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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 14 February 2017

1:10 First song

1:15 Happy Valentine's Day from Hera Lindsay Bird

Wellington poet, Hera Lindsay Bird, is one of the most exciting new poets in New Zealand. Hera recites one of her poems for you, on Valentine's Day.

Hera Lindsay Bird

Hera Lindsay Bird Photo: Russell Kleyn

1:20 Love It Or Hate It, It's Valentine's Day

Love it or hate it, roses are selling out, and they're going for about 15 dollars a pop. You can't really escape Valentine's Day. Some revel in the chance for a romantic gesture. Others scoff and scowl. Lorna Piatti Farnell is associate professor of Popular Media and Cultural History at AUT. And she's a lover of history.

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day Photo:

1:25 The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate

Auckland Art Gallery's feature exhibition for the year The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate opens in March.

The show features nude artworks from the Tate’s collection including The Kiss by Rodin, a large sculpture of two lovers entwined in embrace - this will be the first time the peice has left Europe.

The show's curator Mary Kisler talks to Jesse about the works.

1:35 Dan Slevin talks racy movies

This year Hollywood has decided that we need the sexiness of 50 Shades Darker as our Valentine's cinema treat and inspired by that, our movie guy, Dan Slevin from RNZ Widescreen, has been looking into the history of racy movies.

1:40 Favourite album

2:10 Book critic, James Russell

Books reviewed by James Russell

Books reviewed by James Russell Photo: Supplied

James Russell figured that if he was going to write one children's book, he may as well write three or four.  After 12 years in the newspaper business as editor and a journalist he's a now full time writer, the man behind The Dragon Brothers Trilogy and The Dragon Defenders, now with an ap which makes the book characters come to life.

Today he review several new children's titles

Bastion Point: 507 Days on Takaparawha
By Tania Roxborogh

From a series of vividly imagined accounts of real life events, seen through the eyes of fictitious child diarists.

The Severed Land - By Maurice Gee (Under the Mountain, The O Trilogy and The Salt Trilogy)

The Singing Dolphin: Te Aihe i Waiata -By Mere Whaanga

A traditionally told bilingual picture book based on the actions of the Dolphin Moko who played in the sea near Mahia between 2007 and 2009

Nee Naw - The Little Fire Engine
By Deano Yipadee and Paul Beavis

2:20 Music Feature: No Man's Land 

John Psathas

John Psathas Photo: Gareth Watkins / Lilburn Trust / Wallace Arts Trust

Internationally recognised New Zealand composer John Psathas talks about his latest project.  No Man's Land features more than 150 musicians from 25 countries.  As a live show it has already been performed at WOMAD last year and at several other locations around the country.  Now the Film version of this important work will debut on ANZAC Day at The Auckland Museum and a few days earlier in Wellington 

3:10 Can extreme temperatures make us stronger?

Some people swear by the Paleo diet, eating like our ancient ancestors to stay healthy.   Investigative journalist and anthropologist Steve Carney believes in taking it a step further. Caves didn't come with air conditioning, and Carney argues that our bodies are designed to experience extreme cold and heat too. He follows Dutch fitness guru Wim Hof up freezing Mt. Kilimanjaro wearing nothing but a pair of running shorts and sneakers to see if he can jump start his own health.  His book is called What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude, and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength

3:30 Science and environment stories

Stories from Our Changing World.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

4:05 The Panel with Ben Thomas and Julia Hartley Moore


Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Talking Heads
TITLE:      This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
COMP:     David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
ALBUM:   Speaking in Tongues
LABEL:    Sire

ARTIST:    Spirit
TITLE:      All the Same
COMP:     Randy California, Ed Cassidy
ALBUM:   The Family that Plays Together
LABEL:    Epic

ARTIST:    Spirit
TITLE:      Aren't you Glad
COMP:    Jay Ferguson
ALBUM:   The Family that Plays Together
LABEL:    Epic

ARTIST:    Ariana Tikao, Oum El Ghait, Meeta Pandit
TITLE:      No Man's Land (Part 2)
COMP:     John Psathas
ALBUM:   No Man's Land (Soundtrack)
LABEL:    Digital

ARTIST:    The Nudge
TITLE:      No Man's Land (Part 3)
COMP:    John Psathas
ALBUM:   No Man's Land (Soundtrack)
LABEL:    Digital

ARTIST:    Gareth Lubbe
TITLE:      No Man's Land: Multi-Phonic (Part 4)
COMP:    John Psathas
ALBUM:   No Man's Land (Soundtrack)
LABEL:    Digital    

ARTIST:    Serj Tankian, Jolanta Kossakowska, Derya Turkan, Sadreddin Ozcimi, Hayden Chisholm & Nawras Alhajibrahim
TITLE:      No Man's Land (Part 6)
COMP:    John Psathas
ALBUM:   No Man's Land (Soundtrack)
LABEL:    Digital

ARTIST:    Groove Armada    
TITLE:      At The River
COMP:     Andy Cato, Tom Findlay, Allan Jeffrey, Claire Rothrock, Milton Yakus
ALBUM:   Vertigo
LABEL:    Jive