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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 22 September 2017


Next Thursday Jesse will be presenting the show from Dunedin ahead of the Silver Scrolls, so our short story for the 28th of September by a Dunedin based author, Vincent O'Sullivan; The Families.

And we are very pleased to announce that Jesse Mulligan will be hosting the Short Story Club LIVE at Wellington's Litcrawl in November. People can submit their short stories to be considered for discussion, preferably unpublished. Details in the link above.

1:10 First song

1:15 Using drains to improve suburbs

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Photo: Supplied / Zoe Myers

Urban planners are always looking at ways to make the most of our spaces, especially as building density increases and lawns shrink. 

Green, open space is needed more and more so every patch of land can't be overlooked. 

There's one thing that can be found in cities and suburb and that's drains.

Researcher Zoe Myers from the Australian Urban Research Centre has proposed a way to use those drains to make "living streams".

1:25 Cambodia Charitable Trust 

Denise Arnold and Soeun Ouch

Denise Arnold and Soeun Ouch Photo: Stacey Simpkin

The Cambodia Charitable Trust was founded by Tauranga lawyer Denise Arnold nine years ago. 

The trust runs a teaching programme in order to give students the best possible outcomes and rebuild the education system after many teachers were killed during the murderous Pol Pot regime. 

The work done by the Trust founded by Denise has become such a success that Cambodia's own education ministry is working with the trust to learn from them.

Denise joins Jesse  along with Soeun Ouch, the Trust's Cambodia director to talk about the incredible work they are doing.

1:35 Does music unite or divide us? 

Over the years many celebrities have used their influence to promote harmony - often by making songs that call for action or change or, in the case of John Lennon, giving peace a chance. 

It's often said that music unites us and songs can be a powerful force in spreading messages of peace.

But a recent piece of research by Samantha Dieckmann at the University of Melbourne proposes that music can also drive us apart, and be equally divisive. 

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons

1:40 Great album: Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds.

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Photo: Wikipedia

Jeff Wayne's War of the World's is a musical retelling the story of The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells.

It came out in 1978 and is considered a concept album - using progressive rock and string orchestra, narration and rhyming melodic lyrics. It remains a best seller.

2:05 Rhydian Thomas: Dairy Farm Dystopia

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To mark election day tomorrow, Wellington author Rhydian Thomas is gong to read his entire novel, Milk Island - aloud - at the Adam Art Gallery.

It's satirical novel about the dairy industry, public private partnerships and a genetically enhanced super cow called Milky Moo.

He explains why he thinks the dystopian themes in the book are highly relevant when it comes to the election issues and policies of 2017.

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2:15 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews Mother and The Square

2:20 NZ Live:  Allana Goldsmith

With an Environmental Science degree and bring up a young family,  today's live music guest is already an over achiever.  Add to that a music degree, completed just last year, and you know we have someone really special on today's show.  She's been singing jazz for the last ten years and plays regularly in a number of bands around Auckland, but today she is here with her own ensemble, the Allana Goldsmith Band.

Allana Goldsmith

Allana Goldsmith Photo: Supplied

3:10 Sad Arse Dinners for One

Food blogger Sarah Tuck's new cookbook is all about the meals she cooked when her life turned to crap. Her youngest child left home and her husband left her.

She shares her journey, and the feel good recipes she cooked as she picked herself up and got her mojo back. The book is called Coming Unstuck.

She share's one of the recipes from her Sad Arse Dinners for One section, Salmon & Rice Salad.

Salmon & rice salad by Sarah Tuck

Salmon & rice salad by Sarah Tuck Photo: supplied

3:20 Gardening with Lynda Hallinan

Lynda tell us about a pest that is worrying those who grow tomatoes and potatoes. It's called the tomato/potato psyllid or TPP (Bactericera cockerelli) and it can completely undermine attempts to grow both crops. It was first found in NZ in 2009 and has got progressively worse since, leading to total crop failures, poor quality or low yields, and sick plants.

Tomato potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae), eggs inserted in to plant leaf, note the empty egg shells

Tomato potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae), eggs inserted in to plant leaf, note the empty egg shells Photo: Plant & Food Research

3:25 Critter of the Week  - The Hochstetter Frog

Did you know that New Zealand has four native frog species?
•    Archey's frog
•    Hamilton's frog
•    Hochstetter's frog
•    Maud Island frog

All are small, nocturnal, and are hard to see as they camouflage themselves well. Three of our species live on land in shady, moist forested areas, and one is semi-aquatic, living on stream edges. They are also different from frogs elsewhere in the world because they they have no external eardrum, they have round rahter than slit pupils in their eyes, they don;'t croak much and they don't have a tadpole stage!

The Hochstetter’s froglets hatch out of an egg but have an aquatic lifestyle.

Hotchstetter's Frog

Hotchstetter's Frog Photo: supplied

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

4:05 The Panel with Michelle Boag and Mike Williams


Music played in this show


1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Feist
TITLE:      My Moon My Man
COMP:     Leslie Feist,  Jason "Gonzales" Charles Beck
ALBUM:   The Reminder
LABEL:    Polydor

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Justin Hayward and Richard Burton    
TITLE:      The Eve of War
COMP:     Jeff Wayne
ALBUM:   Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds

ARTIST:    Justin Hayward and Richard Burton    
TITLE:      Forever Autumn
COMP:     Jeff Wayne, Paul Vigrass, Gary Osborne
ALBUM:   Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds

ARTIST:    Robert Plant
TITLE:      The May Queen
COMP:     Robert Plant
ALBUM:   Carry Fire
LABEL:    Nonesuch

ARTIST:    Allana Goldsmith
TITLE:      The Old Country
COMP:     Nat Adderley
ALBUM:   Unreleased
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Allana Goldsmith
TITLE:      Matariki
COMP:     Alannah Goldsmith, Edmund Taylor
ALBUM:   Single
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Allana Goldsmith
TITLE:      Nature Boy
COMP:     Eden Ahbez: Additional lyrics - Betty King, Allana Goldsmith
ALBUM:   Unreleased
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Allana Goldsmith
TITLE:      E Taku Tau
COMP:     Alannah Goldsmith, Mark Baynes
ALBUM:   Unreleased
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
TITLE:      Ain't Always Better Your Way
COMP:     Kitty Durham, Daisy Durham, Lewis Durham
ALBUM:   The Third
LABEL:    Sunday Best