Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Monday 16 November 2015

1:10 First Song

'Save A Prayer' - Eagles Of Death Metal. 

1:15 1080 Drops - Dr Graeme Elliott

A massive 1080 poison offensive has successfully wiped out 95 per cent of rats and 85 per cent of stoats in targeted forests around the country. But the result still fell a bit short of what a Department of Conservation scientist was hoping for. As part of a $21 million project dubbed The Battle for Our Birds, DoC staff launched 27 aerial pest control operations between last August and February over hundreds of thousands of hectares of beech forest, mainly in the South Island.

1:20 150 Years Since Waerenga A Hika - Dr Vincent O'Malley

Next week marks the 150th anniversary of the Siege of Waerenga a Hika.  Te Aitanga a Mahaki iwi will mark the anniversary of the siege of Waerenga a Hika, when 200 colonial troops with 300 Maori allies, predominantly Ngati Porou, attacked the pa.

1:30 NZ Cricket - Glenn Turner

Ross Taylor's New Zealand team-mates have rated it one of the best test innings and implored him to lift again for a shot at a triple-century against Australia in Perth. Taylor will resume on day four of the second cricket test on 235 not out, his highest test score, with the Black Caps 510-6 and still trailing Australia by 49.

1:40 Favourite Album

Funeral - Arcade Fire.  Chosen by Delaney Mes. 

2:10 The Critics

TV Review - Alex Casey

Books - Paul Little 

New Music - Kate Robertson

Theatre  - Craig Beardsworth 

3:10 Feature Interview - Adam Sisman

"The more identities a man has, the more they express the person they conceal."  So said famous fictional spook  George Smiley in John LeCarre's Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy.  But the master of spy thrillers - the author who created Smiley - is actually David John Moore Cornwell. And Cornwell may be more accomplished at changing personas and just as interesting as any character he has written about as John LeCarre. A former member of the British Intelligence Service, MI5, he has written 23 books over the past 50 years including the classic The Spy Who Came In From The Cold.  Author Adam Sisman has written several biographies and takes on perhaps his biggest challenge in his new book, John le Carré: The Biography. He peels back some of the mysteries  about  the man who has thrilled millions of readers over the last 5 decades.

3:35 Voices - Lynda Chanwai-Earle

Lynda Chanwai-Earle takes us to meet an International Indian Puppeteer and his touring theatre company who use simple handmade puppets to convey lively but serious messages on social issues such as AIDS, family planning and the environment.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

What the world is talking about with Jesse Mulligan, Jim Mora and Julie Moffett.