Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 9 February 2017

1:10 First song

1:15 Petrol Price Investigation

The Energy Minister, Judith Collins, has called for an investigation into how fair petrol and diesel prices are at the pump. Profit margins have doubled in the past five years, and the minister is seeking greater transparency on company returns. Mark Stockdale is senior policy analyst at AA. He monitors fuel prices, domestic and global supply trends and renewable fuels.

Judith Collins has called for an investigation into how fair petrol and diesel prices are at the pump.

Judith Collins has called for an investigation into how fair petrol and diesel prices are at the pump. Photo: RNZ / AFP

1:25 Solving the World's Problems with Collective Reasoning

Timothy van Gelder is building a computer program, to crowdsource the answers to some of the world's toughest questions. Argue Wiki is a platform being developed to use collective reasoning to solve problems. And it's being funded with a large chunk of money from US Intelligence. Melbourne University cognitive scientist, Timothy van Gelder, is working on the SWARM Project.

Crowdsourcing the answers to some of the world's toughest questions.

Crowdsourcing the answers to some of the world's toughest questions. Photo: Pixabay

1:35 The kiwi wool shoe kicking it in the US

Former All Whites captain, Tim Brown is the founder of Allbirds - an environmentally friendly shoe made from superfine merino wool...

He has attracted major investors both here and in the US where the company is based.

Allbirds shoes

Allbirds shoes Photo: Allbirds

1:40 Favourite album: Bruce Springsteen - Live 1975

2:10 Podcast review with Katy Atkin

2:20 Economics with Shamubeel Eaqub

The Reserve Bank has this morning,  again left the official cash rate unchanged at a record low 1-point-75 percent. This comes as the reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler confirms he will retire at the end of his term in September.

Our economics commentator, Shamubeel Eaqub looks at what's next for the Reserve Bank, and how it might deal with the many pressures on our economy in future, including, of course, the housing crisis.

George Grey photographed by Daniel Louis Mundy

George Grey photographed by Daniel Louis Mundy Photo: Te Ara / Public Domain

2:35 History with Grant Morris

We have heard a lot about ‘executive orders’ over the past few weeks.  President Donald Trump is using executive orders to implement his election election promises.  The orders are extremely controversial both in substance and process. 

Trump is not the first US President to try this approach.  Franklin D Roosevelt issued about one executive order a day during his three terms as President.  How does this compare to NZ?  Do we have a similar history of executive orders?

Historian Grant Morris of Victoria University explores the history of executive orders.

3:10 Masterpieces: Finlay MacDonald on The Listener

The Listener was first published in 1939, initially to publish radio listings. But it expanded beyond that to become a current affairs and lifestyle magazine. It lost its monopoly on programme schedules in the 1980s, but adapted and remains one of New Zealand’s top-selling magazines.

Finlay MacDonald is a former editor of the magazine.

First issue of the New Zealand Listener, 1939

First issue of the New Zealand Listener, 1939 Photo: Te Ara / Public Domain

3:25 The Expats: Rosie Heaton on life in Kathmandu

Our ex-pat today is a long time expat, who has lived in many countries due to her husband's military career - including Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Central African Republic...also Fiji, New York and Dubai.

Rosie Heaton is now based in Kathmandu where she volunteers with Burns Violence Survivors Nepal, an organisation she is also  raising money for.

A warning, some of the images in the gallery below may be disturbing.

3:30 BBC Witness

We go back to 1951 when a young British scientist began one of the key scientific investigations of the 20th century.
Frahana Haider of the BBC World Service history programme 'Witness' looks back at the story of Rosalind Franklin.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

4:05 The Panel with Michael Moynahan and Tony Doe

 

Music played in this show

JESSE MULLIGAN - AFTERNOONS:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9th 2017

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Lawrence Arabia
TITLE:      The Palest Of Them All
COMP:     James Milne
ALBUM:   Absolute Truth
LABEL:    Flying Nun

1:45pm - FEATURE ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
TITLE:      Thunder Road
COMP:     Bruce Springsteen
ALBUM:   Live 1975-1985
LABEL:    Columbia

ARTIST:    Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
TITLE:      Raise Your Hand
COMP:     Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Alvertis Isbell
ALBUM:   Live 1975-1985
LABEL:    Columbia

ARTIST:    Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
TITLE:      Reason to Believe
COMP:     Bruce Springsteen
ALBUM:   Live 1975-1985
LABEL:    Columbia

2:40pm: - ADDITIONAL MUSIC    
ARTIST:    Boy & Bear    
TITLE:      Limit of Love    
COMP:     Dave Hosking, Killian Gavin, Tim Hart, Jon Hart, Dave Symes
ALBUM:   Limit of Love  
LABEL:     Universal

4:30pm: - PANEL: HALF-TIME SONG:
ARTIST:    The Lemon Pipers  
TITLE:      Rice Is Nice   
COMP:     Paul Leka, Shelley Pinz   
ALBUM:   Green Tambourine
LABEL:    Buddah