Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Tuesday 23 May 2017

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This week's story is Descent from Avalanche by Eleanor Catton

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1:10 First song - Zed - Renegade Fighter

Iconic Kiwi rock band Zed haven't played together since a 2011 Rugby World Cup event, but now Rugby is bringing them back together again.  All four original members will reunite to play at Eden Park before the third test between the All Blacks and British & Irish Lions in July.  Today we get an unplugged version of their hit Renegade Fighter.

Zed

Zed (L-R) Ben Campbell, Andy Lynch, Nathan King, Adrian Palmer Photo: Supplied

1.15 People are dead and injured after Manchester 'explosion'

There are multiple fatalities and injuries after reports of an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in the UK.

Kate Squire, from BBC Radio Manchester, has the latest.

Follow live updates here.

Ambulances arrive at the scene at Manchester Arena following blasts at an Ariana Grande concert.

Ambulances arrive at the scene at Manchester Arena following blasts at an Ariana Grande concert. Photo: AFP

1.25 My Year Without Plastic

Living without plastic in your life is the theme of an event being held at Waikato University tonight. The film and discussion even includes a talk by Merren Tai who embarked on a year living without plastic, followed by the screening of a documentary A Plastic Ocean. Merren's experiment was intended to last for one year but three years down the track, the Raglan resident is still living as plastic free as she can.

Living without plastic.

Living without plastic. Photo: 123RF

Dan Slevin from RNZ Widescreen, discusses Cannes and its reputation for controversy.

Dan Slevin from RNZ Widescreen, discusses Cannes and its reputation for controversy. Photo: AFP

1:35 Dan Slevin - On Film

The 70th Cannes Film Festival is on at the moment. Dan Slevin, from RNZ Widescreen, looks at the some of the highlights from the past.

1:45 Favourite Album

Deja Vu Album Cover

Deja Vu Album Cover Photo: Supplied

Today's great album is from an ultimate supergroup.   Formed in 1968, the component parts of the band came from The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and The Hollies, but for this, their second album, they became a quartet adding yet another player from Buffalo Springfiled, Canadian Neil Young.

Deja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young was released shortly after the group's tentative apreance at the Woodstock Music Festival and sold more than 8 million copies/.

2:10 Book Critic

The author of The Dragon Defenders, James Russell, reviews Flight Path by David Hill, 1917 Machines of War by Brian Faulkner and Pieces of You by Eileen Merriman.

James Russell is the author of the Dragon Brothers Trilogy.

James Russell is the author of the Dragon Brothers Trilogy. Photo: Supplied

2:20 Music Feature

Our special guest is Paul Crowther who played trumpet in the air training corp band in his home town, Dunedin, before moving to Auckland and switching to drums where he played in a couple of covers bands before joining Split Enz. He's talking about guitar effects pedals.

SPLIT ENZ in 1975. In front, Tim Finn, left, Mike Chunn, Wally Wilkinson, and Phil Judd. Back row: Emlyn Crowther, left, Noel Crombie, and Eddie Rayner.

SPLIT ENZ in 1975. In front, Tim Finn, left, Mike Chunn, Wally Wilkinson, and Phil Judd. Back row: Emlyn Crowther, left, Noel Crombie, and Eddie Rayner. Photo: Evening Post

3:10 The Poetry of Pop

There's TS Eliot and there's TS as in Taylor Swift, and while most of the time the two aren't mentioned in the same breath, they both can produce poetry says English professor and founding director of the Laboratory for Race and Popular Culture at the University of Colorado, Adam Bradley. After all, Bob Dylan won a Nobel Prize for literature.  Bradley believes poetry in pop songs can be both masterful and disposable; but it is often still  poetry.  It's not just the words but the entire package of music and performance that transforms a song into poetry. Professor Bradley looks at a century of music in his new book, The Poetry of Pop.

Professor Adam Bradley looks at a century of music in his new book, The Poetry of Pop.

Professor Adam Bradley looks at a century of music in his new book, The Poetry of Pop. Photo: Supplied

3:30 Volcanic Eruptions and the Ash Lab

Auckland is the city of volcanoes - and scientists around New Zealand are working to understand what might happen during the next volcanic eruption, and how to mitigate some of the effects. University of Canterbury geologists Thomas Wilson and George Williams are focusing the impacts of volcanic ash on vital infrastructure such as power and water, and Alison Ballance joins them in the Ash Lab to learn more.

Stories from Our Changing World.

During an eruption, volcanoes can spit out all sorts of stuff, from molten lava to flying rocks, as well as ash.

During an eruption, volcanoes can spit out all sorts of stuff, from molten lava to flying rocks, as well as ash. Photo: Pixabay

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

4:05 The Panel with Chris Gallavin and Victoria Stewart

 

Music played in this show

   
JESSE MULLIGAN - AFTERNOONS:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday 23rd May 2017

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Zed (Nathan King & Andy Lynch)
TITLE:      Renagade Fighter
COMP:     Nathan King, Ben Campbell
ALBUM:   Silencer
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Crosby Stills Nash & Young       
TITLE:      Wookstock
COMP:     Joni Mitchell
ALBUM:   Deja Vu
LABEL:    Atlantic
 
ARTIST:    Crosby Stills Nash & Young       
TITLE:      Country Girl:  Whiskey Boot Hill / Down, Down, Down / Country Girl (I Think You're Pretty)
COMP:     Neil Young
ALBUM:   Deja Vu
LABEL:    Atlantic

ARTIST:    Crosby Stills Nash & Young       
TITLE:      Our House
COMP:     Graham Nash
ALBUM:   Deja Vu
LABEL:    Atlantic

2:20pm - MUSIC FEATURE:
ARTIST:    Split Enz
TITLE:      Walking Down A Road
COMP:     Tim Finn, Phil Judd
ALBUM:   Second Thoughts
LABEL:    Mushroom

ARTIST:    Peter Posa
TITLE:      White Rabbit [Edit]
COMP:     Peter Posa
ALBUM:   The Very Best of Peter Posa
LABEL:    Viking

ARTIST:    The Rolling Stones
TITLE:      (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction [Edit]
COMP:     Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
ALBUM:   Out of Our Heads
LABEL:    Decca

ARTIST:    Cream
TITLE:      Sunshine of Your Love
COMP:     Pete Brown, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton
ALBUM:   Disraeli Gears
LABEL:    Polydor

ARTIST:    Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
TITLE:      This Is Us
COMP:     Mark Knopfler
ALBUM:   All The Roadrunning
LABEL:    Universal

ARTIST:    Perrey & Kingsley
TITLE:      One Note Samba / Spanish Flea
COMP:     Jon Hendricks, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça
ALBUM:   Kaleidoscopic Vibrations
LABEL:    Vangard

ARTIST:    Emerson, Lake and Palmer
TITLE:      Lucky Man
COMP:     Greg Lake
ALBUM:   Emerson, Lake & Palmer  
LABEL:    Cotillion
            
3:10pm - FEATURE INTERVIEW:
ARTIST:    Rihanna
TITLE:      Diamonds
COMP:     Sia Furler Benjamin Levin Mikkel S. Eriksen Tor Erik Hermansen
ALBUM:   Unapologetic
LABEL:    Def Jam

ARTIST:    Taylor Swift
TITLE:      Shake it Off  [Edit]
COMP:     Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Shellback
ALBUM:   1989
LABEL:    Republic

ARTIST:    DNCE
TITLE:      Cake by The Ocean [Edit]
COMP:     Robin Fredriksson, Mattias Larsson, Joe Jonas, Justin Tranter
ALBUM:   Swaay
LABEL:    Republic

ARTIST:    The Beatles
TITLE:      Hey Jude
COMP:     John Lennon, Paul McCartney    
ALBUM:   Beatles 1
LABEL:    Apple

ARTIST:    Talking Heads
TITLE:      Once In A Lifetime [edit]
COMP:     David Byrne, Brian Eno, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth    
ALBUM:   Remain in Light
LABEL:    Remaining In Light