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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 22 March 2018

Short Story Club

Today we discuss Devotions by Kate De Goldi
And our give away to the writer of the best email about this is Kate's three YA novels, being reissued this month: Sanctuary; Love, Charley Mike; Closed, Stranger. Jesse@radionz.co.nz

1:10 First song

Australian duo Electric Fields are in New Zealand for the country's indigenous film festival, Maoriland, and have stopped by our studio today to play a first song. 

Their sound has been described as "daft punk meets Nina Simone", mixing soul and electronica with a distinctly unique voice - thanks to singer Zaachariaha Fielding. You may know the name if you were an X factor fan years ago. He's joined by producer and and musician Michael Ross. 

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1:15 Mountain biking as an industry 

Mountain biking in Nelson is having a boom. 

The beautiful scenery means it's a great spot to take a ride. Importantly though, it's bringing in tourists, and with them, big economic gains. 

It's not just in Nelson either - tourist towns and cities around the country are reaping the benefits of the sport. 

But it's still recognised more as a hobby than an industry. Paul Jennings from the Nelson Mountain Bike Club tells us more about it. 

1:25 Biodiversity and Auckland's 10-year plan

Is a healthy environment a great extra for a city or should it be a key part of policy decisions? 

It's a question to be asked as Auckland looks ahead to what its money should be spent on over the ten years. 

One of those arguing the importance and worth of biodiversity is Ecologist Dr Margaret Stanley from the University of Auckland. She's part of a panel discussing the issues tonight. 

1:35 How's your hearing?

Hearing devices now are small and often undetectable. 

For those who need them, they can be subsidised. But are they still thought of as something of a weakness? Why not as a simple aid like glasses are? 

These are some the issues Illustrator Toby Morris brought up on twitter today, sharing his story of getting hearing aids

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1:40 Great album

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2:10 Podcast critic Katy Atkin

Katy tells us about two new podcasts she has been listening to, The Tip Off, Presented by Maeve McClenaghan from the London Bureau of Investigation and the satirical podcast, A Very Fatal Murder, which was made by The Onion.

2:20 Your Money with Mary Holm - Is home ownership the only way to go?

In her fortnightly segment on money, Personal Finance Expert looks at the pluses and minuses of renting - including less responsibility but also less control over your living environment. She says renters can move more easily, but they can also be forced to move when they don't want to, so there are some psychological pluses and minuses too.

She says discouraged renters who feel they may never save enough to own their own home should consider making the most of being a tenant for life, or at least until retirement. To make it work, they need to save lots - to cover their rent in retirement or to buy a house then. But they can afford to. Their accommodation expenses are lower. Weighing up the finances, they might come out as well off, or better off, than their home-buying friends.

For rent sign inside ruler in shape of house, with high rise building in background.

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3:10 Short Story Club

Today we discuss Devotions by Kate De Goldi
And our give away to the writer of the best email about this is Kate's three YA novels, being reissued this month: Sanctuary; Love, Charley Mike; Closed, Stranger. Jesse@radionz.co.nz

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

We speak with Michael Naylor who wrote his thesis about labour unions in developing countries.

3:30 This Way Up

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

4:05 The Panel with Heather Roy and Kerry Spackman

 

Music played in this show


1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST: Electric Fields
TITLE:  Inma
COMP:Zachariaha Fielding and Michael Ross
RNZ Live recording


1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:

ARTIST: Chicago
TITLE:  Make Me Smile    
COMP: Pankow    
ALBUM: Chicago 2     
LABEL: Columbia    

ARTIST: Chicago
TITLE:  Colour My World    
COMP: Pankow    
ALBUM: Chicago 2     
LABEL: Columbia    
    
ARTIST: Chicago
TITLE:  25 or 6 to 4    
COMP:      Lamm    
ALBUM: Chicago 2     
LABEL: Columbia    

ARTIST: Chicago
TITLE: Where Do We Go from Here    
COMP: Cetera    
ALBUM: Chicago 2     
LABEL: Columbia    


LINK 3

ARTIST: KC and the Sunshine Band
TITLE:  Get Down Tonight     
COMP: Harry Wayne Casey Richard Finch     
ALBUM: KC and the Sunshine Band     
LABEL: TK    

ARTIST:  Radiohead     
TITLE:  Karma Police    
COMP:   Thom Yorke Jonny Greenwood Ed O'Brien Colin Greenwood Phil Selway
ALBUM:Ok Computer
LABEL: Parlophone Capitol