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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 28 November 2016

1:10 First song

1:15 New buildings for parliament

The speaker, The Right Honourable David Carter has announced two new buildings will be erected on Parliament grounds to house Members of Parliament and their staff who currently work in leased accommodation in Bowen House.

The parliamentary press gallery is to be demolished as it is earthquake prone. Most political journalists have been moved already since last Monday's earthquake, and are working from the parliamentary library.

Concept drawings for new parliament buildings

Concept drawings for new parliament buildings Photo: Parliament

1:25 60 percent of youth offenders have language difficulties

Courtrooms are intimidating places for anybody but what if you were on trial and had no idea what was going on. International research started here in New Zealand shows 60% of youth offenders have language difficulties, meaning there participation in and understanding of what happens to them in the justice system is significantly reduced. Communication problems also affect kids getting in trouble at school and going through Child Youth and Family processes.

Sally Kedge runs Talking Trouble Aotearoa, a social enterprise which works to improve outcomes for young people with language problems

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Photo: 123rf

1:35 Recreating the world's most inhospitable climates

It's called GENESIS: The Global Energetics and Environmental Simulation Suite, which is an airtight room which can recreate some of the world's most inhospitable climates.

From extreme heat and humidity to high altitude dry cold environments, the suite is opening up a whole lot of research possibilities about the way our bodies use energy in these conditions.

It can also be used for high performance athletes altitude and heat training.

Terry O'Donnell is Otago University's manger of Centre for Translational Physiology where the new suite is based.

1:40 Favourite album: Ragwort Touch by A.J. Bell

2:10 Television Critic: Melenie Parks

 Thomas Russell

Thomas Russell Photo: Te Ara / Public Domain

2:20 Black Sheep

The shady, controversial and sometimes downright villainous characters of New Zealand history, presented by William Ray.

In this week's episode, we learn about the worst kind of villain in New Zealand history... an Auckland property speculator.  Historian and author Vincent O'Malley tells the story of Thomas Russell and his victims, both Māori and Pakeha.

2:20 What we flush

Environmental toxicologist Louis Tremblay of Nelson's Cawthron Institute wants us to think about what we put down our plugholes and flush down our toilets. What are the chemicals in our shampoos, medications and cleaning products doing to the environment?

Louis Tremblay: Ecotoxicologist

Louis Tremblay: Ecotoxicologist Photo: Cawthron Institute

3:10 Trevor Noah: born a crime

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah Photo:

When comedian and host of "The Daily Show" Trevor Noah was born in South African under apartheid, his very existence was a crime.  He was born to a black South African mother and a white Swiss father at time when the relationship was illegal. 

He tells Jesse Mulligan how growing up as a light skinned, mixed race person in Soweto shaped his life, his comedy and his sense of justice.

He tells his life story in the book Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood.

3:35 Voices

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

4:05 The Panel with Clark Gayford and Ali Jones

Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm

1:10pm - JESSE'S SONG:
ARTIST:    The Eastern
TITLE:      Yalla, Yalla
COMP:     Joe Strummer
ALBUM:   Unreleased
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland
ARTIST:    A.J. Bell,
TITLE:      Blind
COMP:     A.J. Bell
ALBUM:    Ragwort Touch
LABEL:     Cow Records

ARTIST:    A.J. Bell,
TITLE:       Treason
COMP:     A.J. Bell
ALBUM:   Ragwort Touch
LABEL:    Cow Records

ARTIST:    A.J. Bell,
TITLE:      Ragwort & Rust
COMP:     A.J. Bell
ALBUM:   Ragwort Touch
LABEL:     Cow Records

ARTIST:    Tome Jones
TITLE:      Strange Things Happen Every Day
COMP:     Sister Rosetta Tharpe
ALBUM:   Praise & Blame
LABEL:    Lost Highway        

4:30pm - THE PANEL:
ARTIST:   Neon Trees
TITLE:      Text Me In The Morning
COMP:    Tyler Glenn, Tim Pagnotta
ALBUM:   Pop Psychology
LABEL:    Def Jam