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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 22 January 2019

1:10 First song

1:15 Commentators paid more than women cricketers at weekend's final

Over the weekend the Wellington Blaze defeated the Canterbury Magicians to become the NZ Women's Twenty/20 champions.

But, because the women's domestic game isn't professional, it's since emerged the match's commentators were actually paid up to nine times more than the players themselves to be there.

Rachel Froggatt is the chief executive of Women in Sport Aotearoa

New Zealand all-rounder Sophie Devine.

New Zealand all-rounder Sophie Devine. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

1:25 Treespace: re-forestation on an industrial scale

Under the Paris agreement that New Zealand ratified in 2017, we have to cut our carbon emissions.

The easiest and most sustainable way to do that is trees - but you need a lot of them.

So environmental enterprise Treespace is trying to make that happen through large scale native re-forestation and restoration of our land.

Adam Smith is part of the project and here to tell us how it will be done.

1:35 NZ Curling teams in action to qualify for World Champs

The New Zealand men's and women's curling teams are in action in the Central Otago town of Naseby, hoping to qualify for the World Championships.

Unfortunately the women are already out of contention, but the men are still vying with the Netherlands, Korea and England for one of three playoff spots.

We're joined by the NZ Curling Association's media officer Ian Ford for a live update from the Naseby Curling Centre in Maniototo.

Scott Becker of the New Zealand Curling team

Scott Becker of the New Zealand Curling team Photo: @ WCF / Tom Rowland

1:40 Great album: Alabama Shakes - Sound and Colour

2:10 Book critic Steph Soper

Steph Soper tells us about Rotorua Noir - New Zealand's first-ever crime and mystery writing festival.

2:20 Celebrating the Synthesiser

Jeremy Toy is a member of Opensouls and She's So Rad, and a scholar of the synth.

He takes us on a tour of synth music through the years.

A Moog Synthesiser

A Moog Synthesiser Photo:

3:10 The rise and rise of Premier League football

English soccer, once the domain of beer swilling hooligans, watching teams in neglected stadiums is now the domain of  Emirati sheikhs, American tycoons, and Asian Tiger titans thanks to the development of the Premier League. Launched by ambitious club executives 25  years ago, English soccer is now the richest, most popular sport in the world.  Jonathan Clegg  from the Wall Street Journal traces the rise from humble beginnings to an entertainment juggernaut in his book The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports

Jose Mourinho gestures during an English Premiere League match.

Jose Mourinho gestures during an English Premiere League match. Photo: AFP

3:30 BBC witness

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

4:05 The Panel with Cindy Mitchiner and Peter Fa'afoi