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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 25 May 2017

1:10 First poem

This year marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Day, so today instead of a first song, we're having a first poem.

A new poetry anthonology has just been release the 20/20 Collection - 40 poems by New Zealand poets to mark the anniversary.  National poetry day falls on the last Friday in August

Among the contributors to the book is Wellington poet Jenny Bornholdt who reads us her poem, Becoming Girl.

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1:15 Government being sued over climate targets

A Hamilton law graduate is going to the High Court, to take on the Government's policy on climate change. It's thought to be the first case of its kind in New Zealand. The move by 26-year-old Sarah Thomson wasn't initially taken that seriously, with John Key dismissing the case as a "joke". But the case is going to the Wellington High Court next month.

A Hamilton law student is going to the High Court, to take on the Government's policy on climate change.

A Hamilton law student is going to the High Court, to take on the Government's policy on climate change. Photo: NZ Geographic

1:25 Hundertwasser Art Centre

The community-led, Hundertwasser Art Centre project, is appealing to Aucklanders for help. The project is in the final stages of fundraising and tonight a pop-up concert is being held, in a bid to reach a total project cost of more than 20 million dollars. Whangarei Art Museum Trust's chairperson, Grant Faber, has been involved in making the building a reality. And he'll be speaking at the HART fundraiser tonight. Tickets are available at the door, and online.

A model of the proposed gallery.

A model of the proposed gallery. Photo: WHANGAREI ART MUSEUM

1:35 First Kiwis to summit world's 7th highest mountain

A team of mountaineers, including Lydia Brady, have just become the first New Zealanders to reach the summit of the 7th highest peak in the world - Dhaulagiri 816 in Nepal

It was a grueling climb, not just the mountain itself, but the walk to get there along dangerous cliff tracks.

1:45 Great Album: Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits

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Photo: Wikipedia

Today, the Grammy award winning fifth studio album from UK rock band Dire Straits.  It was one of the first to be released primarily for the CD market and the first CD album to sell a million copies.

Recorded on the British Caribbean Island of Montserrat over a four month period,  Brothers in Arms was one of the first to be made on a 24-track digital recorder.

2:00 RNZ Budget Special

Susie Ferguson and RNZ's political staff and correspondents discuss the 2017 budget

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3:10 Short Story Club

This week's story is Descent from Avalanche by Eleanor Catton

Email us your thoughts, jesse@radionz.co.nz

And next week we will discuss Welcome to Paradise by Mandy Hager

3:25 Tell Me About Your Thesis

Today Mark Easterbrook tells us about his thesis, titled Rugby, Masculinity and National identity: the Use of Rugby as a Signifier in New Zealand Television Advertising

New Zealand Rugby is defending a new advertisement featuring the All Blacks after an anti-violence charity called it "excessively violent".

New Zealand Rugby is defending a new advertisement featuring the All Blacks after an anti-violence charity called it "excessively violent". Photo: Screenshot

3:30 This Way Up: Eating Locusts

People have been eating insects and their eggs and larvae for thousands of years, but with the world's population rising to an estimated 10 billion by 2050, there's a renewed interest in consuming insects as an eco-friendly source of protein.

Malcolm Diack is a locust farmer and breeds what he calls "sky prawns" in Dunedin, and This Way Up's Simon Morton popped in to see his bug farm.

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

4:05 The Panel with Damon Salesa and Lisa Scott

 

Music played in this show

   
JESSE MULLIGAN - AFTERNOONS:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday 25th May 2017

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Dire Strait
TITLE:      Walk Of Life
COMP:     Mark Knopfler
ALBUM:   Brothers In Arms
LABEL:    Vertigo

ARTIST:    Dire Strait
TITLE:      Brothers In Arms
COMP:     Mark Knopfler
ALBUM:   Brothers In Arms
LABEL:    Vertigo

ARTIST:    Dire Strait
TITLE:      So Far Away
COMP:     Mark Knopfler
ALBUM:   Brothers In Arms
LABEL:    Vertigo

3:30pm - ADDITIONAL MUSIC:
ARTIST:    Grizzly Bear
TITLE:      Two Weeks
COMP:     Ed Droste, Daniel Rossen, Chris Taylor, Christopher Bear.
ALBUM:   Veckatimest
LABEL:    Warp

4:30pm - THE PANEL: Half Time Song
ARTIST:    Manfred Mann.
TITLE:      Pretty Flamingo  
COMP:     Mark Barkan
ALBUM:   Mann Made Hits
LABEL:    HMV