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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 24 November 2016

1:10 First song

1:15 The Mystery of the Kaikōura Bubbles

Kaikoura bubbles

Kaikoura bubbles Photo: Kaikoura Kayaks

Mysterious bubbles have appeared around the Kaikōura peninsula, after last Monday's quake. And it's attracting a bit of attention. Matt Foy from Kaikōura Kayaks discovered the phenomenon at Whaler's Bay. He's been out and about today investigating.

And Dr Matthew Hughes, a lecturer in geohazard risk and resilience from the University of Canterbury, has travelled to Kaikōura to figure out what's going on.

1:25 Teaching Kids to be Active Citizens

What are we doing to teach the next generation of voters - especially given as this generation gets much of their information and news via social media?

Dr Bronwyn Wood is a senior lecturer at Victoria University, and principal investigator into research called Creating Active Citizens. Its aim is to empower young people to be active and critically informed citizens.

Social studies education researchers Caroline Wallis, Jo Wilson, Rose Atkins and Rowena Taylor at the teachers’ workshop

Social studies education researchers Caroline Wallis, Jo Wilson, Rose Atkins and Rowena Taylor at the teachers’ workshop Photo: Massey University

1:35 Soul Machines: Human like avatars.

Professor Mark Sagar of Auckland University's Laboratory for Animate Technologies is starting a new project called 'Soul Machines' which will be expanding on similar technology - their goal is to create human like avatars.

He has been awarded Oscars for his work in films Avatar, and King Kong, his latest venture 'Soul Machines' has received 7.5 U.S million dollars in backing.

Professor Mark Sagar of Auckland University's Laboratory for Animate Technologies

Professor Mark Sagar of Auckland University's Laboratory for Animate Technologies Photo: University of Auckland

1:40 Favourite album: Radiohead's 2007 album "In Rainbows"

2:10 Theatre Critic - John Smythe

Our Theatre review today, takes us back to 1986:  That was the year the Mikhail Lermontov sunk in the Marlborough Sounds, Parliament passed the Homosexual Law Reform Bill,  GST was introduced, Pope John Paul II visited, The Royal Commission on the Electoral System recommended the adoption MMP and our TV screens were graced with flamboyant celebrity chef duo Hudson and Halls  

John Smythe from Theatreview.org takes a look at the stage play created around Hudson & Halls TV Christmas special that year - Hudson and Halls live

Hudson and Halls composite

Hudson and Halls composite Photo: supplied

2:20 Money with Mary Holm: How to avoid being defrauded

Mary Holm discusses New Zealanders' susceptibility to fraud

Mary Holm

Mary Holm Photo: RNZ/Claire Eastham-Farrelly

3:10 Masterpieces: Beau Tanner the tanner

Our guest today is the aptly named tanner, Beau Tanner who creates artisan leather products at his design company Southern Anchor

He talks about working with different types of leather, and what he considers to be a masterpiece in leather.

3:25 The Expats: Photojournalist Jonathan Clark on Burning Man

Jonathan Clark is a San Francisco resident, film-maker, photographer, globe-trotter, and Burning Man devotee. Every year he goes to the festival and takes photos of the incredible sights and costumes.

Jonathan's currently back in the country ahead of a slideshow of his Burning Man works in Auckand this Sunday evening at the Dogs Bollix in Newton.

Here's just some of his work:

All images courtesy of jonathan-clark.com

3:30 This Way Up: The science of sensing earthquakes

The GNS Science/GeoNet seismic monitoring station at Baring Head

The GNS Science/GeoNet seismic monitoring station at Baring Head Photo: Simon Morton/RNZ

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

JESSE MULLIGAN - AFTERNOONS:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 24th 2016

1:10pm - JESSE'S SONG :
ARTIST:     Prince
TITLE:       Moonbeam Levels
COMP:      Prince
ALBUM:    Prince 4 Ever
LABEL:     iTunes                   

1:45pm - FAVORITE ALBUM :
ARTIST:     Radiohead
TITLE:       Weird Fishes
COMP:      Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway, Thom Yorke
ALBUM:    In Rainbows
LABEL:     XL

ARTIST:     Radiohead
TITLE:       House of Cards
COMP:      Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway, Thom Yorke  
ALBUM:    In Rainbows
LABEL:     XL

4:30pm - THE PANEL:
ARTIST:     Dwayne Johnson
TITLE:       You're Welcome
COMP:      Lin-Manuel Miranda
ALBUM:    Moana Movie Soundtrack
LABEL:     Disney