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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 15 May 2017

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On Thursday we'll be talking about a new short story, Alexander, Two, by Sarah Quigley.

Email us your thoughts on the story. The writer of the best email will receive a copy of Sarah Quigley's new novel, Suicide Club.

1:10 First song: Addict by Louis Baker

1:15 E-coli flowing and pristine springs

Te Waikoropupu Springs

Te Waikoropupu Springs Photo: Public Domain

High levels of E-coli have been recorded from water flowing overland near the country's largest freshwater springs.

Te Waikoropupu Springs has some of the clearest waters ever measured on earth. But high levels of E-coli have been recorded from water flowing overland near the country's largest freshwater springs.

Andrew Yuill is the co-applicant with iwi Ngati Tama ki Te Waipounamu for an unprecedented Water Conservation Order to protect the Takaka Marble Aquifer that feeds the Springs.

He's also the chair of The Friends of Golden Bay, who have done the recent bacterial readings.

1.25 Suicide Prevention Plan 'Deeply Flawed' - Mike King

 Mike King

Mike King Photo: supplied

Mental health crusader, Mike King, has stepped down from his post on New Zealand's suicide prevention panel. It comes after the government released its draft suicide prevention plan. Mike was on the New Zealand Suicide Prevention External Advisory Panel since 2015, and he calls the plan 'deeply flawed' and 'self-serving'. Consultation on the plan is open until Monday 12 June 2017, through the Ministry of Health's website here.

1:35 Medicinal Cannabis Gives 'False Hope'

A leading pain specialist is warning medicinal cannabis gives ''false hope'' for chronic pain relief.

Professor Milton Cohen is a specialist pain medicine physician based in Sydney, and he says there's not enough proof, that medicinal cannabis helps patients with chronic non-cancer pain. Professor Cohen gave a talk at the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists annual meeting in Brisbane on the weekend, called Medicinal cannabis for chronic non-cancer pain: promise or pothole?

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Photo: AFP

1:40 Hidden Figures: Births

Lillian Grace from Figure NZ tells us about the declining number of births since 2008 and the most popular baby names

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Photo: Supplied/Figure NZ

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Photo: wikipedia

1:40 Favourite album: Rumours by Fleetwood Mac

Rumours is the eleventh studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, and is the sixth best selling album in US history.

It is known for the various personal dramas going on within the band, including marriage breakups and affairs.

2:10 Television Critic - Linda Burgess

Short story and television writer and novelist Linda Burgess talks to Jesse about the Australian comedy drama "Doctor, Doctor" and the New Zealand version of the reality talent show "Naked choir."

2:20 The Future of our regions: Gisborne

A new study predicts that the Gisborne district's population will increase by by nearly 10 percent to 52,000 by 2043. So what does that mean for the region and its infrastructure?

David Wilson is the acting group manager for planning and development with the Gisborne District Council


Gisborne Photo: RNZ

2:30 Expert feature: Vitamin C

Vitamin C. We know we all need it and we all know its benefits. But did you know that when you have an infection of any kind generally your vitamin c levels drop? There's also ongoing research in to the power of vitamin as a treatment for more serious ailments such as cancer.

Our Monday expert today is Dr Anitra Carr. She works with the Centre for Free Radical Research, and studies the role of micro-nutrients in health and disease, particularly vitamin C's role in preventing and treating diseases such as cancer and severe infection.

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Photo: Pixabay

3:10 Little ways to achieve big goals

To reach big goals sometimes you have to think small according to the Nudge Unit, a quasi government unit in the UK also known as the Behavioral Insights Team. Little "self nudges", like hiding the biscuit jar or setting your watch a few minutes fast to be on time, can make a big difference.

Rory Gallagher runs a similar unit in New South Wales and he's the co author of a new book, Think Small: The Surprisingly Simple Ways to Reach Big goals

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Photo: supplied

3:35 Voices

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

4:05 The Panel with David Farrar and Ella Henry


Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Monday 15th May 2017

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Louis Baker
TITLE:      Addict
COMP:     N/S
ALBUM:   Single release
LABEL:    Digital Download

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Fleetwood Mac
TITLE:      The Chain
COMP:     Lindsay Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, Stevie Nicks
ALBUM:   Rumours
LABEL:    Warner Bros

ARTIST:    Fleetwood Mac
TITLE:      Second Hand News
COMP:     Lindsay Buckingham
ALBUM:   Rumours
LABEL:    Warners Brothers

ARTIST:    Fleetwood Mac
TITLE:      You Make Lovin' Fun
COMP:     Christine McVie
ALBUM:   Rumours
LABEL:    Warner Brothers

ARTIST:    Fleetwood Mac
TITLE:      Songbird
COMP:     Christine McVie
ALBUM:   Rumours
LABEL:    Warner Brothers

4:30pm - THE PANEL: Half Time Song
ARTIST:    Dead or Alive
TITLE:      You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
COMP:     Pete Burns, Steve Coy, Wayne Hussey, Tim Lever, Mike Percy
ALBUM:   Youthquake
LABEL:    Epic