Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Friday 18 March 2016

1:10 First Song

'Alright In My Pocket' - Kendrick Lamar.

1:15 The Future Of Pizza Delivery: DRU The Robot - Don Meij

It looks like the future of pizza delivery could be changing. And New Zealand could become the first country in the world, to test a driverless pizza delivery unit, or robot called DRU. The four-wheeled vehicle was launched in Brisbane last night. Domino's CEO and managing director, Don Meij, is with us to talk about the technology.

1:25 The National Firefighter Combat Challenge - Dave Greensmith

Firefighters from throughout the country are testing their fitness in Wellington today and tomorrow. The National Firefighter Combat Challenge at Wellington's Waterfront is held across two days. And firefighters are challenged in Relay, Tandem and Individual categories. The combat challenge is hosted by the United Fire Brigades' Association and the Wellington Provincial Fire Brigades' Association. Dave Greensmith is a senior firefighter based at Christchurch Airport. He's in the capital MC'ing the event.

1:30 Polyfest! - Simon Wilson

Polyfest is on! And this year marks its 41st birthday. It was formerly known as the Auckland Secondary Schools Maori and Pacific Islands Cultural Festival. The cultural celebration is being held at the Manukau Sports Bowl, until tomorrow. One man who's been enjoying the event is editor of Metro Magazine, Simon Wilson. He's been tweeting about how great it's been.

1:35 Critter Of The Week - Nicola Toki

DOC's Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki, talks about the long-finned eel.

1:40 Favourite Album

Arthur (or decline and fall of the British Empire) - The Kinks.

2:10 New Zealand Society

The Otaki Kite Festival on Otaki Beach in Kapiti is an annual event and it’s in its 4th year. They had near ideal weather this year and an estimated 18 000 people visited or participated over two days. Amelia Nurse – reported to be a novice kite flier herself – was there to enjoy the festivities.

Stunt Kites at the 2016 Otaki Kite Festival [Video: Jesse Easton]

2:20 NZ Live - The Nairobi Trio

In our Auckland studio; Richard Adams, John Quigley and Peter Koopman, better known collectively as The Nairobi Trio.

Simon Gault's BBQ half chicken

Simon Gault's BBQ half chicken Photo: Supplied

3:10 Food, Wine, Movies and Music

Food - Simon Gault shares his recipe for BBQ Italian chicken.
Weekend Wine - Joelle Thomson compares great Pinot Noir with not-so-great Pinot Noir.
Movie Review - Dr Richard Swainson has seen 10 Cloverleaf Lane and Crossing Rachmaninoff.
New Music - Zac Arnold on Primal Scream, Ladyhawke and Mermaidens. 

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:         Kendrick Lamar

SONG:           Alright

COMP:           Kendrick Duckworth, Pharrell Williams, Mark Spear

ALBUM:         To Pimp a Butterfly

LABEL:          Interscope

 

FEATURE ALBUM:

 

ARTIST:         The Kinks

TITLE:             Victoria

COMP:           Ray Davies

ALBUM:         Arthur (or The Decline and Fall of The British Empire)

LABEL:          Pye

 

ARTIST:         The Kinks

TITLE:             Mr. Church Says

COMP:           Ray Davies

ALBUM:         Arthur (or The Decline and Fall of The British Empire)

LABEL:          Pye

 

ARTIST:         The Kinks

TITLE:             Driv'in

COMP:           Ray Davies

ALBUM:         Arthur (or The Decline and Fall of The British Empire)

LABEL:          Pye

 

NEW ZEALAND LIVE:

 

ARTIST:         The Nairobi Trio

TITLE:             Sacred Hill

COMP:           Richard Adams, John Quigley, Peter Koopman

ALBUM:         Collection

LIVE:              RNZ Akld

 

ARTIST:         The Nairobi Trio

TITLE:             Evening Star

COMP:           Richard Adams, John Quigley, Peter Koopman

ALBUM:         Safari

LIVE:              RNZ Akld

 

ARTIST:         The Nairobi Trio

TITLE:             Bluff Wisdom

COMP:           Richard Adams, John Quigley, Peter Koopman

ALBUM:         Shelf Life

LIVE:              RNZ Akld

 

MUSIC 101 PREVIEW:

 

ARTIST:         Mermaidens

TITLE:             Cold Skin

COMP:           Mermaidens

ALBUM:         Undergrowth

LABEL:          Mermaidens

 

PANEL - HALF TIME SONG:

 

ARTIST:         Barry Crocker

TITLE:             Theme from Neigbours

COMP:           Jackie Trent, Tony Hatch

ALBUM:         Single release

LABEL:          BBC Records