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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 5 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 Petition to block export of Waikato water

More than 40,000 people have signed a petition to block development of the largest production bottling plant in the southern hemisphere. NZ Pure Blue Springs' wants to extract and export millions of litres a day from the Putaruru Blue Springs in the Waihou River.

In 2016 SumOfUs garnered enough public pressure to block NZ Pure Blue Springs from acquiring purchase rights to extract and export 1.4 billion litres of water a year in Ashburton. And the organisation is behind this latest petition. Marianne Elliott is the spokesperson for Action Station.

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Photo: Hamilton and Waikato Tourism

1:25 Have we been singing "Tutira Mai Nga Iwi" wrong?

We've been singing Tutira Mai Nga Iwi for nearly 60 years, but the composer's daughter says we've got the words wrong. Cannon Wi Te Tau Huata wrote the song, His daughter is Ngatai Huata.

Anglican clergymen Hoepa Taepa, Wiremu Te Tau Huata and Rimu Hamiora Rangiihu (left to right), May 1950

Anglican clergymen Hoepa Taepa, Wiremu Te Tau Huata and Rimu Hamiora Rangiihu (left to right), May 1950 Photo: Te Ara / Public Domain

1:35 Sound Archives: 50 years of decimal currency

It is the 50th anniversary of NZ adopting decimal currency this week.  We switched over to decimal currency on the 10th of July 1967.

There was a lot of debate around what to call the new currency - some suggested names included the 'crown', the 'fern', the 'tūi', the 'Kiwi' and the 'Zeal'. But in the end, we settled on the 'dollar' - as did Australia who had switched to decimal the previous year.

Sarah Johnston from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision plays us some recordings from 50 years ago, when radio and television were being used to get us used to the idea of a whole new currency.

The Concert in Central Park: Simon and Garfunkel

1:40 Great Live Album: Simon and Garfunkel: Concert in Central Park

Paul Simon & Arthur Garfunkel met as children in 1953 and formed the band Tom & Jerry four years later.  The pair signed to Columbia Records as Simon & Garfunkel in 1963 and became one of the best-selling groups of the decade but after almost a dozen top 10 hits and five studio albums they elected to end their often rocky relationship.

That might have been the last we heard from them had it not been for a fund raising concert held in New York City's Central Park in September 1981.  That's when half a million fans turned up to hear their home town heroes.  The Occasion was filmed for HBO and recorded for posterity.

2:10 Music Critic: Colin Morris

On-line music dealer, critic and avid record collector Colin Morris has a couple of new albums worth a listen and plays a track off each for Jesse.

Lou Doillon is the daughter of actor Jane Birkin and half sister to Charlotte Gainsbourg, also an actor.  From her mother, Lou has inherited a slightly androgynous look that has spawned a thousand fashion covers in France.  Her debut album "Lay Low" is somewhat reminiscent of Marianne Faithfull or Patti Smith with it's tales of missed     opportunities and bad decisions.

Henry Saint Clair Fredericks and Kevin Roosevelt Moore team up for Colin's second choice today.  The pair are better known as American blues legends Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' and the slick production and song choices on this album may surprise many.

Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo'

Keb' Mo' (Left) and Taj Mahal Photo: Supplied

2:30 Bookmarks - Kirk Hope CEO Business New Zealand

Today's Bookmarks guest is known for running the country's leading business advocacy group, representing thousands of businesses of all sizes, Business New Zealand. CEO Kirk Hope joins Jesse in the Auckland studio to talk about what he enjoys doing when he's not lobbying policy makers and making sure companies all over the country are having their best interests looked after.

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3:10 The Angry Chef busting food myths

Anthony Warner is angry. He's a professional chef who trained as a scientist and he's tossing a few rotten tomatoes at the purveyors of food fads and wellness bloggers who insist they know exactly how to live healthy and which foods to eat.  He's known as the Angry Chef, blogging in defence of common sense.

He writes about his pet peeves in a new book called The Angry Chef: Bad Science and the Truth About Healthy Eating.

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3:35 Spoken Feature

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

4:05 The Panel with Chris Gallavin and Nicky Pellegrino



Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday 5th July 2017

ARTIST:    Fazerdaze
TITLE:      Misread
COMP:     Amelia Murray
ALBUM:   Morningside
LABEL:    Flying Nun

ARTIST:    Jeremy Brennan, Selena Cheyne, Claire Chitham, Paul Hooper, Simon London,
               Jason Ohlson, Simon Roxburgh, Jason Te Patu, David Van Horn & Mike Whalley
TITLE:      Tutira Mai Nga Iwi
COMP:     Wi Te Tau Huata
ALBUM:   Kiwi Songs for Kiwi Kids
LABEL:    iTunes

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Simon & Garfunkel
TITLE:      Homeward Bound
COMP:    Paul Simon
ALBUM:   The Concert in Central Park

ARTIST:    Simon & Garfunkel
TITLE:      America
COMP:     Paul Simon
ALBUM:   The Concert in Central Park

ARTIST:    Simon & Garfunkel
TITLE:      Mrs. Robinson
COMP:     Paul Simon
ALBUM:   The Concert in Central Park

2:20 MUSIC CRITIC: Colin Morris
ARTIST:    Lou Doillon
TITLE:      Let Me Go
COMP:     Lou Doillon
ALBUM:   Lay Low
LABEL:    Border NZ

ARTIST:    Taj Mahal & Keb Mo
TITLE:       Waiting For The World To Change
COMP:     John Mayer
ALBUM:   Taj Mo'    
LABEL:    Universal

ARTIST:    Vautier
TITLE:      How It Was         
COMP:     Mana Vautier
ALBUM:   How It Was
LABEL:    33/95

4:30 THE PANEL: Half Time Song
ARTIST:    The Beatles
TITLE:      A Hard Days Night
COMP:     John Lennon, Paul McCartney
ALBUM:   A hard Days Night
LABEL:    Parlophone