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

1:10 First Song

'Rain' - Amiria Grenell.

1:15 Rental WOF - Dr Lucy Telfar Barnard

A rental property Warrant of Fitness is set to be introduced next year. And it's just been announced that the University of Otago, Wellington, is working with Wellington and Dunedin City Councils to study the effects of introducing the measure. It's funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand and would require basic standards for things like ventilation, heating, safety and hygiene in a rental property. Dr Lucy Telfar Barnard is from the Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington.

1:25 Kaikoura Seals - Jody Weir

A popular walking track has been temporarily shut, due to aggressive male seals and newborn pups. The Ohau Waterfall Stream track is near Kaikoura and is a place people can usually view the fur seal pups. But the seal breeding activity this year is causing safety concerns. Jody Weir is a community ranger for the Department of Conservation in Kaikoura.

1:34 The Foodbank Project - Galen King

Christmas is approaching and the pressure is on for food banks throughout the country. And our next guest has created New Zealand's first online food bank, to encourage people to give more. The Foodbank Project is the brainchild of Nelson web developer, Galen King. His company Lucid, The Salvation Army and Countdown supermarkets have teamed up to roll the initiative out.

1:40 New Planet Wolf 1061c - Dr Duncan Wright

Scientists have found, what they believe, is the closest potentially habitable planet to Earth. The rocky planet, Wolf 1061c, is a mere fourteen light years away. The discovery was made by a team of scientists from the University of New South Wales. Dr Duncan Wright led the team.

1:40 Favourite Album

In Rainbows by Radiohead.

2:10 Money - Mary Holm

Personal finance expert Mary Holm offers some wisdom about insurance.

2:30 Reading - At The Compassionate Restaurant

A woman takes over a restaurant and has to convert the staff and clientele to her philosophy of fine dining.

2:45 Food Feature - Goodbuzz Kombucha

Goodbuzz Booch® is a non-alcoholic brewed probiotic soft drink commonly called kombucha. It is thought to have originated in Manchuria, China over 2000 years ago and migrated across Asia into Russia. The claims to health benefits have preserved the elixir through the generations and carried it around the world.

3:10 Masterpieces - Ben Hurley

Comedian Ben Hurley tells his favourite New Zealand joke.

3:20 The Expats - Mandy McNeil

Mandy McNeil was a global star in the insurance business before becoming an angel investor, helping out businesses in the US and UK. Along the way she's done all sorts including, incredibly surviving the Twin Towers attack in 2001, despite being on the 99th floor, one of the floors hit by the first plane. These days she's in London, investing mostly in the food business, but she has plenty of other projects up her sleeve.

3:30 Our Changing World

Blue damselflies live fast and die young. Red damselflies prefer life in the slow lane. And University of Otago PhD student Tanya Dann tells Alison Ballance that she's been on a mission to find out why.

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'S SONG:

ARTIST: Amiria Grenell
TITLE: Rain
COMP: Grenell
ALBUM: Autumn
LABEL: n/a

FAVOURITE ALBUM:

ARTIST: Radio Head
TITLE: Jigsaw Falling into Place
COMP: Radiohead
ALBUM: In Rainbows
LABEL: XL

ARTIST: Radio Head
TITLE: Nude
COMP: Radiohead
ALBUM: In Rainbows
LABEL: XL

ARTIST: Radio Head
TITLE: House of Cards"/"Bodysnatchers
COMP: Radiohead
ALBUM: In Rainbows
LABEL: XL

ARTIST: Radio Head
TITLE: Reckoner
COMP: Radiohead
ALBUM: In Rainbows
LABEL: XL