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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 12 September 2016

1:10 First song: Clap Clap Riot perform Help Me!

Nicky Clayton and Clive Wilkins

Nicky Clayton and Clive Wilkins Photo: The Captured Thought

1:15 Why do we remember things differently?

Most of us have had that strange experience where we have a completely different memory of something to everyone else who was there. So why is it our friends and family sometimes tell an alternative version of what happened?

Professor of Comparative Cognition Nicky Clayton is visiting New Zealand with Clive Wilkins who works with her as Artist in Residence at Cambridge University's Department of Psychology.  

They approach the concept of memory by combining science and arts.  They spoke at the University of Auckland last week and they're giving a presentation at Wellington's Victoria University this evening, about the subjective nature of our perceptions of the past...and of the future.

Brain illustration

Brain illustration Photo: wikipedia

1:25 New Award for Maori Journalists

The winner of a new award for Maori journalists will be announced next month. The idea is an extension of an already established award for Māori authors.

Dr Selwyn Katene from Massey University is behind this.

1:35 The Search for Life on other planets

Some of the world's top astronomers gathered on Great Barrier island over the weekend to discuss the search for life on other planets.  Among them was planetary scientist and astronomer Faith Vilas, from the US, who believes humans will find a planet capable of harbouring life like ours within the next 20 years.
Faith Vilas is the Project Scientist at the United States Planetary Science Institute and also the Program Director of the US National Science Foundation in charge of Solar System and Exoplanets grants.


Space Photo: Commons

1:40 Favourite album: Linda Ronstadt, Round Midnight

2:10 Television Critic: Melenie Parkes

Last Chance U and Narcos (Netflix)  Loading Docs (TVNZ on Demand)

2:20 New Zealand's Batman

No, not the caped crusader but a New Zealander who's devoted his life to the conservation of New Zealand's native bats.

Ben Paris is the Senior Biodiversity Advisor for the Auckland Council, and says if you live in that city, there's a good chance there are bats that visit your back yard.

He tells us all about New Zealand's only native mammal.

3:10 Beach Boys frontman, Mike Love

55 years ago, three brothers, a cousin and their friend formed a band that will forever be linked to California, sun and surf. The songs by the Beach Boys became anthems for good times but behind the scenes it was anything but fun, fun, fun.  

Mike Love talks about his cousin Brian Wilson's mental illness, the lawsuit he filed against him, the death of cousin Dennis Wilson and the band's brush with serial killer Charles Manson in his new book, Good Vibrations: My Life as  a Beach Boy. 

3:35 Voices

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

1pm - 5pm
Monday 12th September 2016

ARTIST:    Clap Clap Riot
TITLE:      Help Me
COMP:     Stephen Heard, Dave Rowlands, Tristan Colenso, Jonathan Pearce, Alexander Freer
ALBUM:   Dull Life (Yet to be released)
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Linda Ronstadt with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra  
TITLE:      You Took Advantage of Me
COMP:     Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
ALBUM:   Round Midnight
LABEL:    Asylum

ARTIST:    Linda Ronstadt with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra  
TITLE:      I Get Along Without You Very Well
COMP:     Hoagy Carmichael
ALBUM:   Round Midnight
LABEL:    Asylum

ARTIST:    Linda Ronstadt with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra  
TITLE:      My Funny Valentine
COMP:     Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
ALBUM:   Round Midnight
LABEL:    Asylum

ARTIST:    Tama Waipara
TITLE:       The Hunter
COMP:     Tama Waipara
ALBUM:    Fill Up The Silence.
LABEL:    Tama

ARTIST:    The Beach Boys
TITLE:      Good Vibrations
COMP:     Brian Wilson, Mike Love
ALBUM:   Smiley Smile
LIVE:       Capitol

ARTIST:    The Beach Boys
TITLE:      Kokomo
COMP:     John Phillips, Scott McKenzie, Mike Love, Terry Melcher
ALBUM:    Still Cruisin'
LIVE:        Capitol

ARTIST:     Ronnie Dyson & Chorus
TITLE:       Aquarius
COMP:     James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Galt MacDermot
ALBUM:    Hair (Original Broadway Production)