Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Monday 3 April 2017

1:10 First song: Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton performs live

He's been described as a modern day minstrel and bluesman. Jerron Blind Boy Paxton is is known for capturing the spirit of a bygone era, transporting his audiences back to the 1920's. He performs live in our Auckland studio.

Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton

Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton Photo: RNZ/Claire Eastham-Farrelly

1:20 FBI art detective on the Parnell Art Heist

Police are due to release a description of people they are seeking in relation to a major art heist over the weekend. They believe three people were involved in the ram raid theft, of two Gottfried Lindauer paintings from the International Art Centre in Parnell. Thieves backed a stolen vehicle into the gallery just before 4am on Saturday, and snatched the 1884 paintings 'Chieftainess Ngatai-Raure' and 'Chief Ngatai-Raure'.

Robert Wittman, is the founder of the FBI's Art Crime Team, and in the past he's been dubbed "the most famous art detective in the world". Robert talks with Jesse from Chester Heights, Pennsylvania.

The 'Chieftainess Ngatai-Raure' and 'Chief Ngatai-Raure' (inset) were stolen from the International Art Centre in Parnell.

The 'Chieftainess Ngatai-Raure' and 'Chief Ngatai-Raure' (inset) were stolen from the International Art Centre in Parnell. Photo: RNZ / Laura Tupou

1:30 For the Love of Riddles

Kiwi poet, wordsmith and legend, Bill Manhire has been looking at the mystery of the riddle. He's translated Old English riddles, put them to song, and they are being performed this week, as part of the Festival of Colour. The settings range from meditative ballad to joyful stomp. Bill talks about his new work, Tell Me My Name.

Bill talks about his new work, Tell Me My Name.

Bill talks about his new work, Tell Me My Name. Photo: Supplied

1:40 Favourite album:

Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in New York

2:10 Television Critic: Linda Burgess

Short story and television script writer Linda Burgess critiques "The Missing" (TVNZ-1 Tues 9:30pm) and the Living Channel's "Great Canal Journeys" which features Actors, husband and wife team, Timothy West and Prunella Scales.  The series was filmed just prior to Scales' being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease

Timothy West & Prunella Scales in Great Canal Journeys

Timothy West & Prunella Scales in Great Canal Journeys Photo: Channel Four Television Corporation

2:20 The Future of our Regions: Northland

The chair of the Northland Regional Council Bill Shepherd talks with us about the future of Northland

Police discovered the body in bush 20 minutes to the east of Kaitaia, in Northland.

Police discovered the body in bush 20 minutes to the east of Kaitaia, in Northland. Photo: Google Maps

2:30 Expert feature: the History of English Part 2

Last week we focussed on Early and Middle English with Mark Amsler, an Associate Professor Comparative Literature at the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics at the University of Auckland.

He joins us again this week to continue our history lesson, looking at Early Modern English, and how it came to be the language many of us speak today.

Shakespeare by William Blake 1800

Shakespeare by William Blake 1800 Photo: Wiki Commons

3:10 In Search of Paul Robeson 

US singer and civil rights leader, Paul Robeson (1898 - 1976)

US singer and civil rights leader, Paul Robeson (1898 - 1976) Photo: Wiki Commons

Paul Robeson was a the son of a slave who rose to great heights as an actor and singer in the 30's and 40's. His velvety bass voice earned him roles in films and the musical Show Boat. Off stage he used the power of his celebrity to fight against social injustice. He was deeply committed to socialism.

Melbourne writer and academic travelled the world to research the life of Paul Robeson and discover the roots of his political and spiritual formation. He talks to Jesse about his book No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson.

Paul Robeson visited both New Zealand and Australia to speak to workers. The video below is him speaking to construction workers building the Sydney Opera House in 1960

3:35 Voices

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question

4:05 The Panel with Allan Blackman and Irene Gardiner

 

Music played in this show

JESSE MULLIGAN - AFTERNOONS:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
MONDAY 3rd APRIL 2017

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Jerron (Blind Boy) Paxton
TITLE:      Mississippi Bottom
COMP:     Jerron Paxton
ALBUM:   Unreleased
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland    
 
1:45pm - FEATURE ALBUM:

ARTIST:    Nirvana
TITLE:      About A Girl
COMP:     Kurt Cobain
ALBUM:   MTV Unplugged in New York    
LABEL:    DGC

ARTIST:    Nirvana
TITLE:      The Man Who Sold The World
COMP:     David Bowie
ALBUM:   MTV Unplugged in New York    
LABEL:    DGC

ARTIST:    Nirvana
TITLE:      Oh Me
COMP:     Cris Kirkwood
ALBUM:   MTV Unplugged in New York    
LABEL:    DGC

3:30pm - FEATURE INTERVIEW: Jeff Sparrow talks about his new book "No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson."
ARTIST:    Paul Robeson
TITLE:      Joe Hill
COMP:     Alfred Hayes, Earl Robinson
ALBUM:   Songs Of Free Men
LABEL:    Columbia

4:30pm - THE PANEL: Half Time Song
ARTIST:    Beyonce & Jay Z
TITLE:      Crazy In Love
COMP:     Beyoncé Knowles, Rich Harrison, Shawn Carter, Eugene Record
ALBUM:   Dangerously In Love
LABEL:    Columbia