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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 26 January 2016

1:13   First Song 

'Hurtling Through' - Tiny Ruins & Hamish Kilgour

1:17   State Of The Nation - Chris Bramwell

Today marks the start of the political year, with the first Cabinet meeting and the beginning of state of the nation speeches. The first speech, has just been delivered by Metiria Turei and the Green Party in Wellington. RNZ's deputy political editor, Chris Bramwell, has been there listening to the speech.

1:27   Tickled -  David Farrier

The New Zealand documentary, Tickled, has premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Utah, overnight New Zealand time. It looks into the the bizarre world of Competitive Endurance Tickling. And while it sounds like the 'sport' would be a bit of a laugh, it reveals a much darker story. The investigation has attracted positive reviews. Variety magazine calls it an 'engrossing investigative documentary'.. The Hollywood Reporter, 'captivating and jaw-dropping'. New Zealand journalist, David Farrier, is the man behind the documentary and its co-director is Dylan Reeve. David is with us now from Utah.

1:34   Global Synchronized Dog Walking - Alice Brine

Next we're talking about global synchronized dog walking. Wellington producer, Alice Brine, loves walking dogs so much, she's come up with the event, The Big Dog Walk With Lots Of Dogs. It's where people in Wellington, Auckland, Syney and Japan, all go for a dog walk at the same time.

1:40 Favourite Album  

The Band - The Band.  Chosen by Jeff Upton.

2:10   Scarlet Mistletoe - Dr Philip Simpson

We are being asked to keep a eye out for scarlet mistletoe in the Abel Tasman National Park. The 'at risk' plant has flowers that are an important source of nectar for birds like tui, kaka and bellbird. Project Janszoon is asking the public to report sightings of it in the Abel Tasman National Park.       

2:20 Great NZ Concerts - Fleetwood Mac (Athletic Park, Wellington 1980)         

Today's great New Zealand Concert features one of the biggest bands in the World in the late 70's.  Fleetwood Mac enjoyed unprecedented success with their 1977 album  Rumours, but by the time they reached Wellington in March 1980, the strain of four years of constant touring, an a much less successful follow up album was begining to show.  At Athletic Park the band finally reached tipping point resuting in a very public spat, a stage walk off and a less than satisfied capacity crowd. This afternoon we remember that less than memorable concert.  

3:10  Feature Interview - Henry Olsen

Tuesday- The first real test in the race for the White House is next week when voters in Iowa gather to decide who they want as nominees for their party. On the Republican side, there are 12 contenders who vary wildly from Donald Trump the millionaire and reality TV star, to former President George Bush's brother Jeb.  Henry Olsen,  a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, gives his insights into the ideologies at play that have put Donald Trump at the top of the polls in a party that is traditionally conservative. His book is "The Four Faces of the Republican Party: The Fight for the 2016 Presidential Nomination."

3:35  Our Changing World - The 'Pee' In Pest Control

Could rat and possum pee be the next best thing when it comes to trapping unwanted predators? Alison Ballance discovers that a team of biologists at Victoria University of Wellington are hoping to use animal urine to develop longer-lasting ways of luring animals into resetting traps.

3:45  Panel Pre-Show 

What the world is talking about, with Jesse Mulligan, Jim Mora and Zara Potts.