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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 26 June 2017

Short Story Club

Next Thursday we will discuss Butterflies by Patricia Grace

1:10 First song: Kane Strang, My Smile is Extinct

1:15 Melodrama hits no. 1

lorde blue

lorde blue Photo: supplied

Lorde's continuing to make New Zealand music history - she's just become the first ever New Zealand artist to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 200 Album Chart.

Henry Oliver a contributor for The Wireless says this is huge news.

1:25 No more medium rare burgers

New MPI rules prohibit restaurants from grilling medium-rare burgers.

It means minced meat and liver needs to be cooked at high temperatures for a longer amount of time than previously.

And yesterday there were reports the Duke of Marlborough hotel in Russell has stopped serving its famous burger.

Mimi Gilmour is the owner of Burger Burger, an Auckland burger chain that advertises their burgers "medium rare unless requested".

And she is not happy with the changed rules. 

Jesse also speaks to the director for Plants, Food and Biosecurity at the Ministry of Primary Industries Peter Thomson

Beef burger from Burger Burger

Beef burger from Burger Burger Photo: supplied

1:25 Flourishing Friendships

Two women have created a network  to connect disabled Aucklanders in an environment they are comfortable with. Sarah Ward and Diane Morris have founded Flourishing Friendships in order to connect those with disabilities and co-ordinate social gatherings and outings around the city. Both women have had an interest in the disabled care sector and realised there was something missing for the people with disabilities which led to the creation of Flourishing Friendships. Co-founder Diane Morris talks to Jesse about how popular the network is.

1:35 Hidden Figures

Lillian Grace of Figure NZ tells us about changing food prices over time in NZ

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Photo: Supplied/Figure NZ

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Photo: Supplied/Figure NZ

1:40 Great Live Album: Hot August Night

This week we feature great live albums, and so far the one we've had the most requests for is Hot August Night, by Neil Diamond

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Photo: wikipedia

2:10 Television Critic, Alex Casey

Today Alex casts a critical eye over TVNZ's Sunday night drama "Apple Tree Yard" and the Debut of the new season of TV3's "The Block" which see's former cricketer Mark Richardson as one of TV3's most visible personalities.

2:20 The Future of our Regions: Kapiti

Today we look at the Kapiti Region, which faces some unique challenges. More Kapiti Coasters are over the retirement age than in any other district or city in the country. It is also dealing with rapid population growth.

David Webber is the Chair of the Kapiti Economic Development Leadership Group.

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Photo: RNZ/Chris Reid

Alison Dewes.

Alison Dewes. Photo: RNZ / Alexa Cook

2:30 Expert feature: Cleaning up Dairying

Alison Dewes Is Veterinarian, agribusiness and ecology consultant, who is an expert on how we might get more milk from fewer cows.

3:10 Boyan Slat: Cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Boyan Slat is a man with a plan to clean up the so called Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the roughly 700,000 square kilometres of plastic and other trash floating in currents between the West Coast of North America and Japan. He's just 22 years old but he's raised millions of dollars to go ahead with his ambitious plan to collect the garbage soup as the plastic and other debris decomposes in the water.

We talk to Boyan Slat about his non profit called The Ocean Cleanup.

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3:35 Voices

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

4:05 The Panel with Mai Chen and Stephen Franks


Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Monday 26th June 2017

ARTIST:    Kane Strang
TITLE:      My Smile Is Extinct  
COMP:     Kane Strang
ALBUM:   Two Hearts And No Brain  
LABEL:    Digital Download         

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Neil Diamond
TITLE:      Sweet Caroline
COMP:     Neil Diamond
ALBUM:   Hot August Night

ARTIST:    Neil Diamond
TITLE:      Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon
COMP:     Neil Diamond
ALBUM:   Hot August Night

ARTIST:    Neil Diamond
TITLE:      Solitary Man
COMP:     Neil Diamond
ALBUM:   Hot August Night

ARTIST:    Neil Diamond
TITLE:      Cracklin' Rosie
COMP:     Neil Diamond
ALBUM:   Hot August Night