Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 28 September 2016
1:15 First song
1.15 Norm Hewitt on Rugby Culture
The Rugby Union and judiciary have come under fire in the past 48 hours over the way a young player was dealt with after attacking and seriously injuring four people on a night out in Wellington. Losi Filipo was 17 when he assaulted a group of people, along with his brother. He was discharged without conviction over the incident, with the judge noting the consequences of a conviction would be out of all proportion to the gravity of the offence given his future as a rugby player. He's now severed ties with Wellington rugby, and the New Zealand Rugby Union has come under fire for not contacting his victims nor condenming Filipo's behaviour. Former All Black Norm Hewitt has had his own struggles in the past and has looked at ways to make bad young men better older ones.
1.25 Anger as Picton left off the Map
Picton's seriously wanting it's time to shine. A group from the area is wanting to know why the gateway town to the Marlborough Sounds is not on the official Metservice weather map. The town, with around 4,300 residents, is now asking to be officially included by the official weather forecaster. John Reuhman is part of the group wanting to get Picton on the map.
1.30 Is Growing Teeth the Future of Dentistry
If you are one of those people who puts off going to the dentist because you don't like pain, or cost, we have some good news for you. Tooth scientists in Britain are working on a way to teach teeth to repair themselves. Professor Paul Sharpe is from King's College London, and he's been leading the research.
1:40 Favourite Album
Kate Smith has picked Arc of A Diver by Steve Winwood.
2:10 Music Critic
Simon Sweetman has brand new tracks from female indie-rockers Warpaint, and southern country rockers The Drive By Truckers.
2:20 Bookmarks - Rhana Devenport
On bookmarks today, a woman whose love of art, from a tender age, led her away from a promising career as an architect into the world galleries and exhibitions. Over the last two decades she has carved out a niche at the top level of arts administration in this country. After a start in her home town of Brisbane she spent seven years as director of New Plymouth's Govett-Brewster Art Gallery where she presided over the planning of the Len Lye Centre. For the last three years she's been director of the Auckland Art Gallery.
3.10 Cate Le Bon
Welsh singer-songwriter, Cate Le Bon, performs live in the Auckland studio.
3:20 Ted Kessler: Tales of Our Fathers
When writer Ted Kessler did what writers do when his father turned 80. He started a blog about their loving, but complicated relationship. He invited other sons and daughters to write about their own memories of their fathers too. The stories came flooding in from rock stars like Chris Martin and Rod Stewart and fathers and sons who are not so famous.
Kessler says the stories reveal a unique bond between parent and child and a clear view into the soul. He's compiled the essays in a book called My Old Man: Tales of Our Fathers.
In 1963 a third of schools in the US had to change their rules on Bible reading after a Supreme Court decision. It all began when a teenager refused to read the Bible in class. 16-year-old Ellery Schempp took his school to court accusing them of violating the first amendment by forcing him to read the Bible at the start of every school day. It challenged the principle of a separation of church and state enshrined in the US Constitution.
3:45 The Panel Pre-Show