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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 29 June 2016

1:10 First song

1:15 Mary Holm on Brexit and Kiwisaver

Personal finance expert, Mary Holm has practical advice on what to do with your kiwisaver and international currencies following the world turmoil caused by the Brexit vote.

1:20  King of the Turf

Who knew that there were awards for turf care? At the New Zealand National Turf Conference Awards in Auckland last night,  Eden Park took out the best international cricket pitch of 2016

So how do you get that turf in tip top shape? Head groundsman, Blair Christiansen, talks about good grass.

1:30 The early days of skiing in New Zealand

The central North Island ski-fields are due to open this weekend and in today’s dip into the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision we have a listen to sound recordings about the Mt Ruapehu ski scene.

1:40 Favourite album

2:10 Happy Birthday to You

Happy birthday to you is the most recognised song in the English language, and now it can be performed freely, after a judge ordered it belongs in the public domain

2:20 Music Critic - Kate Robertson

2:20 Bookmarks - Kate McGrath

Professor Kate McGrath

Professor Kate McGrath Photo: Supplied

Our guest on today's edition of Bookmarks is an academic, the immediate past Director of The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.  A position she held from 2011 until July last year.

She's also held post-doctoral positions at L'Université de Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris in Paris, and Princeton University, Physics Department in the United States.

In 1997, she was appointed to her first academic position as a lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Otago, Dunedin and in 2003 was awarded the Easterfield Medal by the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry and The Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK.

Her list of her achievements goes on and includes the Gold Inspire Wellington Award.   She is currently Vice-Provost (Research) at Victoria University, 

3:10 A mind controlled wheelchair

Jordan Nguyen and his mind controlled wheelchair

Jordan Nguyen and his mind controlled wheelchair Photo: twitter

Dr Jordan Nguyen knows very well how much technology can change lives  The young Australian biomedical engineer invented a  mind controlled  wheelchair that can be directed using electrical energy from the brain for a young boy with Cerebral Palsy. But he says there's something that can change the world  so much more than any whizz bang technology scientists come up with. Empathy. He's on a mission to blend humanity and technology. 

3:35 New Zealand Society

Tales of life in Aotearoa.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

Wednesday 29th June

ARTIST: Street Chant
TITLE: Pedestrian Support League
COMP: Emily Littler, Billie Rodgers, Christopher Varnham
ALBUM: Hauora
LIVE: Arch Hill

ARTIST: Guy Clark
TITLE: L A Freeway
COMP: Guy Clark
ALBUM: Old No. 1

ARTIST: Guy Clark
TITLE: Texas 1947
COMP: Guy Clark
ALBUM: Old No. 1

ARTIST: Guy Clark
TITLE: Let Him Roll
COMP: Guy Clark
ALBUM: Old No. 1

MUSIC CRITIC: Kate Robertson
ARTIST: Tom Odell
TITLE: Concrete
COMP: Tom Odell
ALBUM: Wrong Crowd

SONG: Way Down We Go
COMP: JJ Julius Son, Davíð Antonsson, Daníel Ægir Kristjánsson, Rubin Pollock
LABEL: Elektra

BOOKMARKS: Professor Kathryn McGrath
ARTIST: The Veils
TITLE: Train With No Name
COMP: Finn Andrews.
ALBUM: Time Stays, We Go
LABEL: Pitch Beast Records

ARTIST: Massive Attack
TITLE: Unfinished Sympathy
COMP: Robert Del Naja, Andrew Vowles, Grantley Marshall, Shara Nelson, Jonathan Sharp
ALBUM: Blue Lines
LABEL: Virgin

ARTIST: Broadcast
TITLE: Winter Now
COMP: James Cargill, Trish Keenan, Steve Perkins, Tim Felton, Roj Stevens
ALBUM: Ha Ha Sound