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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 5 July 2016

1:10 First song

Rapper, Tom Francis

1:10 Hawkes Bay Rapper hits big time

He's only been rapping for a year, and he's already topping the iTune's charts. Hawke's Bay musician, Tom Francis, hadn't even played an instrument a year ago. Now he's knocking global superstar Drake off the number one spot, and it all came from a chance recording session in Hollywood.

His debut album Underestimated launched several weeks ago under the label Black Market Enterprises.

1:15 Kaitangata Goes Global

The eyes of the world have been on the small Otago town of Kaitangata. The Clutha Mayor has been inundated with thousands of overseas enquiries, coming in to bid for the land-and-house deal on offer. Major news outlets throughout the world have reported on the offer. And they haven't always got the facts right. The sale of further sections has been put on hold, and a meeting was held yesterday, to establish clearer criteria around the sales.

The Kaitangata Promotions public relations facilitator, Evan Dick tells Jesse about the town's stratospheric popularity boom.

1:20 Juno reaches Jupiter

NASA's Juno spacecraft has arrived at Jupiter to study the solar system's largest planet. From a unique polar orbit, Juno will repeatedly dive between the planet and its intense belts of charged particle radiation.

Juno's primary goal is to improve our understanding of Jupiter's formation and evolution. The spacecraft will investigate the planet's origins, interior structure, deep atmosphere and magnetosphere.

Michelle Thaller is a planetary scientist with NASA.

1:30 Dan Slevin on the movies of Prince

1:40 Favourite album: Brooklyn Funk Essentials "Cool And Steady And Easy"

2:10 Books with Steph Soper

2:20 Great New Zealand Album: Words by Sharon O'Neill

Sharon O'Neill

In the 1980's she was one of our most visible entertainers.  There was much speculation, in the press, about just how much money was paid by CBS to sign her to their label, and how much legendary American producers Jay Lewis and John Boylan had been paid to make her albums.   Photo: Supplied

This pint sized former Nelsonian had fronted bands in both Christchurch and Wellington before gaining Television exposure on "The Entertainers."  She sang her own composition on this early TV talent show, and although she finished third in the contest, she had won the hearts of many New Zealanders.

Indeed, in the early 80's it was impossible to pick up a music magazine, or a woman's publication with reading about or seeing a photo of Sharon O'Neill

3:10 Are we Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals are?

Animal intelligence has been underestimated for centuries according to world renowned biologist Frans de Waal.  He challenges our assumptions about what animals are capable and wonders if we are just not clever enough to understand animals in his new book, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?  

Smart Animals

Smart Animals Photo: Franz De Waal

3:30 Science and environment stories

Stories from Our Changing World.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

Tuesday 5th July

ARTIST: Tom Francis
TITLE: Who's Real
COMP: Tom Francis
ALBUM: Underestimated
LABEL: iTunes

ARTIST: Brooklyn Funk Essentials
TITLE: Take The L Train
COMP: Brooklyn Funk Essentials
ALBUM: Cool And Steady And Easy
LABEL: Doublemoon

ARTIST: Brooklyn Funk Essentials
TITLE: The Creator Has A Master Plan
COMP: Brooklyn Funk Essentials
ALBUM: Cool And Steady And Easy
LABEL: Doublemoon

ARTIST: Tha Feelstyle
TITLE: Su' Ga Ea'
COMP: Kutialo, Morton, Ngatae
ALBUM: Break It To Pieces

ARTIST: Sharon O'Neill
TITLE: Words
COMP: Sharon O'Neill
ALBUM: Words

ARTIST: Sharon O'Neill
TITLE: Asian Paradise
COMP: Sharon O'Neill
ALBUM: Words

ARTIST: Sharon O'Neill
TITLE: Don't Let Love Go (duet with Jon Stevens)  EDIT
COMP: Brian & Brenda Russell
ALBUM: Non-album single

ARTIST: Sharon O'Neill
TITLE: How Do You Talk to Boys?
COMP: Steve Kipner‎     
ALBUM: Words

ARTIST: DeLux Project
COMP: Vince Harder, McCarthy
ALBUM: DeLuxe Project
LABEL: Warner
ARTIST: The La de Das
TITLE: How Is The Air Up There
COMP: Artie Kornfeld, Steve Duboff
ALBUM: The La De Das
LABEL: Zodiac