Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 29 October 2015

1:10 First song

'Play it On My Radio' - Niki and the Dove.  

1:15 Pocket Neighbourhoods - Ross Chapin

Urban sprawl to accommodate increasing populations of people has often come at a cost to small neighbourhoods and communities. But many forward-thinking town planners around the world and here in New Zealand are beginning to see small clusters of homes - or "pocket neighbourhoods" - as a more desirable way to build homes while limiting sprawl. American architect Ross Chapin coined the phrase "pocket neighbourhoods" and has spent 20-years working on the concept of more communal living spaces.

1:25 Vision Testing - Jason Turuwhenua

How do you test how well a toddler can see - when they can't exactly read out numbers and letters from a chart?
A new research project, led by Dr Jason Turuwhenua, is developing a device that will test small children's sight, catching problems early so they can be treated more effectively.

1:30 The Broken Heartbreakers - Rachel Bailey 

Rachel Bailey, one half of the song-writing duo behind the Dunedin-based Broken Heartbreakers, talks about their new album.

1:40 Favourite album

August And Everything After - Counting Crows.

2:10 Money - Mary Holm 

This week: Investing in rental property - the pluses and minuses.

2:30 Sirocco - Peta Mathias

In today's episode of 'Sirocco', Peta Mathias takes to the hills to experience some gypsy entertainment, in some of the most interesting real estate around.

2:45 Food Guest - Tama Toki

Today's foodie is Tama Toki, founder of Ahi Ka Tonics. 

3:10 The Expats

3:25 Masterpieces - Lynda Hallinan

Famous gardener Lynda Hallinan discusses her favourite garden.

3:30 Our Changing World: Kokopu condos and tuna townhouse

Suburban streams can be unfriendly places for native fish, prone to flooding with warm contaminated water running off roads and driveways, and cleared of vegetation and woody debris. Waikato Regional Council freshwater scientist Bruno David takes Alison Ballance to a Hamilton stream where he is trialling designs for fish houses, permanently built into the stream banks: u-shaped tunnel townhouses for tuna or eels, and a large pipe condominium for giant kokopu. 

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

What the world is talking about with Jesse Mulligan and Zara Potts.

Music played in this show

Thursday 29th October

FEATURE ALBUM:

ARTIST: Counting Crows
TITLE: Round Here
COMP: Bryson, Duritz, Janusko, Jewett
ALBUM: August And Everything After
LABEL: Geffen

ARTIST: Counting Crows
TITLE: Raining in Baltimore
COMP: Duritz
ALBUM: August And Everything After
LABEL: Geffen

ARTIST: Counting Crows
TITLE: Omaha
COMP: Duritz
ALBUM: August And Everything After
LABEL: Geffen

ARTIST: Counting Crows
TITLE: A Murder of One
COMP: Bryson, Duritz, Malley
ALBUM: August And Everything After
LABEL: Geffen