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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 10 August 2017

Short Story Club

Today's story is Fiona Farrell's Paradise Ducks

We'll discuss it tomorrow after 3pm

Let us know what you think. Email jesse@radionz.co.nz and the writer of the best email wins a copy of Fiona Farrell's new novel Decline & Fall on Savage Street

1:10 First song: Jenny Mitchell

Songwriter, Jenny Mitchell, original hails from Gore. She blends country, folk, and Americana into her own style. And she explains why 2017 has been a cracker of a year.

Southern songwriter, Jenny Mitchell, original hails from Gore.

Southern songwriter, Jenny Mitchell, original hails from Gore. Photo: jennymithcell.co.nz

1:15 Bronwyn Hayward: Who's Left on The Left?

We last spoke to political scientist, Bronwyn Hayward on Tuesday when Green Party held a crisis caucus after MP's Kennedy Graham and David Clendon withdrew from the party list in protest at the revelations made by then co-leader Metiria Turei. Now she has decided to step down following more revelations about her past, so where does this leave The Green's and the left overall? 

Metiria Turei faces up to the media at Parliament after resigning as Greens co-leader.

Metiria Turei faces up to the media at Parliament after resigning as Greens co-leader. Photo: RNZ / Craig McCulloch

1:25 Political Activity Book

Wellington mum of two and self-published author, Rowena Fry, was shocked when someone told her they wouldn't vote in the election. So, she started to dig into why some people chose not to exercise their right. Back in 2014 she started a satirical political book, with the aim to engage people in the electorial process. Three years on, and the book's grown somewhat.

Political Activity Book

Political Activity Book Photo: Supplied

1:35 Gate to Plate: Cooking at Rimutaka Prison

Rimutaka Prison near Wellington has set up a scheme called 'gate-to-plate' where prisoners prepare and serve food within the walls of the prison.

This year it has been so popular that they had to introduce a ballot system for tickets and the gates open next week. The prisoners are mentored by head chef Martin Bosley. 

We speak to one of the prisoners who is involved in the scheme.

1:40 Great Debut Album

2:10 Tech talk with Paul Brislen

Paul continues his chat on personal cyber security

2:20 Money with Mary Holm

Picking a KiwiSaver or other share fund.

3:10 Short Story Club

Today's story is Fiona Farrell's Paradise Ducks

We'll discuss it tomorrow after 3pm

Let us know what you think. Email jesse@radionz.co.nz and the writer of the best email wins a copy of Fiona Farrell's new novel Decline & Fall on Savage Street

and next week's story is Clean Hands Save Lives by Kirsten McDougall

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Dr Nicola Surtees of Canterbury University tells us about her thesis Narrating connections and boundaries: Constructing relatedness in lesbian known donor familial configurations

Dr Nicola Surtees

Dr Nicola Surtees Photo: supplied

3:30 BBC Witness

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

4:05 The Panel with Dellwyn Stuart and Michael Moynihan