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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 4 May 2016

1:10 First song: Conspiracy Theory by Steve Earle

1:20 Phil Wallington on Weldon's resignation

"I have come to a decision that the personal cost is now too high to continue in this role" - Mark Weldon in announcing his resignation as Chief Executive of Mediaworks

The company announced he was stepping down this morning. Mr Weldon himself put a statement on the newshub website last night saying he had informed the board of his decision last night. 

Last Friday Hilary Barry resigned, becoming the latest in a string of hight profile resignations and redundancies since Mark Weldon became CEO in August 2014.

Phil Wallington discusses what lead to the resignation, and where to now for TV3. 

Mediaworks staff

During the reign of Mark Weldon, middle top, a string of high-profile journalists and presenters have left Mediaworks, including, from top right, John Campbell, Carolyn Robinson, Hilary Barry, Mark Jennings and Paula Penfold Photo: supplied

1:25 Fashion and Pollution 

The Good For You App

The Good For You App Photo: supplied

The fashion industry is the world's second biggest polluter behind the oil industry.  Huge numbers of natural resources are used in extraction, farming, harvesting, processing, manufacturing and shipping.

In fact, it takes 1700 litres of water just to make a single cotton t-shirt.

When Dunedin sustainablilty consultant, Bec McMaster realised the extent of the ecological impact of clothing, she felt compelled to act. 

It has been a labour of love, but she's set to launch a free App designed specifically for New Zealand , which allows consumers to learn how ethical and sustainable the labels they want to buy are. The Good on You App is based on the Australian app of the same name. 

If you want to help Bec reach her funding target, click here

1.35 Why Labradors love to eat so much

fat labrador

A fat Labrador. Photo: pixabay

Labrador retrievers are well known most for their insatiable appetites. A team of British researchers believe this comes down to genetics. They found a fault in a gene known to switch off hunger, which tips the scales towards a 2kg gain in some Labradors, unlike dogs that don't have it. 

Dr Elsa Flint is an animal behaviour expert and runs Animals with Attitude. 

And here are some images of unsatiable labs sent by our listeners: 

1:40 Favourite album: "Undivided" by Stephen Bell Booth

2:20 Bookmarks with Mark Rocket, Internet Entrepreneur 

Mark Rocket talks about his role in Rocket Labs, his desire to travel into space and some of his favourite books, tv shows and music.

Mark Rocket

Mark Rocket Photo: supplied/

3:10 Geoffonomics: Inflation

Morgan Foundation economist Geoff Simmons discusses inflation. 

3:20 The Wireless:

Hussein Moses asks if NZ Music Month is still relevant 

3:25 History with Jacinta Ruru

Jacinta Ruru is a Professor of Law University of Otago and Co-Director of Nga Pae o te Maramatanga NZ's Maori Centre of Research Excellence.  Today she will talk about the ownership of water. 

3:35 Tim Flannery: an atmosphere of hope

It's been 10 years since Australian scientist and author Tim Flannery wrote The Weather Makers, in which he warned of the impacts of climate change. Veronika Meduna meets him to discuss his latest book, Atmosphere of Hope, and his ideas about how natural processes could help strip carbon dioxide from the air and the oceans

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

ARTIST: Steve Earle
TITLE: Conspiracy Theory
COMP: Steve Earle
ALBUM: Jerusalem
LABEL: E-Squared / Artemis

ARTIST: Stephen Bell-Booth
TITLE: Walk Away
COMP: Stephen Bell-Booth
ALBUM: Undivided

ARTIST: Stephen Bell-Booth
TITLE: Diana 
COMP: Stephen Bell Booth
ALBUM: Undivided

BOOKMARKS with Mark Rocket Internet Entrepreneur
TITLE: Long Line of Cars
COMP: John McCrea
ALBUM: Comfort Eagle
LABEL: Columbia

ARTIST: Bob Dylan
TITLE: Masters of War
COMP: Bob Dylan
ALBUM: The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
LABEL: Columbia

ARTIST: Harry Nilsson
TITLE: I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City
COMP: Harry Nilsson
ALBUM: Harry

ARTIST: Meghan Trainor
TITLE: All About That Bass
COMP: Meghan Trainor, Kevin Kadish
ALBUM: Title