Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Monday 26 September 2016

1:10 First song

1.15 Same Sex Parents Better Parents?

Same sex parents provide better quality parenting  and  lesbian mothers are providing the highest quality of all. Research published by the Australian Institute of Families says kids with same sex parents are generally better equipped than other children to deal with issues of equality and diversity. It comes at an interesting time, with Australia to hold a referendum to decide on the issue of same-sex marriages. The study also showed that there's a growing number of same sex parented families in Australia in spite of what's happening politcially. One of the researchers who looked at the outcomes for children of same sex parents is Melbourne University's Dr Simon Crouch.

Researchers say same sex parents provide better quality parenting and  lesbian mothers are providing the highest quality of all.

Researchers say same sex parents provide better quality parenting and lesbian mothers are providing the highest quality of all. Photo: 123rf

1.20 H&M to open in Auckland

Shoppers are excited this week about the arrival of another global fashion brand in New Zealand. The opening of H&M in Auckland is causing a retail frenzy. RNZ online magazine The Wireless has been looking at the ethical issues behind fast fashion provided by brands like H&M. The story was co-authored by Anusha Bradley and Tess McClure.

The opening of H&M in Auckland is causing a retail frenzy and RNZ looks at the ethical issues behind fast fashion.

The opening of H&M in Auckland is causing a retail frenzy and RNZ looks at the ethical issues behind fast fashion. Photo: 123rf

1:25 Banned Book Week

Librarians thumb their nose at censorship and book banning, and celebrate the freedom to read, during Banned Books Week. Louise LaHatte is regional collections manager at Auckland Libraries.

Librarians thumb their nose at censorship and book banning, and celebrate the freedom to read, during Banned Books Week.

Librarians thumb their nose at censorship and book banning, and celebrate the freedom to read, during Banned Books Week. Photo: 123rf

1:35 Walking the new Christchurch 360 trail

Twenty-five years ago, Christchurch ecologist Colin Meurk came up with the idea of a nature trail and walkway encircling Christchurch.It has been a long time coming, but it's almost complete.

Taylor's mistake section of the Christchurch 360 trail

Taylor's mistake section of the Christchurch 360 trail Photo: christchurch360trail.org.nz

This Friday Colin Meurk will begin an eight day journey walking the entire 140 km long trail - through restored wetlands, preserved coastal dunes, the Bottle Lake Forest Park, Crater Rim walks high above the city and historic European and Maori village replicas.

Christchurch 360 trail Map

Christchurch 360 trail Map Photo: christchurch360trail.org.nz

1:40 Favourite album

Shannon Phipps has picked Carboot Soul by Nightmares on Wax.

2:10 KAHA Takes On Hollywood

New Zealand television producer, Bailey Mackey, is the man behind Sidewalk Karaoke, The GC, Marae and The Game Chef, and now he's taking Hollywood by storm. But it's not in a way you may think, he hasn't pitched a new television programme, but launched a new cloud-based production tool. And the start-up, KAHA, is taking off.

CEO and producer of Pango Productions

CEO and producer of Pango Productions Photo: Pango Productions

2.20 Television Critic

Alex Casey, from The Spinoff, reviews Easy, Transparent, Dirty Laundry, Auckward Love and Friday Night Bites.

2:20 Why the Universe is structured to be left handed

Ninety percent of humans are right handed, yet the rest of the universe is generally structured to be left handed.

Professor Peter Schwerdtfeger is a Rutherford Medal awardee and world leading quantum chemist and physicist at Massey University.

He joins Jesse to delve into the fascinating world of quantum physics and chemistry, to try and shed light on why the world is asymmetrical, and what would happen without that imbalance.

Peter Schwerdtfeger

Peter Schwerdtfeger Photo: supplied

3:10 Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey?

We Have Your Daughter: The Unsolved Murder of JonBenet Ramsey 20 Years Later".

Twenty years ago, a six-year-old beauty queen was bashed over the head and strangled in her home in Colorado. A  two and a half page note, written in the house, claimed the little girl had been kidnapped and demanded a hefty ransom. But JonBenet's body was found in the basement. Suspicion fell on parents John and Patsy Ramsey and her nine-year-old brother Burke, but the murder has never been solved.

Investigative journalist, Paula Woodward, looks at the evidence and  talks to investigators about who they think is responsible in her book, We Have Your Daughter: The Unsolved Murder of JonBenet Ramsey, 20 Years Later.

3:35 Voices

More than 65 percent of new migrant, ethnic New Zealanders live in Auckland and the race for votes on, but how much thought have mayoral candidates given to the needs of their ethnic communities? Lynda Chanwai-Earle and Tim Watkin meet Auckland's leading mayoral candidates Phil Goff and Vic Crone get some answers

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

JESSE MULLIGAN AFTERNOONS:
1pm - 4pm
Monday 26th September 2016

JESSE'S SONG:
ARTIST:    Harry Parsons
TITLE:      Exoskeleton
COMP:     Harry Parsons
ALBUM:   Single
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

FAVOURITE ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Nightmares On Wax    
TITLE:      Les Nuits
COMP:     George Evelyn, Robin Taylor-Firth, Sarah Winton
ALBUM:   Carboot Soul
LABEL:     Warp

ARTIST:    Nightmares On Wax    
TITLE:      Argha Noah
COMP:     George Evelyn, Robin Taylor-Firth
ALBUM:   Carboot Soul
LABEL:    Warp

ARTIST:    Nightmares On Wax    
TITLE:      Survival
COMP:     George Evelyn, Robin Taylor-Firth, Sarah Winton
ALBUM:   Carboot Soul
LABEL:    Warp

THE PANEL:
ARTIST:    Josh Groban    
TITLE:      Try To Remember
COMP:     Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt.    
ALBUM:   Stages    
LABEL:    Warner