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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 20 October 2016

1:10 First song: My Shot by the cast of the musical, Hamilton

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1:15 Saving the "Asian Unicorn"

It's one of the rarest large animals on earth, and one of the greatest biological discoveries of last century. The Soala was only been discovered in 1992.

William Robichaud is the saola conservation program coordinator for the Global Wildlife Conservation.

The Saola

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1:25 Pressure on govt to raise youth court age

Now that young people can stay in state care until they are 21, there's pressure mounting on the government to also raise the Youth Court age to 17. At present 17 year olds who commit crime automatically go before the adult court...

One of the many groups urging the government to change that is the Dingwall Trust, which helps young people who have been in state care, transition to independance. It's director is Tracie Shipton.

1:35 Celebrating Amateur Art

Artist and curator Amelia Harris has been collecting examples of amateur art from op shops over the past year... the date back as far as 1815 and are on display at the Depot ArtSpace in Auckland.

1:40 Favourite album: the Shaft Soundtrack

2:10 Theatre Critic: John Smythe


Alex Greig (Brian) and Tom Trevella (Michael) in Dave Armstrong's "Central" at Circa Theatre Photo: Supplied

John Smythe has worked as an actor and writer for theatre, television and film on both sides of the Tasman and has served as a theatre critic for the Melbourne Times, The Australian, Theatre Australia Magazine and the National Business Review.   Who better then, to tell us what he thought of Dave Armstrong's latest play, "Central" now on at Wellington's Circa Theatre.

Geoff Simmons

Geoff Simmons Photo: Supplied

2:20 Geoffonomics: The gender divide

This year's American election is possibly the most divisive in history, but probably the biggest divide is a gender one.

Our economics commentator, Geoff Simmons happens to be in Washington DC, and joins us to talk about the growing economic role of women worldwide.

2:35 Why don't New Zealanders like Donald Trump? The Historical Context

Donald Trump is possibly the most talked about man in the world at the moment, including in NZ.  However, much of that talk is negative.  While there will be some New Zealanders who like Trump it's safe to say they will be a small minority. 

Historian Grant Morris of Victoria University takes an historical look at why this might be.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends the Republican Hindu Coalition's Humanity United Against Terror Charity event on October 15, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends the Republican Hindu Coalition's Humanity United Against Terror Charity event.. Photo: AFP

3:10 Masterpieces with Hera Lindsay Bird

Hera Lindsay Bird

Hera Lindsay Bird Photo: Russell Kleyn

Hera Lindsay Bird talks about her 2016 ascent to poetry rockstardom, the strange emails she gets, and why she loves the art of Yvonne Todd.

3:25 The Expats: Building suspended treehouses in Italy

Jacob Dench has recently returned from Italy, where he built a suspended tree house to house a resident artist during the three week Terni International Arts Festival.

3:30 Analysis of the 3rd US presidential debate

Megan Whelan and Phil Smith will have clips and highlights from the third and final presidential debate, between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

with Charlotte Graham
1:00pm - 4:00pm

ARTIST:    Lin Manuel Miranda, and the cast of Hamilton.
TITLE:        My Shot  
COMP:    Lin-Manuel Miranda
ALBUM:    Hamilton: The Original Broadway Cast  
LABEL:    Atlantic

ARTIST:    Isaac Hayes
TITLE:        Theme From Shaft
COMP:    Isaac Hayes.
ALBUM:    Shaft: Movie Soundtrack        
LABEL:    Stax

ARTIST:    Isaac Hayes
TITLE:        Soulsville
COMP:    Isaac Hayes.
ALBUM:    Shaft: Movie Soundtrack        
LABEL:    Stax

ARTIST:    Isaac Hayes
TITLE:        Bumpy's Lament
COMP:    Isaac Hayes.
ALBUM:    Shaft: Movie Soundtrack        
LABEL:    Stax

ARTIST:    The Monkees
TITLE:        Daydream Believer
COMP:    John Stewart
ALBUM:    The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees
LABEL:    Colgems