Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 2 April 2015
1:10 Your Song
Every Knock is a Boost by Georgie Fame, chosen by Gary Sutton of Kaikoura.
1:20 Our New Zealand A to Z
Our New Zealand A to Z checks out some of our Southern Islands.
2:10 Killer Robots - Professor Ron Arkin
A leading roboticist says killer robots could actually save lives. Professor Ronald Arkin, from the Georgia Institute of Technology, is in New Zealand giving talks on how he says, using robots in warfare could save soldiers' lives and reduce civilian casualties.
2.20 Testing How Blood Flow to the Brain is Regulated
When it comes to brain blood flow, what is normal? Shieak Tzeng and his team are finding that different people can have widely varying results when the two systems that regulate blood flow to the brain are examined. This has major implications for clinical treatment of diseases like stroke, and Ruth Beran goes to the University of Otago Wellington's School of Medicine to watch as a healthy participant is tested with a regime that includes intravenous drugs.
2:30 NZ Reading
Easter at Mum's by Paddy Richardson, read by Lyndee-Jane Rutherford.
Easter at Mum's is a story about a young woman informing her conservative religious mother about her impending sex change operation
2:45 Feature album
Graduation - Kanye West (2007)
3:10 Food, wine and movies
We set up your Easter Weekend with food, wine and movies - chef Richard Till whips up his special slow-cooked lamb roast for Easter - Yvonne Lorkin the wine - and Sarah McMullan reviews The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
3:45 The Panel Pre-Show