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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 6 September 2017


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Send us an email about the story, and the best wins a copy of Witi's new novel, Sleeps Standing

1:10 First song

1:15 Hurricane Irma intensifies

The US and the Caribbean is being battered by Hurricane Irma after it was upgraded to a category five storm making it extremely dangerous.

Winds of up to 290 kilometres an hour have been recorded making it the most powerful storm the Atlantic has seen in over a decade.

The US National hurricane centre has warned that it is too early to predict the path or the effects on the mainland.

To talk more about the storm and what destruction it can cause  NIWA meteorologist Chris Brandolino joins Jesse.

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Photo: AFP

1:20 Festival of Architecture

The inaugural Festival of Architecture gets underway tomorrow.

It's on until September 17 and involves a number of events mainly around the country.

There will be studios open for the public to go and see as well as tours around significant buildings.

To talk about the events and what's on where,  Fritha Hobbs who's been involved organising the event joins Jesse in the studio.

1:25 Manly As Campaign

You may have heard of the All Right well-being campaign in Canterbury - it was set up after the earthquakes to provide people with tips to support them to look after their own well-being during an extremely stressful time.

All Right has just launched a new campaign targetting men, called Manly As - which asks men to have a think about what being a man means these days - and how we can potentially expand our own personal definition of being a man as having to be stoic and tough...

One of the people involved in this is Johnny Moore, who has written a short essay for the Manly As campaign, called My Mate Greg.

Greg in the "Manly As" Campaign

Greg in the "Manly As" Campaign Photo: supplied

Queen Salote

Queen Salote Photo: Courtesy Te Ao Hou

1:35 Sound Archives: New Zealand and Tonga

Today, in our weekly visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision with Sarah Johnston, we look at how radio has linked New Zealand and the kingdom of Tonga over the years.

1:40 Great album: Bob Dylan, Infidels

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Photo: wikipedia

We continue our celebration of albums from 1983, with Bob Dylan's Infidels, which was produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.

It was seen at the time as his return to secular music, following his early conversion to Christianity.

It reached number 20 in the US and number 9 in the UK.

2:20 Bookmarks Theresa Gattung

Known as high profile Telecom CEO Theresa Gattung has gone on to be the business brain behind My Foodbag and take the lead on many charities.

She's a fierce lobbyist for women in the workplace and believes that there doesn't have to be a choice between careers and families for them.

She talks to Jesse about the philanthropic work she does and what she enjoys doing in her down time.

Theresa Gattung

Theresa Gattung Photo: supplied

3:10 Our personality traits are not hard-wired

Brian Little is a professor of psychology and describes himself as an introvert who acts like an extrovert for his students.  So often we think our personality traits are hard wired into us.

Professor Little  argues we are not as predictable as we might think. When we push ourselves, we can transcend personality traits, good and bad, that seems set in stone.  He describes how to make small steps that lead to significant change in his book,  Who Are You, Really? The Surprising Puzzle of Personality

Brian Little, author and Psychology Professor

Brian Little, author and Psychology Professor Photo: You Tube

3:35 RNZ Eyewitness: The 87 Stockmarket Crash

Welcome to 1987, where businessmen are Rock Stars, investing is the new black - and a crash in the share market is about to change everything. 

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

4:05 The Panel with Alexia Russell and Joe Bennett



Music played in this show


1:10pm - FIRST SONG
ARTIST:    Womb
TITLE:      Feeling Like Helium
COMP:     Charlotte Forrester
ALBUM:   Like Splitting The Head From The Body
LABEL:    Bandcamp    
ARTIST:    Bob Dylan
TITLE:      Jokerman
COMP:     Bob Dylan
ALBUM:   Infidels
ARTIST:    Bob Dylan
TITLE:      Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight
COMP:     Bob Dylan
ALBUM:   Infidels

2:10pm MUSIC CRITIC - Colin Morris
ARTIST:    David Rawlings
TITLE:      Cumberland Gap
COMP:     David Rawlings
ALBUM:   Poor David's Almanac
LABEL:    Southbound

ARTIST:    Rick Estrin & The Nightcaps
TITLE:      Tender Hearted
COMP:     Rick Estrin
ALBUM:   Groovin' In Greasland
LABEL:    Southbound

2:25pm - BOOKMARKS
ARTIST:    Lorde
TITLE:      Green Light
COMP:     Ella Yelich-O'Connor, Jack Antonoff, Joel Little
ALBUM:   Melodrama
LABEL:    Republic

ARTIST:    Lorde
TITLE:      Perfects Places
COMP:     Ella Yelich-O'Connor, Jack Antonoff
ALBUM:   Melodrama
LABEL:    Republic

ARTIST:    Bob Dylan
TITLE:      Blind Willie McTell
COMP:     Bob Dylan
ALBUM:   Bootleg Series Vol 3