Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Tuesday 29 March 2016

1:10 First Song

'Release Me' - Anna Coddington.

1:17 Water Quality - Marnie Prickett

Months of hard work and campaigning is coming to a head in Parliament today with the Choose Clean Water group arriving in the capital to present a petition on cleaning up our country's waterways. The group is made up of conservationists and filmmakers who have travelled the country documenting the diminishing water quality. During their travels they have collected 15 thousand signatures and have joined up with a hikoi from Turangi to march on Parliament a short time ago. Marnie Prickett is the group spokesperson.

1:27 Surrogacy Nightmare - Debbie Dunbar

David and Nicky Beard had paid money for two surrogates to carry their children through a Cancun adoption agency. However the money disappeared and was never used as intended for medical and hospital bills, leaving the family stranded. Their case highlights the difficulties many couples face in New Zealand with our surrogacy laws which are prohibitive for same sex male couples. Debbie Dunbar, partner at Rainey Collins has written about this issue and shares her knowledge of local surrogacy laws.

1:35 Food Writer - Katie Parla

Rome-based American food writer Katie Parla writes for Bon Apetit and the New York Times.  She has just published a book called Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavours and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City.

1:40 Favourite Album

Autumn 66 - The Spencer Davis Group. 

2:05 FBI Phone Hack - Paul Spain

The FBI has dropped its legal action to force Apple to assist in unlocking the phone of one of the San Bernadino shooters. The agency says its found a technique to get into the phone without Apple's help, meaning the court battle's been dropped. There's no word on how it's accessed the data but it has for now put to an end the debate about digital privacy rights and national security concerns. To discuss the possible ways the FBI may have managed to unlock the phone I'm joined by Gorilla Technology CEO Paul Spain who's also the host of NZ Tech Podcast.

2:10 BBC Witness - Polaroid

Now we're going back to the late 1940's and the invention of the first instant camera. Mike Lanchin of the BBC history programme Witness recalls how it was called the Land camera but became better known as the Polaroid.

2:20 Classic New Zealand Albums 

Thoroughbred - Rockinghorse. With Wayne Mason, Carl Evenson & Clinton Brown.

3:10 Feature Interview - Simon Sebag Montefiore

You can't make this stuff up: a family that rules a vast empire for 300 years by using torture against their enemies. A family that throws wild parties including dwarfs jumping out of pies. The House of Romanov is one of the greatest dynasties in history that ended with the execution of Tsar Nicolas II and his children in 1918. British Historian Simon Sebag Monteflore tells the epic story of the family and how their rule still defines Russia today in his book Romanovs: 1613 to 1918. 

3:30 Our Changing World

Helen Taylor, at the University of Otago, has been collecting and analysing sperm from different birds around New Zealand. Early one morning Alison Ballance joins Helen, and PhD student Carlos Esteban Lara, in the Dunedin Botanic Gardens, to find out about the sperm study, and also about the local population of dunnocks, or hedge sparrows, that are giving their sperm to science. 

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:         Anna Coddington

TITLE:             Release Me

COMP:           Anna Coddington

ALBUM:         Single Release

LIVE:              Download

 

FEATURE ALBUM:

 

ARTIST:         The Spencer Davis Group

TITLE:             Somebody Help Me

COMP:           Jackie Edwards

ALBUM:         Autumn 66

LABEL:          Fontana

 

ARTIST:         The Spencer Davis Group

TITLE:             Together Till The End Of Time

COMP:           Frank Wilson

ALBUM:         Autumn 66

LABEL:          Fontana

 

ARTIST:         The Spencer Davis Group

TITLE:             When A Man Loves A Woman

COMP:           Andrew Wright, Calvin Lewis

ALBUM:         Autumn 66

LABEL:          Fontana

 

GREAT NEW ZEALAND ALBUM:

 

ARTIST:         Rockinghorse

TITLE:             Greyest Morning Blue

COMP:           Wayne Mason

ALBUM:         Thoroughbred

LABEL:          EMI

 

ARTIST:         Rockinghorse

TITLE:             Smoke On Down The Line

COMP:           Carl Evenson

ALBUM:         Thoroughbred

LABEL:          EMI

 

ARTIST:         Rockinghorse

TITLE:             Through The Southern Moonlight

COMP:           Evenson, Mason, Robinson, Brown, Norris

ALBUM:         Thoroughbred

LABEL:          EMI

 

ARTIST:         Rockinghorse

TITLE:             Wind Chimes (Instrumental)

COMP:           Evenson, Mason, Robinson, Brown, Norris

ALBUM:         Thoroughbred

LABEL:          EMI

 

ADDITIONAL TRACK:

 

ARTIST:         Thomas Oliver

TITLE:             If I Move To Mars

COMP:           Thomas Oliver

ALBUM:         Singe release          

LABEL:          Aston Road

 

PANEL HALF TIME SONG:

 

ARTIST:         The English Chamber Orchestra

TITLE:             Lark Assendng

COMP:           Vaughan Williams

ALBUM:         Vaughan Williams : The Lark Assending, Oboe Concerto; Delius: Summer Night on the River; etc.

LABEL:          Deutsche Grammophon