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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 18 December 2017

Short Story Club

Our final short story club story for 2017 is Can’t Beat It by Emily Perkins

1:10 First song

1:15 Doctors googling patients

We're often told not to google our symptoms when we're sick, to instead go to the doctor.

But what about doctors using google - to find out more about patients? Is it an invasion of privacy...or is it a way for GPs to find out more about our health?

These questions have been raised in a University of Otago study looking at the ethical reasoning behind the act.

Dr Sue Walthert, from the Dunedin School of Medicine Medical Education Unit, explains.

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Photo: Truehealth Programs

1:25 Healthy food imposters

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When it comes to healthy foods, some are much better for you than others.

The Healthy Food Guide has just announced the winners, and losers of its annual healthy food awards.

Editor at Large, Niki Bezzant tells us about the "health halo effect" - where manufacturers use key words to imply their food is much healthier than it really is.

1:35 Look out for the yellow flowers

A Yellow Pōhutukawa in Mangere will continue to flower after it was spotted by a passerby who stopped it from being removed.

The Tree Council is now calling on others in Auckland to get in touch if they suspect the have one in their garden or neighbourhood.

Dr Mels Barton, the Tree Council secretary tells us why they're looking for more of these trees.

Close-up of Yellow Pohutukawa flowers.

Close-up of Yellow Pohutukawa flowers. Photo: Jacqui Geux

1:40 Hidden Figures: household spend on meat

Lillian Grace from Figure NZ talks to Jesse about how much households spend on meat every week. It's $25.

That's about the same amount of money spent on restaurant meals and it's less than the $37 spent on ready-to-eat food.

1:45 Great album - Def Leppard's Hysteria 

2:10 Television Critic: Linda Burgess

Linda reviews season 2 of The Crown, and last night's replay of the docu-drama Doubt, about the disappearance of Olivia Hope and Ben Smart in the Marlborough Sounds almost 20 years ago.

2:20 'About time' in Whangarei

There's about to be a new tourists attraction in Whangarei, a life-sized running ball clock.

The sculpture has been created by the About Time committee of locals, to entice people to visit the town's clock museum.

The project's recently been given the go ahead by the council after years of hard-work. One of those locals involved since the very start, Malcolm Hawthorne, tells us more.

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Photo: Creative Northland

2:30 Roger Smith MPI

Roger Smith is the Chief Operations Officer for the Ministry for Primary Industries. He is responsible for ensuring the biosecurity of our country and today he talks about trawlers' dirty bottoms, the dogs doing God's work and the weird and not-so-wonderful things people try to get into New Zealand.

Unusual NZ border control finds

Unusual NZ border control finds Photo: supplied

3:10 Predicting 2018

Daniel Franklin is a brave man. He's the executive editor of the Economist and part of his job is gather his editorial team together at the end of the year and make predictions about the year to come.

2017 turned out to be very unpredictable. Undeterred, Franklin and his team have another go at the key trends including a backlash against the technology giants and crunch time for North Korea.

US President Donald Trump said negotiating with North Korea over its nuclear program would be a waste of time.

US President Donald Trump said negotiating with North Korea over its nuclear program would be a waste of time. Photo: AFP

3:35 Voices

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

4:05 The Panel with Peter Elliott and Tracey Bridges