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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 17 May 2018

Short Story Club at 3pm

After 3 we will discuss Giving the Bird by David Hill. Read it before 3pm and send us an email telling us what you you think, it doesn't have to be a literary analysis, just your thoughts. We will choose the email we like the best and send you a copy Finding  which is David's new novel for young readers.

1:10 First song

1:15 A Trump supporter on the first 18 months

Trump Supporter, John Moran

Trump Supporter, John Moran Photo: twitter

Just after Donald Trump was inaugurated in January of 2017, we spoke to one of his supporters who traveled to Washington DC to attend the inauguration.

John Moran, who's from Boston, told us why he had voted for Donald Trump and why he believed he would be a great president.

So we thought, almost 18 months later, we'd go back and talk to John to see if he still feels the same, given the various controversies including the Stormy Daniels affair and the Russia probe.

1:25 The Science of Light

Yesterday New Zealand marked the international Day of Light - which is a United Nations event to celebrate the science of light.

New Zealand in fact has its won committee chair for this day - Professor David Hutchinson from Otago University, who says light is something many of us take for granted, but is vital for many of the technologies we use daily.

"We wouldn't have an internet without light-based technologies - every email we send or communication we have travels around the world in the form of tiny packages of light down optical fibres."

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Photo: Unesco

1:35 Tui dripping from the trees

There are some great things happening for native birds in the Wellington suburb of Crofton Downs. Kelvin Hastie started up Predator Free Crofton Downs and is witnessing a huge change. He says tui are dripping from the trees and around 20 kaka chicks have fledged this year.

And here is Jesse's rat trapping FAQ


Rare native kaka are breeding in a central Wellington reserve Photo: Paul Ward

1:40 Great album: REM Green

2:00 RNZ Budget Special hosted by Susie Ferguson

3:10 Short Story Club

Claire Murdoch joins us to discuss Giving the Bird by David Hill.

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Esther Calje from Christchurch has a masters of midwifery and is currently a senior midwife and clinical leader at Christchurch Womens Hospital. She tells us about her thesis on the iron status of women in pregnancy and postpartum.

3:30 Are We There Yet?

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

4:05 The Panel with Bernard Hickey and Ella Henry


Music played in this show

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST: Gin Wigmore     
TITLE: Girl Gang     

LINK 3   

ARTIST: Paula Cole
TITLE:  I don't want to wait
COMP: Paula Cole     
ALBUM: This Fire
LABEL: Warner brothers     

ARTIST: Jimi Hendrix     
TITLE:  All Along the Watchtower
COMP: Bob Dylan
ALBUM: Electric Ladyland
LABEL:  Reprise

ARTIST: Janes Addiction     
TITLE:  Jane Says
COMP: Eric Avery, Perry Farrell        
ALBUM: Janes Addiction         
LABEL: Warner

The link was that all 3 are from albums with naked women on the covers

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
TITLE:  Orange Crush     
COMP:   Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe.    
ALBUM: Green     
LABEL:  Warner Bros.    

TITLE:  Stand     
COMP:   Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe.    
ALBUM: Green     
LABEL:  Warner Bros.

TITLE:  Pop Song 89     
COMP:   Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe.    
ALBUM: Green     
LABEL:  Warner Bros.