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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 7 March 2019

1:10 First song

1:15 The environmental cost of Cruise Ships

A single giant cruise ship has to keep its diesel engines running around the clock in order to power onboard facilities - generating as much nitrous oxide as 700 continuously running buses.

We speak to AUT tourism professor Michael Lück about the tourism industry, emissions, and whether there needs to be a sea change in how we think about holidays.

The Radiance of the Seas cruise ship.

The Radiance of the Seas cruise ship. Photo: AFP

1:25 Tim Batt on living a real-life groundhog day

Comedian Tim Batt is one half of The Worst Idea of All Time - a podcast series in which he and co-host Guy Montgomery watch and discuss the same movie every week for a whole year.

Now in its fourth incarnation, this season the cinematic masterpiece of choice is the original Sex and the City movie - and from the looks of things, the boys are close to breaking point.

Tim Batt joins us to talk about the cinematic equivalent of water torture he's willingly thrust himself into, and how he pushes through it.

Tim Batt on Banter

Tim Batt on Banter Photo: supplied

1:35 Roger Walker, Park Mews, and designing for the housing crisis

Earlier this week we spoke to Park Mews resident Nick Tipping about these unusual buildings in the Wellington suburb of Hataitai, and how apartment complexes like these could help solve Wellington's housing crisis.

There was a LOT of response - so we thought we'd have a chat to their designer, the decorated architect Roger Walker, about how he went about designing them, what advantages buildings like this offer, and whether they'd be commissioned in this day and age.

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Photo: Supplied

1:40 Great album: The Best of the Hollies

2:10 Music Critic Colin Morris

Colin Morris has mined his vaults to play as two tracks, one from Linda Ronstandt and another from The Pretenders

2:20 NZ Biography: Poet and Orator, Hone Tuwhare

Esteemed poet Hone Tuwhare c 1985

Esteemed poet Hone Tuwhare c 1985 Photo: Supplied

Hone Tuwhare -The boilermaker from Northland who didn't have enough money to attend secondary school, who went on to become one of New Zealand's most esteemed poets. He was twice Robert Burns Fellow at the Univesity of Otago, New Zealand's second poet laureate from 1999 to 2001 and was named by the Arts foundation as one of New Zealand's 10 living icons of the arts in 2003. His biographer Janet Hunt is joins Jesse to talk about Hone Tuwhare's amazing life and discuss his legacy. 

This story was produced using archival audio from Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision.

2:50 The Reading

3:10 Link 3

3:15 Your Money with Mary Holm:  When couples differ over money

Couples often differ over money. It might be in their attitudes - to saving versus spending, how much risk to take in investing, what to invest in and so on. Or it might be that they've got together later in life with very different incomes and assets.  We have letters from listeners in both situations.
Such differences will at least create tensions and can cause relationship breakups. Indeed, money problems are a major reason for breakups.
Mary and Jesse discuss ways that couples in either of those situations might address their differences.

3:35 Eyewitness

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

4:05 The Panel with Jock Anderson and Niki Bezzant