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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 4 May 2017

1:10 First song

1:15 School Fees across The Ditch

Australia has announced it will start charging New Zealanders full fees at its universities - which will at least triple the cost of most degrees. Now, education and policy researchers are warning primary and secondary school fees could be the next step in a crackdown across the Tasman on free public services for New Zealand migrants. Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee met with his Australian counterpart, Julie Bishop, in Sydney this morning. They held a joint press conference and our political reporter, Benedict Collins, has the latest.

Australia has announced it will start charging New Zealanders full fees at its universities.

Australia has announced it will start charging New Zealanders full fees at its universities. Photo: 123RF

1.25 Saturated Fat and Heart Disease

There can be a lot of confusion and distrust surrounding dietary advice for diseases such as cardiovascular disease. Last week, we spoke with one of the authors of an opinion piece published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, who argued the belief that saturated fats clog up the arteries, and so cause coronary heart disease, is just "plain wrong". But, that the disease is instead caused by chronic inflammation. But there are varying opinions in the medical community and not everyone agrees with the editorial piece. So when it comes to the causes of heart disease, what should we believe? Dr David Sullivan is a physician and chemical pathologist in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.

Saturated fat and heart disease.

Saturated fat and heart disease. Photo: Pixabay

1:30 Over the counter flu medication a waste of money?

Consumer New Zealand says sick people are better off taking painkillers and going to bed than shelling out for expensive flu remedies. It says the companies make misleading claims about their efficacy.

sick generic, person sneezing, cold and flu

Photo: 123RF

1:35 Killer Instinct

Award-winning investigative journalist, Chris Hansen, reveals some of America's most shocking murders in a new Discovery Channel programme called Killer Instinct. Chris has worked as a journalist for Dateline NBC, covering events such as the Columbine massacre and September 11 attacks. And he's more recently known as the predator hunter, fronting the series To Catch a Predator. And his work on Crime Watch Daily, where he sets up sex-stings, to catch men caught soliciting sex from underage decoys online.

Chris Hansen, reveals some of America's most shocking murders in a new programme called Killer Instinct.

Chris Hansen, reveals some of America's most shocking murders in a new programme called Killer Instinct. Photo: Supplied

1:45 Favourite Album

Today we are featuring the sixth studio album from English rock band The Electric Light Orchestra. 

In the beginning ELO, as they more famously became known, was an outlet for Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood's desire to create modern rock tunes with classical overtones, but Wood left the band after the first album and Lynne stepped into the limelight.

A New World Record sold five million units in the first year of release and immediately changed the band's flagging fortunes in their homeland.  In America, they still hold the record for having more top 40 hits than any other band in history, without ever reaching number one.  Two track's from this album, however, did reach Number one in New Zealand  

ELO

Electric Light Orchestra (Jeff Lynne Centre) Photo: Getty Images

2:10 Theatre Critic: Leigh Sykes

D.O.C.ing

Chris Parker, Brynley Stent and Thomas Sainsbury in D.O.C.ing Photo: Supplied

The New Zealand international Comedy festival is well underway.   There are more than 200 shows involving around 250 performers this year .  It runs simultaneously in both Wellington and Auckland for three weeks, them many of the acts hot the road for shows all over the country.

Leigh Sykes is a Performing Arts teacher at Hobsonville Point Secondary School in Auckland and has been to a few of the shows, including a proction featuring Chris Parker and Tomas Sainsbury .

In their show "DOCing "Three D.O.C. workers and their pilot survive a helicopter crash in The Marlborough Sounds, but can they survive each other? 

2:20 Shamubeel Eaqub: Infrastructure Spending

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub talks about government spending on infrastructure and the ways to overcome the challenges of scale and volatility

2:45 The History of Social Conservatism in NZ

A lot of NZ's historical writing has focused on social liberalism and been written from a socially liberal perspective.  Social conservatism has often been treated as a negative aspect of our society, especially by professional historians.  Yet social conservatism has arguably been dominant over social liberalism in NZ until relatively recently.

Victoria University historian, Grant Morris looks back.

3:10 Short Story Club

This week's story is Bulls Lace by Jenny Pattrick

Let us know your thoughts jesse@radionz.co.nz. The writer of the best email will get a copy of Jenny Pattrick's new novel Leap of Faith, published by Penguin Random House.

Next week's short story is The World of Children's Books by Damien Wilkins

3:25 The Expats: Kathryn Minchin in Kyoto

Kathryn Minchin first went to Japan on a short homestay programme through Lion's Club during her last year of High School. She fell in love with the country and now lives in Kyoto where she runs the blog site Cycling Walking Eating Talking, and teaches English at a local university and privately.

3:30 This Way Up

Junk Run is a rubbish collection service with a difference. Covering the Auckland area, it collects all sorts of unwanted objects- from aquariums, office furniture and old telephones to kitchen units - and finds new homes for them. So rather than going to landfill, about three-quarters of what it collects ends up reused and redistributed to charities, repairers and recyclers. This Way Up's Simon Morton went to the Junk Run warehouse in Eden Terrace to meet Fionna Gotts.

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

4:05 The Panel with Catherine Robertson and Emma Espiner 

 

Music played in this show


JESSE MULLIGAN - AFTERNOONS:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday 4th May 2017

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Steve Earle & The Dukes
TITILE       Looking For A Woman
COMP:     Steve Earle
ALBUM:   So You Wannabe An Outlaw
LABEL:    iTunes

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Electric Light Orchestra
TITLE:      Livin' Thing [Edit]
COMP:     Jeff Lynne
ALBUM:   A New World Record
LABEL:    Jet            
 
ARTIST:    Electric Light Orchestra
TITLE:      Telephone Line [Edit]
COMP:     Jeff Lynne
ALBUM:   A New World Record
LABEL:    Jet            

ARTIST:    Electric Light Orchestra
TITLE:      Do Ya
COMP:     Jeff Lynne
ALBUM:   A New World Record
LABEL:    Jet            

ARTIST:    Electric Light Orchestra
TITLE:      Rockaria!
COMP:     Jeff Lynne
ALBUM:   A New World Record
LABEL:    Jet            

2:15pm - ADDITIONAL MUSIC:
ARTIST:    Boy & Bear
TITLE:      Limit of Love
COMP:     N/A
ALBUM:   Limit of Love  
LABEL:    Universal            

4:30pm - THE PANEL: Half Time Song
ARTIST:    A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera
TITLE:      Say Something
COMP:     Ian Axel, Chad King, Mike Campbell
ALBUM:   Is There Anybody Out There?
LABEL:    Epic