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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 15 June 2017

1:10 First song

1:15 OECD NZ productivity report

Economist, Shamubeel Eaqub

Economist, Shamubeel Eaqub Photo: supplied

An OECD report on our productivity has painted a gloomy picture and said we're bad at maths.

In the  2 yearly  report release a short time ago, the Paris based organisation blames low productivity levels for holding back our standard of living and says many people are over-qualified for the jobs they are doing.

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub says the report is significant and should be taken heed of.

1:20 Solar Paint developed in Australia 

Torben Daeneke (r) & Professor Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh (l)

Torben Daeneke (r) & Professor Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh (l) Photo: supplied

Forget the cumbersome and costly solar panels in the future, researchers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology have come up with solar paint.

They have developed a paint which can absorb water vapour and split it to generate hydrogen.

The lead researcher at the University Dr Torben Daeneke says they found that mixing the compound with titanium oxide particles leads to a sunlight-absorbing paint that produces hydrogen fuel from solar energy and moist air.

He joins Jesse to talk about paint and its potential.

1:35 Four Years On From Marriage Equality

Marriage equality has been one of the defining changes of the last generation - and the debate played out smack dab in the middle of National's three terms.

In his valedictory speech, John Key name-checked the vote, saying he was glad he supported it.  But when he came to power in 2008, there was no suggestion same-sex marriage might be on the table - in fact, quite the opposite.

RNZ's political reporter Craig McCulloch looks back at the journey to marriage equality for RNZ's series, Is this the Brighter Future?  -  an examination of the Government's record since it was elected in 2008.

1:40 Great Movie Soundtrack: Romeo and Juliet (1996)

Romeo + Juliet

Romeo + Juliet Photo: Supplied

2:10 Theatre Critic: Te Puhi at Herald Theatre: Auckland

Fine arts student Nikau Hindin reviews Cian Elyse Waitī's homage to Maori beauty queens; Maureen Kingi, Moana Manley and Keita White.  Set in the early 1960's it follows the journey made by the fictitious Te Puhi Johnson after she is crowned Miss New Zealand,

Te Puhi explores themes around what it is to be successful, from a Māori perspective, and it became a finalist for  Best Play in the 2016 Playmarket Adam Awards.

Te Puhi

Taupunakohe Tocker is Te Puhi Johnson, now playing at The Herald Theatre Auckland Photo: Supplied

2:20 Money with Mary Holm

Mary continues her series on investment risks, today, being confident about your ability to trade investments or time markets.

2:40 Healthy or Hoax

Not only has there been a rapid rise in people drinking smoothies but people are also scooping expensive greens powders into their liquid diet hoping they'll make up for a less than perfect diet. But little is known about the origins of the ingredients in the powders. Studies from the USA have shown elevated levels of arsenic. Generally considered that you'd just be better eating fruit and vegetables.

3:10 Short Story Club

We discuss Double Helix by Eileen Merriman

Email us your thoughts, The best emailer wins her new young adult novel, Pieces of You

The story for Thursday 22 June is Bad to Worse by William Brandt

3:25 Tell Me About Your Thesis

Today Melissa Marquez tells us about her thesis on Chondrichthyans (sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras), which  are a common by-catch in the fishing industry

3:30 This Way Up

This Way Up: Cycling Without Age

Take one trishaw - which is a little bit like a tricyle but with two wheels at the front. Then add two passengers and a volunteer driver and get out in the fresh air for a pedal! That's the essence of Cycling Without Age, a movement that started in Denmark 5 years ago and now has over 1,000 trishaws operating in 30 countries around the world. Here in New Zealand a large retirement village operator called Arvida is giving it a go, and there are plans to expand Cycling Without Age to community centres and marae across the country.This Way Up's Simon Morton visits a retirement community in Rotorua to find out if cycling could be the one of the keys to a happier and healthier old age.

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

4:05 The Panel with Barry Corbett and James Nokise


Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday 15th June 2017

ARTIST:    Fly My Pretties
TITLE:      For Sam
COMP:     Miloux
ALBUM:   String Theory
LABEL:    Digital Download

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Garbage
TITLE:      #1 Crush
COMP:     Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, Butch Vig
ALBUM:   William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet: Music from the Motion Picture
LABEL:    Capitol

ARTIST:    Des'ree  
TITLE:      Kissing You (Love Theme from Romeo + Juliet)
COMP:     Des'ree, Timothy Atack
ALBUM:   William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet: Music from the Motion Picture
LABEL:    Capitol

ARTIST:    The Cardigans  
TITLE:      Lovefool
COMP:     Peter Svensson, Nina Persson
ALBUM:   William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet: Music from the Motion Picture
LABEL:    Capitol

ARTIST:    Radiohead
TITLE:      Talk Show Host
COMP:     Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood, Philip Selway    
ALBUM:   William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet: Music from the Motion Picture
LABEL:    Capitol

ARTIST:    Alabama Shakes
TITLE:      Over My Head
COMP:     Brittany Howard
ALBUM:   Sound & Color
LABEL:    Rough Trade

4:30pm - THE PANEL: Half Time Song
ARTIST:    Roy Orbison
TITLE:      Only The Lonely
COMP:     Roy Orbison, Joe Melson
ALBUM:   Lonely and Blue
LABEL:    Monument