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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 4 October 2016

1:10 First song

1:15 Bereaved parents share their stories of loss and hope

Surviving the death of a child, whether young or old, can be the hardest thing a parent can go through.

A group of bereaved parents got together, and wrote a book, tracing the journey from devastating grief to hope.

'A Piece of My Heart' shares stories of the loss, grief and hope that changed their lives forever. We meet one of the parents Johneen Atkinson who lost her son when he was 22. 

You can find out more at www.apieceofmyheart.co.nz

A Piece of My Heart

A Piece of My Heart Photo: supplied

1:25 DNA confirms the first Pacific migrants came from Asia

For the first time the DNA of ancient Pacifica peoples has been sequenced, revealing just where they came from before migrating to the Pacific.

Researchers including Professor Murray Cox of Massey University sequenced the DNA of 3-thousand year old skeletons - the first people to settle in Vanuatu and Tonga. 

And it reveals they were from Asian farming groups rather than having Papuan ancestry as had been suspected. 

A 3000-year-old burial in the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu is a source of one of the ancient DNA samples.

A 3000-year-old burial in the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu is a source of one of the ancient DNA samples. Photo: Massey University

1:35 Dan Slevin: the accidental gamer

RNZ's film guy, Dan Slevin watches a lot of movies.... well he did, until he and his wife became addicted to gaming. He's been playing the FIFA soccer game, she's been playing the Lego computer games.

1:40 Favourite album: Castle by The BeeGees

2:10 Book Critic: Steph Soper

Why are we so obsessed with the apocalypse and post-apocalyptic fiction?

2:20 Litcrawl

Writers festivals can tend to be quite formal affairs, with audience members sitting quietly in auditoriums listening to authors speak on stage.

Wellingtonian Claire Mabey wanted to set up a festival with more vigour and fun - and three years ago Litcrawl was born.

2:20 The Great New Zealand Album

Peking Man

Pat & Margaret Urlich of Peking Man Photo: Supplied

Our great New Zealand album is from a band possibly best described as a supernova.  They shone very brightly for all too shorter period. 

It was the mid 80s, synth pop and electronica ushered in the digital age.  Disco was dead and this was the post-punk era, represented no better than by a band from Auckland, formed in 1983.  They made just one album, but it was huge. 

At the New Zealand music awards in 1986 they were named Top Group and they also picked up awards for Single of the year, Best Album Cover, Best Engineer, Best Producer, Best male vocalist and Best female vocalist for Margaret Urlich.  

The band was Peking Man and the album was similarly titled.

Elements of Eloquence

Elements of Eloquence Photo: supplied

3:10 Why Adjectives have set the internet ablaze

Did you know when you describe something your adjectives should go in a certain order? That's why we're the land of the long white cloud, not the white long cloud.

Recently, the culture editor of the BBC sent out a tweet about a book called The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase by Mark Forsyth, and the topic of the order of adjectives went wild on the internet. 

In his book, Forsyth reminds us of a rule in English we didn't know we knew. Adjectives need to be in a certain order to make sense.. he says it goes: opinion, size, age, shape, colour, origin, material, purpose and then Noun.

3:30 Science and environment stories

Stories from Our Changing World.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

JESSE MULLIGAN AFTERNOONS & PANEL
1:00pm - 5:00pm
TUESDAY OCTOBER 4th 2016

JESSE'S SONG:
ARTIST:    Moses Sumney
TITLE:        Lonely World
COMP:    Moses Sumney
ALBUM:    Lamentations [EP]
LABEL:    Download

FAVORITE ALBUM:
ARTIST:    The Bee Gees
TITLE:        If Only I Had My Mind on Something Else
COMP:    Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb
ALBUM:    Cucumber Castle
LABEL:    Polydor

ARTIST:    The Bee Gees
TITLE:        I Was the Child
COMP:    Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb
ALBUM:    Cucumber Castle
LABEL:    Polydor

ARTIST:    The Bee Gees
TITLE:        Turning Tide
COMP:    Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb
ALBUM:    Cucumber Castle
LABEL:    Polydor

THE GREAT NEW ZEALAND ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Peking Man
TITLE:        Room That Echoes
COMP:    Nevile Hall
ALBUM:    Peking Man
LABEL:    CBS

ARTIST:    Peking Man
TITLE:        Lift Your Head Up High
COMP:    Maragret Urlich, Pat Urlich, Tim Calder, John Fearon, Perry Marshall, Neville Hall, Jay Foulkes
ALBUM:    Peking Man
LABEL:    CBS

ARTIST:    Peking Man
TITLE:        Good Luck To You
COMP:    Maragret Urlich, Pat Urlich, Tim Calder, John Fearon, Perry Marshall, Neville Hall, Jay Foulkes
ALBUM:    Peking Man
LABEL:    CBS

ADDITIONAL SONG:
ARTIST:    Broods
TITLE:        Mother and Father
COMP:    Georgia Nott, Caleb Nott, Joel Little
ALBUM:    Evergreen
LABEL:    Universal

THE PANEL:
ARTIST:    The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Bohm
TITLE:        Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)
COMP:    Richard Strauss
ALBUM:    2001: A Space Odyssey (Sound Track)
LABEL:    Sony