Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Tuesday 9 February 2016

1:10 First Song

'Where The Light Gets In' - Primal Scream. 

1:15 Parliament Resumes 2016 - Chris Bramwell

In just under an hour Parliament will resume for the year. To speak about what's on the agenda, is RNZ's deputy political editor, Chris Bramwell.

1:18 Pygmy Blue Whale - Professor Leigh Torres

An international research team are on the water 40 kilometres north of Farewell spit, finding out more about the blue whale. The team on board Niwa research vessel Ikatere, is collaborating with the Department of Conservation and is being led by marine mammal expert Professor Leigh Torres of Oregon State University.

1:28 'The Art of Youth' - Molawin Evangelista

Our next guest is looking forward to his first ever solo exhibition. Auckland based photographer, Molawin Evangelista, has been photographing tattoos, and exploring how young people 'collect' body art from a young age. The exhibition is called 'The Art of Youth'.

1:35 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - BBC Witness

In February 1938, the world's first full-length animated feature film went on general release. It was Walt Disney's classic, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Disney had had to gamble all his money, and take out a loan against his life insurance to finish it. Witness listens back through the archives to some of those who worked on it, and talks to film writer and enthusiast, Brian Sibley, who met many of those involved.

1:40 Favourite Album

The Nightfly - Donald Fagen.  Chosen by Gilly Avery. 

2:10 War On Weeds - Lynley Hayes

Landcare research invasive weeds scientist Lynley Hayes explains biocontrol of pest weed species. 

2:20 Great New Zealand Concerts - Michael Jackson

The year was 1996 and the man dubbed the King of Pop was on a tour so full of spectacle, pyrotechnics and computer graphics that one reviewer said he seemed to to be aiming for a new title: God of Pop.

3:10 This Is Your Brain On Sport

Sam Sommers' new book is called  This Is Your Brain On Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the T-Shirt Cannon.    

3:30 Our Changing World

Take 50 high school students and a host of enthusiastic biologists, mix well, then let them loose in a wetland, a forest remnant and a farm for the weekend, and see what they find. That's the recipe for the Ecoblitz that Lincoln University ecologists trialled recently at St Peter's College near Cambridge. Alison Ballance joins the Ecoblitz crew to find out how it all works.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

What the world is talking about with Jesse Mulligan, Jim Mora and Zara Potts.