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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 18 April 2019

1:10 First song: Mane performs live

Australian singer songwriter, Mane is in New Zealand, where's touring with Matt Corby who we spoke to yesterday. Her real name is Paige Renee Court and she's making waves across the Tasman. She performs live in our Auckland studio.

1:15 Bulford Kiwi gearing up for 100th anniversary

Almost exactly 100 years ago, New Zealand troops began to create one of the most significant pieces of large-scale wartime art: the Bulford Kiwi.

Historian Colleen Brown has written a book about its construction: The Kiwi We Left Behind - and she's heading back to the United Kingdom soon to visit it.

She joins me on the line now to tell us more about this remarkable story

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1:25 Earth Day: getting the private sector to embrace environmentalism

Today marks the 49th anniversary of Earth Day, with events being held around the globe to show people's support for environmental protection.

Wellington car-share company Mevo maintains a fleet of electric cars, and it's now more than doubling its number of charging stations around the city.

Chief executive Erik Zydervelt joins us to talk about electric cars, momentum, and how private sector companies can lead the way in transitioning to renewable energy.

Mevo Founder Erik Zydervelt

Mevo Founder Erik Zydervelt Photo: Supplied

1:35 Demetri Martin comes to New Zealand

US comedian Demetri Martin is one of the world's most dexterous and distinctive performers.

His skills span a variety of different genres and media, from writing for Conan O'Brien and Jon Stewart, to his satirical cartoons, his Netflix Special and, of course, his deadpan stand-up comedy.

He's coming to New Zealand at the end of May, and joins us to talk about his background, his upcoming show, and the wider state of comedy in the world.

Demetri Martin

Demetri Martin Photo: Supplied/Demetri Martin

1:40 Great album

2:10 Music Critic Simon Sweetman

Simon talks about Phil Judd's new album

2:20 NZ Biography: Billy T James

An in-depth look at the life and work of Billy T James - the musician, entertainer and ground breaking comedian. We talk about his career and legacy with his biographer Matt Elliott.

2:50 The Reading

3:10 Link 3

3:15 Your Money with Mary Holm: What are shares, exactly, and what's the best way to invest in them?

Financial columnist and author Mary Holm answers two listeners' questions about shares. The first is a long and thoughtful query about why a company should care when one person buys its shares from another person. The second is about how you should go about picking which shares to invest in.

Mary also warns listeners about the dangers of insider trading, as shown in a recent court case.

3:35 Spoken Feature

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

4:05 The Panel with Ella Henry and Michael Moynahan