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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 13 June 2016

1:10 First song

1:15 Waiheke Island and North Rodey want to cut ties with Supercity

Both districts have applied to the Local Government Commission to establish their own unitary authority.

And now any area in Auckland, has until June 24, to apply to the commission to break away.

Massey University local government expert, Andy Asquith assesses their chances

1:20 A third of people on earth can no longer see the Milky Way

A new study has revealed a third of people on earth can not see the milky way at night due to light pollution.

An international team of scientists have created The New World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness - which shows 99 percent of those living in the United States and Europe live under light-polluted skies

Emeritus Professor of Astronomy, John Hearnshaw say this is a growing problem here, mainly due to the way we light our streets.

1:30 Reviewing the country's public toilets

If you're heading to a restaurant it's probably second nature for you to go online and read a couple of reviews.

Likewise most of us will find out what the critics think before spending money on a movie.

But have you ever considered reading a review of a toilet before you use it?

You might be able thanks to the team behind Bog Standard Toilet News, a group of New Zealanders committed to improving our facilities.

The group are anonymous but we've managed to obtain an interview with a representative we're calling "Deep Flush".

1:40 Favourite album: London Calling, by The Clash

2:10 Television Critic Alex Casey

2:20 A Bug's Life: Sex and Fighting

Leilani Walker is a Doctoral student at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, where she researchers bug and spider behaviour.

She'll give listeners a bug quiz, and answer questions about sexual cannabilism, why males bugs fight and why bigger isn't always better when it comes to winning a mate.

Keeping a watchful eye as President
and Mrs. Kennedy exit St. Francis
Xavier Church in Hyannis Port.

Keeping a watchful eye as President and Mrs. Kennedy exit St. Francis Xavier Church in Hyannis Port. Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum/Boston

3:10 Clint Hill:protecting presidents

Clint Hill was the secret service agent charged with protecting Jackie Kennedy, and was there on that fateful day her husband, President John F Kennedy was assasinated in Dallas 

He details his 17 years protecting the most powerful people in the world in his book Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford.

Clint Hill talks to Jesse Mulligan about his work during that tumultuous era.

3:35 Voices

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

Monday 13th June

ARTIST:    Andrew White
TITLE:      Climbing Stars
COMP:     Andrew White
ALBUM:   Beautiful Trouble (Unreleased)
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    The Clash
TITLE:      London Calling
COMP:     Joe Strummer, Mick Jones
ALBUM:   London Calling
LABEL:    Epic

ARTIST:    The Clash
TITLE:      Revolution Rock
COMP:     Jackie Edwards, Danny Ray
ALBUM:   London Calling
LABEL:    Epic

ARTIST:    The Clash
TITLE:      The Guns of Brixton
COMP:     Paul Simonon
ALBUM:   London Calling
LABEL:    Epic

ARTIST:    The Last Shadow Puppets
TITLE:      My Mistakes Were Made For You
COMP:     Alex Turner, Miles Kane
ALBUM:   The Age of the Understatement
LABEL:    Domino

ARTIST:    Grammaropolis
TITLE:      Best Noun Song ever  
COMP:     Grammaropolis
ALBUM:   The School Rocks
LABEL:    Download