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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 17 March 2017

1:10 First song

1:15 Could we make Mars livable?

NASA has come up with a pretty bold idea to make the planet Mars potentially livable for humans - launching a "magnetic shield" to a stable orbit between Mars and the sun which would effectively give it time to restore its atmosphere.

Mars once did have magnetic fields and was warmer and wetter. But those fields have been stripped away by solar particles over billions of years.

So if Mars had a functioning magnetosphere to protect it from those solar winds, could it develop a thicker atmosphere, warmer climate and liquid surface water?

Jesse speaks to Jim Green, the director of NASA's Planetary Science Division.

1:25 How an urban forest could reduce flooding in Christchurch

The Christchurch City Council is planning to purchase some disused fields at Linwood High School to create an urban forest designed to reduce the flood risk in the area. The fields would be turned into a forested wetland reserve - with native trees and plants to attract native birds

Councillor Yani Johanson will detail the plan for us

1:35 Superhero Daughter Day

Superhero Daughter Day is a programme designed to encourage more girls to choose a career in IT and robotics  - it started in Australia and will be held for the first time in New Zealand this weekend.

The founder of Superhero Daughter Day is Gemma Lloyd, who set up the company Diverse City Careers

Superhero Daughter Day

Superhero Daughter Day Photo: supplied

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Photo: wikipedia

1:40 Favourite album: Dark Side of the Moon

The Auckland Mayor, Phil Goff shares songs from his favourite album, Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, which came out 44 years ago.

He was in his third year of University, and had long hair that he refused to cut.

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews A Street Cat Named Bob and The Innocents

2:20 NZ Live:  Stretch

Stretch, on NZ Live, March 2017

Stretch, on NZ Live, March 2017 Photo: RNZ/Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Today's guest is about to release his first solo album next Friday.  He'll follow that up with a 12 date tour, his fifth such tour of the country in the last 18 months. Though he lives in Hawkes Bay, Anthony Stretch (real name) is playing live in our Auckland studio

3:10 Food: Ethical protein

Chef Dariush Lolaiy from Cazador Game Food Restaurant Auckland talks about the importance of ethical and sustainable protein and how the hospitality industry can take leadership on these kinds of issues.

He also shares a recipe for rabbit pappardelle which is an alternative to chicken

3:20 Yvonne Lorkin on Irish honey wine

3:25 Critter of the Week: The Harlequin Gecko

The Harlequin Gecko

The Harlequin Gecko Photo: Supplied/Remi Bigonneau

The harlequin gecko is a small colourful gecko measuring up to 150mm long.  They have a distinctive and variable herring-bone skin colour pattern of olive, brown, grey, maroon and white.

Nicola Toki, DoC's endangered species ambassador, talks about this critter which is only found on Stewart Island.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

4:05 The Panel with Penelope Barr-Sellers and Niki Bezzant


Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm
FRIDAY 17th 2017

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Shakes
TITLE:      Waiting On A Feeling
COMP:     Alexander Wildwood
ALBUM:   Single Release
LABEL:    Download

ARTIST:    Pink Floyd
TITLE:      Time
COMP:     David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, Roger Waters
ALBUM:   Dark Side of The Moon
LABEL:    Harvest

ARTIST:    Pink Floyd
TITLE:      Us and Them
COMP:     Roger Waters, Richard Wright
ALBUM:   Dark Side of The Moon
LABEL:    Harvest

ARTIST:    TV On The Radio
TITLE:      Will Do
COMP:     Tunde Adebimpe, Jaleel Bunton, Kyp Malone, David Andrew Sitek, Gerard A. Smith
ALBUM:   Nine Types of Light
LABEL:    Interscope

ARTIST:    Stretch
TITLE:      Less Rock, More Roll
COMP:     Anthony Stretch
ALBUM:   Bury All Horses
LIVE:        RNA Auckland

ARTIST:    Stretch
TITLE:      Outside
COMP:     Anthony Stretch
ALBUM:   Bury All Horses
LIVE:        RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Stretch
TITLE:      Thirteen
COMP:     Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
ALBUM:    Unreleased
LIVE:        RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Stretch
TITLE:      Come Back To My Arms
COMP:     Anthony Stretch
ALBUM:   Bury All Horses
LIVE:        RNZ Auckland

3:40pm - MUSIC 101 at WOMAD:
ARTIST:    The Specials
TITLE:      Ghost Town
COMP:     Jerry Dammers
ALBUM:   The Singles Collection
LABEL:    2 Tone

ARTIST:    Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Keeley
TITLE:      If I Had Words
COMP:     Camille Saint-Saëns, Jonathan Hodge,
ALBUM:   Single Only Release
LABEL:    Digital Download