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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 12 October 2017

1:10 First song

1:15 Climate change driving migration

The weather and climate is the most important factor in migration, ahead of even income and political freedom. 

Research here in New Zealand has found, for the first time, that the effects of climate change are not only driving people to move country but its actually the number one reason.

Otago University economics researcher Dr Dennis Wesselbaum crunched the numbers of international migration figures to come to this conclusion.

The aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

The aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico Photo: AFP / File

1:25 Helping the community after you're gone

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Photo: Copyright: Chris Parker

There's a new way to give to charity that's gaining popularity, one that sets money aside especially for your community.

Community foundations have been around in cities all over the world for years but it's only in the last decade or so they've taken off here. 

In Tauranga alone, there's a foundation that has $150 million coming to it - gifted from local people's Wills. 

We spoke to the man behind that foundation, local lawyer Bill Holland.

1:35 Tom Larkin - supporting musicians with mental illness

New Zealand musician and music manager, Tom Larkin of the band Shihad has been spearheading efforts to provide support for musicians suffering mental health issues both here and in Australia where he is based.

This lead to the creation of The New Zealand Music Foundation Wellbeing Service last year.

Now the Australian music organisation Support Act has just announced it will launch a helpline there for those in the music industry in Australia who are experiencing mental health problems.

Musician and music manager, Tom Larkin

Musician and music manager, Tom Larkin Photo: supplied

1:40 Great album

Nina Simone's 1965 album I Put a Spell on You.

2:10 Tech talk with Paul Brislen

Paul talks about the privacy implications of hacked servers. Domino's New Zealand have been hacked and now customers are getting email spam. Should companies be forced to report such breaches?

2:20 Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw

Dr Jess Berentson Shaw is a science researcher at the Morgan Foundation. Today she discusses how we measure poverty and whether there are better ways to do this.

2:30 The history of video games in NZ

Video gaming is one of the most popular NZ hobbies. For many young NZers, it has always been this way.  But this cultural phenomenon has a relatively short history but NZ actually has a rich video gaming history of its own.

Our regular historian, Grant Morris of Victoria University looks back at our love of the spacies parlours.

Space World, Auckland, 1982

Space World, Auckland, 1982 Photo: Te Ara / Public Domain

3:10 Short Story Club October 12th

Today we will talk about Yoot by Juliet Jackson

The writer of the best email on this will receive a copy of the anthology Fresh Ink from which this story comes.

And Next week we will discuss 'Golden Apple' by Stephanie Johnson

Mohamed Alansari

Mohamed Alansari Photo: supplied

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Mohamed Alansari tells us about his thesis titled Social-Psychological Factors and Tertiary Learning Environments: Student Perspectives, Measures and Influences.

Mohamed developed a questionnaire for tertiary students and was able to create a model explaining why some students are more motivated and achieve more than others.

3:30 This Way Up

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

4:05 The Panel with David Farrar and Catherine Robertson.