Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 17 March 2016
1:10 First Song
'Really Love' - D'Angelo.
1:15 Sugar Tax On Fizzy Drinks - Dr Gerhard Sundborn
Britain will introduce a sugar levy on soft drinks in two years' time to tackles it's growing obesity crisis. The surprise announcement was made overnight during the finance minister's budget. Britain joins France, Belgium, Hungary and Mexico in recently imposing a tax on drinks with added sugar whiel while Scandinavian countries have levied similar taxes, with varying degrees of success, for many years. The move has prompted calls for our government to follow the move. Dr Gerhard Sundorn is a Research fellow at Auckland University and set up FIZZ to encourage a sugar-drink free Pacific by 2030 and NZ by 2025.
1:20 Sugar Tax On Fizzy Drinks - Steve Crew
Steve Crew, chief executive of Diabetes New Zealand, talks about the introduction of a sugar tax on fizzy drinks in the UK.
1:25 Women's Refuge - Dr Ang Jury
The recent report from the Family Violence Death Review Committee, paints a grim picture of domestic violence in New Zealand. Thirty per cent of New Zealand women experience physical violence at some point in their lives - the highest rate of all 14 reporting OECD countries. Women's Refuge is holding a charity auction, to raise money and talk about the work the refuge does throughout New Zealand. Chief executive of the National Collective of Independent Womens Refuges is Dr Ang Jury.
1:30 A Hindu Arranged Marriage - Pratik Daftary
Arranged marriages in Indian culture are as old as time, but as the Hindu religion spreads to other parts of the world it's becoming more common place in other countries. Nowadays with the internet mixed with modern Hindu women and migration arranged marriage is looking quite different from the days of old. Pratik Daftary is a modern arranged marriage husband who moved to New Zealand after finding his bride, Bhumika, on an arranged marriage dating website.
1:40 Comedy - Sarah Millican
Sarah Millican has been described as the funniest woman in Britain. In seven years, she's gone from winning the best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, to one of the UK's most successful and award winning comedians. She's also one of the highest selling comedians in the DVD market. Sarah Millican is here in April for two shows.
1:40 Favourite Album
The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band, Vol 1.
2:10 Money - Mary Holm
Financial columnist Mary Holm considers listeners' questions on investing in shares and your own home.
2:30 Burnt Barley - Peta Mathias
It is a while since Peta Mathias spent three months Eating, Dancing and Singing her way around Ireland - the land of her forebears - but the trip is still an enjoyable one and today Peta's recalling the first few nights with her cousin when her stamina was put to the test.
Endo Katzutoshi - One of the world's most celebrated sushi chefs is in New Zealand. Endo Kazutoshi is recreating his acclaimed sushi at an series of events at the award winning MASU restaurant in Auckland.
Ben Atkinson - A Christchurch chef has decided to do something about kids in his area going to school without lunch. He's launched Fill Their Lunchbox, and it's proved so successful he's now looking to take it full time.
3:10 Masterpieces - Bill McKay
Time now for masterpieces of the week. Today we have Associate Head of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland, Bill McKay who has also penned a number of books on Architecture in New Zealand. His latest book is called Worship: A History of New Zealand Church Designs and today he's with me to tell me about his favourite church from that book which is Futuna Chapel in Karori designed by John Scott.
3:25 The Expats - Kim Young-Overton
Our expat is based in Africa, and works for a global conservation NGO called Panthera. Panthera is dedicated to saving the world's large cats; lions, leopard, cheetah, tiger, snow leopard, puma and jaguar and securing their habitats across the globe.
3:30 Our Changing World - New Zealand's Polar Forests
A team of New Zealand and Australian fossil hunters recently spent several weeks on a National Geographic expedition, scouring the Clarence Valley, near Kaikoura, and the Chatham Islands for remnants of prehistoric forests from the time when dinosaurs ruled the land. Veronika Meduna catches up with them on their return to see some of the fossil-bearing rocks they brought back.
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
SONG: REally Love
COMP: Michael Archer, Kendra Foster, Curtis Mayfield
ALBUM: Black Messiah
ARTIST: The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band
TITLE: Moonlight Lady
ALBUM: The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band, Vol 1
ARTIST: The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band.
TITLE: Aloha Ka Manini
ALBUM: The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band, Vol 1.
ARTIST: Lindon Puffin
TITLE: Outta Reach
COMP: Lindon Puffin
ALBUM: Hope Holiday
PANEL - HALF TIME SONG:
ARTIST: Capital Cities
TITLE: Safe And Sound
COMP: Ryan Merchant Sebu Simonian
ALBUM: In a Tidal Wave of Mystery