Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 31 March 2016
1:10 First Song
'Gold' - Kiiara.
1:15 Sexism in Science - Dr Nicola Gaston
A well known and respected Associate Professor of nanotechnoloy and related sciences has addressed the ongoing battle of sexism in her field. Dr Nicola Gaston is also a prominent science communicator and advocate for women in academia, and was the President of the New Zealand Association of Scientists in 2014 and 2015. She's also, somehow, found time to publish a book called Why Science is Sexist. Last night she was a key note speaker at Refactor NZ's quarterly gathering which is made up of women in New Zealand's tech industry. Dr Gaston joins Jesse to discuss the ongoing issues women are up against in science.
1:25 Porbeagle Shark - Rob Lewis
The University of Otago Department of Marine Science is keen to lay its hands on the jaw missing from a porbeagle shark that washed up on Warrington Beach on Wednesday.
1:35 Sleep Experiment - Akshat Rathi
Akshat Rathi spent a year sleeping just three-and-a-half hours a night. He managed to fit in three 20-minute naps a day - but he is not in any kind of a hurry to give up the mostly monophasic routine he has returned to now. In total, he only slept for four and a half hours in a 24 hour period.
1:40 Favourite Album
Jeff Beck Group - The Jeff Beck Group.
2:10 Money - Mary Holm
Financial journalist and author Mary Holm returns to the basics of savings.
2:30 Burnt Barley - Peta Mathias
Today, part 11 of a 15 part series adapted from Peta Mathias' book, 'Burnt Barley' or 'How to Eat, Dance and Sing your way around Ireland'. Peta is driving around the Dingle Peninsula and finding out for herself where the best of everything can be found.
2:40 Food Guest - Murray Thom
Murray Thom's in to talk food with Jesse. He's the same man who managed to convince 80 of New Zealand's top chefs to provide him with recipes for The Great New Zealand Cookbook.
3:10 Masterpieces - Graham Mathews
Graham Mathews is a bridge expert. The company he's part of is also responsible for maintaining Auckland's Harbour Bridge. Today he's going to talk about his favourite one, the Maketote Viaduct bridge.
3:20 Expats - Scott Newman
Scott Newman's our expat currently living in the UK , but before that he had lived in New York working in logisitics and organisation for the Duke and Duchess of York. He's also the founder of Newman Construction and has been involved with the building industry since 2002. He's with Jesse to talk about his travels.
3:30 Our Changing World
If you talk to a geologist, you'll soon know that every rock has its own story. That's the idea behind Te Kura Whenua, a marae-based workshop on geology organised in a joint effort between scientists at GNS Science and Ngāti Kahungunu. The three-day wānanga is a hands-on experience where participants explore landforms and rock outcrops to learn about earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions and climate and sea level change. Veronika Meduna joins them at Kohunio marae in the Wairarapa.
3:45 The Panel Pre-Show
What the world is talking about with Jesse Mulligan, Jim Mora and Julie Moffett.
Music played in this show
ALBUM: Single release
ARTIST: The Jeff Beclk Group
TITLE: Going Down
COMP: Don Nix
ALBUM: The Jeff Beck Group
ARTIST: The Jeff Beck Group
TITLE: Glad All Over
COMP: Aaron Schroeder, Sid Tepper, Roy Bennett
ALBUM: The Jeff Beck Group
ARTIST: Ladi 6
TITLE: Call You Out
COMP: Karoline Tamiti, Brent Park
ALBUM: Time Is Not Much
LABEL: Ladi 6
PANEL HALF TIME SONG:
ARTIST: Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
TITLE: Roadrunner Once
COMP: Jonathan Richman
ALBUM: The Modern lovers