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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 6 November 2018

1:10 First song: Guavo

Wellington 3 piece band Guavo have just released their first single - they sent it to us, wehad a listen and thought this is pretty good, so invited the band on the show to perform it

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1:15 Te Papa influencing Australian museums 

South Australia is taking cues from Te Papa, using its bicultural model as a guide in turning the region's museum into a national Aboriginal art gallery.

$60 million in funding has been granted for the project to showcase the Aboriginal collections.

John Carty, Head of Humanities at the South Australian Museum, says Te Papa is shaping the way forward for museums and galleries across the ditch.

He'll be at Te Papa later this week and joins us to explain this venture. 

John Carty working with Aboriginal people

John Carty working with Aboriginal people Photo: Supplied

1:25 Migrant "caravan": why people are leaving Honduras

The United States mid-term election is just a day away, and immigration has become a key issue leading up to the vote, particularly the fate of what's known as the "migrant caravan".

The first members of the 5000-strong group of migrants, who left Honduras early in October, have arrived in Mexico city on their way to the US border. 

US President Donald Trump says troops will be deployed to stop them, but critics have called the threat a political stunt.  

Dr Sharon McLennan is a lecturer here at Massey University and has just returned from a month-long trip in Honduras. She saw the realities of life there and is here to explain why so many people want to leave. 

Aerial view of Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the US, on the road linking Ciudad Hidalgo and Tapachula, Chiapas state, Mexico.

Aerial view of Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the US, on the road linking Ciudad Hidalgo and Tapachula, Chiapas state, Mexico. Photo: AFP

1:35 Des Coppins reports in from the Melbourne Cup at Flemington

Long time kiwi racing commentator and broadcaster, Des Coppins is at Flemington racecourse ahead of this afternoon's Melbourne Cup, he tell us about the weather, track conditions and which horses he reckons are in with a chance.

Melbourne Cup favourite Irish horse Yucatan (right) leads stablemate Cliffs of Moher during an early morning run at the Werribee racecourse.

Melbourne Cup favourite Irish horse Yucatan (right) leads stablemate Cliffs of Moher during an early morning run at the Werribee racecourse. Photo: AFP

1:40 Great album - The Best of Cheap Trick

2:10 Irish author Rob Doyle

Today we're joined by another acclaimed author who is coming to Wellington literary festival, LitCrawl, which starts later this week.

Rob Doyle is an Irish novelist who's book Here Are The Young Men is being made into a film. 

The novel tells the tale of three young men, navigating their post-school lives in Dublin. It's been described as the Irish Trainspotting. He explains his writing process and inspiration. 

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Photo: Al Higgins

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2:20 Music Feature: Reggae on the edge

Reggae is well entrenched in our music culture. Jamaica is still the spiritual home of it but reggae has created new musical traditions all over the world, including in Aotearoa.

Radioactive DJ and music expert, Miles Buckingham says that Reggae is as diverse as any other genre and he joins us to spin some tracks that aren't usually considered part of the cannon.

3:10 Disney Producer, Thomas Schumacher

Name just about any animated  Disney  movie your kids demand to watch over and over again and chances are Thomas Schumacher had a hand in it - The Lion King, Mulan, Hercules; he's produced them all.

Now he's President & Producer of Disney Theatrical Group, working to bring Disney classics to the stage. He's is in New Zealand making preparations to bring Aladdin the Musical here in January.

We talk to Thomas Schumacher about his 30 years at Disney and what it takes to put on a production that brings in billions of dollars.

Disney producer, Thomas Schumacher

Disney producer, Thomas Schumacher Photo: supplied/Disney Theatrical

3:30 Spoken Feature

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

4:05 The Panel with Chris Wikaira and Moira Lawler