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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 8 June 2017

1:10 First song

1:15 Jane Goodall on her hopes for the natural world

Dr Jane Goodall is coming to New Zealand this month to deliver some lectures around the country as part of her "Tomorrow & Beyond Tour"  - in which she is discussing hope for the natural world in challenging times.

Dr Goodall wants people to ask how we can all transform hope for our planet into action.

1:25 The search for life on other planets

It's probably human-kind's most persistent obsessions - wondering if there is life out there on other planets.

And one of those people at the centre of the actual scientific search for extra terrestrial life is Astronomer, Dr Pete Worden.

He is the former head of NASA's Ames Research Centre, and is now with the organisation Breakthrough Initiatives, which is a 10-year multidisciplinary science programme aimed at accelerating the search for intelligent life in the Universe.

He is delivering a public lecture tonight at Auckland University.

The closest star system to the Earth is the famous Alpha Centauri group, 4.3 light-years away from Earth

The closest star system to the Earth is the famous Alpha Centauri group, 4.3 light-years away from Earth Photo: NASA

1:35 Twenty Years of NZ Music Videos

Writer, Robyn Gallagher, has watched and chronicled 20 years of New Zealand music videos. She started in 2011 with the idea to watch every NZ On Air-funded music video ever made. And she's watched nearly 2,000 videos for her project named 5000 Ways to Love You.

1:45 Great Movie Soundtrack: Wizards of the Water (1981)

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Wizards of the Water was an Australian surfing documentary released in cinemas in 1981.

It featured music by some of the biggest Australian bands of hte time, including Cold Chisel, INXS, Icehouse and Mental as Anything.

2:05 Modern Humans older than we thought

Fossilised skulls from Morocco have pointed to modern humans being around a lot longer than first thought.

In fact the analysis of the five ancient skulls discovered in the north African nation point to modern humans actually existing 100 thousand years earlier.

That means our current species had already evolved 300 thousand years ago the African continent.

Among the researchers who helped to determine the age of the fossils is Rainer Grun, director of the Australian Research Centre of Human Evolution at Griffith University

2:15 Theatre Critic: John Smythe

2:20 Economics with Shamubeel Eaqub

Shambubeel Eaqub discusses supply side economics and how the experiment hasn't worked in Kansas.

2:30 The history of the vaccination debate in NZ

With an Anti-vaccination film making headlines in New Zealand, historian Grant Morris looks at the history of the anti-vaccination movement here. He says it goes back 150 years

Smallpox vaccine production, 1970

Smallpox vaccine production, 1970 Photo: Te Ara / Public Domain

2:45 Healthy or Hoax 

This new RNZ podcast looks a new fads and popular trends in food, exercise and leisure and finds out whether there’s any evidence to back them up. 

In the second episode of Healthy or Hoax, Carol Hirschfeld takes on high intensity exercise, known as HIIT.

Carol Hirschfeld trying High Intensity Interval Training

Carol Hirschfeld trying High Intensity Interval Training Photo: RNZ

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Today Jess and Claire Mabey discuss Reflections in a Moving Surface by Vincent O'Sullivan

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And NEXT Thursday, June 15th, we will discuss Double Helix by Eileen Merriman

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Today Matt Jenkins tell us about his thesis on the influence of mindfulness on motivation and physical activity behaviour

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Photo: Flickr

3:30 This Way Up

Mavis Cheyne sees beauty in small things - she's a miniaturist, building tiny homes complete with all their fittings and fixtures in minute scale, and with meticulous detail.

This Way Up's Simon Morton pops in for a visit.

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

4:05 The Panel with Bernard Hickey and Jo McCarroll


Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday 8th June 2017

ARTIST:    K.D. Lang
TITLE:      Constant Craving
COMP:     K.D. Lang, Ben Mink
ALBUM:   Ingénue
LABEL:    Sire            

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Cold Chisel
TITLE:      Khe Sanh
COMP:     Don Walker
ALBUM:   Wizards Of The Water (Sound track)
LABEL:    Polydor

ARTIST:    Icehouse
TITLE:      We Can Get Together
COMP:     Iva Davies
ALBUM:   Wizards Of The Water (Sound track)
LABEL:    Polydor

ARTIST:    Mental As Anything
TITLE:      The Nips Are Getting Bigger
COMP:     Martin Plaza, Greedy Smith
ALBUM:   Wizards Of The Water (Sound track)
LABEL:    Polydor

ARTIST:    Alt-J
TITLE:      Something Good
COMP:     Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton, Gwilym Sainsbury, Thom Green
ALBUM:   An Awesome Wave
LABEL:    Infectious

4:30pm - THE PANEL: Half Time Song
ARTIST:    Kansas
TITLE:      Dust In The Wind
COMP:     Kerry Livgren
ALBUM:   Point of Know Return
LABEL:    Kirshner