Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Wednesday 8 June 2016

1:10 First song

1:20 Sky TV and Vodafone in merger talks

1.25 Mega telescope to map the stars

It could be one of the most ambitious astronomy projects, and it's underway, with the help of a team of New Zealanders. The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), is being built in northern Chile.

It's aim, is to answer some of the universe's biggest questions.

Auckland University's Head of Physics, Professor Richard Easther, is part of the research team.

1:35 Sound Archives on Ali's visit to Auckland in 1979

With the passing of Muhammad Ali in the weekend, you have probably seen archival footage of his fights and legendary interviews all over the media, but you might not have heard anything yet about the two albums he released

Ali vs Superman cover

Ali vs Superman cover Photo: supplied

Sarah Johnston from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision has been listening to some of the sounds from Ali's visit to Auckland when he promoted his album Muhammad Ali vs Mr Tooth Decay

1:40 Favourite album

2:20 Bookmarks with Lee Tamahori

Our guest on today's edition of Bookmarks is a film maker.  Perhaps one of our best known.  He began his working life as a commercial artist and photographer before a brief career in Television led him to the film industry.  His debut feature length movie was the seminal "Once Were Warriors" and it has continued to shape his career, even 20 years later.

First Women book cover

3:10 The First Ladies of the US

Being the first lady is not all hosting parties and picking out the flower arrangements.

First Women, the Grace and Power of America's Modern First ladies looks at the ten women to move into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington after their husbands became President of the United States.

Author Kate Andersen-Brower has interviewed more than 200 people to put this book together which explores the unique bond between the first ladies who join the exclusive club.

3:25 The Wireless

3:35 New Zealand Society

Tales of life in Aotearoa.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

JESSE MULLIGAN : AFTERNOONS 1- 4pm
Tuesday 8th June

JESSE'S SONG:
ARTIST:    Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band featuring Military Wives
TITLE:      Sing
COMP:     Gary Barlow, Andrew Lloyd Webber
ALBUM:   Sing
LABEL:    Decca

FAVOURITE ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Neil Finn & Friends Feat: Johnny Marr
TITLE:      Down On The Corner
COMP:     Johnny Marr
ALBUM:   7 Worlds Collide
LABEL:    Parlophone

ARTIST:    Neil Finn & Friends
TITLE:      Angels Heap
COMP:     Neil Finn, Tim Finn
ALBUM:   7 World's Collide
LABEL:    Parlophone

ARTIST:    Neil Finn & Friends  Feat Eddie Vedder
TITLE:      Stuff and Nonsense
COMP:     Tim Finn
ALBUM:   7 Worlds Collide
LABEL:    Parlophone

ARTIST:    Neil Finn & Friends
TITLE:      Weather With You
COMP:     Neil Finn, Tim Finn
ALBUM:   7 Worlds Collide
LABEL:    Parlophone

MUSIC CRITIC:  Colin Morris
ARTIST:    Allen Toussaint (Piano)
TITLE:      Big Chief
COMP:     Earl King
ALBUM:   American Tunes
LABEL:    Nonsuch

ARTIST:    Tony Joe White
TITLE:      Right Back In The Fire
COMP:     Tony Joe White
ALBUM:   Rain Crow
LABEL:    Southbound

ADDITIONAL SONG:
ARTIST:    Allen Toussaint (Piano) and Rhiannon Giddens (Vocals)
TITLE:      Rocks In My Bed
COMP:     Duke Ellington
ALBUM:   American Tunes
LABEL:    Nonsuch

PANEL HALF TIME SONG:
ARTIST:    Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Charlotte Greenwood, Jay C. Flippen, James Whitmore and Chorus
TITLE:      Oklahoma
COMP:     Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
ALBUM:   Oklahoma Soundtrack
LABEL:    Angel