Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Wednesday 2 March 2016

1:15 Vector Wero Whitewater Park - Ian Ferguson

The taps have turned on at New Zealand's first and only man-made whitewater park today. Twenty million litres of water will run through the Wero Whitewater Park in Manukau. The facility is due to open next month, and it's been a project 15 years in the making. Former sprint kayaker, Ian Ferguson, is general manager of the park.

1:25 Poem For The Queen - Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh

Pacific poet, Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh, has been commissioned to write a poem for the Queen. And she's off to Westminster Abbey soon to recite it for Her Majesty at the Commonwealth Day Observance on March 14. Selina is a senior lecturer at The University of Auckland's Faculty of Arts.

1:34 Sound Archives - Sarah Johnston

Opo, the Crazy Dolphin was a big hit released 60 years ago this week at the end of 'the summer of Opo', when thousands of Kiwis flocked to Opononi in Hokianga Harbour to see Opo, the dolphin which played with swimmers at the beach near Opononi's wharf.  Sarah Johnston from Nga Taonga Sound & Vision is here today to tell us about items in their archives about New Zealand's famous dolphins.

1:40 Favourite Album  

Bachman Turner Overdrive II

2:10 Super Tuesday - Aaron Blake

It's Super Tuesday, arguably the biggest day in the primary voting process.The 12 state coast-to-coast battle for delegates can be make or break for candidates. And just how are the Republican and Democratic hopefuls looking? Aaron Blake is the managing editor of The Fix, at the Washington Post.

2:20 Festival Update - Lynn Freeman  

For the first time the Wellington and Auckland Arts Festivals are running head to head. They are not only sharing some shows, but also sharing the costs of commissioning several New Zealand premieres. The 30th New Zealand Festival started in the capital on Friday, Auckland's is underway today. Lynn Freeman from Standing Room Only is seeing a couple of events a night.

2:25 Bookmarks - Lianne Dalziel

Bookmarks is a new feature where we get some well known faces (or voices) to give us some recommendations - favourite books, smartphone apps, films, poetry, videogames, holiday destinations and whatever else they think is worth us having a look into. Our first bookmarks guest is the Mayor of Christchrch - Lianne Dalziel.

3:10 Geoffonomics - Geoff Simmons

Geoff Simmons, an economist from the Morgan Foundation, is here again today attempting to answer the question we hear most from non-Aucklanders about the Auckland Unitary Plan. That questions is: "Why should I care?"    

3:20 Sleepy Bees - Elodie Urlacher

Could even very small doses of a common pesticide be harming honeybees? New research from University  of Otago scientists shows bees suffer learning and memory problems after being exposed to very small doses of chlorpyrifos, which is used around the world to protect food crops against insects and mites. Dr Elodie Urlacher is the lead author of the study, which appears in the Journal of Chemical Ecology.   

3:25 The Wireless

This week in RNZ's on-line magazine THE WIRELESS, Carla Green writes about Liana Kelly's journey to protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. 

3:35 New Zealand Society

New Zealand has a rich history of ocean swimming, starting in pre-European times. This tradition is continued today, whether it's just individuals going for a paddle or hundreds of people crossing a harbour. Amelia Nurse talks to Scott Rice, founder of the NZ Ocean Swim Series, and Kapiti Coast enthusiast Liana Stupples. 

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:         Neko Case, K.D. Lang & Laura Veirs

SONG:           Atomic Number

COMP:           Neko Case, K.D. Lang, Laura Veirs        

ALBUM:         Case, Lang, Veirs

LABEL:          Download     

 

FEATURE STORY:

 

ARTIST:         Pat McMinn, Bill Langford with the Stardusters

TITLE:             Opo The Crazy Dolphin

COMP:           Crombie Murdoch

ALBUM:         Single

LABEL:          TANZA

 

FEATURE ALBUM:

 

ARTIST:         Bachman-Turner Overdrive

TITLE:             Welcome Home

COMP:           Randy Bachman

ALBUM:         Bachman-Turner Overdrive II

LABEL:          Mercury

 

ARTIST:         Bachman Turner Overdrive

TITLE:             Let It Ride

COMP:           Randy Bachman, Fred Turner

ALBUM:         Bachman-Turner Overdrive II

LABEL:          Mercury

 

ARTIST:         Bachman Turner Overdrive

TITLE:             Takin' care of Business

COMP:           Randy Bachman

ALBUM:         Bachman-Turner Overdrive II

LABEL:          Mercury

 

BOOKMARKS:

 

ARTIST:         The Rocky Horror Show Cast

TITLE:             Time Warp

COMP:           Richard O'Brien

ALBUM:         The Rocky Horror Picture Show

LABEL:          N/S

 

ARTIST:         Adele

TITLE:             Skyfall

COMP:           Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth

ALBUM:         Skyfall

LABEL:          XL

 

ARTIST:         Supertramp

TITLE:             Breakfast In America

COMP:           Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson

ALBUM:         Breakfast in America

LABEL:          A & M

 

PANEL - HALF TIME SONG:

 

ARTIST:         The Hollies

TITLE:             The Aire That I Breath

COMP:           Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood

ALBUM:         Hollies

LABEL:          Parlophone