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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 15 February 2017

1:10 The Nukes: In Session

West Auckland's ukulele trio, the Nukes, are in-studio today to play a live first song. Dave Parker, David Thiele and Benjamin Collier, make up the band.

The Nukes; from left to right Benjamin “Country boy” Collier, Dave “Fingers of fire” Parker and David “Snapper” Thiele

The Nukes; from left to right Benjamin “Country boy” Collier, Dave “Fingers of fire” Parker and David “Snapper” Thiele Photo: Supplied

1:15 Predicting Male Baldness

A new study has identified genes, that could help predict if you will go bald. A study of 52,000 men, has found the genetic markers, that help predict the odds of losing your locks. Male pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss in men, and this is the largest genetic study of hair loss to date.  Jesse speaks to Dr Riccardo Marioni, from The University of Edinburgh's Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine.

Genetics of Male Pattern Baldness

Genetics of Male Pattern Baldness Photo: supplied

1:25 Rescue Drones

New Zealand researchers have teamed up with Japanese colleagues, to develop new drone technology, to be used for search and rescue. The UC DroneLab has been set-up to develop technology, with the aim of using swarms of drones, to locate people buried in the wreckage and debris of natural disasters. Dr Graeme Woodward is the research leader at the Wireless Research Centre, University of Canterbury.

Drone in flight

Drone in flight Photo: (Supplied by Oleg Vornik of DroneShield)

1:35 Sound Archives: Broadcasts to Schools

If you are over 45 or so, you may remember your primary school classroom having a radio loud-speaker permanently mounted on the wall, and every so often -  usually in the afternoon - it would magically come alive with a ‘Broadcast to Schools'. Recordings of these radio programmes are held in the archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and today Sarah Johnston is going to play us some excerpts

1938 Broadcasts to Schools lesson on China, from May 1938.

1938 Broadcasts to Schools lesson on China, from May 1938. Photo: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Joe Henry

1:40 Favourite Album

Christopher Jones has picked Civilians by Joe Henry.

2:10 Music Critic

Elvin Bishop

Elvin Bishop Photo: Supplied

On-line music dealer, critic and avid record collector Colin Morris has a couple of tracks from two albums he thinks are worth a listen.  Elvin Bishop "100 Years of The Blues"  From Big Fun Trio and Howe Gelb with "Terribly So" from Future Standards

2:20 Bookmarks with Sir Ray Avery

Sir Ray Avery  was brought up in orphanages and foster homes in England. He overcame many obstacles to become a successful entrepeneur, and is the founder and CEO of award winning development agency Medicine Mondiale. It's a global network of Scientific,Clinical and business  experts who donate their knowledge and time to develop medical solutions which make quality healthcare accessible to everyone.

Today we learn about the books, music and films that have inspired and influenced him.


Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Encyclopaedia Britannica, William Caxton's Mirror of the World, and a book about the art of Andrew Wyeth.


Start Me Up by Rolling Stones and September Blue by Chris Rea.


The Professionals. Casablanca.

Testosterone Rex by Cordelia Fine

3:10 Testosterone Rex

Boys will be boys and girls will be girls doesn't cut it with psychologist Cordelia Fine. 

She says the power of testosterone is highly overrated and it is a myth that the behaviour of men and women is mainly shaped by biology.

She argues that more and more evidence points to how Inequality is cultural, not natural.  

Her new book is called Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of our Gendered Minds

3:35 BBC Witness: The charming cheater

When Giovanni Vigliotto went on trial for fraud and bigamy in the USA 17-years ago, he claimed he'd married more than a hundred women. Dave Stoller was the Arizona prosecutor who brought him to trial. He's been telling Ashley Byrne the story of the man who would first charm women, then marry them, then cheat them out of their savings and possessions.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

4:05 The Panel with Cas Carter and Nevil Gibson

Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    The Nukes
TITLE:      Bootstraps
COMP:     Dave Parker, David Thiele, Ben Collier
ALBUM:   The Nukes III
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Joe Henry
TITLE:      Civilians
COMP:     Joe Henry
ALBUM:   Civilians
LABEL:    Anti

ARTIST:    Joe Henry
TITLE:      Time is LIon
COMP:     Joe Henry
ALBUM:   Civilians
LABEL:    Anti

2:10pm - MUSIC CRITIC: Colin Morris    
ARTIST:    Elvin Bishop
TITLE:      100 Years of The Blues
COMP:     Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite
ALBUM:    Big Fun Trio
LABEL:     Aligator

ARTIST:    Howe Gelb
TITLE:      Terribly So
COMP:     Howe Gelb
ALBUM:   Future Standards
LABEL:    Southbound

2:25pm - BOOKMARKS: Ray Avery
ARTIST:    Rolling Stones
TITLE:      Start Me Up
COMP:     Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
ALBUM:   Tattoo You
LABEL:    Rolling Stones

ARTIST:    Chris Rea
TITLE:      September Blue
COMP:     Chris Rea
ALBUM:   Dancing With Strangers
LABEL:    Magnet    

ARTIST:    Joe Henry
TITLE:      Scare Me to Death
COMP:     Joe Henry
ALBUM:   Civilians
LABEL:    Anti
4:30pm - THE PANEL: Half-time Song:

ARTIST:    Hoyt Curtin & Hanna Barbera Orchestra     
TITLE:      The Jetsons (TV Theme)
COMP:     Hoyt Curtin
ALBUM:   TV Themes
LABEL:    Download