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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 30 October 2017


This Thursday we will discuss Manawatu by Craig Cliff and we will be giving away a copy of Craig's novel The Mannequin Makers

1:10 First song: Peter Pan

Jonathan Alver and James Doy have re-imagined Peter Pan. Their version of the musical will  be performed at the Aotea Centre in Auckland this December by the National Youth Theatre

In their version it is Wendy who is the hero. They tell us why, and perform one of their original songs.

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Photo: Auckland Live

1:15 Combatting Doctor Stress

Just a few weeks ago a kiwi doctor made the historic move of getting a line added to the decades old Declaration of Geneva, once known as the Hippocratic Oath.

The new line makes physicians promise to look after their own health as well as their patients.

The important addition came about after Dr Sam Hazledine started a petition, hoping to imporve the wellbeing of his colleagues. He'd seen burnout, suicide and mental health issues stemming from overwork too often.

He's now written a book about the very issue, looking at why doctors across the globe are so stressed, which has been launched today.

Dr Sam Hazledine

Dr Sam Hazledine Photo: Still Vision Photography

1:25 Aunty to the homeless

Maureen Little has helped some 10,000 people manage their money for the last three decades - most of them have been homeless people.

Known as "Aunty" by those on the streets of Auckland, her tough-love approach has guided those in trouble to get their lives back on track.

She also spends her time fighting for vulnerable people, preyed on by loan sharks and dodgy deals, to stop them getting into serious debt.

Maureen tells us about celebrating 30 years in her role as budgeting advisor for Presbyterian Support Northern.

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Photo: © 2014 Geoff Dale Photography Ltd

1:35 Hidden Figures

October is cheese month so Lillian Grace from talks to Jesse about some interesting statistics around the very popular food.

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1:40 Great album: George Michael, Listen Without Prejudice

2:10 Television Critic Melenie Parkes

Melenie has been watching:

Mindhunter (Netflix)

Law And Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (TVOne)

Lore (Amazon/Prime)

2:20 Twilight love for elderly Takahe

An unlikely pairing of elderly takahē have laid an egg.

The exciting discovery was made at the Pukaha Mount Bruce wildlife centre just north of Masterton and is the first takahē egg to be laid there in more than 20 years.

The takahē was once believed extinct, but in 1948 it hit world headlines when Geoffrey Orbell rediscovered the bird high in the tussock grasslands of the remote Murchison Mountains of Fiordland.

The bird's latest population figure is at 347.

Todd Jenkinson, the Conservation manager at Pukaha Mount Bruce tells us about the new pairing.

Fomi the Takahe sitting on her egg

Fomi the Takahe sitting on her egg Photo: Pukaha Mount Bruce

2:30 Expert feature: Sex education for teens

Sex ed expert Dr Kate Taylor

Sex ed expert Dr Kate Taylor Photo: Supplied

Dr Kate Taylor is a sexual health doctor who works in schools helping teenagers deal with sexual health, pornography, consent, eating disorders and their mental health.

Warning - this issue contains content that may be graphic and confronting for some people.

3:10 The long recovery from a stroke

Nina Mitchell

Nina Mitchell Photo: Twitter

Nina Mitchell was just 26 years old when she had a massive stroke. She started losing movement on her right side.   When asked what her mother's name is she answered "turn left" 

She would need brain surgery, months in the hospital and years of speech and physical therapy to recover.

She says the stroke permanently changed her brain. Now Nina Mitchell is  41, and a  wife, mother and blogger who shares her story of recovery and the warning signs and recovering when your mind goes "pop".

3:35 Voices

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

4:05 The Panel with Ellen Read and Stephen Franks