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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 14 June 2017

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1:10 First song

1:15 Vege prices up 30 percent

You've probably noticed that vegetables are pretty pricey at the moment.. particularly things like lettuce which are about 5 dollars a head!

Statistics New Zealand says they've gone up more than 30 percent in the past year.

The president of the produce industry body, United Fresh, Jerry Prendergast says the recent cyclones are to blame.

1:25 Dairy Industry's attempt to deal with climate change 

The most anticipated rural outing of the year has just kicked off in Hamilton.

The 2017 National Fielddays has been officially opened by Deputy Prime and Minister of Climate Change Issues, Paula Bennett.

She used her opening address to unveil the Dairy Action for Climate Change plan which will establish over the next two years the actions the sector will undertake to start addressing on-farm greenhouse gas emissions. Among those at the Fielddays with an interest in the plan is Federtated Farmers Climate change spokesman, Anders Crofoot.

Dairy Cows

Dairy Cows Photo: RNZ Cosmo Kentish-Barnes

1:30 Drop in pet ownership

The lastest figures on New Zealand rates of pet ownership have shown a drop which is being attributed to a fall in home ownership here. A new Euromonitor International report shows the number of Kiwi dogs had fallen from 696,000 in 2012 to just over 680,000 this year. Cat numbers have shrunk by about 200,000 animals in that same time period and are also expected to keep falling.The report has found that people who don't own their own homes are concerned that having a pet will limit their rental prospects. That is something which the SPCA in Auckland has seen first hand and CEO Andrea Midgen speaks to Jesse about the issue.

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Photo: Flickr

1:35 Hundertwasser funding target nearly met

Model of Hundertwasser Centre

Model of Hundertwasser Centre Photo: supplied

The Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Maori Art Gallery has been given the green light after a significant grant from the New Zealand Lotteries Commission.

The grant of 3.5 million dollars has pushed the fundraising for the project to 18.6 million dollars - which is just shy of the estimated 20.97 million estimated it needs for the build.

Whangarei Art Museum Trust's chairperson, Grant Faber, has been involved in making the building a reality - he's with Jesse to talk about what the latest grants means for the project.

1:40 Great Movie Soundtrack: Jackie Brown

Today's great album, is from the soundtrack to the American crime thriller "Jackie Brown", the 3rd feature film directed by Quentin Tarantino.  A trademark of those early Tarantino movies is the soundtrack, mostly curated by him. 

Jackie Brown is credited with revitalising the career of veteran actor Robert Forster as he was nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes Awards.

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Photo: wikipedia

2:10 Music Critic: Simon Sweetman

Simon is a freelance music writer and has a couple of vintage sounding tracks from two new albums to play us.  Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie team up after 16 years to produce a duets album, with a little help from the Fleetwood Mac rhythm section.  And, former Pink Floyd bassist, Roger Waters has released his 5th studio album after a 25 year hiatus.

2:25 Bookmarks: John Barnett

The man behind four of New Zealand's seven top grossing films is our guest on Bookmarks this afternoon.   In a career spanning five decades he's produced, or been  executive producer on, a dozen or more feature films, as well as making many well known dramas for Television.   

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John Barnett Photo: Supplied

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Photo: supplied

3:10 How Clinton lost the election

Cast your mind back to early 2016, when polls gave Hillary Clinton an 80% chance of beating Donald Trump in the race for the White House. 

How did it all go so wrong for someone who on paper seemed like the ideal candidate?

Political reporter Jonathan Allen and his co -author followed the campaign from start to finish and reveal the dysfunction behinds the scenes and the failures of candidate Clinton herself in their new book, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign.

3:35 RNZ Eyewitness

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

4:05 The Panel with Gary McCormick and Megan Nicol-Reed



Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday 14th June 2017

ARTIST:    Matthew Smith
TITLE:      Hog Tied
COMP:     Matthew Smith
ALBUM:   Matthew Smith
LABEL:    Lyttelton Records

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Randy Crawford
TITLE:      Street Life
COMP:     Will Jennings, Joe Sample
ALBUM:   Jackie Brown: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture
LABEL:    Marverick

ARTIST:    Bobby Womack
TITLE:      Across 110th Street
COMP:     Bobby Womack, James Louis Johnson
ALBUM:   Jackie Brown: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture
LABEL:    Marverick

ARTIST:    Bill Withers
TITLE:      Who Is He (And What Is He to You)?
COMP:     Bill Withers, Stan McKenny
ALBUM:   Jackie Brown: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture
LABEL:    Marverick

ARTIST:    Minnie Riperton
TITLE:      Inside My Love
COMP:     Minnie Riperton, Leon Ware, Richard Rudolph
ALBUM:   Jackie Brown: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture
LABEL:    Marverick

2:10pm - MUSIC CRITIC:
ARTIST:    Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie
TITLE:      In My World
COMP:     Lindsey Buckingham
ALBUM:   Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie
LABEL:    Atlantic

ARTIST:    Roger Waters
TITLE:      The Last Refugee
COMP:     Roger Waters
ALBUM:   Is This The Life We Really Want?
LABEL:    Columbia

2:25pm - BOOKMARKS:
ARTIST:    The Kingston Trio
TITLE:      Karu
COMP:     (Trad) Arranged by Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds, John Stewart
ALBUM:   Close Up
LABEL:    Capitol

ARTIST:    The Doobie Brothers
TITLE:      You Belong To Me
COMP:     Carly Simon, Michael McDonald
ALBUM:   Livin' On The Fault Line
LABEL:    Warner

4:30pm - THE PANEL: Half Time Song
ARTIST:    Bert Larh, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley & Judy Garland
TITLE:      If I Only Had The Nerve
COMP:     Harold Arlen
ALBUM:   Wizard of Oz (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
LABEL:    Rhino