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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 28 September 2017

1:10 First song:  Jay Clarkson

Jesse is presenting the show from Dunedin today, ahead of tonight's Silver Scroll Awards at which he is Emcee.  What better excuse do we need to start off with a Dunedin based songstress.  Jay Clarkson actually lives in the historic farming town of Waikouaiti about 30 minutes north of the CBD, but still within Dunedin City Limits. 

Jay will play us a song from her latest album "Spur", recorded in the Edinburgh of the south and released last year.

Jay Clarkson

Jay Clarkson performing in Glasgow last year Photo: Supplied

1:15 Dunedin: City of Literature

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Photo: Supplied

Dunedin boasts many attractions but did you know it's a UNESCO creative city? It was crowned a 'City of Literature' in 2014.

The city's value on research, learning and literature gave it the honour and now it aims to encourage literature locally while boosting the communities connection with other cities of its kind around the world.

Here with us to tell us how it works and some of the projects she's working on is Director Nicky Page. 

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Photo: Supplied / City of Literature

1:25 Dancing Bans in America

Many of us will remember the film Footloose, about a small American town that banned dancing with a quintessentially 80s soundtrack. 

Turns out, the story wasn't that fantastical - throughout history there have been many times that authorities have tried to stop Americans from dancing. 

From the strictly religious mid-1800s, to New York's Cabaret laws of the 1920s, law enforcement's issue with getting down is well-documented. We've speak to VICE journalist Emilie Friedlander, who has was the editor for a series about it.

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons

1:35 Radio Dunedin: The Documentary

Cameraman-turned-Director Grant Findlay filming the very first frames of the documentary Radio Dunedin in August 2015 with veteran announcer Lyndsay Rackley.

Cameraman-turned-Director Grant Findlay filming the very first frames of the documentary Radio Dunedin in August 2015 with veteran announcer Lyndsay Rackley. Photo: supplied

Dunedinites will no doubt be aware of the legacy that is Radio Dunedin, but for those of you who don't - it was launched in 1922, making it New Zealand's first ever radio station and get this, it's now the fifth oldest station in the world, even a few weeks older than the BBC. 

Its incredible 95 year history has been celebrated in a feature-length documentary covering its successes and the many challenges its faced over that time.

Director of the film Grant Findlay is here to tell us more.  

1:40 Great album: Tallo Ho! the concert

Tally Ho!,was  a concert put on by the Southern Sinfonia, celebrates the Dunedin Sound. It was recorded in the Dunedin Town Hall in February 2015 by Andre Upston for Radio New Zealand, and you can find out more about the concert here

2:10 Tech talk with Paul Brislen

Paul Brislen talks about rural broadband and why some parts of New Zealand still get no coverage.

2:20 Economics with Shamubeel Eaqub

Shamubeel detials the ongoing and future economic impacts of the UK's slow withdrawl from the EU - known as Brexit.

2:30 The history of NZ musicals about NZ history

It's the Silver Scrolls tonight and Jesse is the host.  So we thought a topic about NZ music might be appropriate.  Grant Morris, our regular historian tells us about NZ musicals that deal with historical subjects.

3:10 Short Story Club

Today's story is by Dunedin based author, Vincent O'Sullivan; The Families, which we discuss with Claire Finlayson, the Programme Director for the Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival.

We'll be giving away a copy of Vincent O'Sullivan's collection of the same title to the writer of the best email.

On Thursday 5th October we discuss The Parting by Thom Conroy

We'll be giving away a copy of Thom's novel The Salted Air to the writer of the best email.

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

We meet Dr Dianne Lees became a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychiatry in May this year - for which she designed an intervention to support parents adopt more positive parenting techniques

3:30 BBC Witness

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

4:05 The Panel with Jo McCarroll and Mark Knoff-Thomas


Music played in this show


1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile
TITLE:      Continental Breakfast
COMP:     Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile
ALBUM:   Lotta Sea Lice,
LABEL:    Matador

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Southern Sinfonia
TITLE:      Getting Older  (Feat: David Kilgour)
COMP:     Hamish Kilgour, David Kilgour, Robert Scott
ALBUM:   Tally Ho Concert
LIVE:       RNZ  Recording

ARTIST:    Southern Sinfonia
TITLE:      Down in Splendour (Feat: Anna Leese)
COMP:     Shayne Carter, Andrew Brough, John Collie and David Wood
ALBUM:   Tally Ho Concert
LIVE:       RNZ  Recording

2:10pm - LIVE MUSIC:
ARTIST:    Jay Clarkson
TITLE:      Everything's Blue
COMP:     Jay Clarkson
ALBUM:   Spur
LIVE:       RNZ Dunedin

ARTIST:    John Moreland
TITLE:      It Don't Suit Me (Like Before)                 
COMP:     John Moreland
ALBUM:   Big Bad Luv