1:10 First song

1:15 Govt announces new housing policy

The Young Man of Byrsa

The Young Man of Byrsa: The first Phoenician to have his DNA sequenced Photo: supplied

1:20 DNA study of Ancient Phoenican finds European Ancestry

A study of the remains of an ancient Phoenican man could change what we know about human migration. Otago University Professor of Biological Anthropology, Lisa Matisoo-Smith lead a DNA study on the 2500 year old remains of a north african man, known as the Young Man of Byrsa.

His sarcophagus was found in1994 on Byrsa Hill, the site of a Phoenician acropolis. Today it is the location of the National Museum of Carthage in Tunisia. He was 1.7 metres tall and aged between 19 and 24 years old. And a full mitochondrial sequencing has revealed some surprising results - he had Mediterranean/European ancestry as opposed to African or Asian. 

Professor Matisoo-Smith talks to Jesse Mulligan about what this says about human migration.

1:35 Matariki festival begins

Matariki celebrations begin around the country today - it's a celebration that is growing in popularity

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades - the constellation rises in late May or early June.

Charles Royal of Te Papa is the head of the Matariki festival programme

1:40 Favourite album: Rickie Lee Jones

2:10 What to expect this winter

NIWA forecaster, Chris Brandolino, with the seasonal climate outlook - and more extremes lie ahead.


2:20 Geoffonomics: the economics of food

Earlier this year we saw cauliflower top $10 a kilogram and now avocados are the new 'green gold' with prices over $18 per kg.

Why does fresh food keep getting more expensive while junk food gets cheaper?

Geoff Simmons, economist with the Morgan Foundation explores the economics of food.

2:35 Bare Truth

Ilan Wittenberg roamed the streets of Auckland for months looking for men to photograph topless. The resulting portraits are compelling, his collection Bare Truth is being exhibited at Northart​ gallery in Northcote from this Sunday.

He talks to Jesse about his show. For more, see this profile from The Wireless

3:10 The Expats: costume designer Felicity Gifford in NYC

Felicity Gifford has lived in New York for 13 years, where she works as a key set costumer on films and television series.

3:25 Masterpieces with lighting designer, Mark Hammer

Originally from Hawkes Bay, Mark Hammer is in Sydney where one of his works is featuring in Vivid Sydney, the world's largest festival of light, music and ideas.  He now designs light shows for big international names like Coldplay and Katy Perry.

Mark's masterpiece is Cylinder II by American artist Leo Villareal

3:30 Science and environment stories

Stories from Our Changing World.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

Thursday 2nd June

ARTIST:    Lawrence Arabia
TITLE:      A Lake
COMP:    James Milne
ALBUM:   Absolute Truth
LABEL:    Download

ARTIST:    Rickie Lee Jones
TITLE:      Chuck E's In Love
COMP:     Rickie Lee Jones
ALBUM:   Rickie Lee Jones
LABEL:    Warner

ARTIST:    Rickie Lee Jones
TITLE:      The Last Chance Texaco
COMP:     Rickie Lee Jones
ALBUM:   Rickie Lee Jones
LABEL:    Warner

ARTIST:    Rickie Lee Jones
TITLE:      After Hours(Twelve Bars Past Goodnight)
COMP:     Rickie Lee Jones
ALBUM:   Rickie Lee Jones
LABEL:    Warner

ARTIST:    Neil Young
TITLE:      After The Gold Rush
COMP:     Neil Young
ALBUM:   After The Gold Rush
LABEL:    Reprise

ARTIST:    Beyonce
TITLE:      Hello
COMP:     N/S
ALBUM:   I Am Sasha Fierce (De Lux)
LABEL:    iTunes