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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 15 March 2017

1:10 First song

1:15 NZQA's 'Impossible' Maths Question

NZQA has published a report, into an impossible-to-answer question in an NCEA maths exam. The panel has found that the question was a late addition and was not checked independently. The report recommends changes to NCEA and Scholarship maths exams, including independent checks of late changes to exam papers, specific training for exam-writers on common errors, and formal recording of mistakes and their causes.

Margaret Priest, is head of maths at Wellington Girls' College.

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Photo: AFP

1:25 Remembering Past Police Dogs

The police are unveiling a Wall of Rememberance, in honour of the 24 Police dogs who have been killed on duty since 1972. Deputy Commissioner Viv Rickard and former police dog handler and Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell unveiled the wall this afternoon. Senior Constable Bruce Lamb's dog, Gage, died after being shot in 2010. Bruce is at the event in Upper Hutt.

Senior Constable Bruce Lamb and his dog Gage.

Senior Constable Bruce Lamb and his dog Gage. Photo: Supplied

1:35 Sound Archives: St Patricks Day

In honour of St Patrick's Day on Friday, Sarah Johnston from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is today 'taking us to Ireland' in our weekly visit to the sound archives.

1:40 Favourite album:

2:10 Music Critic:

Little Jimmy Scott

Little Jimmy Scott Photo: Supplied

Wellington on-line record dealer Colin Morris has a brand new album from New Zealand popera Singer Anna Hawkins and a re-issue of Little Jimmy Scott material

2:20 Bookmarks with Science historian, Simon Nathan

James Hector

Simon Nathan's book on James Hector Photo: supplied

Simon Nathan is delivering a talk at the Royal Society tomorrow on Sir James Hector - who would be 183 years old. He was one of New Zealand’s most influential scientists, dominating the field for decades in the nineteenth century. Hector established the Colonial Museum which today is Te Papa, an earthquake-monitoring system that would eventually became GeoNet, and founded the New Zealand Institute which is today’s Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi. 

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3:10 Why does time fly?

For the past 10 years, science journalist Alan Burdick has been studying something elusive, mysterious and yet universal: time. What is it? How do we measure time and why do we experience it in so many different ways? 

Alan Burdick discovers the science that confirms time really does go faster as we get older. 

His new book is called Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation. 

3:35 RNZ Eyewitness

How young is too young to compete in international sport? Rebecca Perrott had an outstanding swimming career which began when she was just 12 years old. Representing Fiji at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, Rebecca was the youngest athlete there and she tells Eyewitness producer Justin Gregory earning her place had a lot to do with sibling rivalry.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

4:05 The Panel with Ali Jones and Emma Espiner



Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm
WEDNESDAY 15th 2017

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Fleet Foxes
TITLE:      Third of May
COMP:     Robin Pecknold
ALBUM:   Crack Up
LIVE:        Nonesuch

ARTIST:    Jane's Addiction
TITLE:      Mountain Song
COMP:     Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Eric Avery, Stephen Perkins  
ALBUM:   Nothing's Shocking
LABEL:    Warner

ARTIST:    Jane's Addiction
TITLE:      Ocean Size
COMP:     Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Eric Avery, Stephen Perkins  
ALBUM:   Nothing's Shocking
LABEL:    Warner

ARTIST:    Jane's Addiction
TITLE:      Jane Says
COMP:     Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Eric Avery, Stephen Perkins  
ALBUM:   Nothing's Shocking
LABEL:    Warner

2:10pm - MUSIC CRITIC:
ARTIST:    Anna Hawkins
TITLE:      Where The Lost Ones Go (Feat: Will Martin)
COMP:     Bjoklund, Lind, Hvidsten
ALBUM:   Bold, Brave and Beautiful
LABEL:    Southbound

ARTIST:    Jimmy Scott
TITLE:      Nothing Compares 2 You
COMP:     Prince
ALBUM:   Holding Back The Years

2:25pm - BOOKMARKS:
ARTIST:    Dave Dobbyn
TITLE:      This Love
COMP:     Dave Dobbyn
ALBUM:   Unreleased
LABEL:    RNZ Recording

ARTIST:    London Philharmonic Orchestra  conducted by Karl Jenkins
TITLE:      Better Is Peace
COMP:     Karl Jenkins
ALBUM:   The Armed Man
LABEL:    Virgin

ARTIST:    The Avalanches
TITLE:      Since I Left You
COMP:     Robbie Chater, Tony Di Blasi, Gordon McQuilten, Darren Seltmann, Edward Drennen, Jeanne Salo, Jimmy Webb                                                                                                                                                    ALBUM:   Since I Left You
LABEL:    Modular

ARTIST:    Timmy Trumpet & Savage
TITLE:      Freaks
COMP:     Ivan Gough, Jeremy Bunawan, Mathieu Valton, Demetrius Savelio, Timothy Jude Smith
ALBUM:   Freaks [Single]
LABEL:    Universal