Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Tuesday 15 December 2015

1:13 First Song 

'Forever Young' - Bob Dylan.

1:15 Wasp Bait - Richard Toft

Our next guest has been working hard to take the sting out of this summer. Nelson-based insect ecologist, Richard Toft, has developed a protein-based wasp pesticide. Vespex has been on trial in the South Island and has achieved a more than 95 per cent reduction in wasp numbers. But the best thing of all, is that it doesn't hurt bees. And now the product has been released for public use. Richard Toft, is from the company behind the bait, Entecol.

1:25 International Songwriting Competition - Jim Morgan

The 2015 International Songwriting Competition has re-opened for one week for its annual Stocking Stuffer. It's a chance for aspiring and established songwriters to win a share of $150,000 in cash, merchandise and services. Jim Morgan is head of marketing for the competition, and he's with us now from Nashville.

1:35 Fast Fashion - Adrienne Kohler

The New Zealand fashion industry is in for a major shake-up, after recent announcements that clothing giants, H&M and Zara are opening stores at Auckland's Sylvia Park. The companies are often touted as the major players of fast fashion. But what are they doing to promote ethical shopping? And is it going mainstream? Adrienne Kohler is a journalist who's been looking at the issue.

1:40 Favourite Album  

Love for Sale - Mary Coughlan.

2:10 Bicycle Peace Prize - Patrick Morgan

A pair of Italian public radio presenters want to nominate the bicycle for a Nobel Peace Prize.  So what have bikes done for peace, exactly?

2:20  Great NZ Concert - Joni Mitchell

Today's Great New Zealand Concert looks at a series of performances by the Canadian-born singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell. She performed three concerts in March of 1983. One each in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

3:10  The Star Wars Franchise - Chris Taylor

May the bogan be with you. That's the word George Lucas used instead of "The Force" in his original script for Star Wars written in the early 1970's. By the time the first Star Wars movie  hit the screens in 1977,  Lucas had wisely chosen writing collaborators who turned the script into movie magic. The biggest franchise in movie history returns to screens this week with Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.  Journalist and self confessed Star Wars geek Chris Taylor traces the history of the Star Wars phenomenon and the people who made it happen. His book is called  How Star Wars Conquered the Universe.

3:35  Our Changing World

The Deans family is perhaps best known from rugby, but the early Canterbury settlers can also take credit for preserving the last remnant of a kahikatea floodplain forest in Canterbury, now known as Riccarton Bush.

3:45  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: Bob Dylan
TITLE: Forever Young
COMP: Dylan
ALBUM: Planet Waves
LABEL: Columbia

FAVOURITE ALBUM:

ARTIST: Mary Coughlan
TITLE: A Thrill's a Thrill
COMP: Baldry
ALBUM: Love for Sale
LABEL: Demon

ARTIST: Mary Coughlan
TITLE: Love for Sale
COMP: Porter
ALBUM: Love for Sale
LABEL: Demon

ARTIST: Mary Coughlan
TITLE: To Love a Man
COMP: Coughlan
ALBUM: Love for Sale
LABEL: Demon

ARTIST: Mary Coughlan
TITLE: You Send Me
COMP: Cooke
ALBUM: Love for Sale
LABEL: Demon

GREAT NEW ZEALAND CONCERT:

ARTIST: Joni Mitchell
TITLE: Yellow Taxi
COMP: Mitchell
ALBUM: Joni Mitchell: A Woman In The East, The 1983 Tokyo Broadcast [Live]
LABEL: All Access

ARTIST: Joni Mitchell
TITLE: Both Sides Now
COMP: Mitchell
ALBUM: Joni Mitchell: A Woman In The East, The 1983 Tokyo Broadcast [Live]
LABEL: All Access

ARTIST: Joni Mitchell
TITLE: Solid Love
COMP: Mitchell
ALBUM: Joni Mitchell: A Woman In The East, The 1983 Tokyo Broadcast [Live]
LABEL: All Access

ARTIST: Joni Mitchell
TITLE: Woodstock
COMP: Mitchell
ALBUM: Joni Mitchell: A Woman In The East, The 1983 Tokyo Broadcast [Live]
LABEL: All Access

HALFTIME:

ARTIST: The Shins
TITLE: Wonderful Christmastime
COMP: McCartney
ALBUM: Holidays Rule
LABEL: Concord