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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 30 January 2018

Short Story Club

On Thursday, 1st Feb we will discuss Marae Shuffle by Apirana Taylor

Have a read and email us your thoughts, to be in to win a copy of his latest novel, Five Strings

1:10 First song: Nick Dow in session

24 year old jazz pianist and singer songwriter, Nick Dow has been working on his first album for 5 years, and is about to release the first single, He performs it live for us in our Auckland studio.

Nick Dow

Nick Dow Photo: supplied

1:15 The global invasive species register

New Zealand academics have complied the world's first global invasive species list 

The register, named GRIIS, has evidence-based information on species that threaten birds, mammals and plants all over the world.

It will be a guide for countries to keep track of invasive species and protect ecosystems. 

Shyama Pagad from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland is the lead author of the work and says it's been a huge undertaking. 

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1:25 In defence of landlords

With more and more people renting, there are a lot of discussions about the relationship between landlords and tenants. 

Often tenants are portrayed as untidy, landlords as trolls taking advantage of the overheated market.

But there are many people who manage to make to it work. Wellington resident Jen McArthur has been so impressed with her landlords, she's speaking out to highlight how great landlords can totally change the renting experience. 

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1:35 Making Auckland Arts Festival accessible 

Jonathan Bielski, Artistic Director of Auckland Arts Festival

Jonathan Bielski, Artistic Director of Auckland Arts Festival Photo: Supplied / Andi Crown Photography

The Auckland Arts Festival always attracts a big crowd and this March will be no different, but have you ever thought about how festivals such as these can be a bit of a mind field for those with disabilities?

This year an access programme has been designed to cater to those who are blind, deaf, or who may have disorders like autism. 

It's been created so every event can be enjoyed by everyone. Artistic Director of the Auckland Arts Festival Jonathan Bielski tells us what goes into making this happen. 

1:40 Great album

2:10 Book critic Lisa Glass

In Praise of Lee Child

2:20 Music Feature: The Piano Accordion

It used to be called the squeeze box, and was inspired by an old Chinese instrument, the Cheng. We learn all about the piano accordion, and hear some live music from player and music teacher Lionel Reeekie

Piano Accordion

Piano Accordion Photo: Copyright by MaxPixel

3:05 Alexandra hits 38

The Central Otago Mayor, Tim Cadogen sent us the photo below of the temperature guage in Alexandra.

He tells us how the town is hoping in the oppressive heat.

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Photo: supplied

3:10 Poker Princess, Molly Bloom

Molly Bloom

Molly Bloom Photo: supplied

There was a time when Hollywood's highest rollers wanted a seat at Molly Bloom's table.  Ben Affleck. Leonardo Di Caprio and other  gamblers with deep pockets would flock her high end poker tournaments. 

The competitive skier turned poker Princess built an empire, won big, and then lost big.  Her story is now a movie   starting Jessica Chastain. 

It's based on her memoir Molly's Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World

We'll talk to Molly Bloom 

3:35 Spoken Feature

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

4:05 The Panel with Chris Clarke and Jennie Moreton