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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 7 September 2016

1:10 First song: Back into it - Graham Candy

1:15 Grandparents struggling to raise grandchildren

David White's daughter was murdered, and he became a grandparent looking after grandchildren, on a second's notice. Research commissioned for support group Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, is the largest study ever conducted among full-time grandparents and other carers in New Zealand. It surveyed more than 1100 grandparents, great grandparents, and other non-parent caregivers between March and May this year. And showed nearly half the 1300 children were removed from their parents because of drug addiction. The findings are being launched and discussed at the Hear Our Voices: 4th National GRG Caregivers and Members Summit being held today in Auckland. David White is a trustee of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.

Grandparents caring for the children of drug-addicted parents are struggling to make ends meet.

Grandparents caring for the children of drug-addicted parents are struggling to make ends meet. Photo: Public Demand

1:25 Underwater Earthquake Observatory

The North Island's East Coast has been hit hard recently, with the 7.1 off-shore quake, and aftershocks that rattled the coast last week.

Scientists are trying to better understand undersea quakes, and in order to do so, they're creating an underwater earthquake observatory.

New Zealand will be one country taking part in the International Ocean Discovery Programme. GNS Science geophysicist, Laura Wallace, is the expedition's leader.

The recent 7.1 magnitude earthquake left large cracks in the sand at Rangitukia Beach near Te Araroa.

The recent 7.1 magnitude earthquake left large cracks in the sand at Rangitukia Beach near Te Araroa. Photo: supplied

1:35 Sound Archives: 100th anniversary of NZ’s entry into the Western Front in WWI

On September 15 New Zealand marks the centenary of the New Zealand Division’s entry into fighting on the Somme in Northern France in 1916.

Commemorative services will be held in France on the 15th and on Sunday  the 18th at Pukeahu National War Memorial in Wellington. 

The National Archive of Film, Television and Sound - Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision also has a couple of activities planned to mark this centenary and Sarah Johnston from Ngā Taonga joins us to play some sound recordings related to the events of 100 years ago next week.

1:40 Favourite album: The Buddy Holly Story

2:10 Music Critic:  Colin Morris

Former Wellington record retailer, now on-line music dealer, Colin Morris has new tracks you've just got to hear from Kiwi Lite Jazz duo After 'Ours and English soul musician Michael Samuel Kiwanuka

2:20 NZRU investigation into Chiefs and the stripper

We cross to RNZ reporter Max Towle at a media conference at the NZRU headquarters in Wellington.

The Chiefs are investigating allegations of misconduct during end-of-year celebrations near Matamata.

The Chiefs are investigating allegations of misconduct during end-of-year celebrations near Matamata. Photo: PHOTOSPORT / RNZ

2:20 NZ Rugby wont take action against Chiefs

New Zealand Rugby will not take action following investigation into allegations of abuse made by a stripper at an end-of-year Chiefs function.

In August, a woman known as Scarlette, said while waitressing and performing as a stripper at an end-of-season party, players groped her, threw gravel and chanted lewdly at her.

 RNZ reporter Max Towle spoke to us from the NZRU media conference.

2:30 Bookmarks with Tim Wilson

Tim Wilsom

Tim Wilson Photo: Supplied

On Bookmarks today is a man who is a familiar face on our TV screens.  He lived in New York for a decade, half of which he was TVNZ's US correspondent.  He's been back home now for seven years and in that time has written three books, the latest "The Straight Banana" is out tomorrow.

2:55 My Foodbag pulls Chiefs Sponsorship

My Food Bag has pulled its three-year sponsorship of the Chiefs, saying the team's conduct at the post-season event was 'insupportable' and does not reflect the values of the business.

Cecilia Robinson, is the co-CEO alongside her husband James Robinson.

3:10 Microbes Are Our Friends

Insides each of us, there are trillions of microbes.

A cluster of Escherichia coli bacteria magnified 10,000 times

A cluster of Escherichia coli bacteria magnified 10,000 times Photo: Wikipedia

These  bacteria, fungi and viruses are  on our hands, and face and in our gut.

In fact human cells make up only half our bodies  and microbes make up the other half. Instead of being harmful,  they help keep us healthy. 

Science writer Ed Yong explains the vital role of these immigrant microbes and the unique ecosystem in our bodies in his new book I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

3:35 Spoken Feature

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

JESSE MULLIGAN AFTERNOONS:
1pm - 4pm
Wednesday 7th September 2016

JESSE'S SONG:
ARTIST     Graham Candy
TITLE:       Back Into It
COMP:     Craham Candy, Alle Farben
ALBUM:    Plan A
LABEL:     Crazy Planet

FEATURE - SOUND ARCHIVES:
ARTIST:    Will Strong
TITLE:       The Tanks That Broke The Ranks
COMP:     Harry Castling and Harry Carlton
ALBUM:    78 rpm single
LABEL:    Zonophone

ARTIST:    Ana Hato
TITLE:      Te Ope Tuatahi
COMP:     Trad
ALBUM:   Music To The Ears
LABEL:    Parlophone

FAVOURITE ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Buddy Holly
TITLE:      It's So Easy
COMP:     Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
ALBUM:   The Buddy Holly Story
LABEL:    Coral

ARTIST:    Buddy Holly
TITLE:      Everyday
COMP:     Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
ALBUM:   The Buddy Holly Story
LABEL:    Coral

ARTIST:    Buddy Holly
TITLE:      Early In The Morning    
COMP:     Bobby Darin, Woody Harris
ALBUM    The Buddy Holly Story
LABEL:    Coral

ARTIST:    Buddy Holly
TITLE:      It Doesn't Matter Any More
COMP:     Paul Anka
ALBUM:   The Buddy Holly Story
LABEL:    Coral

MUSIC CRITIC - COLIN MORRIS:  
ARTIST:   After 'Ours
TITLE:     Day After Day (Ft: Ange Saunders)
COMP:    Machal Martyniuk, Nick Williams
ALBUM:  Odyssey
LABEL:   Studizone

ARTIST:   Michael Kiwanuka
TITLE:     1 Cold, Cold Heart
COMP:    Michael Kiwanuka
ALBUM:   Love & Hate
LABEL:    UMG

BOOKMARKS:
ARTIST:   Jimmy Edwards
TITLE:     I've Never Seen A Straight Banana
COMP:    Ted Waite
ALBUM:   (Single release)
LABEL:    Fontana

ADDITIONAL SONG:
ARTIST:    Bella Kalolo
TITLE:      Let Go
COMP:     Bella Kalolo
ALBUM:   Time and Space [EP]
LABEL:    Bella Sounds

THE PANEL (HALF TIME SONG):
ARTIST:    Bruce Springsteen
TITLE:      Hungry Heart
COMP:     Bruce Springsteen
ALBUM:   The River    
LABEL:    Columbia