Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Tuesday 6 September 2016

1:10 First song

1:15 Auckland average house value now over 1 million

Quotable Value's monthly house price index for August show values in the region have increased 16 percent in the past year to an average of 1.013 million dollars.

The national average value has risen 15 percent in the past year to 612-thousand 500 dollars.

QV spokesperson, Andrea Rush discusses why the market still hasn't cooled.

House Prices

House Prices Photo: RNZ

1:25 Protecting the Earth's Microbiome

We've heard of the human microbiome but did you know the earth has one too?

So what state is it in and how can we protect it?

AUT  Professor Steve Pointing has had a research paper published in the journal Nature Microbiology which considers microbial diversity on a global scale, and what we humans are doing to mess with it.

Earth Microbiome

Earth Microbiome Photo: AUT

1:35 Dan Slevin on the 21st Century's greatest films

The BBC asked 177 film critics from around the world to pick the best films since 2000.

Dan Slevin dissects their list

1:40 Favourite album

2:10 Stop! Go! How Traffic Lights Work

There's probably not a driver in the world that hasn't cursed at some point, at the eternal frustration of a red light. And if you're an Aucklander, stuck in Auckland traffic, then the chances are much higher. We spend hours of our lives looking at them and (hopefully) obeying them.

But just how do they work? Matthew Hoyle is the joint technical services manager at the Auckland Transport Operations Centre.

Traffic Lights

Traffic Lights Photo: wikipedia

2:15 Book critic Steph Soper

Five Young Kiwi authors that are "so hot right now"

2:30 Great New Zealand Album: The Mockers; Culprit and the King

The Mockers

The Mockers Photo: Supplied

Gareth Curtis, the Mockers main songwriter joins Jesse to talk about making their best selling album, Culprit and the King.

3:10 Discovering Ancient Tombs via computer

Archaeologist Sarak Parcak discovers ancient tombs and pyramids in the Egyptian desert. She's helped to catch grave robbers and antiquity thieves all from her computer at the University of Alabama.  Using satellite technology, she analyses infrared imagery that sometimes reveal burial sites and settlements that have remained secret for thousands of years.  With a $1 million dollar TED Talk grant, she is using mapping to try and protect historical sites and catch looters.

3:30 Science and environment stories

Stories from Our Changing World.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

JESSE MULLIGAN AFTERNOONS:
1pm - 4pm with Jim Mora
Tuesday 6th September 2016

JESSE'S SONG:
ARTIST        Six60
TITLE:         Don't Forget Your Roots
COMP:    Ji Fraser, Matiu Walters
ALBUM:      Six60
LABEL:       Universal

FAVOURITE ALBUM:
ARTIST:       Leonard Cohen  
TITLE:         Dance Me To The End Of Love,
COMP:        Leonard Cohen
ALBUM:      Various Positions
LABEL:       Columbia

ARTIST:      Leonard Cohen
TITLE:        Lie If It Be Your Will
COMP:       Leonard Cohen
ALBUM:     Various Positions
LABEL:      Columbia

ARTIST:     Leonard Cohen  
TITLE:       Heart With No Companion
COMP:      Leonard Cohen
ALBUM:    Various Positions
LABEL:     Columbia

ARTIST:     Leonard Cohen  
TITLE:       Hallelujah
COMP:      Leonard Cohen
ALBUM:    Various Positions
LABEL:     Columbia

THE GREAT NEW ZEALAND ALBUM:  
ARTIST:    The Mockers
TITLE:      Forever Tuesday Morning     
COMP:     Gary Curtis, Andrew Fagan
ALBUM:   Culprit & The King
LABEL:     RCA

ARTIST:    The Mockers
TITLE:       One Black Friday
COMP:     Gary Curtis, Andrew Fagan
ALBUM:    Culprit & The King
LABEL:     RCA
 
ARTIST:    The Mockers
TITLE:       Seven Years Not Wasted
COMP:     Gary Curtis, Andrew Fagan
ALBUM:    Culprit & The King    
LABEL:     RCA