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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 13 April 2016

1:10 First Song

I'd Really Love To See You Tonight - England Dan and John Ford Coley.

1:15 Photosynthesis - Robert Furbank

Australian scientists are hoping to supercharge the growth of crops like wheat and rice by harnessing the power of a special kind of photosynthesis.Professor Robert Furbank is the director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis 

1:25 Did STIs cause monogamy? - Chris Bauch

Enjoying a long and happy marriage? Well you can thank sexually transmitted infections for that. A new study out of Canada suggests monogamous societies may have evolved to combat the spread of STIs. One of the study's lead authors is Chris Bauch - a professor of applied mathematics at Waterloo University.


Ngā Taonga kōrero

1:35 Sound Archive - Sounds of the Titanic

It’s undoubtedly the most famous shipping disaster of them all, and inspired one of the biggest movies of all time. 104 years ago this Friday, the White Star liner ‘Titanic' sank on her maiden voyage from England to New York in April 1912. Sarah Johnston from the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision plays us some excerpts from a sound recording James Cameron's researchers undoubtedly used while making his blockbuster film about the disaster.

1:45 Favourite Album

Soulmining - The The.  

2:20 Bookmarks - Andre Lovatt 

On Bookmarks today, the newly appointed Chairman of "Regenerate Christchurch", the agency set up by central and local government co-ordinate the city's post-quake recovery.  Andre Lovatt has a background in leading large scale engineering projects and returned to the city of his birth from Singapore because he wanted to be part of the rebuild.   

3:10 Geoffonomics - Geoff Simmons

Economist Geoff Simmons addresses the question of who owns our water.

3:20 The Wireless

The Wireless reporter Rebecca Kamm has been writing about the entrepreneur teaching Auckland guys how to be men.

3:25 History - Grant Morris

Grant Morris discusses the history of influenza in New Zealand.

3:35 Our Changing World

In an effort to lessen damage to aging knees and stave off the need for a joint replacement, bioengineer Thor Besier and PhD student Daniel Chen at the University of Auckland are developing a haptic or touch-sensitive device that will help people improve their walking style.  Alison Ballance joins them to hear about the evolution of the device, which now uses the kind of vibration motors used in mobile phones to produce a stroking sensation on the skin. 

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

What the world is talking about with Paul Brennan, Jim Mora and Zara Potts.

Music played in this show



ARTIST:         England Dan & John Ford Coley

TITLE:             I'd Really Love To See You Tonight

COMP:           Parker McGee

ALBUM:         Nights Are Forever

LIVE:              Atlantic




ARTIST:         The The

TITLE:             This Is The Day

COMP:           Matt Johnson

ALBUM:         Soul Mining  

LABEL:          Epic


ARTIST:         The The

TITLE:             I've Been Waiting For Tomorrow All of My Life.

COMP:           Matt Johnson

ALBUM:         Soul Mining  

LABEL:          Epic


ARTIST:         The The

TITLE:             The Sinking Feeling

COMP:           Matt Johnson

ALBUM:         Soul Mining  

LABEL:          Epic


BOOKMARKS with Andre Lovatt:


ARTIST:         Phoenix Foundation

TITLE:             Pure Joy

COMP:           Samuel Flynn Scott, Luke Buda, Conrad Wedde

ALBUM:         Happy Ending

LABEL:          Flying Nun


ARTIST:         Interpol

TITLE:             Take You On A Cruise

COMP:           Paul Banks, Daniel Kessler, Carlos Dengler, Sam Fogarino

ALBUM:         Antics

LABEL:          Matador


ARTIST:         The National

TITLE:             Mistaken for Strangers

COMP:           Matt Berninger, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, Scott Devendorf

ALBUM:         Boxer

LABEL:          Beggars Banquet




ARTIST:         R. Kelly         

TITLE:             The World's Greatest

COMP:           R. Kelly

ALBUM:         Ali: Original Sound Track

LABEL:          Jive