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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 16 May 2016

1:10 First song: The Leers, Finally Happy

Vegetables being sprayed with herbicide in a garden (file photo)

Vegetables being sprayed with herbicide in a garden (file photo) Photo: 123RF

1:15 Auckland council rejects attempt to stop it using toxic pesticides in parks

In the past many parts of Auckland used natural forms of weed control in parks, playgrounds and roadsides, such as hot water and machinery and natural weed killing agents.  

But the chair of the council's environment committee Wayne Walker, says last year the council reduced the budget for weed control, making it only cost effective for chemicals to be used.

He says this goes against the councils environmental policy to minimise the use of agrichemicals - but when he and a fellow councillor tried to put an amendment to the council at a meeting on Friday it was rejected. 

1:25  'The last bastion of chauvinism' in New Zealand Sport

The New Zealand Rugby board has been in existence for 124 years and in all that time there has never been a woman on the board.

Brent Impey is the chairman of New Zealand Rugby, and he's vowing to change that. 

1:30 An insiders guide to the Eurovision Song Contest

Ukraine snatched the Eurovision Song Contest off Australia over the weekend. Jamala won the 2016 edition of Europe's Favourite TV Show with the song 1944. Up to 180 million people watch the spectacle globally, and it's the longest-running annual international TV song competition. Dominic Smith is a former Eurovision producer for the BBC.

1:40 Favourite album: Where have you been all my Life? by Villagers

Ray Henwood as King Lear

Ray Henwood as King Lear Photo: Circa Theatre

2:10 The Critics

"In our weekly review of TV, Books, Music and Theatre:  Melenie Parkes gets spooky, reviewing The "Enfield Haunting" (The Zone) and "Most Haunted" (TVNZ on Demand).  Allan Drew tells us about last week's Auckland Writers Festival, and Kate Robertson has new music from Miles Mosley and Ashley Frangipane AKA Halsey

Theatreview critic Patrick Davies tells us what he thought of Circa Theatre's latest production of King Lear.

Steven Hyden

Steven Hyden Photo: Valerie Hyden

3:10 Steven Hyden: Rock N Roll Rivalries ​

Pitchfork magazine music critic Steven Hyden looks at 19 rock and roll rivalries from the Stones vs the Beatles to Miley Vs Sinead in his new book, Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me: What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life.

3:35 Voices : I AM – Not your stereotypical African! ​

Some migrant and former refugee Africans in New Zealand say they are tired of being painted in the media as symbols of perversion, poverty, crime and shame. The ‘I AM’ project turns this around with an online campaign and photo exhibition for Africans here to tell their own stories. 

Lynda Chanwai-Earle meets the project organisers as they prepare to launch on Africa Day, next week, on 25th May.

You can see some images here

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Jesse Mulligan is joined by Zara Potts on what the world's talking about. And some answers to your One Quick Questions.

Music played in this show

Monday May 16th

ARTIST:    The Leers
TITLE:      Finally Happy
COMP:    Matt Bidois, Jacob Buchan, James Kippenberger, Jack Furniss
ALBUM:   Are You Curious?
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Thin Lizzy
TITLE:      Jailbreak
COMP:     Phil Lynott
ALBUM:   Jailbreak
LABEL:    Mercury

ARTIST:    Thin Lizzy
TITLE:      Cowboy Song
COMP:     Phil Lynott, Brian Downey
ALBUM:   Jailbrake
LABEL:    Mercury

ARTIST:    Thin Lizzy
TITLE:      Fight or Fall
COMP:     Phil Lynott
ALBUM:   Jailbrake
LABEL:    Mercury

ARTIST:    Miles Mosley
TITLE:      Abraham
COMP:     Miles Mosley
ALBUM:   Single
LABEL:    Alpha Pup Records

ARTIST:    Halsey
TITLE:      Hurricane
COMP:     Halsey and Tim Anderson
ALBUM:   Badlands (Deluxe)
LABEL:    Astralwerks

ARTIST:    Lucy Rose
TITLE:      Shiver
COMP:    Lucy Rose
ALBUM:   Like I Used To
LABEL:    Columbia

MUSIC FEATURE - Rock N Roll Rivalries: Steven Hyden:  
ARTIST:    The Beatles
TITLE:       I Wanna Hold Your Hand
COMP:     John Lennon, Paul McCartney
ALBUM:   Meet the Beatles
LABEL:    Parlophone

ARTIST:    Lynyrd Skynyrd
TITLE       Sweet Home Alabama
COMP:     Ed King, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant
ALBUM:   Second Helping
LABEL:    MCA    

ARTIST:    Prince
TITLE:      When Doves Cry
COMP:     Prince
ALBUM:   Purple Rain
LABEL:    Warner

ARTIST:    Jimi Hendrix Experience
TITLE:      All Along The Watchtower
COMP:     Bob Dylan
ALBUM:   Electric Ladyland
LABEL:    Polydor

ARTIST:    Peter Gabriel     
TITLE:      Big Time
COMP:     Peter Gabriel
LABEL:    Virgin