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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 23 November 2017


After 3pm we will talk about Paula Morris' story Red Christmas

Email us your thoughts and you could win a copy of Paula's new collection of essays and stories, False River

1:10 First song: Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols LIVE

Glen Matlock is the original bass guitarist for The British punk band, the Sex Pistols, he co-wrote most of the songs on their only studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks.

He's in new Zealand for two concerts in Auckland and Wellington, where he'll be perforiming acoustic versions of songs from his back catalogue. He gives us a taste of one of them, and tells us about his varied music career.

Glen Matlock - former Sex Pistols bassist

Glen Matlock - former Sex Pistols bassist Photo: supplied

1:15 The story behind Winnie the Pooh

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Goodbye Christopher Robin Photo: Supplied

Ever wonder how A. A. Milne came up with the story of Winnie the Pooh.

Out today, the film Goodbye Christopher Robin tells the story of Milne being inspired to create Winnie the Pooh thanks to his son who the film and character are named after.

Jesse is joined by the film's director, Simon Curtis, to talk about how the film was made.

1:25 Bringing nature to school playgrounds

Christchurch landscaper Emma Woods is on a mission to bring kids school playgrounds more in-touch with nature.She is a former teacher and started her company Woodland Escape earlier this year.

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Photo: Supplied - Emma Woods

1:35 Huge flying-fox planned for Wellington

Imgaine jumping on a flying-fox at the top of a big valley out the back of Wellington and it zig-zagging you downhill with wonderful views all around.

It could soon become a reality in the capital.

Wellington Zipline Adventures has got the initial tick of approval from council to go ahead with the plan.

One of the co-directors at Wellington Zipline Adventures, Mark O'Connor, describes the plan to Jesse.

1:40 Great album

2:10 DCM Fundraiser concert

This Sunday a group of well known Wellington musicians will be holding their annual fundraising concert for the Downtown Community Ministry, which will run all day at the San Francisco Bath House on Cuba St.

Some of those behind the concert, join us for a live performance: Rob Joass, Barnaby Weir, Alan Norman and Lynley Christoffersen

DCM charity gig performers

DCM charity gig performers Photo: © Dave Lintott Photography 2017.

2:20 Shamubeel Eaqub: Are big sports events worth it?

Economist, Shamubeel Eaqub argues that the net benefit is usually small - and the impacts on community are harder to quantify.

Grant Dalton speaking to crowds at the parade held in Auckland, 6 July 2017.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

2:30 The history of Hamilton

Hamilton probably doesn't get the attention it deserves as a major NZ city. However, in addition to being our fourth largest city, Hamilton also has a rich and varied history. 

Our regular Historian Grant Morris, and Jesse Mulligan both grew up in Hamilton during the 80s and 90s, so Grant is putting forward the argument that Hamilton has one of the most interesting histories of all NZ cities and towns. 

Garden Place Hill being removed in Hamilton, 1939/40

Garden Place Hill being removed in Hamilton, 1939/40 Photo:

3:10 Short Story Club

We will talk about Paula Morris' story Red Christmas

Email us your thoughts and you could win a copy of Paula's new collection of essays and stories, False River

Next week we will talk about two poems: Mute Song by Kate Camp and Seven Unposted Postcards to my Brother by Geoff Cochran

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Gavin O'Brien tell us about his thesis looking at the work of Ernest Hayes, a pioneer in rural innovation. It began with an enquiry into the origins of a ubiquitous artefact of everyday life in rural New Zealand; the Hayes permanent wire strainer.

Hayes Permanent Wire Strainer

Hayes Permanent Wire Strainer Photo: Yvonne Caulfield

3:30 BBC witness

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

4:05 The Panel with Gary McCormick and Verity Johnson