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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 21 March 2016

1:10 First Song

'Sacred Hill' - Nairobi Trio.

1:15 Paid Parental Leave - Cecilia Robinson

If you're thinking of having a family, you may want to listen to what our next guest has to say. My Food Bag has announced a generous paid parental leave scheme that doubles the government's 18 weeks of paid parental leave and provides an option for an additional 60 per cent of salary to be allocated to a spouse or partner. Founder and co-CEO of My Food Bag is Cecilia Robinson.

1:20 Trump Presidency Rated Among Top 10 Global Risks - Robert Powell

Donald Trump winning the US presidency is considered one of the top 10 risks facing the world. Research firm, the Economist Intelligence Unit, undertakes economic, political and socio-demographic forecasting. And it says Trump could disrupt the global economy and heighten political and security risks in the US. Robert Powell is a senior editor and economist with the unit.

1:25 Play On - Paul McLaney and Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper

Our guests have done what they say, is a world first. They've taken 12 of Shakespeare's most well known soliloquies and set them to music. It's part of Auckland's Pop-up Globe. Play On will be performed this April by a cast of actors and musicians, alongside a string section and acoustic band. Award-winning composer Paul McLaney, Julia Deans, and Laughton Kora, formerly of Kora are part of the cast.

1:35 New Zealand's Great 'Pot Shortage' - Don Rowe

A reported dope shortage in New Zealand has sparked international headlines. Online magazine The Spinoff published a story about a shortage of marijuana in New Zealand due to police crackdowns. The article was picked up by TIME Magazine, who ran the headline 'New Zealanders Are Freaking Out About a Pot Shortage'.   

1:40 Favourite Album   

Vegetarians Of Love - Bob Geldof

2:10 The Critics

TV Review - Linda Burgess
Books - Allan Drew 
New Music - Colin Morris
Theatre - Raewyn Whyte & John Smythe 

3:10 Feature Interview - Lucy Kalanithi

Doctors confront death. It's part of the job. When a Doctor is diagnosed with cancer, and understands he is going to die, it changes nothing and everything according to Dr Paul Kalanithi. At age 36, he was diagnosed with Stage 4  lung cancer  The fact of death is unsettling he says ,Yet there is no other way to live. In the last months of Dr Kalanithi's life, he shared his perspective on death in a highly acclaimed book, When Breath Becomes Air. Less than two years after diagnosis, he died. Dr Lucy Kalanithi, his widow, finished the manuscript for him.  

3:35 Voices

The mandarin is excavated carefully from its peel and the skin aged for 25 years before its hand-stitched around tea leaves to make a whole mandarin again - but it's an expensive brew. Lynda Chanwai-Earle is in Southern China to learn the secrets in the art of tea making within generations of a tea growing family.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

What the world is talking about with Jesse Mulligan, Jim Mora and Julie Moffett.

Music played in this show




ARTIST:         The Nairobi Trio

TITLE:             Sacred Hill

COMP:           Richard Adams, John Quigley, Peter Koopman

ALBUM:         Collection

LIVE:              RNZ Akld




ARTIST:         Bob Geldof

TITLE:             Thinking Voyager 2 Type Stuff

COMP:           Bob Geldof, Pete Briquette

ALBUM:         The Vegetarians of Love

LABEL:          Mercury


ARTIST:         Bob Geldof

TITLE:             Chains of Pain

COMP:           Bob Geldof, Danny Mitchell

ALBUM:         The Vegetarians of Love

LABEL:          Mercury


ARTIST:         Bob Geldof

TITLE:             No Small Wonder

COMP:           Bob Geldof, Danny Mitchell

ALBUM:         The Vegetarians of Love

LABEL:          Mercury


MUSIC CRITIC - Colin Morris:


ARTIST:         Roo Panes

TITLE:             Stay With Me

COMP:           Roo Panes

ALBUM:         Paperweights

LABEL:          Southbound


ARTIST:         Ray LaMontagne

TITLE:             Homecoming

COMP            Ray LaMontagne

ALBUM:         Ouroboros

LABEL:          Sony


ARTIST:         Ray LaMontagne

TITLE:             In My Own Way

COMP:           Ray LaMontagne

ALBUM:         Ouroboros

LABEL:          Sony




ARTIST:         Donna Summer

TITLE:             She Works Hard For The Money

COMP:           Donna Summer Michael Omartian

ALBUM:         She Works Hard For The Money

LABEL:          Mercury