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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 16 February 2016

1:10 First Song

'Rise Up' - Andra Day. 

1:15 Mast Falls - Teresa Cowie              

It's been a big day for the RNZ transmission department today. A huge AM radio mast - nearly 200 metres tall - was brought down with explosives this morning. The mast at Titahi Bay, north of Wellington, was suffering with some quite serious corrosion and had become a potential safety hazard.

1:20   New Zealand Symphony Orchestra - Christopher Blake

The Grammys are on today, and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra was up for the Best Orchestral Performance award. The nomination was for a recording of works by Chinese composer Zhou Long and the Symphony 'Humen 1839'. Christopher Blake is the chief executive of the NZSO.

1:25 John Oliver takes another swipe at New Zealand

While we're talking about Kiwis on the international stage we better take a moment to mark STeven Joyce's appearance on John Oliver's HBO TV show last night. YOu probably know the story of how he ended up there but just in case you missed it here's the comedian with a refresher for you and the tens of millions of other people watching.

1:30   New Zealand 'biggest wall of fire' -  Pete Gallagher

How do you make a wall of fire? That's what we're going to be speaking to our next guest about. Pete Gallagher is a fireman and he's heading up a seven-strong team of pyrotechnicians for this year's Warbirds Over Wanaka.

1:35  Best Home Chef - Annabel Langbein

Annabel Laingbein has just touched down back home, after picking up Best Home Chef at the prestigious Taste Awards in the United States.

1:40 Favourite Album

Overton Park - Lucero.

2:06 Legionella Bacteria - Rob McGee

Legionella bacteria has been found in two public spa pools in Auckland. Spas pools at the Tepid Baths in downtown Auckland, and Manurewa were closed after the bacteria was found. Auckland Council's Manager Leisure, Rob McGee.

2:12 Weed Wars - Lynley Hayes

Landcare Research's chief scientist Lynley Hayes has more stories from the front line of the 'War On Weeds'. 

2:20 Great New Zealand Concerts - U2's Zoo TV Tour (19893)

The tour sold 5.3 million tickets just on it's first leg and it was largely a critical success, too, named "the most spectacular rock tour staged by any band" by Tom Doyle from Q magazine.                 

3:10 Feature Interview - Peter Bergen   

They are average men and women, stable, educated, born in the United States and they are  jihadists. This is the face of homegrown terrorism.  Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst  and one of the most respected  authorities on terrorism. He reveals  the surprisingly banal beginnings of  these radicalized citizens and the disturbingly difficult job authorities have in tracking them down.  His new book is called The United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists.

3:30 Our Changing World

A one-sided battle is taking place in Central Otago. On one side is the endangered Cromwell chafer beetle. On the other, a poisonous Australian spider, the redback. And aiding and abetting the spider? The rabbit. Alison Ballance joins University of Otago Master's student Jackie Spencer at the Cromwell chafer beetle reserve to meet the villain and see the carnage.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

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