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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 22 December 2015

1:10 First song - Breathe Life by Jack Garrett

1:17 Pollen forecaster Dr David Fountain.
Do you suffer with hay fever or know someone who does? Is there an end to the hay fever season? Many of us might read the paper or go online to check out how severe the pollen forecast might be for the day and retired plant biologist Dr David Fountain is the pollen forecaster. He's been looking at the quantity of pollen in the air, what species flower when and where and how pollen is moved around by the weather.

1:25 Margaret Mahy Family Playground opening
The Canterbury earthquakes damages not only roads, and buildings, but also playgrounds. But this afternoon one of the largest playgrounds in the southern hemisphere will be opened to the public. The all ages- all ability playground is named after one of Canterbury's well known authors, Margaret Mahy.

1:27 Story 3 - Patea Cricket Club
The tiny South Taranaki township of Patea has a new cricket club, more than 22 years after the last one folded.  In fact after the freezing works closed in 1986, the whole town went into decline.  But that's now changing.  The whole community as had a new lease of life and a group of enthusiastic cricket fans have not only started a club from scratch. they have been victorious at their first attempt. Local Grocer Ash Patel was the man who got the whole thing started.
 
1:40 Favourite album - Songs In The Attic by Billy Joel

2:10 Brendon McCullum announcement
Cricket commentator Craig Cumming and RNZ sports editor Stephen Hewson give analysis on Blackcaps' captain Brendon McCullum's announcement

2.20 Great New Zealand Concert - The Police
On February 29 1984 the British rock band The Police came to Westerns Springs in what was described by one of the critics as one of the most spectacular - and loudest - performances ever seen at the Western Springs Stadium. As part of their Synchronicity Tour, the band played all their hits, but it wasn't the music that was the most memorable. Dozens of people were injured, more than 60 were arrested before the show even started and a car was overturned and set alight after the driver drove through the crowd outside the gates.

3:10 Chief Elf in Santa Claus Indiana, Pat Koch
Every year, for 100 years, letters for Santa Claus have poured into a small town in America's heartland, which is no surprise since the town is called .Santa Claus. The naughty and nice express their deepest wishes and darkest fears to the man in the red suit. The letters ask for toys, for family reconciliations, for a time machine and have even included a touch of extortion if the goods aren't delivered on Christmas morning. Note to self, do not threaten Santa's reindeer.  Each letter is lovingly answered by a team of Elves. We'll talk to Chief Elf in Santa Claus Indiana, Pat Koch.

3:30 Stories from Our Changing World.
Ever since it was built the seawall at Dunedin's St Clair beach has taken a hammering from the sea. Dunedin student Sam Fraser-Baxter is investigating.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show - with Jesse Mulligan and Zara Potts

Music played in this show

JESSE'S SONG:

ARTIST: Jack Garratt
TITLE: Breathe Life
COMP: Garratt
ALBUM: Phase
LABEL: Island

FAVOURITE ALBUM:

ARTIST: Billy Joel
TITLE: Captain Jack
COMP: Joel
ALBUM: Songs In The Attic
LABEL: Columbia

ARTIST: Billy Joel
TITLE: You're My Home
COMP: Joel
ALBUM: Songs In The Attic
LABEL: Columbia

ARTIST: Billy Joel
TITLE: Streetlife Serenade
COMP: Joel
ALBUM: Songs In The Attic
LABEL: Columbia

GREAT NEW ZEALAND CONCERT:

ARTIST: The Police
TITLE: Roxanne
COMP: Sting
ALBUM: The Police: Live 1979-1983
LABEL: A&M

ARTIST: The Police
TITLE: Message in a Bottle
COMP: Sting
ALBUM: The Police: Live 1979-1983
LABEL: A&M

ARTIST: The Police
TITLE: Don't Stand So Close to Me
COMP: Sting
ALBUM: The Police: Live 1979-1983
LABEL: A&M

ARTIST: The Police
TITLE: Every Breath You Take
COMP: Sting
ALBUM: The Police: Live 1979-1983
LABEL: A&M

HALFTIME:

ARTIST: Meatloaf
TITLE: Life Is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back
COMP: Steinman
ALBUM: Bat Out Of Hell 2: Back Into Hell
LABEL: Virgin