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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 23 January 2017

Our presenter this week is Megan Whelan

1:10 First song

Nadia Reid

Nadia Reid Photo: Suppied

Today we Premiere the first single from Folk Singer Nadia Reid's second album Preservation which is due for release on March 3rd.

1:15 Trump vs the Media

Just three days into his presidency, Donald Trump and his team have ratcheted up their war with the media.

The latest conflict is over just how many attended his Inauguration at the weekend. Photographs and official estimates show less than half of the number of people who attended Obama's inauguration.

But the new White House press secretary, Sean Spicer has insisted  "this was the largest audience to ever witness the inauguration.. period" and has accused the media of covering up the truth.

Last week the Editor and Publisher, Columbia Journalism Review, Kyle Pope wrote an open letter to Mr Trump on behalf of the Press Corps, in which he warns him that attempts to ban journalists from covering White house issues wil only spur them on, and that Trump's team will face a unified front of media.

We speak to him about the ongoing tensions between Trump and the media.

1:25 Inauguration crowds vs protest crowds

Sophia Duckor-Jones is a kiwi living in Washington DC and was at both the Inauguration ceremony and protest marches. We speak to her about the contrast of the two crowds and the headcount.

1:34 Decoding business jargon

Office jargon seems to be seeping into the fabric of the English language, more and more. It can be annoying, confusing, pretentious and down-right useless at times.

Amanda Woodard is the editor of HRM online in Sydney and she's a contributor to ABC Radio National's Best Practice show, where she deconstructs business jargon.

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Photo: 123rf

The River in Reverse, by Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint

The River in Reverse, by Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint Photo: wikipedia

1:40 Favourite album: Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint

RNZ's Phil O'Brien chooses his favourite album, The River in Reverse, by Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint

2:10 Television Critic, Alex Casey

Alex reviews her summer viewing including commentary on the Netflix documentary charting the rise of the women's movement in the 1960s.  "She's Beautiful When She's Angry" features slivers from 60s popular culture in America: Miss America and late night TV hosts interviewing noted feminists. 

2:20 Creating a city of love

Creating a city of love, is the aim of Singaporean architect and urban planner, Lee Siang Tai. He's the chair of the World Green Building Council, and the author of the book Cities of Love: A Roadmap for Sustaining Future Cities...

And he thinks that citizens should get more involved in making their cities more liveable

Tony Reeder

Tony Reeder Photo: Otago University

2:35 Turning around NZ's alarming melanoma rates

New Zealand is unfortunately now recorded as having the highest melanoma rates in the world - overtaking  Australia. Tony Reeder is associate professor and co-director of Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Unit at Otago University.

He explains why our rates are so high, and what we can do to reduce them.

3:10 Women we love to hate, mock and fear

There is something about a wreck we find irresistible. But our culture reserves the most intense fascination for women who are are what  writer and blogger Sady Doyle describes as "trainwrecks". She contemplates why we admire women for accomplishments, but then judge them in a way men are not judged, like Hillary Clinton. She says Americans encouraged Clinton her to run for President, but then accused her of acting "entitled"  Doyle's debut book is Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock and Fear.  

Writer, Sady Doyle

Writer, Sady Doyle Photo:

3:35 Voices

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

4:05 The Panel with Ellen Read and Greg O'Connor


Music played in this show

With Megan Whelan
1:00pm - 4:00pm

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Nadia Reid
TITLE:      Richard
COMP:     Nadia Reid
ALBUM:   Preservation
LABEL:    Sound Cloud

ARTIST:    Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint
TITLE:      On your Way Down
COMP:     Allen Toussaint
ALBUM:   The River in Reverse
LABEL:    Verve

ARTIST:    Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint
TITLE:      Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further
COMP:     Allen Toussaint
ALBUM:   The River in Reverse
LABEL:    Verve

ARTIST:    Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint
TITLE:      Freedom for the Stallion
COMP:     Allen Toussaint
ALBUM:   The River in Reverse
LABEL:    Verve

ARTIST:    Curtis Saldago
TITLE:      What You Gonna Do
COMP:     Curtis Saldago
ALBUM:   Soul Shot
LABEL:    Alligator

ARTIST:    Jungle
TITLE:      Busy Earnin'
COMP:     Josh Lloyd-Watson, Tom McFarland, Fraser MacColl, George Day, Dominic Whalley, Andro                                      Cowperthwaite, Rudi Salmon
ALBUM:   Jungle

4:30pm: - THE PANEL:  HALF-TIME SONG:    
ARTIST:    Suit and Tie
TITLE:      Ryan Hobler
COMP:     Ryan Hobler
ALBUM:   Sunroom
LABEL:    Download