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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 16 September 2016

1:10 First song

1:15 How the sugar industry downplayed link to heart disease and obesity


sugar Photo: 123 RF

Newly released documents reveal how the US sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to downplay the link between sugar and heart disease and instead promote saturated fat as the culprit.

The internal sugar industry documents, were discovered by a researcher  at the University of California, San Francisco, Cristin Kearns.

And they call into question the past 5 decades of nutrition and dietary advice - and just how much they have been shaped by sugar lobbyists.

Details from the papers have been published in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

1:25 The challenges of being a student loan borrower who has moved overseas

Earlier this week we spoke with the president of the NZ Union of Students Association Linsey Higgins about student loan borrowers who are too scared to come home from overseas due to their debts.

While the 110,000 overseas borrowers only represent 15 percent of everyone with a student loan, they make up 70 percent of all borrowers with overdue payments - and the government is now getting tough with overseas defaulters - working with the australian tax department and even detaining people at the airport when they return to the country.

When I hear about people overseas not paying back their loans I, like a lot of people, find it hard to feel sorry for them. I think: well you borrowed the money, you work out how to pay it back, just like any other debt.

But we got a very thoughtful email from one student loan borrower, Charlotte who is now living and working in Australia  - who's had an experience that is easier to sympathise with . She says she is nearly being crippled by the repayments she has to make.

1:35 Critter of the Week: The Giant Dragonfly

New Zealand has two species of giant dragonfly;  U. carovei - the Bush Giant dragonfly or Kakapowai which means 'Water snatcher', and U. chiltoni, the Mountain giant dragonfly which is the second largest dragonfly in NZ

1:40 Favourite album:  Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews Sully and The Rehearsal

2:20 NZ Live:  Debbie Harwood & Hammond Gamble

Debbie Harwood and Hammond Gamble

Debbie Harwood and Hammond Gamble Photo: RNZ/Cole Eastham-Farrelly

Two of New Zealand's best loved performers are on New Zealand Live today.   

She inherited a musical bent from her father a took lessons in ballet, violin, recorder, flute and piano from age 4.  He was born in the Lancashire village of Bolton-Le-Sands to an English mother and Kiwi father, and settled in Whangarei with his family aged 11.

When performing as Mary Magdalene in 1980, She was approached by a two guys from the orchestra who wanted her to sing in their band.  They kept coming back until she agreed.   

After leaving school he became a shipping clerk and earned enough money to purchase a Fender Telecaster and Twin Reverb amp, that's when he started playing the blues .

Both are now seasoned performers and here with us today ahead of a seven city, nine date Church tour.

3:10 Food: the revamped Edmonds cookbook

Alexa Johnston has revamped the Edmonds cookbook, it’s the first time in over two decades that it has had a proper review. Soused trout is out, Bliss balls are in.

But some of the old classics remain!  Alexa shares an old and a new recipe, and talks about the huge responsibility in messing with a kiwi classic.

Alexa shares a 1923 recipe, Elsie's fingers and a new recipe for bliss balls.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show and One Quick Question

Today's One Quick Questions:

Who gets the Democrat Presidential nomination if Hillary Clinton got too sick to run?.

And, what are these bugs that rise in columns by Lake Ellesmere?

Erin's photo of bugs she wants to identify. Note the plumes of them in the background.

Erin's photo of bugs she wants to identify. Note the plumes of them in the background. Photo: supplied

Music played in this show

1pm - 5pm
Friday 16th September 2016

ARTIST:    Openside
TITLE:      Letting It Out
COMP:     Possum Plows, George Powell, PJ Shepard, Harry Carter
ALBUM:   Push Back
LABEL:    Warner

ARTIST:    Pink Floyd
TITLE:       Breathe
COMP:     Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright
ALBUM:   Dark Side Of The Moon
LABEL:    Harvest

ARTIST:    Pink Floyd
TITLE:      Time
COMP:     Nick Mason, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright
ALBUM:   Dark Side Of The Moon
LABEL:    Harvest
ARTIST:    Pink Floyd
TITLE:      The Great Gig In The Sky
COMP:     Richard Wright, Claire Torry
ALBUM:   Dark Side Of The Moon
LABEL:    Harvest
ARTIST:    Hammond Gamble & Debbie Harwood
TITLE:      Should I Be Good Or Should I Be Evil
COMP:     Hammond Gamble, Kim Fowley, Stewart Pearce
ALBUM:   Recollection
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Hammond Gamble & Debbie Harwood
TITLE:      Midnight
COMP:     Hammond Gamble
ALBUM:   Recollection    
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Debbie Harwood (With piano backing track)
TITLE:      Don't Explain
COMP:     Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.
ALBUM:   Soothe Me
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Hammond Gamble
TITLE:      Strangers Girl
COMP:     Hammond Gamble
ALBUM:   Ninety Mile Days
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Tame Impala
TITLE:      Half Glass Full of Wine    
COMP:     Kevin Parker         
ALBUM:   Tame Impala [EP]
LABEL:    Modular

ARTIST:    Monty Python's Flying Circus
TITLE:      Every Sperm Is Sacred
COMP:     Michael Palin, Terry Jones
ALBUM:   Monty Python's Meaning of Life