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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 2 May 2016

1:10 First Song

Radiohead - 'Street Spirit'.  

1:15 Embattled TV3 CEO, Mark Weldon, fronts up to board meeting 

Just days after Hilary Barry's resignation, TV3's embattled chief executive, Mark Weldon has this morning fronted up to a board meeting amid growing anger among staff and threats of mass resignations. 

Hayden Donnell of the online magazine, the Spinoff has been speaking with senior mediaworks sources, and says Hilary Barry's resignation was a tipping point for staff, who are waiting for the outcome of today's board meeting to see what action they will take. 

1:25 New political support for campaign over bad hospital food 

Invercargill's mayor and deputy have both thrown their support into the coalition fighting to dump Compass meals at Southern District Health board hospitals. Tim Shadbolt and deputy Darren Ludlow are happy to support he lobby group which is wanting to have meals for hospitals made locally with fresh ingredients. Darren Ludlow talks to Jesse about why they're putting their weight behind the campaign. 

1:35 Wellington community band kicked out of inner city practice space
A Wellington community samba band has been ejected from its inner city practice space after 15 years, because the council says the noise it makes is unbearable.

Wellington Batucada is a percussion group with a rotating membership of around 100 - aged from their mid 20s to their 70s. The group plays at street festivals and events around the capital.

For the past 15 years it has been rehearsing for two hours on a Sunday afternoon at Thistle Hall, a community hall in upper Cuba Street. But new neighbours have complained about the noise to the council, and the group has been evicted... which they say is totally unfair because they only practise for two hours a week, on a Sunday afternoon. 

One of the group's members is Alan Shuker.

1:40 Favourite Album

Ryan Adams - Gold. 

2:10 The Critics

TV review - Linda Burgess
Books - Pip Adam
Music - Colin Morris
Theatre - Terry McTavish 

3:10 Feature Interview - A.O. Scott

In a world where anyone with access to the internet can write a blog, send a Tweet or post their opinions on Facebook, everyone's a critic.  Finding fault is easy but true critical thinking and analysis is harder than it looks according to New York TImes film critic A.O. Scott.  His new book , "Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth" he argues that thoughtful criticism is essential for art.  We'll talk to A.O. Scott.

Better Living Through Criticism

Better Living Through Criticism Photo: Supplied

3:35 Voices

A tea ceremony, calligraphy painting and readings are launching the first ever bilingual publication of 25 of New Zealand's best poets and poetry translated into Chinese. It's an ambitious project initiated by Victoria University with a huge potential readership in China. Lynda Chanwai-Earle attends the celebration to hear our coolest poets and poetry going bilingual.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

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

Music played in this show


ARTIST:    Radiohead
TITLE:    Street Spirit (Fade Out)
COMP:    Radiohead
ALBUM:    Radiohead: The Best Of
LABEL:    Parlophone


ARTIST:    Ryan Adams
TITLE:    La Cienega Just Smiled
COMP:    Adams
ALBUM:    Gold

ARTIST:    Ryan Adams
TITLE:    New York, New York
COMP:    Adams
ALBUM:    Gold

ARTIST:    Ryan Adams
TITLE:    Touch, Feel and Lose  
COMP:    Adams, Rawlings
ALBUM:    Gold

ARTIST:    Curtis Salgado
TITLE:    Hook Me Up     
COMP:    Johnny 'Guitar' Watson
ALBUM:  The Beautiful Lowdown
LABEL:    Alligator Records

ARTIST:    Robbie Fulks
TITLE:    Alabama By Night     
COMP:    Robbie Fulks
ALBUM:   Upland Stories
LABEL:    Bloodshot Records

ARTIST:    Robbie Fulks
TITLE:    Aunt Peg's New Old Man     
COMP:    Robbie Fulks
ALBUM:   Upland Stories
LABEL:    Bloodshot Records


ARTIST: The Brunettes     
TITLE:    B-A-B-Y         
COMP:  The Brunettes     
ALBUM: Kiwi Hit Disc 102     
LABEL:   NZ On Air     


ARTIST:    The Brunettes
TITLE:        B-A-B-Y        
COMP:      Bree/Mansfield  
ALBUM:    Structure and Cosmetics     
LABEL:     Lil Chief