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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 11 May 2016

1:10 First song: Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Dark Necessities

1:15 Seismic shift in print media 

Fairfax Media Limited and and APN News & Media Limited have told the New Zealand Stock exchange that they are in merger talks. If completed, the combined company would cover newspapers like the New Zealand Herald and the Dominion Post as well as the radio network NewstalkZB. The announcement follows a halt in trading in shares of APN announced on Monday by the company managers in Sydney. It also follows years of financial strife that has led to widespread job losses in the industry in both Ausralia and New Zealand.  

Merja Myllylahti is an expert in media ownership at AUT, who says this is potentially a seismic shift in media in New Zealand.

1:25 Tax expert Deborah Russell answers your questions about the Panama Papers

Deborah Russell is a senior lecturer in taxation at Massey University. She has two blogs, Left Side Story and A Bee of a Certain Age, and her twitter handle is beefaerie.

1:30 Tourism and the Rena wreck

It's been almost five years since the Rena ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef. It was desribed as the worst maritime environmental disaster in New Zealand, and one of  the world's most complex clean-up's. Waikato University marine ecologist, Dr Phil Ross, has just published research on the environmental effect of the shipwreck.

He's done more than 100 dives at the Rena site over the past four years.

1:40 Favourite album: Collective Soul

2:10 Who are the young athletes going the Rio Olympics?

RNZ sports reporter, Matt Chatterton profiles some of the younger athletes heading to Rio in August

Professor Roy Kerr

Professor Roy Kerr Photo: University of Canterbury

2:20 Bookmarks with Professor Roy Kerr

Jesse's guest on Bookmarks is Emeritus Professor Roy Kerr who has just received the highest academic title the University of Canterbury can bestow - Canterbury Distinguished Professor.  He is one of only three in the university's 143 year history to achieve such status and it comes after the announcement Professor Kerr will receive the prestigious Crafoord Prize in Sweden later this month.

As Professor of Mathematics at Canterbury, Prof Kerr's studies in the formation of black holes earnt him praise from  Stephen Hawking in the book A Brief History of Time.

3:10 Geoffonomics: The economics of 1080 vs trapping

Geoff Simmons an economist at the Morgan Foundation discusses the Conservation Minister's announcement of the largest ever 1080 drop to try to reduce pest numbers.

3:20 Business scandals in NZ - The Historical Context

The Panama Papers scandal could be a risk to NZ's squeaky clean reputation, but is our reputation really that squeaky clean?  New Zealand has actually experienced a number of business scandals over the years, some connected to trusts and overseas investors.

3:25 The Wireless

3:35 New Zealand Society

Tales of life in Aotearoa.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

Wednesday May 11th

ARTIST:    Red Hot Chili Peppers
TITLE:      Dark Necessities
COMP:     Flea, Anthony Kiedis, Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith
ALBUM:   The Getaway
LABEL:    Warner

ARTIST:    Collective Soul
TITLE:      The World I Know
COMP:     Ed Roland, Ross Childress
ALBUM:   Collective Soul
LABEL:    Atlantic

ARTIST:    Collective Soul
TITLE:      Smashing Young Man
COMP:     Ed Roland
ALBUM:   Collective soul
LABEL:    Atlantic

ARTIST:    Collective Soul
TITLE:      She Gathers Rain
COMP:    Ed Roland
ALBUM:   Collective soul
LABEL:    Atlantic

THE GREAT NEW ZEALAND ALBUM: Second Hand Planet - Opshop
ARTIST:    Andrea Bocelli
TITLE:      Oh Mio Rimorso! - La Traviata
COMP:     Giuseppe Verdi
ALBUM:   Verdi
LABEL:    Phillips

ARTIST:    Janis Joplin & The Full Tilt Boogoe Band
TITLE:      Cry Baby
COMP:     Jerry Ragovoy, Bert Berns
ALBUM:   Pearl
LABEL:    Columbia

ARTIST:    Lily Allen
TITLE:      Alfie
COMP:     Lily Allen, Greg Kurstin
ALBUM:   Alright, Still
LABEL:    Warner