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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 27 June 2016

1:10 First song

1:15 Moko's Killers Sentenced

Two people who admitted the manslaughter of three-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri are due to be sentenced in the High Court at Rotorua today. Tania Shailer and David William Haerewa were originally charged with the murder of Moko Rangitoheriri, but the Crown accepted a guilty plea to the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Protests have been taking place throughout the country over the downgrading of the charge.

RNZ's reporter, Edward Gay, has been in court.

1:25 The financial fallout from the Brexit vote

The world markets have been in turmoil since Britain voted to leave the EU last Friday. The pound immediately plunged to its lowest level in 30 years.

The NZ sharemarket also opened down one per cent this morning, after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

Economist Geoff Simmons discusses what might be in store.

1:35 The great spider crab migration

Sheree Marris decribes herself as the 'Love child of David Attenborough and Ariel the mermaid". Aquatic Scientist, raconteur, bubble blower and lover of all things salty and slimy'. She's one of Australia's youngest environment ambassadors. She has been documenting the migration of hundreds of thousands of Giant Spider crabs.

1:40 Favourite album: The Beach Boys - Surf's Up.

2:10 Television Critic - Linda Burgess

2:20 The history of Anaesthesia

Before the 1840's, if someone needed an operation they needed to be held down by a group of strong men.

That all changed in 1847, when doctors discovered an anaesthetic that could render patients unconscious. It revolutionised surgery.

Professor Jamie Sleigh is from the Department of Anaesthesia of the Waikato Clinical School has been undertaking research into exactly how general anaesthetics affect the brain to cause unconsciousness, and says there is still a lot we don't know.

3:10 Alex Haslam: The Nature of Evil

Anytime an act of terror takes innocent lives, questions are asked about how anyone can do something so evil.   More than 50 years ago, one of the most famous psychology experiments of all times, the Stanley Milgram experiments, sought to answer just how far an ordinary person will go. The controversial study seemed to show that a very high proportion of people were prepared to obey and authority figure, even if apparently causing serious injury and distress to another person. 

Professor Alex Haslam from the University of Queensland has re-examined the Milgram experiments and has some sobering findings about the true nature of evil.

3:35 Voices

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

Monday 27th June

ARTIST:  Guy Wishart    
TITLE:  1000 Years
COMP:  Guy Wishart
ALBUM:  West by North
LIVE:  RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:  The Beachboys
TITLE:  Student Demonstration Time
COMP:  Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Mike Love
ALBUM:  Surfs Up
LABEL:  Reprise

ARTIST:  The Beachboys
TITLE:  Surfs Up
COMP:  Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks
ALBUM:  Surfs Up
LABEL:  Reprise

ARTIST:  Jake Bugg
TITLE:  Storm Passes Away
COMP:  Jake Bugg, Iain Archer, Brendan Benson
ALBUM:  Shangri-la
LABEL:  Warner

ARTIST:  Chicago
TITLE:  Does Anybody Know What Time It Is?
COMP:  Robert Lamm
ALBUM:  The Chicago Transit Authority
LABEL:  Columbia