Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Monday 20 June 2016

1:10 First song

Researchers showed that while the number of oxytocinergic cells (green) are reduced in the brains of maternal high-fat diet offspring, treatment with Lactobacillus reuteri increases their number.

Researchers showed that while the number of oxytocinergic cells (green) are reduced in the brains of maternal high-fat diet offspring, treatment with Lactobacillus reuteri increases their number. Photo: Baylor College of Medicine

1:10 Autism and gut bacteria

Science is continuing to explore the way what happens in your brain may be affected by what happens in your gut. We've heard about how gut bacteria might have an impact on things like depression, but a new study shows autism could be related to gut bacteria too.

Dr Mauro Costa-Mattioli is froim Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston. He explains what 100 mice have taught him about the link between bacteria and social behaviour.

1:20 The Albums Chart now includes streaming data.

On demand streams have been added to the New Zealand Top 40 Album Charts, in a bid to track how we listen to music.

It's one of a few changes that have just taken place.

Damian Vaughan is the chief executive officer of Recorded Music New Zealand.

1:30 Making Picton NZ's first Predator Free town

A group of dedicated Picton locals have spent many years establishing a predator free zone in the town. Kaipupu point is a small peninsula that juts into the harbour and is protected where it joins the mainland with a predator proof fence.

All was going well until the conservation team realised rats were swimming to the wildlife sanctuary.

So they've decided to try and eradicate pests from the entire region.

The chairman of the group, Picton Dawn Chorus, James Wilson explains how it will be done.

1:40 Favourite album

2:10 Television Critic, Melenie Parkes

2:20 Fascinating facts about NZ Seabirds

If seabirds spend days, months or years at sea, how do they sleep?

Seabird ecologist, Stephanie Borrelle joins Jesse in the studio to answer that question and more about the fascinating lives of seabirds that make our country home.

Stephanie Borrelle is currently doing her PHD at AUT, where she's looking how seabirds influence their island habitats and how they recover after predator eradication.

Ariana Huffington

Ariana Huffington Photo: supplied

3:10 Arianna Huffington

Entrepeneur and founder of the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington says there's one key to success that is overlooked, even in the world's best business schools... the value of a good night's sleep. It's a lesson she learned the hard way.

Nine years ago, Arianna Huffington collapsed from exhaustion, hitting her face on a desk breaking her cheekbone.

3:35 Voices

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

JESSE MULLIGAN : AFTERNOONS 1- 4pm
Monday 20th June

JESSE'S SONG:
ARTIST:    Tiki Taane
TITLE:      Always On My Mind
COMP:     Tiki Taane
ALBUM:   Past, Present, Future
LABEL:    Dirty Dub

FAVOURITE ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Lynyrd Skynyrd
TITLE:      What's Your Name
COMP:     Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant
ALBUM:   Street Survivors
LABEL:    MCA

ARTIST:    Lynyrd Skynyrd
TITLE:      I Know A Little
COMP:     Steve Gaines
ALBUM:   Street Survivors
LABEL:    MCA

ARTIST:    Lynyrd Skynyrd
TITLE:      Ain't No Good Life
COMP:     Steve Gaines
ALBUM:   Street Survivors
LABEL:    MCA

ADDITIONAL MUSIC:
ARTIST:    Broken Bells
TITLE:      The Ghost Inside
COMP:     James Mercer, Brian Burton
ALBUM:   Broken Bells
LIVE:        Sony

ARTIST:    Lindon Puffin
TITLE:      Fully Rinsed
COMP:     Lindon Puffin
ALBUM:   Hope Holiday
LIVE:        Private

ARTIST:    Sola Rosa
TITLE:      Spinning Top
COMP:     Andrew Spraggon, L.A. Mitchell
ALBUM:   Low And Behold, High And Beyond
LABEL:    Way Up

PANEL HALF TIME SONG:
ARTIST:    Elvis Presley
TITLE:      Don't Be Cruel
COMP:     Otis Blackwell
ALBUM:   A Legendary Performer Volume 1
LABEL:    RCA