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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 18 July 2016

1:10 First song

1:15  NZ's Environment Roadmap

A leading climate scientist has welcomed a new 20-year Government 'roadmap' that singles out climate change as an environmental research priority for New Zealand. The document set out a range of research questions, emerging ideas and capability needs, spanning from innovative techniques to slash methane emissions from ruminant animals, to risk-mapping and improved policies.

But Dr James Renwick, of Victoria University of Wellington, argues the issue could have been treated with much more urgency in the discussion document, which is now out for consultation.

1:25  Getting more Aucklanders on their bikes

In Auckland, the number of people cycling into the central city in Auckland has doubled in three years. Auckland Transport puts part of that down to its pink lightpath, which it says 750 people cycle on each day. And there are more specialist cycling paths planned for our biggest city.

Auckland Transport's chief cycling planner Kathryn King joins Jesse in the studio on the push to get more Aucklanders out of their cars and onto their bikes.

1:35 Walters Prize finalists announced

The biennial shortlist of four artists has been revealed for the esteemed Walters Prize.

It's the eighth time the award will be presented which is dedicated to presenting the very best of New Zealand contemporary art. The four finalists were announced last Friday and are Joyce Campbell, Nathan Pohio, Lisa Reihana and Shannon Te Ao.

To tell us more about their work and the accompanying exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery, Jesse speaks to Gallery director, Rhana Devenport

1:40 Favourite album

2:10 Television Critic:  Alex Casey

Terry Teo (TVNZ On Demand)

This is Piki (Maori TV)

Mr Robot (Lightbox)

Stranger Things (Netflix)

2:20 The Music and Harmonies of Queen

Nick Braae has immersed himself in the style and harmonies of the band Queen. It's the subject of his PhD at Waikato University. He analysed the group's studio recordings between 1973 and 1980 to see how they developed their style and their musical relationships with contemporaries such as the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.

He plays us some of their music, and helps us listen in a whole new way.


Queen Photo:

3:10 Nuts! The story of charlatan and inventor, John Brinkley

John Brinkley built a multi-million dollar empire during the depression-era U.S using goats testicles which he claimed would cure impotence. 

But he was also a pioneer in radio, and in spite of his devious money making schemes, actually introduced techniques and standards which became the norm in the industry.


Filmmaker Penny Lane has made the documentary, Nuts about Brinkley after she came across a book about him in her local library.

3:35 Voices

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

Monday 18th July

ARTIST: Broods
COMP: Georgia Nott, Caleb Nott, Joel Little
ALBUM: Conscious

ARTIST: Bob Mould  
TITLE: Wishing Well
COMP: Bob Mould
ALBUM: Work Book
LABEL: Virgin

ARTIST: Bob Mould  
TITLE: Wishing Well
COMP: Prison Years
ALBUM: Work Book
LABEL: Virgin

ARTIST: Queen    
TITLE: Mustapha
COMP: Freddie Mercury

ARTIST: Salmonella Dub
TITLE: For The Love of It
COMP: Andrew Penman, David Deakins, Mark Tyler, Tiki Taane
ALBUM: Killervision
LABEL: Virgin


ARTIST: Bill Withers
TITLE: Ain’t No Sunshine
COMP: Bill Withers
ALBUM: Just As I Am

ARTIST: Scott Fitzgerald and Yvonne Keeley with The St Thomas Moore School Choir
TITLE: If I Had Words
COMP: Camille Saint-Saëns, Jonathan Hodge
ALBUM: United Artist
LABEL: Single release