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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 27 February 2018

Short Story Club

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

1:10 First song: Josh Teskey of the Teskey Brothers

The Teskey Brothers are a soul and blues band that has been gaining a big following in Melbourne. The gravelly voiced lead singer, Josh Teskey joins us in our Auckland studio to perform one of the band's songs.

The Teskey Brothers are in NZ for 3 concerts:

March 1 - The Tuning Fork, Auckland w/ special guests The Miltones

March 2 - Meow, Wellington w/ special guests The Miltones

March 3 - Blue Smoke, Christchurch

The Teskey Brothers

The Teskey Brothers Photo:

1:15 National's leadership race

The new leader of the National party is expected to be announced this afternoon. We'll bring you the latest.

The contenders for the National Party leadership: (from left) Amy Adams, Simon Bridges, Judith Collins, Steven Joyce and Mark Mitchell.

The contenders for the National Party leadership: (from left) Amy Adams, Simon Bridges, Judith Collins, Steven Joyce and Mark Mitchell. Photo: RNZ

1:20 The fate of the Coromandel's mangroves 

Forest and Bird is concerned the district council covering Coromandel and Thames wants to be able to remove mangroves without a resource consent. 

The organisation says mangroves protect against things like coastal erosion, storms, they trap pollutants and give habitat to native birds and fish.  

It says a 'Mangrove Management' bill being proposed by the district council removes any protections for the plant.

Dr Rebecca Stirnemann, regional manager for Forest and Bird, tells us more about why mangroves should stay.

We also ask the Thames Coromandel District Mayor, Sandra Goudie why the council wants them to go.

1:30 How Braille came to be 

Learning to read with your fingers isn't something many of us have to do, but we all know what those little dots are on things like lift buttons - it's Braille. 

If you're in Dunedin, you'll be able to go to the Fringe Festival and see Julie Wood tell the story of Louis Braille, the little French boy, who invented the system more than a century ago.

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Photo: Supplied

1:35 Using music to develop skills 

In a few days it'll be World Music Therapy Day - no idea what that is? 

It's a field of study dedicated to using music to help those with learning or mental disabilities. 

The Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre has been around for over a decade and aiding kids around the country. 

To give us an idea of what they actually do is the centre's director Jen Ryckaert. 

1:40 Great album

2:10 Music feature: The best piano and voice songs

Elton John performing in Hamburg, Germany, March 1972

Elton John performing in Hamburg, Germany, March 1972 Photo: Wiki Commons

We asked you to tell us what you reckon are the best songs with just a piano and voice. We got a lot of suggestions and have chosen a selection, which will be presented by pianist and singer Mal McCallum.

3:10 Screen time is not the devil

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Photo: Supplied / Anya Kamenetz

One of the greatest challenges of modern parenting is regulating screen time with our kids. Research shows kids start their interactions with screens, like TVs, computers and smartphones, at about four months of age.  Screen time is the new sugar to so many parents, but maybe it's not the villain it's made out to be according to  Anya Kamenetz, the lead digital education correspondent for National Public Radio in the US.  She says parents need to let go of guilt, and that screen time can actually be a good thing. She takes a practical look at the science in her new book, The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life.   

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Photo: Google images

3:30 Ours podcast

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

4:05 The Panel with Bernard Hickey and Arama Rata


Music played in this show



1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST: Josh Teskey     
TITLE:  crying Shame     
ALBUM:  Half Mile Harvest     
LABEL: RNZ live recording


1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:

ARTIST: Ella Fitzgerald     
TITLE:  Too Darn Hot    
COMP: Cole Porter
ALBUM: Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife    
LABEL: Verve    

ARTIST: Ella Fitzgerald     
TITLE: Mack the Knife    
COMP:  (Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill    
ALBUM: Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife    
LABEL: Verve

ARTIST: Ella Fitzgerald     
TITLE: The Lady Is a Tramp    
COMP: Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart    
ALBUM: Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife    
LABEL: Verve


ARTIST:  Fats Waller
TITLE:  If You're A Viper
COMP: Stuff Smith.     

ARTIST: Ray Charles     
TITLE:      Worried Life Blues    
COMP:    Maceo Merriweather a.k.a. Big Maceo, adapted from "Someday Baby Blues"

ARTIST:Elton John
TITLE:  Let Me Be Your Car
COMP: Elton John, Bernie Taupin    
ALBUM: (demo)     

ARTIST: Elton John     
TITLE: Song for Guy
COMP: Elton John    
ALBUM:  A Single Man.    

ARTIST: Billy Joel    
TITLE:  And so it goes
COMP: Billy Joel    
ALBUM:  Storm Front.    
LABEL: Columbia     

ARTIST: Carole King     
TITLE:  So Far Away     
COMP:  Carole King     
ALBUM: Tapestry     
LABEL: Ode Records
A&M Records

ARTIST: Sara Bareilles       
TITLE: Gravity        
COMP: Sara Bareilles    
ALBUM:  Careful Confessions     
LABEL:      Epic Records    

ARTIST: Ben Folds
TITLE: Selfless, Cold And Composed    
COMP:       Folds    
ALBUM: Whatever and Ever Amen    
LABEL: Sony    

ARTIST: Brooke Fraser  
TITLE: Arithmetic
COMP: Brooke Fraser      
ALBUM: What To Do With Daylight,  
LABEL: Sony BMG    
ARTIST: Tom Lehrer    
TITLE: The Old Dope Peddler
COMP:  Tom Lehrer
ALBUM:  Songs by Tom Lehrer    
LABEL:    Lehrer Records     

ARTIST: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
TITLE: Into My Arms     
COMP: Into My Arms     
ALBUM:     The Boatman's Call
LABEL: Mute Records