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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 17 April 2018

Short Story Club

On Thursday we discuss Fear of Cake by Barbara Else

and the writer of the best email wins a copy of her new book Go Girl: A storybook of epic NZ Women

1:10 First song: Florence & the Machine - Sky Full Of Song

1:15 Ditching NCEA Level 1


Classroom Photo: 123RF

PPTA president Jack Boyle talks to Jesse about the increasing number of schools not taking part in NCEA level one to reduce stress for pupils and teachers.

Palmerston North Boys High School is the latest one to raise the idea of not doing that level in a newsletter to parents.

The school says NCEA level two is the minimum recognised qualification and not affected if students don't achieve level one.

1:20 Lost Boys of Taranaki

Ursula Williams

Ursula Williams Photo: supplied

Producer of the latest documentary in the Zealandia series, Ursula Williams, talks to Jesse about The Lost Boys of Taranaki.

For this installment cameras follow a group of youth offenders who are given the opportunity to change their lives and stop the cycle of crime and jail.

Ursula Williams speaks to Jesse about the teenagers and the people who run the intervention programme designed to stop them winding up in jail.

1:30 The Free Store needs help

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Benjamin Johnson runs a Wellington non-profit called The Free Store. They distribute surplus food each year from 65 eateries to people in need - around 100 people each day.

Until recently all their food collection was done on foot. They have just been given an electric van to help but there's a catch - they need some where to park it.

1:35 Museum dance off

South Canterbury Museum is locked in a bitter battle with five other New Zealand museums ...

It's aiming to make to the finals of the International Museum Dance Off. Today is the last day of voting and they are hoping to edge out their arch rivals - Otago Museum   

1:40 Great album

2:10 Book critic James Russell

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James talks about some new children's books:

Catch Me When You Fall - By Eileen Merriman

Explore! Aotearoa - By Bronwen Wall

The Short But Brilliant Career of Lucas Weed - By Chrissie Walker

2:20 Country Music

Ashley Tipping

Ashley Tipping Photo: Supplied

New Zealand country singer, Ashley Tipping joins us for a whirlwind tour of country music, both here and overseas.

Ashley and her husband Michael make up the duo Cooper's Run and the pair have shared the stage with some of the greats of country music including Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell and Lady Antebellum.

Ashley talks to Jesse about some of the best country songs from New Zealand and abroad, including how the genre has changed through the years.

John Denver

John Denver Photo: Wikipedia

3:10 Why Jamie McAuley gets sent dead stoats in the mail

Jamie is a Masters student in the University of Otago’s Zoology Department, who is studying the diets of alpine stoats to help conservation efforts. Trappers send him intact dead stoats, and he is often able to find out what their last meal was - which can be fairly shocking.

3:20 Steven Pinker on Progressphobia

Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker Photo: Wikipedia

Progressphobia is a word Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker uses to describe anyone who thinks the modern world is not a better place than it used to be.

These are the people who yearn for "the good old days". Reading headlines about the things that are going wrong tends to blind us to what  the data tells us is going right says Dr Pinker.

We are living in an age of good  health, prosperity, and safety thanks to science and reason. His new book is called Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress.

3:30 Ours

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

4:05 The Panel with Leonie Freeman and Bernard Hickey


Music played in this show

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:


ARTIST: Florence and the Machine     
TITLE: Sky Full Of Song   
ALBUM:  High As Hope (forthcoming album)     

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:

TITLE: Get Miles     
COMP: Ball/Blackburn/Gray/Ottewell/Peacock    
ALBUM: Bring it One
LABEL: hut (Virgin)     

TITLE:  Get Myself Arrested     
COMP: Ball/Blackburn/Gray/Ottewell/Peacock    
ALBUM: Bring it On
LABEL: hut (Virgin)     

ARTIST: Gomez     
TITLE: 78 Stone Wobble    
COMP: Ball/Blackburn/Gray/Ottewell/Peacock    
ALBUM: Bring it On     
LABEL: hut (Virgin)
(last song played at 3.40pm)    

MUSIC FEATURE: Country Music

TITLE:  Getting Closer
ARTIST:   Kaylee Bell
COMP:  Morgan Evans
LABEL:  Independent
ALBUM:  Single

TITLE:  Don't you wanna stay
ARTIST:   Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson
COMP:  Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson
LABEL:  Broken Bow, RCA, RED Distribution
ALBUM:  My Kinda Party

TITLE:  Strawberry wine
ARTIST:   Deana Carter
COMP:  Matraca Berg, Gary Harrison
LABEL:  Capitol Nashville
ALBUM:  Did I shave my legs for this?

TITLE:  Forever Country
ARTIST:   John Denver,  Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton
COMP:  Bill Danoff Taffy Nivert John Denver ("Take Me Home, Country Roads") Willie Nelson ("On the Road Again") Dolly Parton ("I Will Always Love You")
LABEL: MCA Nashville
ALBUM:  Single

TITLE:  I Run To You
ARTIST:   Lady Antebellum
COMP:  Hillary Scott Charles Kelley Dave Haywood Tom Douglas
LABEL:  Capitol Nashville Parlophone
ALBUM Lady Antebellum

TITLE:  Tattoo
ARTIST:   Jody Direen
LABEL: Independent
ALBUM:  Breaks Out

TITLE:  Adios
ARTIST:   Glen Campbell
COMP:        Jimmy Webb
LABEL: Universal Music Enterprises
ALBUM:  Adios

TITLE:   Man from Vietnam
ARTIST:    Dennis Marsh
COMP:   Michael and Ashley Cooper
LABEL: Sony Music Entertainment
ALBUM:  Lest We Forget

TITLE:  Holy Moses
ARTIST:   Tami Neilson
LABEL: Outside Music
ALBUM:  Don't Be Afraid