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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 2 March 2017

1:10 First song

1:15 More Blue Whales found off Taranaki

Dr Leigh Torres has just completed her research survey of the South Taranaki Bight, where she found 68 blue whales this year - more than twice the number they saw last year.

The area is New Zealand's only known blue whale foraging ground.

1:25 Using craft and origami to teach maths

Two maths academics are set to tour the country to raise interest in maths through their quirky brand of maths outreach. Dr Jeanette McLeod and Dr Phil Wilson plan to introduce people to mathematical concepts by demonstrating how these ideas are intertwined with crafts. They'll be inviting people to join them to learn how to knit a mathematical knot, crochet a Möbius strip, fold an origami tetrahedron, or colour a Latin square.

1:35 Motorbike Book Club

A mobile literacy project run by two sisters, is delivering books via motorbike to children living in some of Vietnam's poorest rural villages.

The Motorbike Book Club is the brainchild of Hayley Morrison, a 24-year-old student working towards a master's in International Development.

She and her older sister, Tamra Ewing, came up with the idea for a charitable trust after visiting Vietnam's Thua Thien-Hue province on the north central coast region together two years ago.

1:40 Favourite album

2:10 Theatre Critic

Pop Up Globe

Inside Auckland's Pop Up Globe Theatre Photo: Supplied

Nik Smythe reviews the open Play in the 2017 season at Auckland's Pop Up globe theatre.  This year it is situated in a garden setting at Auckland's  Ellerslie Race course

2:20 Money with Mary Holm

Personal finance expert Mary Holm looks at what savers and investors are entitled to.

FMA infograph: Investor Entitlements

FMA infograph: Investor Entitlements Photo:

3:10 Masterpieces: Sports journalist Chris Rattue

Sports journanlist Chris Rattue joins us for masterpieces to talk about his favourite New Zealand sportsperson of all time.

3:25 The Expats: Selling pizzas to the Chinese

Kiwi, Jade Gray runs a pizza company in Beijing, China.

John O’Loghlen & Jade Gray of Gung Ho Pizza

John O’Loghlen & Jade Gray of Gung Ho Pizza Photo: supplied

3:30 This Way Up: Dead Animal Tales

When the human world and the animal kingdom collide, the results aren't always pretty.

From the stone marten that got electrocuted and took down the Large Hadron Collider, to the sparrow that met its end after foiling a world record bid, a museum in the Netherlands is using a selection of stuffed exhibits to celebrate some historic examples.

This Way Up's Simon Morton speaks to Kees Moeliker, the curator of the Dead Animal Tales exhibition at the Natural History Museum in Rotterdam.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

4:05 The Panel with Patrick Morgan and Scott Campbell



Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Fazerdaze
TITLE:      Lucky Girl
COMP:     Amelia Murray
ALBUM:   Morningside
LIVE:       Flying Nun

ARTIST:    The Cult
TITLE:      She Sells Sanctuary
COMP:     Ian Astbury, Billy Duffy.
ALBUM:   Love
LABEL:    Sire

ARTIST:    The Cult
TITLE:      Revolution
COMP:     Ian Astbury, Billy Duffy.
ALBUM:   Love
LABEL:    Sire

ARTIST:    The Cult
TITLE:      Nirvana
COMP:     Ian Astbury, Billy Duffy.
ALBUM:   Love
LABEL:    Sire

ARTIST:    Tim Finn    
TITLE:      Forever Thursday
COMP:     Tim Fin    
ALBUM:   The Conversation
LABEL:    Capitol

ARTIST:    Ugly Kid Joe
TITLE:      Everything About You
COMP:     Whitfield Crane, Klaus Eichstadt
ALBUM:   America's Least Wanted
LABEL:    Mercury