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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 17 February 2016

1:10 First Song

I&I - 'LUH' (Lost Under Heaven) 

1:15 10,000 Sharks - Professor Stephen Kajiura

Tens of thousands of sharks are migrating on the coast of Florida, just a stone's throw away from the shoreline. Florida Atlantic University biological sciences professor Stephen Kajiura, has been monitoring the sharks. And he's taken aerial footage of the spectacular sight.

1:25 Keeping The House Cool - Nelson Lebo

Rain may be on the forecast for most of the country today, but the temperatures are still up there, making for hot nights. One man who's given a bit of thought into how to cool down, is Palmerston North City Council eco design advisor, Nelson Lebo. He's come up with some cheap tips and tricks.

1:30 Northland Dairy Proposal - Wayne Brown

Earlier this week I spoke to a  professor of economics from Waikato university, Jacqueline Rowarth,  about plans by Northland businessman Wayne Brown to create  a new dairy company in Kerikeri. Northland Dairy is in it's very early stages but work's being done on the resource consent application to build the 40 million dollar plant which, once up and running will produce 300 thousand litres of milk a day. The plan is to directly supply companies with retail outlets. Wayne Brown believes the concerns raised by Ms Rowarth about the plans and the Chinese milk market already being crowded miss the point.

1:35 Sound Archives - Sarah Johnston

If you have driven into Wellington from the Kapiti Coast you will probably know the sight of the RNZ transmission masts which dominate the skyline at Titahi Bay near Porirua. esterday the last section of the big 700 foot mast was finally demolished after it was found to  have significant rust and corrosion damage last year. A smaller mast will still remain on the site. There had been a radio mast at Titahi Bay since 1937  - the original 700 foot aerial was the tallest structure in NZ right up until the Sky Tower was built in the 1990s. In today's sound archives slot, Sarah Johnston from Nga Taonga Sound & Vision is going to play us some recordings about the role this mast played in New Zealand's broadcasting history.

1:40 Favourite Album

Imogen Heap's album Speak for Yourself.

2:10 Sugar - Professor Margaret Morris

The bad news about sugar consumption keeps coming - this time it's being linked to potential brain damage.
Now a new study on rats led by an Australian research team  found that the ones which were exposed to high sugar intakes had problems with brain development similar to what would be expected they had experienced stress and trauma. Professor Margaret Morris at the University of New South Wales, who co-authored the report, says more research needs to be done on the harm sugar can do to the brain.  

2:20 Roadmap - Awaroa Bay

You've probably heard all about the crowdfunding campaign to buy a beach in the Abel Tasman National Park. So given all the attention we thought we might take a closer look at Awaroa for this week's  Roadmap.

3:10 Technology And Innovation

This week our technology correspondent Paul Brislen has important news about India's regulation of Facebook, a bug for Apple user to watch out for, and the answers to some of your questions about being 'spied on' by your devices.  Also we'll meet our Innovator-Of-The-Week, who is in the do-it-yourself funeral business. 

3:25 The Wireless

This week, RNZ's on-line magazine THE WIRELESS has sent Mava Moayyed to India. 

3:35 New Zealand Society

It's been nearly five years since Christchurch woman, Helen Grice, was paralysed in the February 2011 earthquake. She talks to our disability issues correspondent, Katy Gosset,  about life in a wheelchair, changed family dynamics  and what she wants from the future.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

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