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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 18 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: Mind Over Matter in session 

We got an email from a listener who had hired a great young band to perform at her party and was so impressed, she urged us to have them on the show. So we checked them out, and they're pretty impressive - and it turns out they're still at high school! So we invited Mind Over Matter on the show to perform one of their original songs.

Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter Photo: Facebook

1:15 What a gay Christian thinks of Israel Folau's comments

There's been a lot of commentary about Australian rugby player, Israel Folau saying God's plan for gay people was "Hell, unless they repent of their sins and turn to God".

Craig Watson grew up in a conservative Baptist church where homosexuality was viewed as evil - he now works to promote acceptance of homosexuality within Christianity - and acceptance of Christianity in the gay community.

He talks about what Folau's comments might mean to gay Christians, including those in the Pasifika community.

Craig Watson

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

1:25 Water wheel powers West Coast farm

Power cuts are no problem for a West Coast farming couple. They are turning - literally - a stream on their property into power.

Malcolm Smith and Robyn Curtis-Smith farm near Ahaura on the West Coast and they've built a huge waterwheel in a creek that generates electricity for the farm and house.

1:35 Sound Archives - Entertaining Kiwi troops in World War I

During World War I, fighting by New Zealanders in France and Belgium meant serving in frontline combat positions in the trenches for a few days to a week at a time.  In between, units were rotated back to ‘reserve’ positions, several kilometres away from the Front, where boredom was yet another enemy to contend with. In an attempt to keep the troops entertained, concert parties were formed by the men, and in today’s visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision we will hear about the sort of entertainment they were enjoying 100 years ago.

1:40 Great album

2:20 Bookmarks with Jennifer Ward Lealand

Jennifer Ward Lealand has had a successful multi-faceted career in theatre, film and television for over 35 years. Her latest role is in the George Bernard Shaw play Mrs Warren's Profession. She talks to Jesse about what she's been listening to, reading and watching recently.

Jennifer Ward Lealand

Jennifer Ward Lealand Photo: Supplied

3:10 The rise of fake food

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Photo: supplied

There are counterfeit designer handbags, counterfeit Rolex watches and there's something else passed off as the real thing but isn't - fake food.

Selling fake honey, fake olive oil, fake seafood and more is a $US50 billion industry.  

Food and travel writer Larry Olmsted talks about how to tell if what you're eating is what you think it is.

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 Michelle Boag and Mike Williams



Music played in this show

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:

ARTIST: Mind Over Matter     
TITLE:  Cold Stone     
COMP: Nathan Kruse     
RNZ Live Recording     

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:

ARTIST: Janet Jackson     
TITLE:  Together Again     
COMP:  Jackson, Harris, Lewis, Elizondo    
ALBUM: Velvet Rope     
LABEL:  Virgin    

ARTIST: Janet Jackson     
TITLE: Got til its gone
COMP:  Jackson, Harris, Lewis, Elizondo, Joni Mitchell, Kamaal Ibn Fareed
ALBUM: Velvet Rope     
LABEL:  Virgin    

ARTIST: Janet Jackson     
TITLE: I get lonely     
COMP: Jackson, Harris, Lewis, Elizondo    
ALBUM: Velvet Rope     
LABEL:  Virgin    

ARTIST: Janet Jackson     
TITLE:  Go Deep     
COMP: Jackson, Harris, Lewis, Elizondo    
ALBUM: Velvet Rope     
LABEL:  Virgin        

MUSIC CRITIC Simon Sweetman

ARTIST: Particle Kid
TITLE:  Everything is Bullshit
COMP: Micah Nelson     
ALBUM: Everything Is Bullshit    

ARTIST: Bettye LaVette    
TITLE:  Political World    
COMP: Bob Dylan     
ALBUM: Things Have Changed   

BOOKMARKS: Jennifer Ward Lealand's picks:

ARTIST: Marlene Dietrich    
TITLE: Makin' Whoppee     
COMP:     Written-By - G. Kahn*, W. Donaldson*    
ALBUM: Sei Lieb Zu Mir    
LABEL: Remember ‎- RMB 75056     

ARTIST: Dimmer
TITLE:  Evolution     
ALBUM: I believe you are a star