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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 7 November 2017


On Thursday November 9th we will talk about  Still Here by Anna Taylor

1:25 Our hottest year

Some of the country may be bracing for wild weather and according the World Meteorological Organisation, that extreme weather is becoming more common.

The WMO state of the climate has been released confirming that 2017 will be in the top three hottest years on record. The two other hottest years? 2015 and 2016. So it seems the world is getting warmer.

Experts like Victoria University Professor James Renwick says this news isn't unexpected but it is worrying, especially after a year of major flooding and storms.

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Photo: 123rf

1:27 Isabel Dedring - how Auckland transport can learn from London 

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Isabel Dedring has been London's Deputy Mayor for Transport and she's had first hand experience in creating a world-class transport network. She's overseen some huge projects, that have not only helped London's transport system work better, but also to improve the wider environment in the city.

That's meant installing charge points for electric vehicle, building a low-carbon economy, and creating low carbon zones. Now she's the Global Transport Leader for international design firm Arup.

1:35 The history of Comic Book Movies

Taika Waititi's film Thor: Ragnarok cost an estimated $261m NZ dollars to make but has already grossed over 600 million New Zealand dollars worldwide. It's the third comic book-inspired movie this year to make over $150 million dollars in a US opening weekend with another - DC Comics' Justice League - looking to do the same.

Comic book-inspired movies have never been bigger. Our regular Tuesday movie guy, Dan Slevin from RNZ Widescreen tells us more about the history of comic books on screen.

Thor Ragnarok

Thor Ragnarok Photo: Supplied

1:40 Great album

Oxygen of Love by Emma Paki.

2:10 Writers' Residencies

In our books segment we look at writers' residencies, in particular the Michael King Writers Centre - and how it's now offering shorter residencies.

Catriona Fergusson is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Michael King Writers' Centre, and is also the CEO of the NZ Publishers Association.

2:20 World's best break up songs

Ellen Falconer takes us through some of the best break up songs as suggested by our listeners.

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3:10 The biology of altruism

20 years ago, a complete stranger risked his own life to save the life of psychology researcher Abigail Marsh.

Ever since then, she has pondered the difference between people who go  out of their way and those who look the other way when someone needs help.

Marsh looks at the biology of altruism in her new book The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between

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3:30 Science and environment stories

Stories from Our Changing World.

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

4:05 The Panel Hosted today by Wallace Chapman, with Damian Christie and Jennie Moreton


Music played in this show

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST: The Staves  
TITLE: Trouble on my mind     

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST: Emma Paki     
TITLE:  System Virtue     
COMP: Paki
ALBUM: Oxygen of Love     
ARTIST: Emma Paki     
TITLE: You and I     
COMP: Paki
ALBUM: Oxygen of Love     
ARTIST: Emma Paki     
TITLE:  Greenstone     
COMP:    Paki
ALBUM: Oxygen of Love     


ARTIST:    Bob Dylan
TITLE:      I threw it all away (2.23)
COMP:        Bob Dylan
ALBUM:    Nashville Skyline
LABEL:     Columbia

ARTIST:    Billie Holiday
TITLE:      You've changed
COMP:     Carey, Fisher
ALBUM:    Lady in Satin
LABEL:    Columbia

ARTIST:    Bill Withers
TITLE:  Hope she'll be happier    (3.50)
COMP:     Withers
ALBUM:    Just as I am
LABEL:    Sussex

ARTIST:    Earth, Wind and Fire
TITLE: After the love has gone   
COMP:     Foster, Graydon, Champlin
ALBUM:    I Am
LABEL: Columbia    

ARTIST:    The Cars
TITLE:      Drive
COMP:     Orr
ALBUM:    heartbeat City
LABEL:     Elektra

ARTIST:    Kanye West
TITLE:  Heartless    3.30
COMP:     West, Wilson, Mescudi, Jones
ALBUM:    808s and Heartbreak
LABEL:    Roc-A-Fella/Def JAm

ARTIST:    Paloma Faith
TITLE:      Only love can hurt like this 3.52
COMP:     Warren
ALBUM:    A PErfect Contradiction

ARTIST:    Toni Braxton
TITLE:  Un-break my heart    4.32
COMP:     Diane WArren
ALBUM:    SEcrets
LABEL: La Face/

AristaARTIST:    Natalie Imbruglia
TITLE:     Torn 4.04
COMP:     Cutler, Preven, Thornalley
ALBUM:    LEft of the Middle

ARTIST:    No Doubt
TITLE:     Don't Speak 4.22
COMP:     Stefani, Stefani
ALBUM:    Tragic Kingdom
LABEL: Interscope

ARTIST:    The Streets
TITLE:      Dry your eyes 4.31
COMP:     Skinner
ALBUM:    A Grand Don't Come For FRee
LABEL:    679

ARTIST:    The Unfaithful Ways
TITLE:     - Yesterday I loved you but today I just don't care
ALBUM:    Free Rein
LABEL:    Aeroplane Music

ARTIST:    Minuit
TITLE:      I hate you 4.05
ALBUM:    Find me before I die a lonely
LABEL:    Tardus Music

ARTIST:    Tove Lo
TITLE:      Habits/Stay high (Hippie Sabotage remix) 4.18
COMP:     Lo, Soderberg, Jeristrom
ALBUM:    Queen of the Clouds

ARTIST:    Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
TITLE:      Better things 3.39
COMP:     Steinweiss
ALBUM:    I Learned the Hard Way
LABEL:    Daptone