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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 14 March 2017

1:10 First song: the Topp Twins perform Live

Our first song today is being performed live by two kiwi country music icons, entertainers extrodinaire  The Topp Twins. Jools and Lynda Topp are about to tour the country, with guitar, mouth harp and spoons..

The Topp Twins

The Topp Twins Photo: supplied

1:20 Banning Unvaccinated Kids

Australia is considering banning unvaccinated kids from early childcare centres and preschools. Some Australian states already have "no jab, no play" laws, but Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called for nationwide legislation. About five per cent of children are not fully vaccinated across the ditch. And Turnbull says, "This is not a theoretical exercise - this is life and death". Labour leader, Andrew Little, said this morning it's worth considering here. ChildForum chief executive, Dr Sarah Alexander, discusses the possible impact of such a policy.

Australia is considering banning unvaccinated children from childcare centres.

Australia is considering banning unvaccinated children from childcare centres. Photo: AFP / VOISIN / Phanie

1.30 Chinese TV - NCTV Launches

A new television channel featuring locally-produced content for New Zealand's Chinese community, as well as Kiwis and Asian Kiwis interested in Chinese culture, is being launched this Sunday. The channel is owned by Asia Pacific News Corporation. And will feature locally produced content, focusing on Chinese community news, entertainment, culture and lifestyle. Frank Peng is the president of NCTV.

NCTV will feature locally produced content.

NCTV will feature locally produced content. Photo: Supplied

1:35 Dan Slevin on Giant Monster Movies

With the news that no less than seven writers have been commissioned to work on the forthcoming King Kong vs Godzilla movie, Dan Slevin decided to look back on the best giant monster movies.

Godzilla 1954

Godzilla 1954 Photo: wikipedia

1:40 Favourite Album: Slint - Spiderland

2:10 Book Critic: Steph Soper

Marketing communications manager of the New Zealand Book Council, Steph Soper, discusses a new book from  Prue Hyman; a prominent feminist, economist and former Associate Professor of Economics and Gender and Women’s studies at Victoria University. 

Hopes Dashed? The Economics of Gender Inequality:  is launched this Thursday and delivers new insights to the debates on gender and the economy. 

2:20 Music Feature: WOMAD


Part of the audience at last year's Womad Festival. The main stage is the Bowl of Brooklands Photo: Supplied

This coming weekend, New Plymouth will host its 15th WOMAD festival.  The three day event aims to present the very best of the World of Music, Arts and Dance and organisers are expecting around 15,000 to attend.

The venue for this outdoor extravaganza is the picturesque Bowl of Brooklands and surrounding parkland.  It's a multi-stage event which also includes associated workshops, craft stalls and food.

Today we take a listen to some of the best of past entertainers with RNZ's Auckland Operations Team Leader Jeremy Ansell and freelance writer, broadcaster and musician Trevor Reekie who have both attended numerous Womad events.

3:10 Lost city of the Monkey God

Legends and stories of a lost city in the jungles of Honduras in Central America have intrigued explorers for the past 500 years.  It was once a grand city, according to the legend. An ancient metropolis somewhere in the dense jungle, but a cursed city too. 

Crime novelist Douglas Preston  joined an expedition armed with modern technology to find The Lost City of the Monkey God. 

3:30 Science and environment stories

Stories from Our Changing World.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

4:05 The Panel with Michelle Boag and Brian Edwards


Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm
TUESDAY 14th 2017

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Topp Twins
TITLE:      One Horse Town
COMP:     Jools & Linda Topp
ALBUM:   Grass Highway
LIVE:        RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Topp Twins
TITLE:      Gumboots
COMP:     Jools & Linda Topp
ALBUM:   Honky Tonk Angel
LIVE:        RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Slint
TITLE:      Breadcrumb Trail
COMP:     Todd Brashear, Brian McMahan, David Pajo, Britt Walford,  
ALBUM:   Spiderland
LABEL:    Touch and Go

ARTIST:    Slint
TITLE:      Don, Aman
COMP:     Todd Brashear, David Pajo, Britt Walford,  
ALBUM:   Spiderland
LABEL:    Touch and Go

ARTIST:    Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté
TITLE:      Rachid Ouiguini
COMP:     Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté
ALBUM:   Toumani & Sidiki
LABEL:    World Circuit

ARTIST:    DakhaBrakha
TITLE:      Karpatskyi Rap
COMP:     Marko Halanvych, Irnya Kovalenko, Olena Tsybulska, Nina Garenetska
ALBUM:   WOMAD The World's Festival 2016
LABEL:    Cartell

ARTIST:     Fanfare Ciocarlia
TITLE:       Born To Be Wild
COMP:     Mars Bonfire
ALBUM:    Best Of Gypsy Brass
LABEL:     Asphalt Tango Records

ARTIST:     Le Trio Joubran
TITLE:       Nawwar
COMP:      Samir Joubran, Wissam Joubran, Adnan Joubran
ALBUM:    WOMAD The World's Festival 2012
LABEL:     Cartell

ARTIST:    Buena Vista Social Club
TITLE:      Guajira en F (feat. Jesús Ramos)
COMP:     Buena Vista Social Club
ALBUM:   Lost and Found
LABEL:    World Circuit

ARTIST:    Iron & Wine
TITLE:      Fredom Hangs Like Heaven
COMP:     Samuel Beam
ALBUM:   Woman King [EP]
LABEL:    Sub Pop

ARTIST:    Diana Krall
TITLE:      Temptation
COMP:     Tom Waits
ALBUM:   The Girl in the Other Room
LABEL:    Verve