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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 29 March 2018

Short Story Club

After 3  we will discuss The Kitchen Pig Smokes the Mouseketeers by Amy Head

The writer of the best email about this story wins Amy's s first collection of short fiction, Tough.  jesse@radionz.co.nz

1:10 First song: Loudhailer perform live

Hamilton 3 piece rock band, Loudhailer perform our first song live from our Auckland studio.

Loudhailer

Loudhailer Photo: Facebook

1:15 'Super-gonorrhoea' - could it happen here?

A man in the UK has contracted what's being dubbed the 'world's worst' super-gonorrhoea, an sexually transmitted infection that may not be cured by traditional antibiotics. 

Both the World Health Organisation and European Centres for Disease Control have confirmed this case is a world first. 

We ask Dr Siouxsie Wiles, microbiologist at the University of Auckland, about what the state of New Zealand's sexual health and whether we need extra-precautions for this kind of infection here. 

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Photo: 123rf

1:25 Keeping Kauri safe from climate change

The effects climate change may bring is still being figured out. 

For Kauri trees, researchers from the University of Auckland are studying how the native trees might survive drought in the future. 

Dr Cate Macinnis-Ng, known as Kauri Cate, spends her days climbing the huge plants to find out how much water they're using. 

1:35 New Zealand's cheerleaders

When we think of cheerleading our minds are usually filled with scenes from American football movies.

But it may surprise you to know New Zealand has four teams that have qualified for the World Cheerleading Champs in the states next month, facing off against 70 other countries. 

A junior contingent is going along this year for the first time, with athletes as young as 12 competing.

We'll ask the founder of All Star Cheerleaders, Kimberley Ramsay, about the country's interest in the sport and talk to young athlete Cameron Ramsay-Gibbons, about playing his last world championship.

1:40 Great album - Love by Rosemary Clooney

2:10 Solving the world's problems

Our regular economist, Geoff Simmons is about to travel to South America, so today he's looking at the Argentinian economy. New Zealand and Argentina used to be 2 of the richest countries in the world in the 1950s.

Since then their fall from grace has been even bigger than ours. So what happened?

2:20 NZ Live: Eb and Sparrow

They're back for a third NZ Live visit, it's Wellington-based Eb & Sparrow.

Their new album Seeing Things has been released and they're about to embark on a nationwide tour starting at the San Fran in Wellington tonight.

Four members of the usually seven-piece band are in the Wellington studio and talk to Jesse about their recent news as well as the changes that have happened over the years.

Eb & Sparrow

Eb & Sparrow Photo: Supplied

3:10 Short Story Club

The Kitchen Pig Smokes the Mouseketeers by Amy Head

The writer of the best email about this story wins Amy's s first collection of short fiction, Tough.  jesse@radionz.co.nz

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Have you ever heard of the "Above Average Effect"? More than confidence, this phenomenon occurs when people think they're better at a task than the average person.

In Tell Me About Your Thesis today we're going to speak to Shirley Gibbs, who has been looking at this effect as it relates to End-User computing. 

3:30 Eyewitness

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

4:05 The Panel hosted by Wallace Chapman with Alexia Russell and Tim Watkin