plug on its Save the Kiwi sponsorship. And the future for the Kakapo recovery programme is uncertain, with the New Zealand Aluminium Smelter yet to confirm whether it'll continue supporting the cause after its contract ends in December.

1:40 Favourite album

Jock Cocker - Stingray.  Chosen by Greg Payne of Mahurangi West. 

2:10 Truck Theft - Liz Carmichael

A man who stole a septic tank truck in Dunedin is still on the loose, though the truck itself has now been found. The man has managed to evade police for the past two days despite leaving a trail of evidence in his wake. The very distinctive blue and yellow truck was taken from Dunedin on Tuesday, and was found today in Christchurch. The truck belongs to Barry Dell Plumbing.

2:20 Roadmap: Akaroa

Akaroa is a small seaside village on Banks Peninsula. It has a population of about 700 permanent residents. The village is celebrating 175 years of European Settlement this year.

3:10 The Expats - Ryan O'Kane

Ryan O'Kane will be a familiar face to TV watchers here in New Zealand - he's appeared in The Insiders Guide to Life, played cricketer Bob Blair in the Tangiwhai telefeature and was one of the lead roles in Tom Scott's 1981 Springbok tour film, Rage. And he joins us from sunny Bondi Beach.

3:25 Masterpieces - Emily Perkins

Author and playwright Emily Perkins tells us about her favourite New Zealand book.

3:35 Our Changing World: 'Orchard in a box' - using GM to breed better apples

Andrew Allan and Richard Espley from Plant and Food Research take Alison Ballance on a tour through a high security glasshouse, which they call an 'orchard in a box'. Here, they speed up evolution by inserting individual apple genes into apple trees to produce, for example, red-fleshed apples or apples with a very long shelf life.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

What the world is talking about.  With Jesse Mulligan, Jim Mora and Zara Potts.

Music played in this show

Jesse Mulligan 1-4pm  

Wednesday 16 September

OPENING SONG:  

ARTIST: Jared Porter w Kaylee Bell  
TITLE: Pieces

FAVOURITE ALBUM:

ARTIST: Joe Cocker
TITLE: Catfish
COMP: Dylan, Levy   
ALBUM: Stingray
LABEL: FRUITGUM    181050

ARTIST: Joe Cocker
TITLE: The Man In Me
COMP:   Dylan
ALBUM: Stingray
LABEL: FRUITGUM    181050

ARTIST: Joe Cocker
TITLE: Worrier
COMP:   Moore
ALBUM: Stingray
LABEL: FRUITGUM    181050

ROADMAP:

ARTIST: Edith Piaf
TITLE:  La Vie En Rose
COMP:   Piaf/Louiguy
ALBUM: Edith Piaf: La Vie En Rose
LABEL: PLANET    991034

ARTIST: Elton John
TITLE:  Teacher I Need You
COMP:   John, Taupin
ALBUM: Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player
LABEL: ROCKET    528154    

ARTIST:  Les Wriggles
TITLE:   La Petite Olive
COMP: Les Wriggles
ALBUM:  Ah Bah Ouais Mais Bon
LABEL: Atmospheriques         

ARTIST:  The Eagles
TITLE:   Take It Easy
COMP: Browne, Frey
ALBUM:  Eagles
LABEL: ASYLUM    253009     

PANEL:

ARTIST: The Beatles
TITLE: Paperback Writer
COMP:   Lennon, McCartney
ALBUM: The Beatles: 1
LABEL: APPLE    529325