Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Monday 21 December 2015

1:10 First Song

'I Want You Back' - RNZN Band

1:15 Heat Wave - Lisa Murray

A heat wave is expected in the South Island today and tomorrow, with temperatures likely to reach the mid-30s. To update us is Metservice duty forecaster, Lisa Murray.

1:20 The Massey Science Academy - Naomi Manu

New Zealand is set to get a new Māori science academy. The Massey Science Academy - Pūhoro, is the first of its kind, and will open next year. It will work with Māori secondary school pupils from year 11 through to university and, ultimately, the work force. Naomi Manu is the Assistant Director of Academies.

1:30 Pest Free Crofton Downs - Kelvin Hastie

Next we're talking about how to make your suburb pest free. Wellington conservationist, Kelvin Hastie, is the man behind making Crofton Downs the first pest free suburb. And he did this after a one-year trapping campaign.

1:40 Favourite Album

Clouds - Joni Mitchell. Chosen by Mark Houlahan.

2:10 The Critics

TV review - Phil Wallington
New Music - Simon Sweetman
Books - Stephanie Johnson
Arts - Craig Beardsworth

3:10 Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'N' Roll - Peter Guralnick

Behind some of the biggest names in the early days of  rock and roll, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ike Turner,  B.B. King  and Johnny Cash is a name that is not as easily recognized :Sam Phillips. He discovered the talent, and developed the sound that black blues artists started and white artists adapted. Music historian and journalist Peter Guralnick tells the story of the founder of Sun Records and his legacy in his book, Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'N' Roll.

3:35 Voices

Dedicated to promoting Chinese culture through art and performance and strengthening ties between our countries, a new China Cultural Centre opens in Wellington, the second in Oceania. Lynda Chanwai-Earle attends the grand launch to learn how and why this centre will bring cultural value to our country's capital city and the public at large.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

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

Music played in this show

JESSE'S SONG:

ARTIST: Royal NZ Navy Band
TITLE: I want you back
COMP: Jackson
ALBUM: n/a
LABEL: Live @ Radio NZ

FAVOURITE ALBUM:

ARTIST: Joni Mitchell
TITLE: Chelsea Morning
COMP: Mitchell
ALBUM: Clouds
LABEL: Reprise

ARTIST: Joni Mitchell
TITLE: Tin Angel
COMP: Mitchell
ALBUM: Clouds
LABEL: Reprise

ARTIST: Joni Mitchell
TITLE: Both Sides Now
COMP: Mitchell
ALBUM: Clouds
LABEL: Reprise

HALFTIME:

ARTIST: Billy Joel
TITLE: You're Only Human
COMP: Joel
ALBUM: Billy Joel: Greatest Hits Volume 1 & 2
LABEL: CBS