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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 5 October 2016

1:10 First song

1:15 Our Children and the Future of Technology

The future of New Zealand's success relies on how school children manage technology today, one of New Zealand's leading tech experts says. Graeme Muller, chief executive of NZTech, is giving a talk today at the New Zealand ULearn education conference in Rotorua. And he says we need to develop a generation of creators not users. So what exactly should we be teaching our kids?

A leading tech expert says we need to develop a generation of creators not users.

A leading tech expert says we need to develop a generation of creators not users. Photo: 123RF

1:25 Debunking Brain Training Games

A new study has concluded that the only benefit of brain training games - is that they improve your ability to do brain training games. Psychology Professor Dan Simons of the University of Illinois has reviewed several brain training game and tests, and found they do not boost the brain.

Debunking brain training games

Debunking brain training games Photo: 123RF

1:35 The History of the New Zealand Wine Industry

Blenheimer, Marque Vue, Cold Duck…if you are over a certain age those names of early New Zealand wines will bring back a few memories.

Today in our visit to the sound archives Sarah Johnston from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision has been down to the cellar to find some ‘vintage’ recordings about our early wine industry.

1:40 Favourite album: The Blues Brothers soundtrack

2:10 Banning Doggy Bags

A Kapiti restaurant has banned diners taking home doggy bags, citing food safety concerns as the reason they've banned takeaways.

Nikolai Smith is co-owner of The Social at Kapiti Lights, and the decision is gaining a bit of attention.

A Kapiti restaurant has banned diners taking home doggy bags, citing food safety concerns as the reason they've banned takeaways.

A Kapiti restaurant has banned diners taking home doggy bags, citing food safety concerns as the reason they've banned takeaways. Photo: CC BY-NC 2.0

2.15 Music Critic: Colin Morris

Colin checks out new albums from Dolly Parton and Van Morrison

2:25 Bookmarks:  Stuart Maunder

Stuart Maunder

Stuart Maunder Photo: Supplied

Our Bookmarks guest this week grew up on a farm in Australia but his life took an unexpected turn when he discovered Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music.  From that point he always wanted to be on stage.  Even while studying Law he was treading the boards until the Australian Opera offered him a position as a trainee assistant stage manager.  He quit university and has since traveled the world indulging in his passion for music and dance.  For almost three years he's been General Director at New Zealand Opera whose production of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" moves to Christchurch next week.

Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson Photo: supplied

3:10 Former child star, Mara Wilson

You can call  Mara Wilson many things: a writer, the queen of comedy on Twitter, that actor from the Matilda movie but just don't call her cute.  That word made her miserable in the 90's when she starred in movies like Mrs. Doubtfire and  Miracle on 34th Street and of course, Matilda.  By the time she hit her teens, she'd lost her mother to cancer, struggled with OCD  and quit acting. 

Mara Wilson describes her journey from child star to the writer and blogger she is today in her new book,  Where Am I Now? True Stories Of Girlhood And Accidental Fame. 

3:35 Spoken Feature

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

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

JESSE'S SONG:
ARTIST:    Passenger
TITLE:        Anywhere
COMP:    Mike Rosenberg
ALBUM:    Young as the Morning, Old as the Sea    
LABEL:    Black Crow

FAVORITE ALBUM:
ARTIST:    The Blues Brothers
TITLE:        She Caught the Katy
COMP:    Taj Mahal, James Rachell.
ALBUM:    The Blues Brothers (Original Soundtrack)
LABEL:    MCA

ARTIST:    The Blues Brothers
TITLE:        Everybody, Needs Somebody To Love
COMP:    Bert Berns, Solomon Burke, Bert Russell, Jerry Wexler
ALBUM:    The Blues Brothers (Original Soundtrack)
LABEL:    MCA

ARTIST:    Aretha Franklin
TITLE:        Think
COMP:    Aretha Franklin, Teddy White
ALBUM:    The Blues Brothers (Original Soundtrack)
LABEL:    MCA

MUSIC CRITIC - Colin Morris:
ARTIST:    Dolly Parton
TITLE:        Never Not Love You
COMP:    Dolly Parton    
ALBUM:     Pure and Simple
LABEL:    Sony

ARTIST:    Van Morrison
TITLE:        Let It Rhyme
COMP:    Van Morrison
ALBUM:     Keep Me Singing
LABEL:    UMG

BOOKMARKS - Stuart Maunder:
ARTIST:    Original Broadway Cast
TITLE:        Epilogue: The Ballad Of Sweeney Todd: Attend The Tale Of Sweeney Todd
COMP:    Stephen Sondheim
ALBUM:    Sweeney Todd  [Original Broadway Cast]
LABEL:    Download

ARTIST:    Dusty Springfield
TITLE:        I Think It's Gonna Rain Today
COMP:    Randy Newman
ALBUM:    Dusty... Definitely
LABEL:    Philips

THE PANEL:
ARTIST:    Luciano Pavarotti; Lorin Maazel: Orchestra Of La Scala Milan
TITLE:        Aida - Celeste Aida
COMP:    Giuseppe Verdi
ALBUM:    Verdi - Aida
LABEL:    Decca