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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 15 November 2016

1:10 First song: Jody Direen performs live

New Zealand singer songwriter, Jody Direen performs a song from her new album, Shake Up.

Jody Direen performing at RNZ Auckland

Jody Direen performing at RNZ Auckland Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

1:15 Kaikoura remains cut off

Coastal Road to Kaikoura - slips on the road.

Coastal Road to Kaikoura - slips on the road. Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

Major landslides are blocking the roads in and out of Kaikoura, which is also without power and phone services.

The town was hard hit by a 7.5 magnitude quake, which struck near Hanmer Springs at 12.02am yesterday. It was 16km deep and has been followed by more than 800 aftershocks.

Dozens of helicopters, including four Defence Force NH90s, have been ferrying people and supplies in and out of the town today.

We get the latest from RNZ's reporting team in Kaikoura.

State Highway One near Oaro on the South Island's east coast.

State Highway One near Oaro on the South Island's east coast. Photo: AFP

1:20 Serious flooding almost cuts off Wellington

We have the latest on road closures in the Wellington region caused by heavy rain.

1:25 Earthquake Lightning Explained

Reports and footage of flashing lights during and before the recent earthquake have baffled many people. What causes the mysterious glows?

Friedemann Freund, is an adjunct professor of physics at San Jose State University and a senior researcher at NASA's Ames Research Center. He's been studying the phenomenon, sometimes called 'earthquake lightning and he speaks with Jesse from Peru.

1.30 The Future of Earthquake Forecasting

The GeoCosmo Research Center, NASA Ames, is working on how to forecast earthquakes. And it estimates it could be possible to forecast up to two weeks before an event occurs.

Shawn Findlan, is the chief strategy officer at the center. He's in Christchurch at the moment, attending the Singularity University Summit.

1:25 Preparing for disruptive digital currencies

Mandy Simpson

Mandy Simpson Photo: supplied

Within the next 20 years more than half of jobs as we currently understand them will be under threat from new technology.

A summit is underway in Christchurch to discuss how we should plan for this rapidly changing world - and make hte most of the opportunities it brings

Among the speakers at the The SingularityU New Zealand Summit is Mandy Simpson, who was recently appointed as Chief Executive at Wellington based consultancy Cyber Toa - which helps companies improve their cyber security.

1:35 Dan Slevin on film

1:40 Favourite album

2:10 Book Critic : Pip Adam


It's been a rough week and Pip has been thinking about what, if any comfort could be found in books.  Her list will be different for everyone, but she has some titles which have given her the most comfort and helped take the her mind off worrying.  One can use television to switch off, but Pip uses books to give her brain exercise which might lead it to different perspectives and maybe leave it a little more hopeful.  

2:20 Great New Zealand Album - The Dunedin Sound; Some Disenchanted Evening

The Dunedin Sound

Instead of one great New Zealand album today, we are looking at a bunch of them;  More than 150 from around 30 bands which collectively represent a particular genre and specific geographical location.  That, admittedly loose, description could refer to the Nashville sound, The Mersey Sound or even the sound of Philadelphia - all recognised music sub-genres.  But it's all Kiwi music we are playing today, and we'll be talking with Dr Ian Chapman, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Music at the University of Otago, about a book he's written on the subject.  It's title :  "The Dunedin Sound - Some Disenchanted Evening."

3:10  Lynn Povich: The Good Girls Revolt

Good Girls Revolt

Good Girls Revolt Photo: supplied

On the same day Newsweek magazine featured a story about the women's liberation movement in 1970, a group of 45 women at the magazine filed a sex discrimination lawsuit.

They successfully argued that for decades, women in the newsroom where denied promotions and paid less just because of their gender. 

Journalist Lynn Povich was one of the women who filed the suit. She tells the story in her new book, The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek sued their bosses and Changed the Workplace.

Her book has also been made into a miniseries for Amazon.

Good Girls Revolt mini series

Good Girls Revolt mini series Photo: Amazon

3:30 Science and environment stories

Stories from Our Changing World.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm

1:10pm - JESSE'S SONG :
ARTIST:    Jody Direen
TITLE:        Spitfire
COMP:    N/S
ALBUM:    Shake Up
LABEL:    iTunes            

ARTIST:    Leon Russell
TITLE:            Stranger in a Strange Land
COMP:    Leon Russell, Don Preston
ALBUM:    Leon Russell and The Shelter People
LABEL:    Shelter

ARTIST:    Leon Russell
TITLE:            A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
COMP:    Bob Dylan
ALBUM:    Leon Russell and The Shelter People
LABEL:    Shelter

ARTIST:    The Enemy
TITLE:        Pull Down The Shades
COMP:    Chris Knox
ALBUM:    The Enemy At The Beneficiaries
LABEL:    Restrainer

ARTIST:    The Clean
TITLE:        Tally Ho
COMP:    David Kilgour, Robert Scott
ALBUM:    Compilation (The Clean Album)
LABEL:    Flying Nun

ARTIST:    Sneaky Feelings
TITLE:        Husband House
COMP:    Martin Durrant, David Pine, John Kelcher, Matthew Bannister
ALBUM:    Sentimental Education  
LABEL:    Flying Nun

ARTIST:    The Chills
TITLE:        Heavenly Pop Hit  
COMP:    Martin Phillipps
ALBUM:    Submarine Bells
LABEL:    Flying Nun

ARTIST:    The Verlaines
TITLE:        Born Again Idiot
COMP:    Graeme Downes
ALBUM:    Untimely Meditations
LABEL:    Flying Nun

ARTIST:    Look Blue, Go Purple
TITLE:        As Does The Sun
COMP:    Kathy Bull, Norma O'Malley, Lesley Paris, Denise Roughan, Kath Webster
ALBUM:    Bewitched EP  
LABEL:    Flying Nun

ARTIST:    The Stones
TITLE:        Gunner Ho
COMP:    Jeff Batts, Graeme Anderson, Wayne Elsey
ALBUM:    Another Disc, Another Dollar  EP  
LABEL:    Flying Nun

4:30pm - HALFTIME SONG : The Panel
ARTIST:    Toploader
TITLE:        Dancing In The Moonlight
COMP:    Sherman Kelly
ALBUM:    Onka's Big Moka
LABEL:    S2