Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 15 September 2016

1:10 First song

1:15 Snowden Supporters Call on Obama for Pardon

Self-exiled whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has made his case for a presidential pardon, at a public campaign launch today. It's been three years since the former National Security Agency contractor released details of mass phone and internet surveillance by his employer. And now three of the most prominent human rights organisations in the United States have launched a campaign calling on President Barack Obama for an official pardon. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are behind the 'Pardon Snowden' campaign. Noa Yachot is the campaign director.

Edward Snowden calls on Barack Obama for a pardon.

Edward Snowden calls on Barack Obama for a pardon. Photo: AFP

1:25 The Face of Modern Conservation?

It's Conservation Week, and to celebrate, the Department of Conservation and local groups are running events throughout the country. Auckland Zoo is also celebrating, by relocating 10 wild saddlebacks from Tiritiri Matangi Island, to be on display at the zoo's Te Wao Nui forest aviary. But is this how modern conservation should be celebrating success stories? Dr Kevin Parker is a conservation scientist whose work revolves around reintroducing birds to establish wild populations.  He has worked with North Island saddlebacks for 12 years, and thinks putting wild animals in a 'cage' is the old way of doing conservation.

Auckland Zoo has relocated 10 wild saddlebacks from Tiritiri Matangi Island, to be on display at the zoo's Te Wao Nui forest aviary.

Auckland Zoo has relocated 10 wild saddlebacks from Tiritiri Matangi Island, to be on display at the zoo's Te Wao Nui forest aviary. Photo: Martin Sanders

1:35 Aotearotica: a literary journal of erotic writing

Christchurch school teacher, Laura Borrowdale, admits her father is horrified that she opened a new literary journal. It's called Aotearotica, and features 80 pages of erotic writing and art.

Laura Borrowdale also talked with The Wireless about her journal.

Aotearotica features 80 pages of erotic writing and art.

Aotearotica features 80 pages of erotic writing and art. Photo: Ant Sang for Aoetearotica

1:40 Favourite album:  O Lucky Man (1973) by Alan Price

2:10 Theatre Critic:  Dione Joseph

Boys will be boys

Women play all the parts in Boys will be Boys: Jennifer Ludlum, Amanda BIlling and Jodie Rimmer. Photo: Supplied

Today, a review of the Silo Theatre production of BOYS WILL BE BOYS
Written by Melissa Bubnic, Directed by Sophie Roberts and at Q Theatre, 305 Queen St, Auckland until 24 Sep 2016

2:20 Money with Mary Holm

"Why I'm sticking with shares for the long term - despite recent research."

Mary Holm

Mary Holm Photo: RNZ

3:10 Masterpieces with Jesse Griffin

Comedian and actor Jesse Griffin talks about The Front Lawn, a musical act that had a profound influence on him in the late 80's and early 90's.

Jesse Griffin is currently preparing for his solo show, called Centaur, in which he plays a "the artist," conducting a talk and hosting a retrospective of his life's work as a contemporary visual/video/sculptural artist.  Centaur is on at Auckland's basement theatre from 11-15 October

3:25 The Expats: Jude Day in Sabah, Malaysia

Jude Day lives in the small town of Menggatal in the state of Sabah, which is one of the 13 states of Malaysia.

3:30 Technology is transforming the ancient art of beekeeping.

This Way Up's Simon Morton has been looking at our honey industry and how it has changed.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Why bragging about your exercise on Facebook is a sign of psychological issues, George W Bush to release a book of paintings, being trapped by polar bears and more.

Music played in this show

JESSE MULLIGAN AFTERNOONS / PANEL:
1pm - 5pm
Thursday 15th September 2016

JESSE'S SONG:
ARTIST:    Beck
TITLE:      Wow
COMP:     Beck Hansen
ALBUM:   Promo Single
LABEL:    iTunes

FAVOURITE ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Alan Price
TITLE:      Poor People
COMP:     Alan Price
ALBUM:   O Lucky Man:  Movie Soundtrack    
LABEL:    Warner

ARTIST:    Alan Price
TITLE:      Sell Sell
COMP:     Alan Price
ALBUM:   O Lucky Man:  Movie Soundtrack    
LABEL:    Warner

ARTIST:    Alan Price
TITLE:      Justice
COMP:     Alan Price
ALBUM:   O Lucky Man:  Movie Soundtrack    
LABEL:    Warner

ARTIST:    Alan Price
TITLE:      O Lucky Man
COMP:     Alan Price
ALBUM:   O Lucky Man:  Movie Soundtrack    
LABEL:     Warner

FEATURE INTERVIEW:
ARTIST:    The Front Lawn
TITLE:      How You Doing     
COMP:     Don McGlashan, Harry Sinclair         
ALBUM:   Songs From The Front Lawn
LABEL:    Front Lawn

ADDITIONAL SONG:
ARTIST:    Kelly Stoltz
TITLE:      Pinecone     
COMP:     Kelly Stoltz         
ALBUM:   To Dreamers
LABEL:    Sub Pop

THE PANEL:
ARTIST:    Olivia Newton-John
TITLE:      Physical
COMP:     Steve Kipner Terry Shaddick
ALBUM:   Physical
LABEL:    MCA