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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 26 May 2017

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Next Thursday we will discuss Welcome to Paradise by Mandy Hager

Email us your thoughts, and the writer of the best email will receive a copy of her new novel. 

1:10 First song: Wildfire by The Miltons

1:15 Opening Your 'Maths Eyes'

A new way to try and open people's 'maths eyes' was launched at Waikato University today. It's a 1.6km long trail, with maths problems along the way, and it's free to the public. The project is an initiative of the Waikato Literacy and Numeracy Network. Damon Whitten is from the National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults.

1:25 US Poetry Slam champ, Ken Arkind

Ken Arkind is an American National Poetry Slam Champion,Tedx Speaker, and educator who has performed his work through-out the world. And he's just graduated from the Manukau Institute of technology's Creative Arts Programme.

Ken Arkind

Ken Arkind Photo: supplied

1:35 Lotta Dann: Life after alcohol

Lotta Dann

Lotta Dann Photo: RNZ

Lotta Dann describes herself as a frantic, sugar-bingeing, internet-loving, recovering-alcoholic housewife.

Her first book, Mrs D is Going Without detailed her battle with drinking, and how cutting down didn't cut it. the book is based on her very honest blog about highs and lows of learning to live without alcohol. She now runs the blog, Living Sober and has just released her second book, Mrs D is Going Within, on her efforts to rebuild her emotional life after years of masking her feelings with booze.

1:40 Great album: Whispering Jack by John Farnham

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Photo: wikipedia

Whispering Jack is the second biggest selling album in Australia, (after Meatloaf's Bat Out of Hell) and the first to be released on CD in 1986.   

Farnham had been a teen idol during the 1960s but his career had tanked save for a short, and largely unsuccessful, stint with the Little River Band.

Re branding the "New" John Farnham  turned out to be a difficult task and his manager Glenn Wheatley was forced to mortgage his own house to fund the album project.

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews The Sense of an Ending and The Hippopotamus

2:20 NZ Live: Joe Blossom

A couple of months ago we featured an album, by listener request, featuring Wellington Band Joe Blossom.  It has taken us three months, but we finally have them locked into a live performance in our Wellington studio to play some songs from their latest album "All of The Above."

Joe Blossom

Joe Blossom Photo: Supplied

3:10 Thai Food

Wichian Trirattanavatin, known as Lek, Ponsonby's Saan Restaurant shares his recipe for Kua Gai.

Saan’s kua gai

Saan’s kua gai Photo: supplied

3:20 Wine with Joelle Thomson

3:25 Critter of the Week: The Chatham Islands forget-me-not

Today DoC's Nicola Toki tells us about the Chatham Island Forget-me-not, Kopakopa, Kopukapuka.

The Chatham Islands Forget-me-not

The Chatham Islands Forget-me-not Photo: DOC/Elena Sedouch

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

4:05 The Panel with Claire Matthews and Michele A'Court


Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Friday 26th May 2017

1:10pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST:    The Miltones
TITLE:      Wildfire
COMP:     Milly Tabak, Liam Pratt    
ALBUM:   The Miltones
LABEL:    Digital Download        

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST:    John Farnham    
TITLE:      You're The Voice
COMP:     Andy Qunta, Keith Reid, Maggie Ryder, Chris Thompson    
ALBUM:   Whispering Jack

ARTIST:    John Farnham    
TITLE:      Pressure Down
COMP:     Harry Bogdanovs
ALBUM:   Whispering Jack

ARTIST:    John Farnham    
TITLE:      A Touch of Paradise
COMP:     Ross Wilson, Gulliver Smith, Roger McLachlan
ALBUM:   Whispering Jack

ARTIST:    Arctic Monkeys
TITLE:      Only One Who Knows
COMP:     Alex Turner, Matt Helders, Jamie Cook, Nick O'Malley
ALBUM:   Favourite Worst Nightmare
LABEL:    Domino

4:30pm - THE PANEL: Half Time Song
ARTIST:    Ariana Grannde.
TITLE:      One Last Time  
COMP:     David Guetta, Savan Kotecha, Giorgio Tuinfort, Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk
ALBUM:   My Everything
LABEL:    Republic