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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 13 March 2017

1:10 First song

1:15 Is "free range" a myth?

An investigation has revealed that millions of eggs were sold as free-range, but were actually laid by caged hens. The investigation reports that eggs packaged as Palace Poultry, and sold at Countdown before this year, were actually caged eggs in free range cartons.

Countdown Supermarket has this morning removed all Palace Poultry products from its shelves. And the supermarket chain says it's in discussion with the Ministry for Primary Industries.

But free-range pioneer, Rob Darby, says he's not surprised. And he says he thinks about 90 per cent of free range chickens 'don't see the light of day'. Rob Darby runs boutique free-range farmers Frenz and he's been farming free-range since the 1980's.

A carton of eggs

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

1:25 Poetry: Lucky Punch by Simone Kaho

Auckland poet, Simone Kaho, is from New Zealand and Tongan ancestry. She earned her MA in creative writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters. Her poetry has been published in journals such as JAAM, Turbine, and The Dominion Post. She joins Jesse to read from her book Lucky Punch.

Lucky Punch, Simon Kaho

Lucky Punch, Simon Kaho Photo: supplied

1:35 Killing for Conservation

From left to right, a stoat, rat, and possum.

From left to right, a stoat, rat, and possum. Photo: 123RF

Are native species 'good' and exotic 'bad'?

Dr Wayne Linklater is an associate professor of conservation science at Victoria University of Wellington. He's concerned that we are giving children mixed messages when it comes to conservation, by pushing the idea that all exotic plants and animals are bad.

1:40 Favourite album: ABBA Arrival

2:10 Television Critic

Former TV journalist and producer Phil Wallington analyses News and Current Affairs and laments the lack of, what he calls, quality journalism.   

2:20 Hidden Talents: Alan Bollard

This afternoon we explore the hidden talent of one of our highest profile public servants.  Though no longer living in New Zealand, he still has this country's interests at heart in his current job as Executive Director of The Asia Pacific Economic Coorperation (APEC).  His re-appointment for a second term at the top of the 21 nation forum will see him stay on in Asia until the end of 2018.  It's the first time anyone in this position has had their appointment extended.  Dr Bollard talks to Jesse about his other talent, painting with water colours.

2:30 Vertigo: What causes it and how to deal with it

Vertigo is that sensation of feeling off balance and can be debilitating. It is usually caused by an inner ear problem.

Dr Paul Smith of the University of Otago Medical School is an expert on vertigo and answers listener questions about it.


Vertigo Photo: pixabay

3:10 The North Pond Hermit

On a clear April day in 1986, Christopher Knight drove 302 kilometers from his home to a forest in Maine on America's East coast, walked in and stayed there for 27 years. He had no tent, no sleeping bag and no plan. 

He survived stealing food from holiday cabins in the remote area, and stories about the Hermit of North Pond became legend. He was finally caught and reluctantly returned to civilization. He has only talk to one journalist about his story. 

Mike Finkel, whose new book is called A Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit.

3:35 Voices

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

4:05 The Panel with Bernard Hickey and Neil Miller


Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm
MONDAY 13th 2017

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Lorde
TITLE:      Liability
COMP:     Ella Yelich-O'Connor Jack Antonoff
ALBUM:   Melodrama
LABEL:    Republic

ARTIST:    Abba     
TITLE:      When I Kissed The Teacher
COMP:     Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus  
ALBUM:   Arrival
LABEL:    Polar

ARTIST:    Abba     
TITLE:      Knowing Me, Knowing You
COMP:     Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson
ALBUM:   Arrival
LABEL:    Polar

ARTIST:    Abba     
TITLE:      Dum Dum Diddle
COMP:     Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
ALBUM:   Arrival
LABEL:    Polar

ARTIST:    Samuel Flynn-Scott
TITLE:      War Over Water
COMP:     Samuel Flynn-Scott
ALBUM:   The Hunt Brings Us Life
LABEL:    Loop

ARTIST:    Gilbert O'Sullivan
TITLE:      Alone Again (Naturally)
COMP:     Gilbert O'Sullivan
ALBUM:   The Berry Vest of Gilbert O'Sullivan