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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 26 September 2017


On 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 People can submit their short stories to be considered for discussion, preferably unpublished.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 The campaign to save Opoutere hostel 

Opoutere, a small Coromandel community just north of Whangamata, is a holiday hot spot.

Many visitors stay in a youth hostel that's become something of a landmark in the town. But now it looks like the hostel may be shut down for good, following a decision by the youth hostel association. 

Fans of the hostel, both local and international, have began a petition to save it, which has now has more than 1500 signatures. 

David Wildish is one of those fans, five generations of his family have stayed at the hostel which they regard as a second home. 

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1:20 Comedian Kevin Bridges 

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Scottish funnyman Kevin Bridges is in the country for the first time. You may know him from the TV shows 'Would I lie to you' or from his stand-up showcases on Live at the Apollo. 

His New Zealand tour started this weekend in Christchurch and will continue around the country until the end of the week. He tells us about his latest show and being compared to Billy Connolly. 

1:25 Today in NZ History

A new history book reveals the milestones, innovations, catastrophes, victories and quirky facts behind the dates that made New Zealand History.

Today in New Zealand History is a collaboration between The Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the Alexander Turnbull Library.  Each day of the year has a story, some you may know about, others you may never have realised happened.

The book was put together by a team of historian's, headed by Neill Atkinson who tells us all about it.

1:35 Dan Slevin on movie theatre gimmicks

For almost as long as we have had movies, cinema owners have tried to innovate to encourage audiences to leave their homes. When TV became mainstream in the 1950s, Hollywood and the theatre chains went widescreen and then deep with 3D.

Now some cinemas overseas are more like theme parks with seats that move and jets of water sprinkling fake rain in your face - all in the name of a more real experience.

Movie goers watching a 3D film at an IMAX cinema

Movie goers watching a 3D film at an IMAX cinema Photo: Wiki Commons

1:40 Great album: Time Out by Dave Brubeck

Time Out by US jazz group The Dave Brubeck Quartet, was released in 1959. It is based upon the use of time signatures that were unusual for jazz such as 9/8, 6/4, and 5/4.

2:10 Book critic Catherine Roberston

Catherine talks about the 3rd addition of Mimicry - a journal of comedy, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, music, art and design by young NZ creatives. And she also looks ahead to her new role teaching prisoners literacy skills

2:20 Music Feature: Victoria Kelly

Victoria Kelly

Victoria Kelly Photo: Te Ara / Public Domain

Today's Music Feature guest is a composer, performer and music producer.  She is also the Director of New Zealand Membership at APRA AMCOS - The Australasian Performing Rights Association.  Initially a classical composer, she has gone on to write for film, television and the theatre.  

Victoria will talk a little of her role at APRA and a lot about a new work she had premiering at the Auckland Museum Sanctuary later this month.

3:10 Dan Pearson: Gardening for the soul

There is no better place to witness the rhythm of the seasons than in your own garden. 

For 10 years, award winning gardener Dan Pearson poured his practical knowledge and his gratitude for what gardeneing can do for the soul into a column for the Observer. 

The columns form the basis of a new book called Natural Selection: A Year in the Garden. It's a guide to the care and maintenance of plants all year round.

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 Selwyn Manning and Ella Henry