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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 23 November 2015

1:10 First Song

'The Way' - Louis Baker.

1:15 K Road Stories - Hazel Gibson

Our next guest has been compiling stories about Auckland's iconic K'Road. Hazel Gibson is one of the executive producers behind K Road Stories. It's a project aiming to celebrate the area. And Hazel is in our Auckland studio.

1:25 #BrussellsLockdown - Elle Hunt

Brussels is in lock-down, as Belgian police launch operations to hunt down fugitive Salah Abdeslam.Police asked the public not to share information of the anti-terrorism raids online. So, twitter users have come up with an unusual way to help.

1:23 Zombies: A Cultural History - Professor Roger Luckhurst

The modern zombie seems to be everywhere these days. And our guest has binged on the undead, to try and figure out what the modern contribution of the zombie actually is. He's been described as 'the connoisseur of horror'. By day Professor Roger Luckhurst, teaches at the Department of English and Humanities, at Birkbeck College, University of London. And he's written a book, Zombies: A Cultural History.

1:40 Favourite Album

The Best Of Gordon Lightfoot. Chosen by Carolyn Mooney. 

2:10 The Critics

TV - Phil Wallington

Books - Pip Adam

Music - Simon Sweetman             

Theatre - Naomi van den Broek

3:10 Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter - Kate Clifford Larson

The Kennedy family has long held the world's admiration and fascination. But all families have their dark secrets and for the Kennedys it was the daughter born with developmental disabilities, Rosemary.  At age 23, her Father subjected her to an experimental lobotomy for fear that if her limitations were discovered, it would reflect badly on his successful sons. She would spend the next 60 years in an institution.  "Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter," by Kate Clifford Larson  tells the heartbreaking account of a daughter who knew her mere existence disappointed her father.  She is the first biographer to have access to all of Rosemary's known letters.

3:35 Voices - Lynda Chanwai-Earle

Tara Officer is a young Iranian New Zealander with big ambitions.  She'd love to be Minister of Health one day. She's also one of 30 young Ethnic Leaders from across the country to be recognised for the first time at Parliament by the Minister of Ethnic Communities. Lynda Chanwai-Earle is in Wellington to meet the young leaders and to learn how they plan to make a crucial difference to our country in the future.  

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

What the world is talking about with Jesse Mulligan, Jim Mora and Julie Moffett.