Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 14 March 2018
Short Story Club.
On Thursday we will discuss the poem, Us by Fardowsa Mohamed - you can read it here
1:10 First song: Flamenco!
You may remember last year we had TV journalist, Ian Sinclair in to share his hidden talent as a flamenco guitar player. Well now he's put his money where his mouth is, and is playing for world renowned flamenco dancer Isabel Rivera Cuenca on her New Zealand tour. Details here.
Today they bring in a portable dancefloor and she dances while he plays. If you want to watch - the video is going to be live streamed on our facebook page
1:15 The greenest apartment block opens
An Auckland apartment block has been given an impressive 10 star Homestar built rating which means it can claim the title of the greenest residential block in in the country. Daisy Apartments in Kingsland is home to 33 units and has just two car parks for two shared cars for the use of residents. The apartment was built by Ockham Residential and one it's founders, Mark Todd speaks to Jesse about the eco-friendly building and why it doesn't accommodate any cars.
1:25 2018 New Zealand Poetry Yearbook
The upcoming 2018 Poetry Yearbook includes 130 new poems from 87 poets. It has a skew for 2018 towards younger writers including those who are still in their teens. It also features the 2018 Poetry Prize Winner's work. That was won by an Otago University Medical student, Fardowsa Mohamed. The Yearbook's editor Jack Ross talks to Jesse about the quality of this year's book and the talent of the country's younger poets.
1:35 Sound Archives: The Port of Lyttleton
The port of Lyttelton is back in the news this week with industrial action being taken by port workers. The historic harbour town over the hills behind Christchurch was no stranger to industrial unrest in the past and has a long history of colourful characters, as we will hear in today's visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision with Sarah Johnston.
1:40 Great album
2:20 Bookmarks with Rhian Sheehan
Our guest on Bookmarks this week is musician, music producer and screen composer Rhian Sheehan.
He's known for his atmospheric electronic music, and has spent the past decade writing scores for tv, film and even planetarium shows.
He's currently working on his fifth album and is also writing the score for a new project for Weta gameshop, which is Weta workshop's new mixed reality studio
He's joins us in our Wellington studio to talk about the books, music, art and films that have influenced and ispired him.
3:10 Roger McNamee: how to fix facebook
Roger McNamee knew he was on to a winner when he became an early investor in Facebook. Now he's concerned about what the social media platform is doing to teenagers and how Facebook was used by Russians to manipulate the US Presidential Election. He says more investors like himself need to stand up and call for social concerns to be addressed even if it means profit takes a hit.
Roger McNamee explains how to fix Facebook.
3:35 Science and environment stories
Stories from Our Changing World.
3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question
4:05 The Panel with Mai Chen and Michael Moynihan