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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 12 September 2017


Our story for this week is Two Girls in a Boat by Emma Martin

1:10 First song

1:15 Young New Zealanders and Language

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Photo: RNZ

A new study has found there are worrying gaps in the language skills of kiwi kids.

Lead author Professor Elaine Reese from Otago University discovered there was a big difference between girls and boys, and those from poorer households. It's concerning research as language influences reading and writing in later life.

1:25 Tough Talk with kiwi men

Sam O'Sullivan talking with Ian Mason at his farm in Lower Kaimai, Tauranga.

Sam O'Sullivan talking with Ian Mason at his farm in Lower Kaimai, Tauranga. Photo:

Sam O'Sullivan is a clinical psychologist who is travelling through New Zealand talking to Kiwi men about men's stories and what it really means to be a "real" bloke.

He crowdfunded this initiative and has talked to a diverse range of Kiwis who share their own perspectives on his website and facebook page, called Tough Talk.

1:35 Moana Reo Maori

University of Auckland lecturer Katarina Edmonds is part of the group that has translated the Hollywood blockbuster Moana into Te Reo. The unsubtitled Maori version of the film had its premiere in Auckland last night and will be screened at selected cinemas across the country for a limited time only, as part of Maori Language Week celebrations.

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1:40 Dan Slevin on film adaptions of Stephen King novels

The biggest film in the world at the moment is It - the new adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel about a scary clown terrorising some kids. So our regular Tuesday movie guy, Dan Slevin from RNZ Widescreen, decided he wanted to look at Stephen King on film.

Here are his top 10 picks of the more than 40 film adaptations of Stephen King's novels

Carrie (1976)
The Shining (1980)
The Dead Zone (1983)
Stand By Me (1986)
The Running Man (1987) - Richard Bachman
Misery (1990)
Needful Things (1993)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Apt Pupil (1998)
Dreamcatcher (2003)

1:45 Great Album from 1967

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We're featuring albums from 1967 this week. Today its the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour.

After the Beatles recorded Sergeant Pepper's Lonely hearts Club band, which we've previously featured in this segment, the band wanted to create a film based upon the group and their music. 

The resulting Magical Mystery Tour film was made and included six new Beatles songs, but the movie was panned by critics.    

2:10 Book critic: Allan Drew

What it means to be an "emerging writer". Has the profile of emerging changed over the years? Many have families to support. Allan Drew looks at those opportunities out there for writers trying to kick start their career.

2:20 Lawrence Arabia on great NZ songwriting

Our music feature guest today is Christchurch born musician James Milne - aka Lawrence Arabia. 

His second album won the inaugural Taite Music Prize for the best independently released album of 2009.  He also won the coveted APRA Silver scroll, New Zealand's top song writing prize, for his song "Apple Pie Bed."

He deconstructs some of his songs for us and looks at other NZ songs that he reckons could have won the Silver scroll.

Lawrence Arabia (James Milne) performs next to Lake Pupuke.

Lawrence Arabia (James Milne) performs next to Lake Pupuke. Photo: Zac Arnold

Grant Sabatier

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3:10 Grant Sabatier: Millennnial money

There was a time when Grant Sabatier had a university degree, no job and just $2.26 in the bank.

He decided to do something about it and gleaned the best ideas from more than 300 personal finance books.  He found a way to save a million dollars by the time he hit 30. 

Now he shares how steps like  taking side jobs, investing and lifestyle changes helped him achieve his goals. 

He writes a popular blog called Millennial money

Millennial Millioniare

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3:30 Science and environment stories

Stories from Our Changing World.

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

4:05 The Panel with Ali Jones and Finlay MacDonald


Music played in this show


1:10pm - FIRST SONG
TITLE:      You're The Best Thing About Me
COMP:     Paul Hewson, David Evans, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.
ALBUM:   Songs of Experience
LABEL:    Island    

ARTIST:    The Beatles
TITLE:      I Am The Walruss
COMP:     John Lennon, Paul McCartney
ALBUM:   Magical Mystery Tour
LABEL:    Parlophone

ARTIST:    The Beatles
TITLE:      Hello, Goodbye
COMP:     John Lennon, Paul McCartney
ALBUM:   Magical Mystery Tour
LABEL:    Parlophone

ARTIST:    The Beatles
TITLE:      Penny Lane
COMP:     John Lennon, Paul McCartney
ALBUM:   Magical Mystery Tour
LABEL:    Parlophone

ARTIST:    Lawrence Arabia
TITLE:      Apple Pie Bed [Edit]
COMP:     James Milne, Lukasz Buda
ALBUM:   Chant Darling,
LABEL:    Honorary Bedouin

ARTIST:    Lawrence Arabia
TITLE:      I've Smoked Too Much
COMP:     James Milne
ALBUM:   Chant Darling
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Mint Chicks
TITLE:      Hot On Your Heels
COMP:     Kody Nielson, Ruban Nielson
ALBUM:   Screens
LABEL:    Flying Nun

ARTIST:    Bic Runga
TITLE:      Get Some Sleep
COMP:     Bic Runga
ALBUM:   Beautiful Collision
LABEL:    Columbia

ARTIST:    Voom
TITLE:      We're So Lost
COMP:     Buzz Moller, Danny Manetto
ALBUM:   Hello, Are You There?
LABEL:    L'il Chief

ARTIST:    Lawrence Arabia
TITLE:      The Listening Times
COMP:     James Milne
ALBUM:   The Sparrow
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Ray Lamontagne
TITLE:      She The One
COMP:     Ray Lamontagne
ALBUM:   Supernova