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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 18 October 2017

1:10 First song

1:15 Politics: Government announcement gets closer

How close are we to an announcement following coalition talks? Deputy Political Editor Chris Bramwell has the latest.

Dr Natalie Robinson in Antarctica in 2016

Dr Natalie Robinson in Antarctica in 2016 Photo: NIWA

1:20 A lot less sea ice could mean a lot less research

NIWA's Natalie Robinson is off to Antarctica with her research team next week to look at sea crystals.

But satellite pictures suggest there's a lot less sea ice around the McMurdo Sound, which could force the team to set up at Scott Base and travel daily to their research site.

That could seriously hamper the amount of research Dr Robinson and her team could get done

1:25 Sowing the seed for conspiracies: JFK assassination

The National Archive in the United States is legally obliged to release the remaining documents from CIA and FBI investigations into the assasination of John F Kennedy.

The only person who could stop or alter the release of these files is the current president, Donald Trump. But will he? Many are concerned that if he does, a storm of new conspiracies could be kicked up.

American author and journalist Philip Shenon has this story.

John F. Kennedy was killed on November 22, 1963 in Dallas while riding in a motorcade.

John F. Kennedy was killed on November 22, 1963 in Dallas while riding in a motorcade. Photo: Pixabay

1:35 Sound Archives: NZ's endangered birds

Voting for New Zealand's Bird of the Year is open at present - with the winner being announced next Tuesday. 

In today's visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Sarah Johnston is going to play us some sound recordings about our endangered native birds and their demise and recovery.

1:40 Great album: Aretha Franklin, Lady Soul

Lady Soul is the fourteenth studio album by Aretha Franklin and was released on January 22, 1968 by Atlantic Records.

2:10 Music critic Colin Morris

Colin talks about two albums in the Retro Swing style: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Juxebox and Electro Carousel Club Night by Dr Cat

2:20 Bookmarks with Stephen Daisley

Stephen Daisley

Stephen Daisley Photo: SUPPLIED

Stephen Daisley is the current Randell Cottage writing fellow in Wellington. He was born and raised in Raetihi where his parents ran a pub, he's been in the New Zealand army, worked as a bush cutter, truck driver, bartender, shearer, station hand, and is usually based just outside of Perth these days.

He won the inaugural Acorn Foundation Prize for Literary Fiction in 2016 for 'Coming Rain' and in 2011 won the Australian PM's Award for Literary Fiction with 'Traitor'. 

This year he's working on a novel about a Vietnam War vet and the Whanganui River.

He tells us about the books, music and artists that have inspired him.

3:10 Anxious parents creating anxious kids

Lynn Lyons

Lynn Lyons Photo: supplied

Parents often try to make life easier for kids, but some experts believe by doing this, we are increasing their feelings of anxiety.  25 percent of New Zealanders will be diagnosed with anxiety disorder in their lifetime.

Lynn Lyons has been working with anxious kids and their families for decades. She says too often the things we do to try to reduce anxiety actually make it worse. 

She identifies what works in her book, Anxious Kids Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children.

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Photo: Pixabay

3:35 Are We There Yet?

This week: what are our children eating? And what should we do if we discover they're actually not eating very much at all?

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

4:05 The Panel with Susan Hornsby-Geluk and Andrew Clay



Music played in this show

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST: Django Django     
TITLE: Tic Tac Toe
ALBUM: Marble Skies     
LABEL: Because Music    

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST: Aretha Franklin
TITLE:  You Make Me Feel (Like a Natural Woman)
COMP: Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Jerry Wexler    
ALBUM: Lady Soul
LABEL: Atlantic

ARTIST: Aretha Franklin
TITLE: Aint No Way     
COMP: Carolyn Franklin    
ALBUM: Lady Soul
LABEL: Atlantic

ARTIST: Aretha Franklin
TITLE: Groovin     
COMP: Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati    
ALBUM: Lady Soul
LABEL: Atlantic

ARTIST: Aretha Franklin
TITLE: People Get Ready    
COMP: Curtis Mayfield
ALBUM: Lady Soul
LABEL: Atlantic


Colin Morris plays:

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Juxebox: The Essentials
Concord label via Southbound NZ
Track 8. Royals (featuring Puddles Pity Party- yes, that is what it says!)
Duration: 3' 37'
Composer: Elli Yelich and O'Connor and Joel Little

ALBUM: Electro carousel club night selected by Dr Cat gqm 063 (distributed by southbound nz)
Track 3: Swag Bag by The Young Punx featuring Guthrie Govan
Duration: 4' 20"
Composers: Hal Ritson/Guthrie Govan/Wex Clarke


ARTIST: Neville Marriner
TITLE:  Adagio in G minor
COMP: Mozart
ALBUM: Mozart: Academy in Concert
DUR: 5:50

ARTIST: Jack White
TITLE:  Wayfaring Stranger
COMP: trad arr Jack White
ALBUM: Cold Mountain
LABEL: Columbia
DUR: 4:25