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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 23 June 2016

1:10 First song

1:15 Fixing the Blackspots on NZ's highways

The Government has announced a new roading initiative, that it says could save 900 lives and prevent serious injuries over the next decade.

An extra 600 million dollars, will be spent to fix blackspots, on State Highways throughout the country.

Mike Noon is the general manager motoring policy at the New Zealand Automobile Association - he explains where these dangerous sites are, and what needs to be done.

1:25 Mud Festival for Rotorua

Rotorua has announced it will hold a mud festival in December.

It's based on a similar event in South Korea which attracts more than three million visitors a year, and Boryeong City where it's based is a partner in the New Zealand event.

Rotorua mud is very high in minerals due to the volcanic activity in the area. It also stores heat easily when it's warmed.

Jason Cameron is major events co-ordinator for Rotorua Lakes Council

1:35 Bird Watching in North Korea

Not many people get to North Korea, and if they do manage to get in, they don't always get out.

But a team of avid birdwatchers and conservationists from Pokeno in the Firth of Thames has been going to North Korea every year for the past three years to count and watch birds.

The yellow sea area marks the stop off point for millions of migrating birds heading from the Southern Hemisphere to the arctic.

Keith Woodley from the Miranda Shorebird Centre leads the team

All photos courtesy of Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre

1:40 Favourite album

2:10 Podcasts with Katy Atkin

Katy Atkin with her picks of the best podcasts around - including an Australian newspaper Podcast on Bowraville murders and the new season of popular podcast 'The longest shortest time'

2:20 Money with Mary Holm

Why do some people spend too much, while others are more miserly. Mary Holm talks about bad shopping habits and has some advice for big spenders.

3:10 Masterpieces with Michael Hurst

Michael Hurst is directing King Lear at Circa Theatre (Wellington), starring Ray Henwood.

3:25 The Expats: Sarah Davison in Barcelona

Sarah Davison was born in Christchurch, and some may remember her for acting roles in Country GP and theatre shows in the 1980's She left New Zealand at 23, first moving to London and has lived in Barcelona for 16 years where she works as an actor, singer and voice artist.

3:30 Science and environment stories

Stories from Our Changing World.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Jim and the team find the answers to your One Quick Questions

And what the world is talking about,  the bear that walks on its hind legs and the outrage over a Chinese training course where non performing workers were spanked.


Music played in this show

Thursday 23rd June

ARTIST:    Laura Mvula
TITLE:      Show me Love
COMP:     Laura Mvula, Troy Miller
ALBUM:   The Dreaming Room
LABEL:    Columbia

ARTIST:    Ian Dury & The Blockheads
TITLE:      My Old Man
COMP:     Ian Dury, Steve Nugent
ALBUM:   New Boots And Panties
LABEL:    Stiff

ARTIST:    Ian Dury & The Blockheads
TITLE:      Billericay Dickie
COMP:     Ian Dury, Steve Nugent
ALBUM:   New Boots And Panties
LABEL:    Stiff

ARTIST:    Ian Dury & The Blockheads
TITLE:      Sex & Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll
COMP:     Ian Dury, Chaz Jankel
ALBUM:   New Boots And Panties
LABEL:    Stiff

ARTIST:    The Who
TITLE:      I Can See For Miles
COMP:     Pete Townshend
ALBUM:   The Who Sell Out
LABEL:    Polydor