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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 6 December 2016

1:10 First song

1:15 Who's Up For National's Top Job?

The National Party caucus met this morning, to decide the process of selecting a new leader. At a press conference yesterday John Key announced his resignation and backed Bill English as his successor - but predicted a contest for the top job. Jon Johansson is a senior lecturer in Comparative Politics at Victoria University and one of his specialist subjects is political leadership.

Who's up for National's top job?

Who's up for National's top job? Photo: AFP

1:25 The Genius of Bugs

Canterbury University bug expert, Simon Pollard has just released a new children's book on bugs, to coincide with Te Papa's new exhibition, Bug Lab - for which he was the science advisor.

His book, The Genius of Bugs, introduces children to a cast of the most ingenious insects,  from the master-of-disguise orchid mantis to the killer brain-surgeon jewel wasp


Steadicam Photo: wikipedia

1.35 Dan Slevin: how steadicam changed films

Dan Slevin of RNZ Widescreen discusses the 40th anniversary of the use of the Steadicam in feature films and how it changed film aesthetics.

The first feature film to use the Steadicam for a shot was Bound for Glory in 1976.

But perhaps the most famous use of steadicam is this opening shot from Martin Scorcese's Goodfellas

1:45 Favourite Album: Everything But The Girl, Eden

2:20 Book Review - Charlotte Graham

Charlotte recommends Christmas gifts for young adult readers, including original, modern, and Kiwi classics, and ideas for history and fandom geeks.

2:30 Great New Zealand Album:  "O Zambesi" - Dragon


Dragon in 1978: L-R Kerry Jacobson, Robert Taylor, Marc Hunter, Todd Hunter, Paul Hewson Photo: Supplied

Founding member and bass guitarist Todd Hunter talks to Jesse Mulligan about the making on Dragon's fifth studio album "O Zambesi"

3:10 Why You Should Talk To Strangers

Kio Stark likes to talk to strangers.  She doesn't like   "civil inattention,", people who pretend to be in their own private worlds in a public place, refusing to acknowledge anyone. She writes about the power of "hello" and the unexpected pleasures  of conversations with people you don't know. 

Her book,  When Strangers Meet has tips for talking to strangers and throws down the gauntlet to anyone who wants to give it a go.  

Kio Stark

Kio Stark Photo: Supplied

3:30 Science and environment stories

Stories from Our Changing World.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

4:05 The Panel with Jess Berentson-Shaw and Peter Fa'afiu

Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm

1:20pm - JESSE'S SONG:
ARTIST:    Cut Off Your Hands
TITLE:      Hate Sombody
COMP:     Nick Johnston, Phil Hadfield, Jonathan Lee, Brent Harris
ALBUM:   Digital Single
LABEL:    Download

ARTIST:    Everything But The Girl
TITLE:      Each and Every One
COMP:     Tracey Thorn, Ben Watt
ALBUM:   Eden
LABEL:    Blanco y Negro

ARTIST:    Everything But The Girl
TITLE:      Tender Blue
COMP:     Ben Watt
ALBUM:   Eden
LABEL:    Blanco y Negro

ARTIST:    Everything But The Girl
TITLE:      I Must Confess  -  Bittersweet
COMP:     Ben Watt
ALBUM:   Eden
LABEL:    Blanco y Negro

ARTIST:    Dragon
TITLE:      Still In Love
COMP:     Paul Hewson
ALBUM:   O Zambesi

ARTIST:    Dragon
TITLE:      Civilisation
COMP:     Paul Hewson
ALBUM:   O Zambesi

ARTIST:    Dragon
TITLE:      Midnight Groovies
COMP:     Paul Hewson
ALBUM:   O Zambesi

ARTIST:    Dragon
TITLE:      Are You Old Enough
COMP:     Paul Hewson
ALBUM:   O Zambesi

ARTIST:    She's So Rad
TITLE:      Levels
COMP:    Jeremy Toy
ALBUM:   Tango
LABEL:    Private / Promo

4:30pm - THE PANEL:
ARTIST:    Drake
TITLE:      Hotline Bling
COMP:     Aubrey Graham, Paul Jefferies, Timmy Thomas
ALBUM:   Views