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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 10 November 2016

1:10 First song

1:15 Explaining the US Election to Kids

As the world gets used to the thought of President-elect, Donald Trump, a lot of parents on social media are grappling with how to explain the US election to their children. Writer, speaker and broadcaster, John Cowan, is from The Parenting Place and he's here with some advice.

As the world gets used to the thought of President-elect, Donald Trump. A lot of parents on social media are grappling with how to explain the US election to their children.

As the world gets used to the thought of President-elect, Donald Trump. A lot of parents on social media are grappling with how to explain the US election to their children. Photo: AFP

1:25 Stopping Smart People from Doing Dumb Things

How do you stop smart people from doing dumb things? Our guest says 'workplaces encourage smart people to not use their brains'... and so he's created what he calls 'pop-up philosophy'. And all it takes is a deck chair. Andre Spicer is professor of organisational behaviour and the founding director of ETHOS: The Centre for Responsible Enterprise at Cass Business School, City University of London. He is an expert in the areas of organisational behaviour, leadership and corporate social responsibility.

How do you stop smart people from doing dumb things?

How do you stop smart people from doing dumb things? Photo: ABC / Twitter

The Word Hunters - Top Secret Files

The Word Hunters - Top Secret Files Photo: supplied

1:35 The Word Hunters

Australian author Nick Earls had long been obsessed with how certain words came about, and discovered that some words have fascinating stories behind them.

So he joined forces with illustrator, Terry Whidborne to create a series of children's books, The Word Hunters, about a group of kids on a quest through the past to hunt down the words that threaten to vanish from our past and our present.

1:40 Favourite album: Wanted Man, Paul Kelly.

2:10 Theatre Critic:  Nik Smythe

The President

The President; Now playing at the Classic in Auckland Photo: Supplied

Nik Symthe reviews "The President", a play Written and performed by Alexander Sparrow on stage at The Classic Studio in Auckland's Queen Street.  Literally a minute before last night's opening performance a patron confirmed that Trump had secured the presidency, and thus instead of watching something refreshingly ironic, the audience were faced with a more bleak, albeit satirical, scenario.

Mary Holm

Mary Holm Photo: RNZ/Claire Eastham-Farrelly

2:20 Money with Mary Holm

Why some people are still not in KiwiSaver, or are on a contributions holiday.

Mary Holm answers more of your questions on kiwisaver.

3:10 Masterpieces: David Inns of the Auckland Arts Festival

As Chief Executive of the Auckland Arts Festival, David Inns sees well over a hundred shows a year, the world over. He talks about his favourite show so far; Groupe F's The Breath of the Volcano. It took place at the 2013 Festival at the domain, drawing 50,000 people over the three nights.

3:25 The Expats: Anthony Quinn, UK based eye surgeon

Anthony Quinn trained at Otago University medical school and is now a full time eye surgeon in Exeter in the UK.

3:30 This Way Up: Vehicle eye tracking technology.

Fatigue, especially on the road, can kill, and that's why a big insurer here in New Zealand is encouraging its customers to try in-vehicle eye tracking technology. The system uses cameras and sensors to measure a driver's performance, and work out if he or she is tired or distracted - this all happens in real time on the road.

This Way Up's Simon Morton got a demo of the technology.

Staring eyes

Staring eyes Photo: (Pixabay CC0 Public Domain)

https://www.seeingmachines.com/

http://www.primemovermag.com.au/news/article/new-zealand-insurer-trialling-new-eye-tracking-technology

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show