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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 28 November 2017

SHORT STORY CLUB

On Thursday we will talk about two poems, Mute Song by Kate Camp and Seven Unposted Postcards to my Brother by Geoff Cochran

1:10 First song

1:15 An app to track Myrtle Rust

There are fears that Myrtle Rust, a plant disease which could kill off native plants, could spread further with the disease now found in Auckland.

Authorities have been worried about Myrtle Rust since it was first discovered in Northland in May, and there have since been more than 2000 potential sightings of it. 

To help the Ministry of Primary Industries keep track of the disease, an App has been created so people can quickly and easily let officials know if they suspect they've spotted it in their gardens. Entomologist Stephen Pawson explains how it works. 

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Photo: Supplied

1:20 The US celebrates Harry and Meghan

We know the Brits love a good royal wedding - but the Americans are also pretty stoked about the upcoming nuptuals of Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle

None more so than Heather Cox from the celebrity style blogsite Go Fug Yourself - their lead item today reads - "Squee! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged!"

And they have a special retrospective feature of royal engagement photos of the past.

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Photo: AFP

1:25 The virtual politician

Could you imagine a politician who never lies?

No neither can we - but what about if it was an AI politician, programmed to only speak the truth?

A Wellington-based technology group is launching a pilot digital platform called "SAM - the Virtual Politician" 

We speak to one of the team behind SAM, Nick Gerritsen.

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1:35 Should snakes be allowed in Zoos? 

If you ever been to a zoo in New Zealand you'll know that there's something missing in the reptile habitats - snakes. 

That's because the animals are banned entirely from the country for fear they'll harm our native species. 

But Auckland Zoo's curator of Ectotherms and Birds says snakes have been unfairly treated and wants to see them showcased.

Richard Gibson tells us why he thinks the creatures aren't as big a threat as we've been lead to believe.

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Photo: 123rf

1:40 Great album: Weezer (the Blue album)

2:10 Book critic Jessica Pawley

Jessica Pawley talks about the latest NZ young adult novels

2:20 Creating tiny houses

Poly Palace's Tiny House

Poly Palace's Tiny House Photo: Supplied

With the rising costs of housing all over the country, a Porirua recycler decided to use his 15 years in the industry to come up with a sustainable option for dwellings. 

Richard Moore is putting his 100% recycled polystyrene to use in small structures that he's calling "Earth Dingy's" - tiny homes to be given to social enterprises for those in need. 

2:30 Alex Orbison: remembering Roy

An album by the man nicknamed the Caruso of Rock, the late great Roy Orbison, has just been released, accompanied by London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

"A Love So Beautiful" includes some of his most famous tracks like "Oh, Pretty Woman" and "Crying" and also features instrumental backing by "Roy's boys" - his three sons and grandson.

One of Roy Orbison's sons, Alex, talks to Jesse from the US about the new album. Alex talks us through some of his favourite Roy Orbison songs including, "Oh, Pretty Woman," "Blue Bayou," and "Love Hurts". 

Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison Photo: Supplied

Emmy Favilla

Emmy Favilla Photo: supplied

3:10 In webspeak there's no such thing as correct spelling

Language and usage should be defined by those who use it, not by a set of rules everyone has to follow. That's the approach BuzzFeed copy chief editor Emmy Favilla (Fah Villa) took when she wrote the style guide for the online news and entertainment site.

Yes, BuzzFeed has a style guide. Her number one rule in the age of webspeak  is that there are no rules and there is no such thing as correct spelling. The philosophy however is spelled out in a new book called A World Without Whom: The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age

3:30 Science and environment stories

Stories from Our Changing World.

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

4:05 The Panel with Fiona Fraser in Napier and Chris Wikaira in Wellington

 

Music played in this show

JESSE MULLIGAN
Tuesday

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST: Thompson Springs     
TITLE: Maybe We Be Dreamin    


1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST: Weezer
TITLE: Undone - The Sweater Song    
COMP: Cuomo, Wilson    
ALBUM: The Blue Album
LABEL: DGC    
 
ARTIST: Weezer
TITLE: Buddy Holly
COMP: Cuomo
ALBUM: The Blue Album
LABEL: DGC    

ARTIST: Weezer
TITLE: Surf Wax America
COMP: Cuomo, Wilson    
ALBUM: The Blue Album
LABEL: DGC

ARTIST: Weezer
TITLE: Say it Aint So
COMP: Cuomo
ALBUM: The Blue Album
LABEL: DGC    

ROY ORBISON MUSIC FEATURE


ARTIST: Roy Orbison
TITLE: Oh, Pretty Woman"    
COMP:Orbison/Bill Dees
ALBUM: A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra    
    
ARTIST: Roy Orbison
TITLE:  In Dreams    
COMP: Orbison     
ALBUM: A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra    


ARTIST: Roy Orbison
TITLE: Running Scared     
COMP: Roy Orbison and Joe Melson    
ALBUM: A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra    
LABEL:

ARTIST: Roy Orbison
TITLE: Love Hurts
COMP:  Boudleaux Bryant    
ALBUM: A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra    
LABEL:

ARTIST: Roy Orbison
TITLE:  Blue Bayou
COMP:   Roy Orbison, Joe Melson
ALBUM: In Dreams (63)
LABEL: Monument (MLP 8003)