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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 26 February 2018

Short Story Club

Our story for Thursday 1st march is Dog Farm, Food Game by Eamonn Mara

1:10 First song: Dominic Blaazer in session

You may not have heard of singer and keyboardist Dominic Blaazer - but he is well respected by New Zealand's highest profile musicians.

Since moving to New Zealand in the early 90's from Jamaica via the UK, he's been in high demand as a keyboardist for bands like The Chills, Garageland, Goldenhorse, The Topp Twins... the list goes on.

And now he's finally released an album of his own, The Lights of Te Atatu and performs a song for us in our Auckland studio.

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Photo: Cindy Walsh

1:15 The perfect fleece

At the 75th Mt Benger A&P Show in Roxburgh at the weekend a local man received an unheard of perfect score in the fleece wool category. Greg Paterson got 100/100. It's the first time anyone has achieved that score in the history of the show.

Greg tells us what makes a perfect fleece.

Greg Paterson's winning fleece

Greg Paterson's winning fleece Photo: supplied

1:25 The secrets Swamp Kauri can reveal

Scientists have been trying for years to try and gather more accurate data for climate change modelling but turns out that ancient swamp kauri may hold the key.

Dr Drew Lorrey has been studying ancient swamp kauri since 2002 and has discovered it could fill huge holes in paleo archives on climate change that no other method such as carbon dating can.

Swamp kauri logs in Ruakaka mill yard.

Swamp kauri logs in Ruakaka mill yard. Photo: RNZ / Lois Williams

1:35 Girl bullying

Do we need to start thinking differently about the way girls and boys are bullied online?  If you're a girl and you're being bullied online, is it the same as if you're a boy?

Dr Roberta Thompson is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Griffith University in Australia. She's been working with teenage girls to drill deeper into how bullying happens and how different the online relationships amongst girls and boys.

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Photo: Pixabay

1:40 Great album: The Mamas and the Papas

If You can Believe Your Eyes and Ears was the debut album of  The Mamas and the Papas, released in 1966

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Photo: wikipedia

2:10 Television Critic Linda Burgess

Linda talks about David Letterman on Netflix, in particular his interviews with Obama and George Clooney. And Islands of the Gulf (TV1 Saturday 7pm) in which Elizabeth Easther follows in the footprints of her mother Shirley Maddock


Photo: 123rf

2:20 Humid weather bad for vege crops  

The humid weather in the North island has caused some vegetable crops to die in the ground, which is pushing up prices.

Jerry Prendergast from the industry body United Fresh explains what is going on and what to expect in the coming months

2:30 Expert feature: Tim Hazledine on the global economy

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Photo: University of Auckland

The global economy and New Zealand's place in it. Not exactly a narrow topic for our guest today, Tim Hazledine a professor of economics at the University of Auckland.

We'll take a look at how various countries economies interact...what does the DOW have to do with New Zealand?

Is immigration good or bad for us?

3:10 The Science of Jellyfish

Jellyfish are more than just gelatinous creatures of the sea that can sting with the ferocity of a thousand bees. They are magnificent barometers to gauge the health of the ocean according to marine biologist and science writer Juli Berwald.

She is fascinated by these mysterious aquatic animals  that can clean oil spills and regenerate lost body parts.  She shares her passion and dispels myths in her book, Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone.

3:35 Voices

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

4:05 The Panel with Nadine Higgins and Chris Gallavin


Music played in this show

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:

ARTIST: Dominic Blaazer
TITLE: Simple Love
ALBUM: The Lights of Te Atatu
LABEL: RNZ Live Recording     

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:

ARTIST: The Mamas and The Papas     
TITLE:  Monday, Monday    
COMP: John Phillips    
ALBUM: If You Can Believe your Eyes and Ears     
LABEL:  Dunhill    

ARTIST: The Mamas and The Papas     
TITLE:  Straight Shooter    
COMP: John Phillips    
ALBUM: If You Can Believe your Eyes and Ears     
LABEL:  Dunhill    

ARTIST: The Mamas and The Papas     
TITLE: Go Where You Wanna Go    
COMP:    John Phillips
ALBUM: If You Can Believe your Eyes and Ears     
LABEL:  Dunhill    

ARTIST: The Mamas and The Papas     
TITLE: California Dreamin'"     
COMP: J. Phillips, Michelle Phillips    
ALBUM: If You Can Believe your Eyes and Ears     
LABEL:  Dunhill