Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 6 October 2016

1:10 First song

1:15 Should women be informed about their breast density?

Recent campaigns have done much to raise awareness of breast cancer, and get women to go for a mammogram, but shoud this check include reporting on breast density?

According to the New Zealand Breat Cancer Foundation, on average seven New Zealand women will today be told they have breast cancer. And it affects one in nine New Zealand women over their lifetime. But women in New Zealand aren't being told about their breast density when undergoing the check. The foundation says that women with dense breasts, have a moderately increased risk of developing the cancer, and they should have an ultrasound check as well as mammogram.

breast screening

breast screening Photo: AFP

Lyn Swinburne is a leading breast cancer awareness campaigner in Australia who also sits on the board of New Zealand biotech company, Volpara Solutions, that provides breast imaging analytics and analysis products.

1:30 The human lifespan has reached its maximum

As much as we might want to live to a ripe old age, the human lifespan it seems has reached its natural limit. The oldest documented person reached 122 - and a new study suggests its unlikely anyone will surpass that.

Researchers including Jan Vijg of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, have been poring through data from the Human Mortality Database. He explains why no matter how advanced medicine gets, we won't be living past 125.

Jeanne Calment, who reached the age of 122

Jeanne Calment, who reached the age of 122. Photo: http://staying-ageless.com

1:40 Favourite album: Solid Gold Hits 27

Nick Ward tells us why he's always loved this 1980 compilation.

Solid Gold Hits Volume 27

Solid Gold Hits Volume 27 Photo: wikipedia

2:10 Theatre Critic: Raewyn Whyte

2:20 Geoffonomics

Why is nz stuck exporting commodities and can we change?

William Massey

William Massey Photo: NZhistory.net

2:25 The Villains of NZ History

Last week a NZ history story managed to capture some headlines.  A Massey University academic 'discovered' that William Massey, one of our longest serving Prime Ministers, had a made a number of racist remarks.

Our history expert, Grant Morris of Victoria University, to talk about how might deal with our more awkward ancestors

3:10 Masterpieces with Stacy Gregg

In masterpieces today, our guest is one of this country's most profilific and best selling authors..

Stacy Gregg has just had her 21st book for children published... almost all her books have been best sellers here - and she is one of the most successful New Zealand writers for children in the international market

Her books centre on ponies and the kids who ride them. Books like Pony Club Secrets, the Princess and the Foal, and her latest one, the Diamond Horse.

Stacy Gregg

Stacy Gregg Photo: http://stacygregg.co.uk/

3:25 The Expats: Ben Cain in China

3:30 This Way Up

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

JON BRIDGES - AFTERNOONS & PANEL
1:00pm - 5:00pm
THURSDAY OCTOBER 6th 2016

JON'S SONG:
ARTIST:    Paul Simon
TITLE:        Wristbands
COMP:    Paul Simon
ALBUM:    Stranger to Stranger     
LABEL:    Concord

LIVE MUSIC:
ARTIST:    Hayes Carll
TITLE:        For The Sake Of The Song
COMP:    Townes Van Zandt
ALBUM:    Lovers and Leavers
LIVE:        RNZ Auckland

FAVORITE ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Michael Nesmith
TITLE:        Cruisin'
COMP:    Michael Nesmith
ALBUM:    Solid Gold Hits:  Vol 27
LABEL:    Music For Leisure

ARTIST:    Split Enz
TITLE:        I Hope I Never
COMP:    Tim Finn
ALBUM:    Solid Gold Hits:  Vol 27
LABEL:    Music For Leisure

THE PANEL:
ARTIST:    Michael Jackson
TITLE:        Thriller        
COMP:    Rod Temperton
ALBUM:    Thriller
LABEL:    Epic