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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 3 July 2017

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Short Story Club

This week we will discuss a non-fiction short story; Ashleigh Young’s Te Kuiti Underground

1:10 First song

1:15 No cause for alarm over baby formula nanoparticles claims

New Zealand news outlets have been reporting on research, that 'potenitally toxic' nanoparticles, have been found in baby formula. Friends of the Earth commissioned independent laboratory analysis, and published that it found nanoparticles in six infant formulas tested. The group said they found calcium phosphate crystals in the formula and have made calls to recall some products.

But scientist, Michelle Dickinson, aka nanogirl, says the claims are nothing to worry about and it's just scaring people.

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1:25 Seaweed on Takapuna Beach

There have been complaints that seaweed has washed up on Takapuna Beach. But should the Council be paying to remove it? Takapuna-Devonport board member, and former mayor of North Shore City is George Wood.

Seaweed washed up on Takapuna Beach.

Seaweed washed up on Takapuna Beach. Photo: Facebook / George Wood

1:35 Paua, mussels and kina at risk

Paua, mussels and kina are at risk from increase in acid levels in the ocean and serious action is needed, scientists say. Higher acid levels can stunt growth and weaken the shells of kina, paua and mussels, while snapper may also be threatened, with acidity resulting in smaller fish and physical deformities. NIWA principal scientist and professor of marine chemistry at the University of Otago is Dr Cliff Law.

Paua, mussels and kina are at risk.

Paua, mussels and kina are at risk. Photo: 123RF

1.40 Hidden Figures: Marriage, Civil Union and Divorce rates

In Hidden Figures each week we delve into a statistic held about New Zealand and New Zealanders

 Lillian Grace of Figure NZ is with me in the studio, and today we discuss marriage and divorce

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1:40 Great Live Album: The Bee Gees: One Night Only

One Night Only was recorded at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in 1997, and includes many of the Bee Gees greatest hits.

2:10 Television Critic: Linda Burgess

Short story writer, novelist and TV script writer Linda Burgess gives us her thoughts on "Alan Bennett's Diaries"  (The Arts Channel - Monday's 8.30pm and "The HeArt of the Matter" (Maori TV - Tuesday nights at 8.30.)  She also reveals why she is a fan of writer, producer, director Jed Mercurio

2:30 Expert feature: Anxiety in children

Dr Kirsty Ross who's a lecturer of clinical psychology at Massey University. Today we discuss ways to help children make sense of and cope with some of the bad things happening around the world - from climate change, to disasters like the Grenfell Tower fire.

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3:10 Gene Editing and the power to control evolution

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Where do we draw the line on editing human embryos, eugenics or even genetically modified crops?

Biochemist Sam Sternberg describes how recent developments in gene editing technology may help end many diseases and even control our own evolution.

Along with Jennifer Doudna he has written the book, A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution.

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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 Tracey Bridges and Mark Inglis


Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Monday 3rd July 2017

ARTIST:    Sudan Archives
TITLE:      Come Meh Way
COMP:     N/S
ALBUM:   Come Meh Way [EP]
LABEL:    Stones Throw

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST:    The Bee Gees
TITLE:      Night Fever / More Than A Woman
COMP      Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
ALBUM:   One Night Only
LABEL:    Polydor

ARTIST:    The Bee Gees
TITLE:      Grease (feat: Frankie Valli)
COMP      Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
ALBUM:   One Night Only
LABEL:    Polydor

ARTIST:    The Bee Gees
TITLE:      Tragedy
COMP      Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
ALBUM:   One Night Only
LABEL:    Polydor

ARTIST:    The Bee Gees
TITLE:      Islands In the Stream
COMP      Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
ALBUM:   One Night Only
LABEL:    Polydor

ARTIST:    Jolly Boys
TITLE:      Blue Monday
COMP:     Gillian Gilbert, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner
ALBUM:   Great Expectation
LABEL:    Wall of Sound

ARTIST:    Tweedy
TITLE:      Summer Noon
COMP:     Jeff Tweedy
ALBUM:   Sukierae
LABEL:    dBpm

4:30 THE PANEL: Half Time Song
TITLE:      I Hate To Eat Alone
COMP:     Graham Gouldman
ALBUM:   Look, Hear
LABEL:    Mercury