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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 28 February 2017

1:10 First song

Drug Test

Drug Test Photo: Wikipedia

1:15 The pros and cons of workplace drug testing

The Prime Minister Bill English has said the country's skill shortage is due to many young workers not being able to pass a drug test. He said companies tell him two or three times a week they are struggling to hire locals because they can't pass the drugs tests required under workplace safety rules.

We've spoken to a few employers in the building and plumbing industries who have  told us that drug use is a real issue, but drug testing works can create a climate of distrust as well, and can create more problems than it solves.

David Brokeshire runs Brokenshire Plumbing in Palmerston North

1:20 The Kiwi onion dip mystery thickens! 

Last week we told you the story of Hayden Donnell's search for the inventor of Kiwi Onion Dip. The spinoff writer found Rosemary Dempsey, now 85, who is credited with inventing the dip made from mixing a packet of dried onion soup with a can of reduced cream.

Well the mystery has deepened.

Because it turns out that the Americans may have been doing this well before us.

We speak with Former 2ZB Woman's Hour presenter, Miria Finny, now 89, who says she has been using the recipe since the 1950's, and got it from an American friend.

French Onion Dip

French Onion Dip Photo: Flickr

1:35 Dan Slevin remembers actor, Bill Paxton

RNZ's film reviewer, Dan Slevin looks at the career of Bill Paxton who died this week at the age of 61 from complications following surgery.

He is probably best known for his roles in Aliens, Apollo 13 and Titanic.

1:40 Favourite Album

Martin Townshend has picked Kings of the Wild Frontier by Adam and the Ants.

2:10 Book critic

Charlotte Graham reviews new young adult fiction that deals with tough issues.

16 year-old Mary B. Addison is serving a sentence for the murder of her neighbour's baby in "Allegedly," by Tiffany D. Jackson. And Griffin struggles to come to terms with his ex-boyfriend's death when he's forced to share his grief with the guy who dated his ex more recently, in Adam Silvera's "History is All You Left Me."

Andrea Low

Andrea Low PhD Photo: Supplied

2:20 Music Feature:  Hawaiian Music 1910-1930

Hawaiian Music is in the spotlight for this week's music feature.  More specifically the transmission of Hawaiian music to Australasia, Indonesia and India in the period 1910-1930.

It's the subject of research done towards a PhD by Auckland based artist Andrea Low, and there are a surprising number of New Zealand connections to her story, not the least of which is the connection to Andrea's own family.

3:10 Thomas Friedman: Addicted To Speed

Few would deny that 2016 was a year of turmoil. Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, and the continuing refugee crisis coupled with globalization and rapid technology development  has left many people feeling change is happening too fast.  It's all going to be OK says New York Times Columnist and Pulitzer prize winner, Thomas Friedman. He takes an optimistic view of our ability to fix big social, environmental and political problems in his book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

Thomas Friedman

Thomas Friedman Photo: supplied

3:30 Science and environment stories

Stories from Our Changing World.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

4:05 The Panel with Michele A'Court and Sandy Hodge


Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Marika Hackman & Big Moon
TITLE:      Boyfriend
COMP:     Marika Hackman
ALBUM:   I'm Not Your Man
LABEL:    AMF     

ARTIST:    Adam and the Ants
TITLE:      Kings of the Wild Frontier
COMP:     Adam Ant, Marco Pirroni.
ALBUM:   Kings of the Wild Frontier
LABEL:    Epic

ARTIST:    Adam and the Ants
TITLE:      Ant Music
COMP:     Adam Ant, Marco Pirroni.
ALBUM:   Kings of the Wild Frontier
LABEL:    Epic

ARTIST:    Adam and the Ants
TITLE:      Killer in the Home
COMP:     Adam Ant, Marco Pirroni.
ALBUM:   Kings of the Wild Frontier
LABEL:    Epic

ARTIST:    Split Enz
TITLE:      Poor Boy
COMP:     Tim Finn
ALBUM:   True Colours
LABEL:    Mushroom    

ARTIST:    Gabby Pahinui
TITLE:      Ipo Lei Manu
COMP:     Queen Kapiʻolani,  King Kalakaua
ALBUM:   The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band Volume 1
LABEL:    Download

ARTIST:    Ray Kinney and his Aloha Serenaders
TITLE:      Across the Sea
COMP:     Ernest Kaai, Johnny Noble, Ray Kinney
ALBUM:   The Voice Of Aloha

ARTIST:    Amy Hanaialiʻi Gillom
TITLE:      Waikiki
COMP:     Andy Cummings
ALBUM:   Generation Hawaii
LABEL:    Download

ARTIST:    Amy Hanaialiʻi Gillom
TITLE:      Pelehua
COMP:     Unknown
ALBUM:   Generation Hawaii
LABEL:    Download

ARTIST:    Mark de Clive-Lowe & The Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra
TITLE:      Heaven
COMP:     Mark de Clive-Low
ALBUM:   Tide's Arising
LABEL:    Antipodean

ARTIST:    Bauhaus
TITLE:      Spy In The Cab
COMP:     Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins, David J, Peter Murphy
ALBUM:   Bauhaus 1979-1983
LABEL:    Beggars Banquet