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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 27 February 2017

1:10 First song

1.15 Christchurch Homes Sit Empty

Post-earthquake most people would say it was difficult to find housing in Christchurch. But reports suggest that the market has flattened. And terraced housing and apartments are sitting empty. Christchurch Council finance committee chairman, Councillor Raf Manji, discusses future developments like The East Frame.

Artist impression of accommodation at The East Frame.

Artist impression of accommodation at The East Frame. Photo: otakaroltd.co.nz

1.25 Maths Without Numbers

We are all born mathematicians, according to a couple of University of Canterbury psychology professors. They've received a 700,000 dollar grant to look at how much algebra ability humans are born with. Turns out it's more than you think. If we can work out how much we know before school starts trying to teach us, we may be able to find new ways of working with kids who get left behind. Professor Randolph Grace is one of the researchers.

If you'd like to have a brain that's capable of maths, but you never thought you could, then Professor Randolph Grace might be able to help out.

If you'd like to have a brain that's capable of maths, but you never thought you could, then Professor Randolph Grace might be able to help out. Photo: 123RF

1.35 Hemp Dogs

The New Zealand Government has loosened restrictions on access to medical cannabis recently. The Australian Federal Government is moving to loosen laws around importation, and the state of Victoria is already cultivating its own legal crop. And soon, a Canadian Medical Marijuana company will start to import products into New Zealand. But, they're not for human use... rather, your dog. True Leaf Pet has entered into a deal with a Christchurch company, to distribute its hemp-branded pet chews in pet stores across the country. Darcy Bomford is the chief executive of True Leaf.

True Leaf Pet has entered into a deal with a Christchurch company, to distribute its hemp-branded pet chews.

True Leaf Pet has entered into a deal with a Christchurch company, to distribute its hemp-branded pet chews. Photo: True Leaf Pet

1:40 Favourite Album

Stephanie Thatcher has picked Heartbreaker by Ryan Adams.

2:10 Television Critic Alex Casey

Television Editor at online magazine The Spinoff, Alex reviews the TVNZ Webseries "So This Happened" "Riverdale" on Netflix and "Big Little Lies"  a new seven part series on SoHo.

2:20 Hidden Talents: Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw on his Suzuki track bike at Hampton Downs Photo: Supplied

Today, a man whose professional life has been anything but hidden.  He began his career in Television as an 18 year old in the Mid 70's and has remained in that industry for more than 40 years, on both sides of the camera.

It's a job which has taken him on a journey from Children's TV host to his current role as Head of Commissioning, Production and Acquisitions at TVNZ.  But, it turns out that Andrew Shaw is a motorcycle nut.

2:20 Expert: Ethics and Robotics

Self-driving cars, robot prostitutes, robot soldiers, robot caregivers...these are all technologies being developed by some of the greatest scientific minds in the world. But an increasing number of ethical questions arise as these technologies become part of our lives.

Someone who has pondered the conundrums around ethics and robotics is Philosopher Dr. Michael Hemmingsen, who has been teaching a course in this area at Victoria University

Wonderland by Steven Johnson

Wonderland by Steven Johnson Photo: supplied

3:10 How play has lead to the world's great innovations

Everything you need to know about what drives history can be told in the story of  a Doritos corn chip.

Science and culture writer Steven Johnson connects sweeping changes in history, from programmable computers to the American Revolution, to the quest for a little spice in our lives and a little fun.

He argues that behind so many of the world's greatest innovations and ideas is the power of play and novelty, like the Doritos spicy corn chip.   His new book is called Wonderland: How play made the world Modern.

3:35 Voices

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

4:05 The Panel with Peter Elliott and Fiona Fraser

 

Music played in this show

JESSE MULLIGAN - AFTERNOONS:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
MONDAY FEBRUARY 27th 2017

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Jesse Sheehan
TITLE:      Real Love Evolution
COMP:     Jesse Sheehan
ALBUM:   Unreleased  to be recorded in April
LIVE:        RNZ Auckland    

1:45pm - FEATURE ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Ryan Adams
TITLE:      Oh My Sweet Carolina
COMP:     Ryan Adams
ALBUM:   Heartbreaker
LABEL:    Bloodshot

ARTIST:    Ryan Adams
TITLE:      Call Me on Your Way Back Home
COMP:     Ryan Adams
ALBUM:   Heartbreaker
LABEL:    Bloodshot

ARTIST:    Ryan Adams
TITLE:      My Winding Wheel
COMP:     Ryan Adams
ALBUM:   Heartbreaker
LABEL:    Bloodshot

4:30pm - THE PANEL - HALF-TIME SONG:
ARTIST:    Queens of The Stone Age
TITLE:      Mosquito Song
COMP:     Joshua Homme and Nick Oliveri
ALBUM:   Songs For The Deaf
LABEL:    Interscope