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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 12 April 2017

1:10 First song

Live music starts us off again this afternoon:  Jonathan Roxmouth is a keyboard and vocal talent and one of the world's most experienced musical theatre exponents.  Originally from South Africa, he's touring here with the latest production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.  

Jonathan Roxmouth

Jonathan Roxmouth Photo: Supplied

1:15 Opening the Time Capsule - Maggie Barry

LT McGuiness surveyor Russell Mulder with the time capsule

LT McGuiness surveyor Russell Mulder with the time capsule Photo: supplied

A mysterious time capsule discovered during construction work on Bowen Campus has been opened today.The object was discovered by builders who are redeveloping the site located next to Parliament and the Beehive.The capsule dated back to 1959 and was opened at midday by Arts, Culture and Heritage minister, Maggie Barry. She talks to Jesse about what was inside.

1:20 Waikato University Cuts - Professor Douglas Pratt

There's outrage at a proposal from Waikato University to cut its staff from its Arts and Social Sciences Faculty. Seventeen teaching jobs are proposed to go from music, religious studies, political science and public policy, screen and media, history, linguistics and women, gender and labour studies.The university says the cuts are a reflection of declining student numbers. But the faculty's staff dispute that there is a decline.Among the esteemed academics facing a job loss is Professor Douglas Pratt who teaches religious studies and is an international expert on religious extremism. He speaks to Jesse about the impact the job losses would have.

Students at protest rally at University of Waikato

Students at protest rally at University of Waikato Photo: RNZ / Jo O'Brien

1:35 Sound Archives: the start of radio advertising in NZ

Advertisement from The Press newspaper 1932

Advertisement from The Press newspaper 1932 Photo: Papers Past

Eighty years ago if you had tuned in to the radio in New Zealand you would have been hearing something pretty new – advertising on the radio.

It began in 1936 when the government-owned Commercial Broadcasting Service hit the air. 

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision has just launched a new online exhibition of historic radio and television advertising through the years.

Today Sarah Johnston is going to take us right back to when it all began.

1:40 Great Album: Rubber Soul by the Beatles

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Photo: wikipedia

Rolling Stone called it "the album where the Beatles became the Beatles".

Released in 1965 it was the band's first studio album after their North American tour, in which they were so mobbed by screaming fans, they decided to stop touring altogether, and focus on making music.

"Finally we took over the studio. In the early days, we had to take what we were given, we didn't know how you could get more bass. We were learning the technique on Rubber Soul. We were more precise about making the album, that's all, and we took over the cover and everything." John Lennon speaking to Rolling Stone 1970.

We speak to veteran broadcaster and Beatles expert, Keith Quinn about Rubber Soul.

2:10 Music Critic: Kate Robertson

kate features a bit of pop today, reviewing All My Friends by Dermot Kennedy and 3AM (Pull Up) by Charli XCX feat. MØ

2:25 Bookmarks with Royd Tolkien

Film Producer and Great Grandson of a famous author, Royd Tolkien is on a Quest. He is back in New Zealand to complete the bucket list his younger brother was unable to. 

Today he talks to Jesse about his adventures, his legacy, and his favourite Books, TV shows and Movies.    

Royd Tolkien

Royd Tolkien Photo: Supplied

3:10 Jim Gaffigan: fatherhood, laziness, and food

Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan Photo: Supplied/Eric Levin

As a father of 5 who embraces laziness and the middle age spread that comes with that, Jim Gaffigan was destined to be a comedian. His humor doesn't come at the expense of someone else when he has so much material to draw from in his own life. He's  won an Emmy, earned two Grammy nominations, was in Flight of the Conchords  and had his own sitcom The Jim Gaffigan Show.

Now he's on a world tour that includes New Zealand for the first time. He will be here in August.

3:35 Spoken Feature

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question

4:05 The Panel with Jo McCarroll and Barry Corbett

Short Story Club TOMORROW!

The first story is The Poet's Wife by Bill Manhire. (click on the book title to read the story). We will be discussing it tomorrow, Thursday the 13th of April after the 3pm news.

Email us your thoughts once you've read it! (Put Short Story Club in the subject line)

Jesse's FAQ on trapping rats can be found here



Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Jonathan Roxmouth
TITLE:      King of My Heart
COMP:     Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber
ALBUM:   Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    The Beatles
TITLE:      In My Life
COMP:     John Lennon, Paul McCartney
ALBUM:   Rubber Soul
LABEL:    Parlophone

ARTIST:    The Beatles
TITLE:      Nowhere Man
COMP:     John Lennon, Paul McCartney
ALBUM:   Rubber Soul
LABEL:    Parlophone

ARTIST:    The Beatles
TITLE:      Drive My Car
COMP:     John Lennon, Paul McCartney
ALBUM:   Rubber Soul
LABEL:    Parlophone

2:10pm - MUSIC CRITIC:
ARTIST:    Dermot Kennedy
TITLE:      All My Friends
COMP:     Dermot Kennedy
ALBUM:   Single Release only
LABEL:    iTunes

ARTIST:    Charli XCX
TITLE:      Song: 3AM (Pull Up) - feat. MØ
COMP:     Charlotte Aitchison, Karen Marie Ørsted, Alex Cook, Finn Keane
ALBUM:   Number 1 Angel [Mix Tape]
LABEL:    Asylum

2:50pm - BOOKMARKS:
ARTIST:    Damien Rice
TITLE:      Volcano
COMP:     Damien Rice, Brian Crosby, David Geraghty, Paul Noonan, Dominic Philips
ALBUM:   "O"
LABEL:    Vector

ARTIST:    Cornerstone Roots
TITLE:      Everybody
COMP:     Cornerstone Roots
ALBUM:   Future Is Now
LABEL:    Motherland
4:30pm - THE PANEL: Half Time Song
ARTIST:    The Jungle Giants
TITLE:      Skin to Bone
COMP:     Sam Hales, Cesira Aitken, Andrew Dooris, Keelan Bijker
ALBUM:   Learn to Exist
LABEL:    Download