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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 22 February 2018

Short Story Club

After 3 we will discuss Hummingbird Heart by Eileen Merriman. Best emailer wins her book, Catch Me When You Fall.

1:10 Caribbeanz Southern Stars -  LIVE!

This Saturday you can experience a slice of the Caribbean at Auckland's Silo Park. It's the first ever Aotearoa Steel Band Festival.Camille Nakhid talks to Jesse about the band, the festival and steel drums. Prepared to be energized with this live performance!

1:15 President Trump backs arming teachers

President Trump's told gun violence survivors and their families he'd consider arming school teachers with guns.

The latest comments came during a listening session, where the President met with parents, teachers and students affected by school shootings to discuss solutions. 

He said he'll look closely at the idea of secretly arming teachers and school staff. US correspondent Harry Horton has the details. 

United States President Donald Trump.

United States President Donald Trump. Photo: AFP / Chris Kleponis / CNP

1:25 Forget taste, texture is in

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Photo: Supplied / Fonterra

Have you watched a cooking show lately and heard them talk about mouth-feel?

It sounds over the top but texture is fast becoming the new flavour of the month, with researchers looking at how to make food feel good, and why we like certain things to have a certain texture.

And with an increasing shift for healthier products, the task can be challenging. 

Professor Joanne Hort, a sensory science expert at Massey and chair of Fonterra's Research and Development, tells us more about this texture craze.

1:35 Living the change

We hear a lot about the damage we humans are doing to this planet - and the stories can be pretty depressing

But there are some good things happening - people who are really doing their bit to reduce their impact on the earth and making a difference.

Some of those people have been profiled in a new New Zealand documentary about to be released called Living the Change.

Jesse speaks to one of the subjects of the film, Greg Hart, a farmer from Hawkes Bay who is turning what was a traditional sheep and cattle station to an eco-friendly farm of the future.

1:40 Great album: Shrine 69 by the original Fleetwood Mac

2:10 Lucy Rose in session

Acclaimed british singer songwriter, Lucy Rose rose to fame quickly after releasing her debut album in 2012, it was recorded in her parents living room in Warwickshire. Her songs have appeared on the British Charts and featured on the tv shows like Skins and The Vampire Diaries.

And she's currently in New Zealand - she performed in Auckland on Monday and is performing at Lyttleton Records in Christchurch tomorrow night - details here

She joins us from our Christchurch studio and performs one of her songs live.

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2:20 Theatre Critic, Tania Kopytko

Tania Kopytko tells us about a play that's on at Palmerston North's professional theatre, Centrepoint. The Love List.

2:30 Your Money with Mary Holm

When insurance isn't boring - when you need it but haven't got it

3:10 Short Story Club

Today Claire Mabey joins us to discuss Hummingbird Heart by Eileen Merriman.

Best emailer wins her book, Catch Me When You Fall.

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Toiroa Williams

Toiroa Williams Photo: Supplied/AUT

Toiroa Williams tells us  about his thesis, which lead to an internship at the prestigious Sundance Institute in LA.

His masters thesis at AUT included a documentary looking at the key factors in Opotiki leading to the success of its Māori youth such as Boy actor, James Rolleston. 

3:30 BBC Witness

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

4:05 The Panel with James Nokise and Julia Hartley Moore


Music played in this show

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST: Fleetwood Mac     
TITLE:  Albatross     
COMP: Green
ALBUM: The Pious Bird of Good Omen    
LABEL:  Blue Horizon    
ARTIST: Fleetwood Mac     
TITLE: Black Magic Woman     
COMP:      Green    
ALBUM: The Pious Bird of Good Omen    
LABEL:  Blue Horizon    

ARTIST: Fleetwood Mac     
TITLE: Need Your Love So Bad     
COMP:  Little Willie John, Mertis John Jr.[5
ALBUM: The Pious Bird of Good Omen    
LABEL:  Blue Horizon   

ARTIST: Fleetwood Mac     
TITLE: I believe my time aint long     
COMP:      Jeremy Spencer    
ALBUM: The Pious Bird of Good Omen    
LABEL:  Blue Horizon    
Played at 2.57pm

ARTIST: Lucy Rose
TITLE: Love Song     
COMP: Lucy Rose
ALBUM:  Something's Changing    
LABEL: RNZ Live recording