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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 21 March 2017

1:10 First song

1:15 Is Pluto a Planet again?

The debate is raging again... is Pluto a planet or not... and does it really matter? The annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference is being held in Houston. And we believe it's a hot topic of conversation.

Astronomer, Dr Ian Griffin, is the director at Otago Museum and is taking a keen interest in the debate.

Pluto and Charon display striking color and brightness contrast in this composite image from 11 July.

Pluto and Charon display striking color and brightness contrast in this composite image from 11 July. Photo: NASA

1:25 The History of Fish and Chips

Te Awhina Arahanga has been a bit worried that we're losing our Friday night tradition of good old fish 'n' chips.

So she's spent the past few years writing a book on the history of the combination. Back in 2012, Te Awhina Arahanga was picked for the Maori writer's residency at the Michael King Writer's Centre, to research the topic.

It's called Two Fish And A Scoop: A Social History of Fish and Chips in New Zealand

Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips Photo: Te Ara / Public Domain

1:35 Paul Brislen talks tech

So you're going to the US on holiday and want to take your device but tweeted bad things about Trump? What should you do?

US Customs

US Customs Photo: wikipedia

1:40 Favourite album: Joan Armatrading's Greatest Hits

2:10 Book critic, Pip Adam

Today Pip talks about the New Zealand / Australian connection.  Books by authors with Australian connections including Ronald Hugh Morrieson, Vivienne Plumb and Perth born Wellingtonian Tracy Farr.

2:20 Music Feature:  Volume

Our music feature today puts the spotlight on the New Zealand industry and traces the early development of recorded music in this country through an exhibition which has been showing at the Auckland War Memorial Museum since October.  Volume is an interactive display of everything Kiwi and music over the last seven decades.  Free lance writer, teacher, music historian and former senior journalist at the New Zealand Herald - Graham Reid,  takes us through the exhibit and on a musical journey.

3:10 Bob Odenkirk: Better Call Saul

Few people have the comic pedigree of Bob Odenkirk; working as a writer at Second City in Chicago and then on Saturday Night Live.

But international recognition, and an Emmy Award nomination have arrived for his role as a lawyer who gets involved in the criminal world in Better Call Saul, a spin off of Breaking Bad.

The show is entering its third season, and will screen on Lightbox next month.

We talk to Bob Odenkirk. 

You can watch the video of our interview with Bob here:

3:25 Kea have an infectious laugh


Kea Photo: NZ Birds Online

A study has found that the native Kea have the equivalent of an infectious laugh - which triggers other keas to play. It was published in Current Biology

The researchers say it is similar the spread of glee in preschool children, and is something that has previously only been seen in mammals.

The research was conducted by former Auckland University PhD student Raoul Schwing under co-supervision by Stuart Parsons and Ximena Nelson at the University of Canterbury.

Tamsin Orr-Walker, the chair of the Kea Conservation Trust has been looking at the study.

3:35 Science and environment stories

Stories from Our Changing World.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

4:05 The Panel with Ali Jones and Michael Moynihan


Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm
TUESDAY 21st 2017

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Don Henley
TITLE:      New York Minute
COMP:     Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, Jai Winding
ALBUM:   The End of the Innocence
LABEL:    Geffen

ARTIST:    Joan Armatrading
TITLE:      Show Some Emotion
COMP:     Joan Armatrading
ALBUM:   Greatest Hits

ARTIST:    Joan Armatrading
TITLE:      Willow
COMP:     Joan Armatrading
ALBUM:   Greatest Hits

ARTIST:    Joan Armatrading
TITLE:      Love And affection
COMP:     Joan Armatrading
ALBUM:   Greatest Hits

ARTIST:    Joan Armatrading
TITLE:      Drop The Pilot
COMP:     Joan Armatrading
ALBUM:   Greatest Hits

ARTIST:    Johnny Cooper
TITLE:      Pie Cart Rock 'n' Roll
COMP:     Johnny Cooper
ALBUM:   Pie Cart Rock 'n' Roll
LABEL:    Festival Mushroom ‎

ARTIST:    The La De Das
TITLE:      Don't You Stand In My Way
COMP:     Kevin Boric, Phil Key, Trevor Wilson, Brett Neilsen
ALBUM:   The La De Das
LABEL:    Zodiac

ARTIST:    Split Enz
TITLE:      I See Red
COMP:     Tim Finn
ALBUM:   Frenzy
LABEL:    Mushroom

ARTIST:    Deep Obsession
TITLE:      Cold
COMP:     Zara Clark, Chris Banks
ALBUM:   Infinity
LABEL:    Universal

ARTIST:    Sisters Underground
TITLE:      In The Neighbourbood
COMP:     Brenda Makamoeafi, Hassanah Iroegbu, Alan Jansson
ALBUM:   12" Single
LABEL:    Joy

ARTIST:    David Dallas
TITLE:      Southside  -  (feat. Sid Diamond & Mareko)
COMP:     David Dallas
ALBUM:   Falling into Place
LABEL:    Dawn Raid

ARTIST:    Tiny Ruins
TITLE:      Little Notes
COMP:     Holly Fulbrook
ALBUM:   Some Were Meant For The Sea
LABEL:    Spunk

ARTIST:    Fred Astaire
TITLE:      Puttin' On The Ritz
COMP:     Irving Berlin
ALBUM:   Blue Skies
LABEL:    Decca