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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 5 April 2017

1:10 First song

1:15 An update on the heavy rain and flooding in the north island

We cross to RNZ's Taranaki/Whanganui reporter Robin Martin

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Photo: RNZ

1:20 Gourmet Salt no healthier than regular salt

Consumer New Zealand says those expensive himalayan rock salts and other gourmet brands are essentially the same as the cheapest brands on supermarket shelves.

It says many of those brands claim to be healthier, which falls foul of the labelling rules in the Food Standards Code.

Sue Chetwin, The chief executive of Consumer NZ joins us to dispell some salt myths.

Himalayan Pink Rock Salt

Himalayan Pink Rock Salt Photo: Pixabay

1:25 The Song Dispensary

Hans Kellett deals in musical medicine. He's one-third of the song alchemists who call themselves The Song Dispensary.

It's a pop-up performance where you can get an original song, written and performed just for you. And it's on as part of the Festival of Colour in Wanaka.

The Song Dispensary

The Song Dispensary Photo: Supplied/ Wanaka Festival of Colour

1:35 Sound Archives: Paul Robeson's visit to New Zealand

On Monday, we talked to Melbourne writer Jeff Sparrow about his book No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson.

This brought a lot of feedback from you and memories of the singer and civil rights activist when he visited New Zealand in 1960. 

That prompted Sarah Johnston from Nga Taonga Sound & Vision to pull a couple of recordings from that visit from the sound archives to share with us today.

Paul Robeson speaking at the Addington railway workshops in October 1960

Paul Robeson speaking at the Addington railway workshops in October 1960 Photo: National Library/Photo France

You can also listen to two radio interviews with Paul Robeson, recorded when he was in New Zealand in 1960, click here.

And RNZ's spectrum featured Paul Robeson back in 1998.

1:40 Favourite album: In Rainbows by Radiohead

2:10 Music Critic:

On-line music dealer, music critic and avid record collector Colin Morris reviews a three record collection of Joan Baez material from her past, and features a track from English band Elbow's Latest album "Little Fictions."

2:25 Bookmarks: Mani Bruce Mitchell

Mani Bruce Mitchell

Mani Bruce Mitchell Photo: supplied

Today we are meeting a remarkable person.  Mani Bruce Mitchell is the presenter of a New Zealand made documentary, Intersexion which looks at a condition which is not all that uncommon, but is unheard of.

One in every 2000 babies born in New Zealand today are Intersex, that is they are born with ambiguous genitals and therefore fall somewhere between male and female.  For parents of those affected there is no easy answer to the question "is it a boy or a girl?"

Mani Mitchell was born like that, New Zealand's first "out" intersex person and our Bookmarks guest today.

3:10 The power of the elite philanthropists

Bill and Melinda Gates

Bill and Melinda Gates Photo: Wiki Commons

Most of us have heard about the generosity of philanthropists like Bill and Melinda Gates, or Mark Zuckerberg who have pledged to give away the majority of their wealth. But outside the media spotlight, there is a secretive, elite world of philanthropists who  use their charitable donations to shape public opinion and policy.  David Callahan is the founder and editor of the media site Inside Philanthropy, and co-founder of the national think tank Demos.  He takes us inside the world of uber donors in his new book,  The Givers: Money Power and Philanthropy in a new guilded age

3:35 BBC Witness: The Jane Fonda Workout

In today's BBC witness we go back in history to April 1982 and the release of a VHS tape that would make fitness history - the Jane Fonda Workout

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question

4:05 The Panel with Gary McCormick and Linda Clark

Jesse's FAQ on trapping rats can be found here

Short Story Club

Our short story club is officially launched! and the first story is The Poet's Wife by Bill Manhire. (click on the book title to read the story). We will be discussing it next Thursday the 13th of April after the 3pm news.

Email us your thoughts once you've read it! (Put Short Story Club in the subject line)



Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Dan Auerbach
TITLE:      Shine On Me
COMP:     Dan Auerbach
ALBUM:   Waiting On A Song
LABEL:    iTunes        

ARTIST:    Hans Kellett
TITLE:      The Man In The Ridge
COMP:     Hans Kellett, Jörg Hochapfel, Dan Untitled.
ALBUM:   Unreleased
LABEL:    Digital Download

ARTIST:    Radiohead
TITLE:      Reckoner
COMP:     Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway, Thom Yorke
ALBUM:   In Rainbows    

ARTIST:    Radiohead
TITLE:      All I Need
COMP:     Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway, Thom Yorke
ALBUM:   In Rainbows    

2:10pm - MUSIC CRITIC:
ARTIST:    Joan Baez
TITLE:      Rambler Gambler / Whispering Bells (Feat: Paul Simon)
COMP:     Paul Simon
ALBUM:   The Complete Gold Castle Series
LABEL:    Gold Castle

ARTIST:    Elbow
TITLE:      Magnificent (She Says)
COMP:     Guy Garvey, Craig Potter, Mark Potter, Pete Turner
ALBUM:   Little Fictions
LABEL:    Polydor

2:30pm - BOOKMARKS:  
ARTIST:    Elton John & Leon Russell
TITLE:      Hearts Should Have Turned To Stone
COMP:     Leon Russell
ALBUM:   Union
LABEL:    Decca

ARTIST:    Kera and The Lesbians
TITLE:      Nailbiter
COMP:     Kera Devendra
ALBUM:   Nailbiter EP
LABEL:    Digital Download

ARTIST:    Radiohead
TITLE:      Weird Fishes
COMP:     Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway, Thom Yorke
ALBUM:   In Rainbows    

4:30pm - THE PANEL: Half Time Song
ARTIST:    The Beatles
TITLE:      Ob La Di Ob La Da
COMP:     John Lennon, Paul McCartney
ALBUM:   The Beatles ("the White Album")
LABEL:    Apple