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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 8 September 2016

1:10 First song

1:15 Educating kids about the dangers of meth

Yesterday we covered research showing that grandparents caring for the children of drug-addict parents are struggling to make ends meet. So what is the best way to educate our young people when it comes to drug use?

Andre'a Simmons is an ex-meth addict who's started a school education programme in Australia.

It's called the Australian Anti Ice Campaign, and it involves former addicts visiting schools to tell children aged from seven-years-old, about their experiences with crystal methamphetamine.

meth pipe

meth pipe Photo: Wikipedia

Ben Birks Ang is the national youth services adviser at New Zealand Drug Foundation and Odyssey House Auckland.

Ben Birks Ang is the national youth services adviser at New Zealand Drug Foundation and Odyssey House Auckland. Photo: Youtube

1:25 The Cutting Edge Addictions Conference

Ben Birks Ang is the national youth services adviser at New Zealand Drug Foundation and Odyssey House Auckland. Ben is a social worker and drug and alcohol practitioner, who has been leading the development of community youth-centered alcohol and drug programmes. He's at The Cutting Edge Addictions Conference, that's underway in Rotorua today.

1.30 Settling the Score

Settling the Score is an annual competition to decide the most popular classical music in the country.

Each year we RNZ Concert asks listeners to vote for their favourite classical music, the votes are tallied, and then the complete countdown is broadcast on RNZ Concert.

This year the team has also been asking Upbeat guests what their choices might be - even Engelbert Humperdinck.

RNZ Concert presenter, Clarissa Dunn gives the low down on this year's competition.

1:40 Funding for Predator traps

The government announced last month it's aiming to make New Zealand predator free by 2050, getting rid of all the rats, stoats and possums that endanger our native animals and ecosystem. Today one of the existing organisations working in this field, a group called Predator Free New Zealand has teamed up with Kiwibank to create funding for communities who want to take part in the campaign.
Jessi Morgan from Predator Free NZ explains what this means.

The government announced it's aiming to make New Zealand predator free by 2050.

The government announced it's aiming to make New Zealand predator free by 2050. Photo: 123RF

1:40 Favourite album

2:10 Theatre Critic:  Adam Dodd

Adam reviews "Fleabag" now playing at Centrepoint. Palmerston North

Geoff Simmons

Geoff Simmons Photo: Supplied

2:20 Geoffonomics

Geoff Simmons, economist at the Morgan Foundation tells us the number one thing driving up health costs, and it's not what you think!

2:35 Who was our best Prime Minister?

Legal historian Grant Morris of Victoria University plays the ranking game with NZ's Prime Ministers. His ranking is based on electoral success, lasting change both social and economic, their popularity and influence overseas. And he's also asked listeners for their picks.

Seddon and Savage

Seddon and Savage Photo: supplied

3:10 Masterpieces: Frankie Stevens picks his favourite New Zealand song

Singer Frankie Stevens recalls his most memorable performance and shares with us his favourite New Zealand song, which is one written by his brother Jon.

Snow Lake, Seattle

Snow Lake, Seattle Photo: supplied

3:25 The Expats: Susanne Matthews: Paediatric nurse in Seattle

Susanne Matthews works as a pediatric nurse at one of the largest hospitals in Seattle.

She left New Zealand two decades ago, and is loving her chosen city.

3:30 This Way Up: Eating Bugs

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has championed entomophagy - the eating of insects.  With the world's population tipped to reach almost 10 billion by 2050, the UN can see the potential of eating insects to feed an extra 2 billion mouths.  It's not exactly a new idea, we've eaten bugs for thousands of years, and there are nearly 2,000 species of insects eaten around the world today, both cooked and raw.

This Way Up's Simon Morton tried some.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

1pm - 4pm
Thursday 8th September

ARTIST     Colin and The Craigs
TITLE:       Beautiful
COMP:     N/S
ALBUM:    Unreleased
LABEL:     Dowmload

ARTIST:    Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Andrew Litton)
TITLE:      Adagio Sostenuto/Piano Concerto No 2 (ft: Stephen Hough - Piano)
COMP:     Sergei Rachmaninoff
ALBUM:   The Piano Concertos
LABEL:     Hyperion CDA 67501/2

ARTIST:    Eric Carman
TITLE:      All By Myself
COMP:     Eric Carman (Sergei Rachmaninoff)
ALBUM:   Eric Carmen
LABEL:    Arista

ARTIST:   Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/ Ricardo Chailly      
TITLE:     Allegro con Brio: Symphony no 5
COMP:    Ludwig van Beethoven
ALBUM:   Beethoven: The Symphonies
LABEL:   Decca

ARTIST:    The Beatles
TITLE:      The Night Before
COMP:     John Lennon, Paul McCartney
ALBUM:    Help
LABEL:     Parlophone

ARTIST:    The Beatles
TITLE:       I Need You
COMP:     George Harrison
ALBUM:    Help
LABEL:     Parlophone

ARTIST:    The Beatles
TITLE:       You Like Me Too Much
COMP:     George Harrison
ALBUM     Help
LABEL:     Parlophone

ARTIST     The Beatles
TITLE:       Help
COMP:     John Lennon, Paul McCartney
ALBUM     Help
LABEL:     Parlophone

ARTIST:    Noiseworks.
TITLE:       RIP (Millie)
COMP:     Kevin Nicol, Jon Stevens, Steve Balbi, Justin Stanley, Stuart Fraser
ALBUM:    Love Versus Money
LABEL:     Columbia

ARTIST:    Eminem
TITLE:       Lose Yourself
COMP:     Marshall Mathers
ALBUM:    Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture 8 Mile
LABEL:     Interscope

ARTIST:    Ray Charles with the Raeletts
TITLE:       Hit The Road Jack  (Ft: Margie Hendricks)
COMP:     Percy Mayfield
ALBUM:    The Genius Hits the Road
LABEL:     Rhino