Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Wednesday 23 December 2015

1:10 First song - 'White Wine In The Sun' by Tim Minchin.

1:15 Children's Christmas Service With Animals - Dean Lawrence Kimberley
The Government and church leaders will announce the fate of Christ Church Cathedral at a press conference this afternoon. And while people wait for the decision, the Cardboard Cathedral, is getting on with Christmas business. They're running the Children's Christmas Service, with animals. Dean Lawrence Kimberley speaks with us.

1:20 Lighting Up Cemetery Plots - Catherine Moore
Lighting up cemetery plots for the festive season is becoming a popular tradition. And Auckland Council is encouraging people to make the plots more festive. Auckland Council Cemeteries Manager, Catherine Moore, explains.

1:25 Merry Christmas From Sound Archives - Sarah Johnston
Only two more sleeps to go. And Sarah Johnston has been delving into the archives at Nga Taonga Sound & Vision to bring us some sounds of Christmas Past.

1:40 Favourite album - Last Month of the Year by The Kingston Trio

2:20 Roadmap - Waiau (North Canterbury)
This little settlement, population of around 250, was once the northern terminus of the South Island's main-trunk rail line and it is still the largest town on state highway 70, the road which takes you on the inland route to Kaikoura

3:10 Paul Brislen On Technology
It's tech expert Paul Brislen's last segment for the year. He talks Apple, Raspberry Pi and the best tech toys for the festive season.

3:25 The Wireless
Marcus Stickley reviews the top ten stories in Radio New Zealand's online magazine The Wireless this year.

3:35 New Zealand Society
Every year, around one hundred people drown in NZ waters. But it doesn't have to be that way according to Nick Mulcahy, who's been a lifeguard in NZ and Australia since he was 14. He's just been honoured by Risk NZ for his role in conducting substantial risk assessments of beaches throughout NZ.  

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: Tim Minchin
TITLE: White Wine In The Sun
COMP: Minchin
ALBUM: Ready For This
LABEL: Collective

FAVOURITE ALBUM:

ARTIST: Kingston Trio
TITLE: We Wish You a Merry Christmas
COMP: Campbell
ALBUM: Last Month of the Year
LABEL: Capitol

ARTIST: Kingston Trio
TITLE: Go Where I Send Thee
COMP: Guard, Reynolds, Shane
ALBUM: Last Month of the Year
LABEL: Capitol

ARTIST: Kingston Trio
TITLE: Somerset Gloucestershire Wassail
COMP: Guard, Schwandt
ALBUM: Last Month of the Year
LABEL: Capitol

ARTIST: Kingston Trio
TITLE: The Last Month of the Year (What Month Was Jesus Born In)
COMP: Hall, Pickens Tartt, Lomax
ALBUM: Last Month of the Year
LABEL: Capitol

ROADMAP:

ARTIST: Billy Stewart
TITLE: Summertime
COMP: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
ALBUM: The Best of Billy Stewart
LABEL: MCA

TITLE: Summer Breeze
ARTIST: The Isley Brothers
COMP: James Seals and Dash Crofts
ALBUM: The Cool Sound of a Hot Summer
LABEL: Universal

TITLE: Lyin' In The Sand
ARTIST: Hello Sailor
COMP: Harry Lyon
ALBUM: Hello Sailor
LABEL: Key