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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 23 February 2016

1:10 First Song

'Cold' - Drax Project.

1:15 Grafton To The Guggenheim - Max Gimblett

Max Gimblett is one of New Zealand's most treasured and noted artists. He's celebrating his 80th birthday this summer and is reminiscing about his journey from Grafton to the Guggenheim. That's the title of a new book, about his life and work. And it celebrates Max's work in the mediums of painting, sculpture, ink drawings and artist's books.

1:33 Picky Finicky Fussy Eating - Caitlin Daniel

Having a child that is a picky eater is something that many parents face. And our next guest has been studying how finicky eating has particular effects on the poor. Caitlin Daniel is a doctoral candidate in sociology at Harvard. She's spent more than two years studying how 73 Boston-area families decided what to feed their kids.

1:40 Favourite Album

This Empty Northern Hemisphere - Gregory Alan Isakov.

2:10 Ringneck Parakeets

A small group of foreign parakeets has been found at Hikutaia, near Paeroa in the North Island. The Ministry for Primary Industries is asking the public to report sightings so MPI can remove them from the wild and prevent damage to local birdlife, bats and crops. 

2:20 Great New Zealand Concerts - Cheap Trick

They were bigger in Japan than anywhere else.  But for their third album, the record company chose New Zealand and Australia as launch territories.  The concert was also first to tour here, ythree in Auckland and one each in Wellington and Christchurch.

3:10 Feature Interview - Ben Rawlence  

In 1991, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees opened a camp on a dusty and desolate piece of desert in Kenya to provide safe haven for people fleeing the chronic civil war in Somalia. Now the camp is bigger than Christchurch and Dunedin combined. Dadaab was never supposed to be permanent, but the 500,000 refugees living there have no where to go. Former Aid worker Ben Rawlence profiles nine of the refugees who live there and describes the forces that are keeping them there in his new book, City of Thorns.

3:30 Our Changing World

Earth's magnetic field is in a constant state of flux. Gillian Turner, from Victoria University of Wellington, wondered if hangi stones, which become white hot when the earth oven is lit, might record the magnetic field as they cool. She tells Alison Ballance that an analysis of archaeological hangi stones has created a detailed record of the magnetic field in New Zealand dating back 600 years.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

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