Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Tuesday 1 December 2015

1:10 First Song

'Amelia' (Live) - Joni Mitchell.

1:20 Climate Change - Veronika Meduna

New Zealand will commit up to $200 million to support international climate change efforts and $20 million toward ground-breaking research to slash agricultural greenhouse gases. 

Cat wearing multi-coloured collar

Pancho is modelling a multi-coloured collar Photo: RNZ / Chris Reid

1:30 Hi-Viz Cats - Heidy Kikillus

Victoria University and Wellington City Council are working together on a new study into high visibility cat collars. 

1:40 Favourite Album

'16 Lovers Lane' - The Go-Betweens.  Chosen by Gary Stevens.

2:10 Communicating Science - Kimberley Collins

Just because you're really good at science doesn't mean that you're good at talking to people about science. In fact, it's arguable that if you're really good at science you're probably less likely to be good at talking to people about it. There are exceptions of course and more importantly things are changing. The Science Communicators Association of New Zealand is holding a conference in Wellington.

2:20 Great New Zealand Concerts - Queen

This week's Great New Zealand concert is Queen's only visit to our shores in April 1985.

3:10 Feature Interview - Stefan Klein

Curiosity. Courage and luck play a much bigger role in scientific breakthroughs than sheer brain power according to some of the world's best known scientists. Science Journalist Stefan Klein sits down for conversations with 19 scientists, including three Nobel Laureates, to find out what motivates them, what inspires them and what mysteries that still allude them.   Readers eavesdrop on the discussions in Klein's new book called We Are All Stardust:: Scientists Who Shaped Our World Talk about Their Work, Their Lives, and What They Still Want to Know.  We'll talk to Stefan Klein, considered Europe's most influential science writers.

3:30 Our Changing World.

Leafroller virus is bad news for wine lovers as it affects the growth and quality of grapevines. Diagnosing it has been a tricky affair, but Alison Ballance discovers from Karmun Chooi that new techniques developed at Plant and Food Research should make it easier for grape growers to detect the disease and ensure a healthy crop of grapes.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

What the world is talking about with Jesse Mulligan, Jim Mora and Zoe George.

Music played in this show

JESSE'S SONG:

ARTIST: Joni Mitchell
TITLE: Amelia
COMP: Mitchell
ALBUM: Joni Mitchell: Dreamland (Compilation)
LABEL: Reprise

FAVOURITE ALBUM:

ARTIST: The Go-Betweens
TITLE: Loves goes on!
COMP: Forster, McLennan
ALBUM: 16 Lovers Lane [Bonus CD]
LABEL: EMI

ARTIST: The Go-Betweens
TITLE: You can't say no forever
COMP: Forster, McLennan
ALBUM: 16 Lovers Lane [Bonus CD]
LABEL: EMI

ARTIST: The Go-Betweens
TITLE: Streets of your town
COMP: Forster, McLennan
ALBUM: 16 Lovers Lane [Bonus CD]
LABEL: EMI

ARTIST: The Go-Betweens
TITLE: Dive for your memory
COMP: Forster, McLennan
ALBUM: 16 Lovers Lane [Bonus CD]
LABEL: EMI

GREAT NEW ZEALAND CONCERT:

ARTIST: Queen
TITLE: Killer Queen
COMP: Mercury
ALBUM: Queen: Live At The Rainbow '74
LABEL: Virgin

ARTIST: Queen
TITLE: Another One Bites the Dust
COMP: Deacon
ALBUM: Queen: Live At Wembley Stadium 1986
LABEL: Hollywood

ARTIST: Queen
TITLE: Radio Ga Ga
COMP: Taylor
ALBUM: Queen: Live At Wembley Stadium 1986
LABEL: Hollywood

ARTIST: Queen
TITLE: We Will Rock You
COMP: May
ALBUM: Queen: Live At Wembley Stadium 1986
LABEL: Hollywood

HALFTIME:

ARTIST: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
TITLE: O Tannenbaum
COMP: Walter De Mapes
ALBUM: Silent Night: The Greatest Hits Of Christmas
LABEL: CBS