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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 4 September 2018

1:10 First song

1:15 Transitioning to a low-emissions economy

Rebates for electric cars, fewer cows, and trees, trees, trees ...

This morning the Productivity Commission released a report outlining its recommendations for transitioning New Zealand into a more environmentally friendly economy.

The Commission's chair, Murray Sherwin, joins us to outline the What, When and How

dairy cows grazing in a field

dairy cows grazing in a field Photo: 123RF

1:25 Auckland's subterranean lava caves

Underneath the Auckland CBD lie miles of jagged caves, hollowed out by ancient streams of lava.

Artist and architect Chirag Jindal has managed to map them by using cutting-edge satellite technology, and he's turned those caves into an art exhibition, Into the Underworld - part of the upcoming Festival of Architecture.

Chirag Jindal joins us from Auckland.

1:35 The tablet that could revolutionise rest homes

The Rawhiti Estate in Remuera is introducing a brand new, iPad-style tablet which residents can use to order dinner, watch TV and get in touch with staff, all with the click of a button.

It's the first of its kind in New Zealand, and the Estate's general manager Helen Martelli is joining us to reveal a bit more about it.

The Rawhiti Estate in Remuera plans to introduce these new tablets for its residents

The Rawhiti Estate in Remuera plans to introduce these new tablets for its residents Photo: Supplied

1:40 Great album

2:10 Book critic James Russell

James reviews two new New Zealand kids books; Rafferty Ferret: Ratbag by By Sherryl Jordan and Between
by Adele Broadbent

2:20 Music Feature: Electronica with Paddy Free

Music producer Paddy Free has written music for television, film, theatre, dance and multi-media art. He's worked with Crowded House, Neil Finn, Supergroove, Emma Paki, Moana and the Moahunters, Oceania, Stellar*, The Exponents, and Salmonella Dub. Today he talks about some of the genre's seminal tracks and the development of  electronica in Aotearoa.

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3:10 The History and future of Serial Killers

The 70's, 80's and 90's are sometimes called the "golden age" of serial killers.  That's when Ted Bundy's reign of terror happened before he confessed to killing 30 women and Jeffery Dahlmer killed and cooked 17 men and boys.

Peter Vronksy is a criminal justice expert who says conditions are perfect for another "golden age" of serial killers to begin in the next decade or so. His warning is in his new book,  Sons of Cain: A History of Serial Killers From the Stone Age to the Present 

Serial Killers, Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy

Serial Killers, Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy Photo: Wikipedia/composite

3:30 Spoken Feature

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

4:05 The Panel with Niki Bezzant and Neil Miller