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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 4 September 2017


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1:10 First song

1:15 Protecting Blue Lake

Lake Rotomairewhenua is the clearest freshwater lake in the world. But that could be its undoing.

The reputation of the lake which is in the Nelson Lakes district has seen the number of trampers visiting its shores grow over the last few years. DoCs senior ranger for the Nelson Lakes District Phil Crawford talks about what they're doing to prevent degradation of Blue Lake that includes some help from the New Zealand Defence Force.

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Photo: supplied- DoC

1:20 Gluten intolerance claims overstated

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Photo: David Monniaux Wikicommons

The much talked about great gluten intolerance epidemic is probably not as widespread as people think.

A study in Australia looked into people's claims that they felt awful after eating gluten found only a small proportion of them are actually sensitive to gluten or wheat.

The research was carried out by the University of Newcastle.

Lead author Dr Michael Potter from the Hunter Medical Institute talks to Jesse about why so many people are self diagnosing as gluten intolerant.

1:30 How light pollution hurts bugs

Last week we talked about a decline in bugs splattered on our windscreens and we've now been altered to the fact that there's another threats to our insects - blue LED lights.

Researchers have noticed our lit up skies are affecting the population of insects. The change of outdoor lighting to the blue LED lights has become increasingly concerning in terms of bugs.

Steve Butler has been involved in raising awareness about the impact of light pollution on our environment as part of the 'Dark Skies' group.

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Photo: Pixabay

1:35 Bee petition launched for Bee Aware Month

 New Zealand gardener magazine has joined the worldwide campaign to ban pesticides which are harming bees.

There's a push for any pesticides containing neonicotinoids to no longer be allowed to be sold.

New Zealand gardener editor, Jo McCarrol has launched an online petition calling for garden retailers to remove sprays from their shelves in New Zealand.

It's been timed to kick off now as September is also Bee Aware Month here.

Jo McCarrol talks to Jesse about the harm the chemical does to bees.


Bees Photo: 123RF


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Photo: wikipedia

1:40 Great Album: Paul Young, No Parlez

We are featuring 1983 albums this week.

Today it's No Parlez, the debut solo album by the British singer Paul Young - which hit number one on the UK Albums Chart for 5 weeks, and stayed in the top 100 for over 119 weeks.

2:10 Television Critic Alex Casey

Top of the Lake S2 (UKTV)

Angie Tribeca (DUKE)


Love Island (TVNZ2)

2:20 Black Sheep

William Ray's series Black Sheep returns for its second series, featuring more of the shady, controversial and sometimes downright villainous characters of New Zealand history.

2:30 Expert feature: Breathing

Breathing expert Emma Ferris

Breathing expert Emma Ferris Photo: supplied

Today's expert can talk us through what we do everyday and do it better. Emma Ferris is a physiotherapist based in Glenorchy who is teaching the world how to breathe. She believes up to half of us are not doing it properly.

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3:10 What a Cat Knows

Cats have a reputation for being mysterious, independent and downright strange. They may be domesticated but house cats retain a little bit of the wild says Tom McNamee. He writes books about wild animals. When a black kitten was abandoned on his property, he went on a journey of discovery to try and understand more about the little bit of wild he welcomed into his home. He talks to Megan Whelan about his book, The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions

3:35 Voices

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

4:05 The Panel with Lavina Good and Kevin Milne


Music played in this show


1:10pm - FIRST SONG
ARTIST:    Portugal: The Man
TITLE:      Feel It Still.
COMP:    John Gourley, Zach Carothers, Kyle O'Quin, Jason Sechrist, Eric Howk, John Hill, Asa Taccone, Brian Holland, Robert Bateman, Frederick Gorman
ALBUM:   Woodstock
LABEL:    Atlantic    
ARTIST:    Paul Young
TITLE:      Love of The Common People
COMP:     John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins
ALBUM:   No Parlez
ARTIST:   Paul Young
TITLE:     Wherever I Lay My Hat
COMP:    Marvin Gaye, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
ALBUM:  No Parlez

ARTIST:   Paul Young
TITLE:     Come Back and Stay
COMP:    Jack Lee
ALBUM:  No Parlez

ARTIST:   Steely Dan       
TITLE:     Dirty Work
COMP:    Walter Becker, Donald Fagen
ALBUM   Can't Buy A Thrill