Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Monday 6 March 2017

1:10 First song

1:15 March Madness and Electric Vehicle Trial

March Madness is in full-swing in Auckland, with higher than normal congestion on main roads and motorways. Auckland Transport says it's using all possible resources to make the month of hell run more smoothly than last year. The agency is putting on more services to meet demand, as traffic on the motorways increases and the number of people catching public transport goes up by 30 per cent. And from today, a government trial gets underway, allowing electric vehicles to zoom down Auckland motorway on-ramps. The trail runs for the next two weeks, and lets plug-in electic vehicles use five motorway on-ramp lanes normally reserved for buses, trucks and high-occupancy vehicles. Matt Lowrie, editor of New Zealand's Transport Blog, talks about our transport woes.

March Madness is in full-swing in Auckland, with higher than normal congestion on main roads and motorways.

March Madness is in full-swing in Auckland, with higher than normal congestion on main roads and motorways. Photo: 123RF

1.25 Tenancy Ruling Against Airbnb

The Tenancy Tribunal has made its first ruling on an Airbnb case, and it's ruled in favour of the landlord. The tribunal has ruled that sub-letting a rental property on the online accommodation marketplace Airbnb, is in breach of the Residential Tenancies Act. The decision was in favour of Wellington-based property manager Keith Powell, who's the director of Nice Place Property Management.

The Tenancy Tribunal has made its first ruling on an Airbnb case, and it's ruled in favour of the landlord.

The Tenancy Tribunal has made its first ruling on an Airbnb case, and it's ruled in favour of the landlord. Photo: PHOTO NZ

1:35 Chinese Buyers Eye Oamaru Property

Oamaru could be the next property hot-spot, as Chinese buyers eye the coastal town. It's scored a surprise ranking, as the fourth most-viewed city in New Zealand, on China's biggest international property website. But what's the attraction? Waitaki District Council Mayor, Gary Kircher, explains.  

Steampunk Museum, Oamaru

Steampunk Museum, Oamaru Photo: Supplied

1:40 Favourite album

2:10 Television Critic Melenie Parkes

Sensing Murder

Sensing Murder with (L-R) Sue Nicholson, Amanda Billing, Kelvin Cruickshank and Deb Webber Photo: TVNZ

Melenie talks about the new season of Sensing Murder which is back on our screens with an extended format after a seven year hiatus.  Also up for discussion is the third and final season of Broadchurch and The Art of Design, a documentary series exploring the creative process but filmed in a very inventive style. 

2:20 The Future of our Regions: South Taranaki

South Taranaki is one of the three district's which make up the Taranaki region. The District has a population of approximately 27,000 people spread throughout seven towns and a number of smaller rural and coastal communities.

Last week the Maxim Institute released a report predicting the populations of many regions will drop or stagnate within three decades which will place them under severe financial strain as they try to pay for infrastructure.

In our series on the future of our regions, Jesse talks to the South Taranaki Mayor, Ross Dunlop about what the future holds for a region dependant on dairy and the oil and gas industries.

The Kapuni gas production plant is nestled in South Taranaki farmland.

The Kapuni gas production plant is nestled in South Taranaki farmland. Photo: RNZ / Robin Martin

2:30 Expert feature: the Arachnid Arms Race

A massive weapons arsenal isn't just something humans seem hell-bent on developing. Members of the arachnid world are also in an arms race.

One woman who's particularly interested in the weapons of insects and spiders is Dr Christina Painting who is a Research Fellow at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland.

Christina is a fan of harvestmen which she is in the midst of studying.

3:10 Lindy West: Notes from a Shrill Woman

Writer and feminist Lindy West says growing up  a shy, nerdy, self described fat teenager, she wanted to be invisible.  The only role models for fat, (she doesn't like the word overweight) girls were monsters, or Mothers.

That doesn't inspire the confidence needed to take on issues like  fat-shaming, misogyny and rape culture. But West says she stopped letting others define her, and starting writing columns for Jezebel and The Guardian, about important issues that affect women. 

Lindy West wrote a piece in the Guardian earlier this year about why she quit twitter, including being told by trolls that "that they would gladly rape me if I weren’t so fat".

She tells her own story of transformation  in her book, Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman.

Lindy West: Shrill

Lindy West: Shrill Photo: You Tube

3:35 Voices

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

4:05 The Panel with Paul Casserly and Kevin Milne

 

Music played in this show

JESSE MULLIGAN - AFTERNOONS:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
MONDAY MARCH 6th 2017

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    French For Rabbits
TITLE:      Goat
COMP:     Brooke Singer
ALBUM:   Spirits
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

1:45pm - FEATURE ALBUM:
ARTIST:    David Bowie
TITLE:      Life On Mars
COMP:     David Bowie
ALBUM:   Hunky Dory
LABEL:    RCA

ARTIST:    David Bowie
TITLE:      Queen Bitch
COMP:     David Bowie
ALBUM:   Hunky Dory
LABEL:    RCA

ARTIST:    David Bowie
TITLE:      Quicksand
COMP:     David Bowie
ALBUM:   Hunky Dory
LABEL:    RCA

2:40pm - ADDITIONAL SONG:
ARTIST:    Field Music    
TITLE:      Disappointed
COMP:     David Breis, Peter Brewis.
ALBUM:   Commontime
LABEL:    Memphois Industries

3:10pm - ADDITIONAL SONG
ARTIST:    U2      
TITLE:      Raised By Wolves
COMP:     Paul Hewson, David Evans, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jnr
ALBUM:   Songs of Innocence
LABEL:    Island