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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 3 May 2018

Short Story Club

'I Shall be her Witness' by Linda Olsson is this week's short story. Email us to be in to win her new novel, A Sister in My House

1:10 First song

1:15 Shark Cage Diving bill

Stewart Island locals and paua divers have a glimmer of hope that shark cage diving in their waters could be banned. Jesse talks to Storm Stanley of PauaMAC5 about why the industry wants a total ban to shark cage diving. Shark Dive NZ director Peter Scott gives the operators' point of view.

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1:25 Social media teaching kids new ways to bully - Principal

A Wellington primary school principal says social media is training kids a whole new way to bully each other. And at a younger age.

Mark Potter is principal of Wellington's Berhampore primary school and believes children should not be allowed to use social media.

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1:35 The world's oldest spider - Leanda Mason.

The story of the world's oldest spider has captured hearts around the world.

A zoologist, Dr Barbara Main, started studying a trapdoor spider 40 years ago once she crawled out of her mother's nest and made a burrow of her own.

Barbara Main dedicated her career to following the spider she called number 16 who lived under an acacia tree in southwest Australia.

An ecologist, Leanda Mason took over Barbara's work and tells Jesse Mulligan how number 16 eventually died.

1:40 Great album: Indigo Girls, Rites of Passage

2:10 Tech talk with Paul Brislen

2:20 Your Money with Mary Holm: How to find a financial adviser who has your interests at heart

One of the issues at the Australian Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry is the fact that many financial advisers have been putting their own interests ahead of their clients' interests. Does that happen in New Zealand too? It's hard to argue that it doesn't, says Mary Holm. If someone offers you free financial advice, you've got to ask yourself why they are doing that.

But not every adviser works that way. Mary looks at three letters from listeners asking about aspects of finding good financial advice. She talks about why you might want to use an adviser; how to make a short list of possible advisers - starting with a list on her website; and suggests questions to ask them - initially by email. Finally, she stresses the importance of meeting several before choosing one.

You can find more information on Mary's advisors page on her website

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3:10 Short Story Club

'I Shall be her Witness' by Linda Olsson is this week's short story. Email us to be in to win her new novel, A Sister in My House

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Suzanne Cowan did her thesis in dance studies - which included creating a dance work. It is believed she is the first person who uses a wheelchair in New Zealand to have done this.

3:30 Are We There Yet?

Today Katy Gossett looks at raising a transgender child 

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

4:05 The Panel with Cas Carter and Steve McCabe


Music played in this show

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:

ARTIST: Hans Pucket     
TITLE: Straight to My Heart     
COMP: Hans Pucket     
ALBUM: Eczema     


ARTIST:Bruce Springsteen
TITLE:  Dancing in the Dark     
COMP: Bruce Springsteen     
ALBUM: Born in the USA     
LABEL: Columbia     

TITLE: Sensitive to a Smile
COMP: Dilworth Karaka and Charlie Tumahai and Todd Casella    
ALBUM: Sensitive to a Smile     
LABEL: Warrior    

ARTIST: Weezer     
TITLE:  Buddy Holly     
COMP:  Rivers Cuomo    
ALBUM:  Weezer (The Blue Album    

The link between all 3 songs was that the music videos were all directed by well known film directors; in order - Brian De Palma, Lee Tamahori and Spike Jonze

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:

ARTIST: Indigo Girls     
TITLE:  Gallileo     
COMP: Emily Saliers
ALBUM: Rites of Passage

ARTIST: Indigo Girls     
TITLE: Romeo and Juliet     
COMP: Mark Knopfler
ALBUM: Rites of Passage

ARTIST: Indigo Girls     
TITLE: Love will come to you     
COMP: Saliers
ALBUM: Rites of Passage