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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 25 May 2016

1:10 First song

1:17  Island Bay cycleway dug up

The $1.7 million Island Bay cycle way was only completed three months ago, but half of it has now been dug up. However it is not due to the strong opposition to the cycle way from members of the Island Bay community, it is because the council is resealing the road. It plans to put it all back again afterwards.
The cycle way spans 1.7 kilometres of The Parade, from Wakefield Park to Shorland​ Park by the sea.  It sits between the kerb and parked cars to keep cyclists safer, but many locals have complained that this has made the road more dangerous, as cars are now parked right against a busy road, and many parked cars have had their wing mirrors knocked off by buses.  

Southern Ward councillor, Paul Eagle says it is a debacle and a total waste of money to dig up the road just a month before a safety audit into the cycle way is to be completed

1:27 Low cut ball dress ban

An Auckland girls college has sparked controversy over its new guidelines for what its students can wear at their school ball.

The principal of St Dominics College, Carol Coddington

1:35 Sound Archives: The hit parades  

Depending on your age -  and where in the country you lived -  you might remember tuning in to "The Lever Hit Parade", "The Fabulous 50" or maybe "Kasey Casem's American Top 40."  

Sarah Johnston from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision takes us back through some of those music chart shows.

1:40 Favourite album

2:20 Bookmarks: Photographer Nikki Denholm

Photographer Nikki Denholm has seen much of her life through a camera lens.  Over the last two decades her work has taken her to some of the world's most depraved areas.  From the orphanages of war-torn Ethiopia to the alleyway brothels of India; her images capture injustice's, indignity and even the beauty of her subjects.

Nikki talks to Jesse about her unusual life story and shares with us some of her favourite things

3:10 Geoffonomics: Ghost houses

Geoff Simmons of the Morgan Foundation on the housing crisis and the impact of "ghost" houses.

3:25 The history of beards and moustaches in NZ 

Bearded hipsters are an everyday sight in cities like Wellington. Male facial hair has made a comeback in recent years, including Movember. But beards and moustaches are nothing new for this nation. 

Grant Morris of Victoria University's law faculty looks back on the history of beards and moustaches in New Zealand

3:25 The Wireless: When your phone tells you beauty = whiteness

Mava Moayyed of The Wireless talks about her recent piece on how Huawei smartphones include a troubling “beauty” function that can automatically adjust every self-portrait.

The Wireless reporter Mava Moayyed

The Wireless reporter Mava Moayyed Photo: 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 25th

ARTIST:    Bob Dylan
TITLE:       Baby Stop Crying
COMP:     Bob Dylan
ALBUM:    Street Legal
LIVE:        Columbia

ARTIST:    Rory Gallagher
TITLE:       Cradle Rock     
COMP:     Rory Gallagher
ALBUM:    Rory Gallagher. Irish Tour '74
LABEL:     Polydor

ARTIST:    Rory Gallagher
TITLE:       As The Crow Flies  
COMP:     Tony Joe White
ALBUM:    Rory Gallagher. Irish Tour '74
LABEL:     Polydor

BOOKMARKS: Nikki Denholm
ARTIST:    Tracy Chapman
TITLE:       Fast Car (Original version)
COMP:     Tracy Chapman
ALBUM:   Tracy Chapman
LABEL:    Elektra

ARTIST:    Lukas Graham
TITLE:       7 Years          
COMP:    Lukas Forchammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Ristorp, Morten Pilegaard
ALBUM:   Lukas Graham (Blue Album)
LABEL:    Warner

ARTIST:    Laura Mvula
TITLE:       Green Garden
COMP:     Laura Mvula
ALBUM:    Sing To The Moon
LABEL:    RCA    

ARTIST:    Bernard Breslaw
TITLE:       You Need Feet
COMP:     Roy Irwin
ALBUM:    Single
LABEL:    Capitol