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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 23 May 2018

Short Story Club

On Thursday we discuss Pip Adam's short story The Woman, the Girl

Pip just won the Acorn Foundation Prize for Fiction at the Ockham NZ book awards, so we're giving away a copy of her winning book The New Animals to the writer of the best email about The Woman, the Girl.

So read it and email us before 3pm on Thursday!

1:10 Razé performs live

It's the Pacific Music Awards tomorrow so we've got a finalist to join us for first song today.

South Auckland underground artist Razé, otherwise known as Ezra Williams, has only been creating music for around a year but she's already picked up a nominated for Best Pacific Female Artist.

She's currently working on a new album and she'll perform a song for us.

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Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

1:15 Aboriginal settlement in Australia was planned

There's been speculation about how Aboriginal people arrived in Australia thousands of years ago. 

Some thought it was an accident but new research suggests that isn't the case, in fact it was planned migration by skilled explorers. 

Experts have used wind and ocean current modelling, like the kind used to search for the missing Malaysian flight MH370. 

Co-author and archaeology Professor Sean Ulm from James Cook University explains how.

Northwest Australia showing a now submerged string of islands between Australia and Timor/Roti

Northwest Australia showing a now submerged string of islands between Australia and Timor/Roti Photo: Supplied / The Conversation

1:25 Polynesian pre-history

My next guest is an American archaeologist who studies Polynesian prehistory

Patrick Kirch is an Emeritus Professor at Berkeley - but is currently in New Zealand to deliver a public talk on Polynesian history at Auckland Musuem - and to receive a prestigious award.

The Polynesian Society is awarding him the Nayacakalou Medal, for outstanding contributions for research on Pacific cultures and peoples

Tongan Canoes, Hodges, William 1744-1797

Tongan Canoes, Hodges, William 1744-1797 Photo: Alexander Turnbull Library.Ref: B-054-046

1:35 Sound Archives: Bastion Point

This Friday marks the 40th anniversary of the eviction of Māori land protestors from Bastion Point at Orakei in Auckland. 

The forcible removal of the Ngāti Whātua people is seen as a watershed moment in recent New Zealand history and today we are going to listen to recordings of that moment, held in the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.

1:40 Great album: Liz Phair, Whip Smart

2:20 Bookmarks with Matt Nippert

Matt Nippert is a multi-award winning investigative journalist and Herald reporter

This year at the Voyager awards he was named business journalist of the year and as well as the winner of the supreme individual prize on offer, the 10 week scholarship at Wolfson College at Cambridge University.  

That award recognised the previous title he won two years in a row of Reporter of the year in 2016 and 2017.

He's never the let his awards detract from his ongoing commitment to chasing complex and often murky business  stories that lead often lead him to relying on a network of overseas contacts to help connect the dots.

He tells us about some of the stories he has worked on, as well as the books, movies, music and other things that have inspired and influenced him.

Matt Nippert

Matt Nippert. Photo: Supplied

3:10 How the Languages We Speak Shape the Way We Think

They say you are what you eat but there is growing evidence that you are what you say.  Language can color the way we look at the world according to professor Lera Boroditsky. 

The language you grow up with can shape the way you remember events, see color and shapes perception in ways we are just beginning to understand.  Dr Boroditsky looks at the power of language in her book, 7000 Universes: How the Languages We Speak Shape the Way We Think.

Lera Boroditsky

Lera Boroditsky Photo: Wiki commons

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 Martin Cocker and Michele A'Court



Music played in this show

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST: Raze     
TITLE: Something Else     
COMP: E.Williams / Eddie Liu    
RNZ Live recording  

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST: Liz Phair     
TITLE: Whip Smart     
COMP:  Phair, Malcolm McLaren    
ALBUM: Whip Smart
LABEL: Matador

ARTIST: Liz Phair     
TITLE: Go West     
COMP: Liz Phair    
ALBUM: Whip Smart
LABEL: Matador

ARTIST: Sandy Mill     
TITLE: Giftbox     
COMP: Sandy Mill (I think)     
ALBUM: A Piece of Me     
LABEL: She's Boss Music    

ARTIST: Sandy Mill     
TITLE: Light of Day
COMP: Sandy Mill (I think)     
ALBUM: A Piece of Me     
LABEL: She's Boss Music    

ARTIST: Outkast     
TITLE: B.O.B    
COMP: Benjamin / Patton /  Sheats
ALBUM: Stankonia    
LABEL:  LaFace Arista
ARTIST: Børns    
TITLE:  American Money      
COMP: Borns /  English /  Irena Lysiuk / Genevieve Bufalino / Aimee Cavanagh
ALBUM: Dopamine
LABEL:   Geffen Interscope