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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 5 June 2018

Short Story Club

This week our short story is by Maurice Gee. It's called Waterfront - read it here and email us your thoughts to be in to win a copy of Rachel Barrowman's biography; Maurice Gee: Life and Work

jesse@radionz.co.nz

1:10 First song

1:15 Greenpeace slams plastic initiative

Greenpeace is calling the Beat Plastic declaration today by large local and international companies rubbish.

The environmental lobby group says the reduction pledge ignores the bigger picture of single use plastic production which will not be impacted by the pledge.

Emily Hunter, Greenpeace Aotearoa Oceans Campaigner speaks to Jesse about what should be happening to reduce plastic waste.

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1:25 Tauranga kids head to FIFA

Two lucky Tauranga youngsters are heading off to the  FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony in Russia. 

They have been given the opportunity to be there as part of the Football for Friendship programme through an Australian based organisation which has been involved in getting children from all over the pacific to be part of the upcoming event. 

12-year-olds Jonty Burggraaf and Isla Ganley are leaving on Thursday night for the events planned around the world cup, including watching the opening match. 

Kevin Milstein from the Reagan Milstein Foundation in Melbourne has been connecting clubs and academies to be on board with the programme, he tells us more about the initiative.

1:30 Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Thomas Nash

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Thomas Nash is the country's first social entrepreneur in residence at Massey University.

His role will see him sharing his experiences in leading the successful cluster bomb ban treaty being signed ten years ago as well as creating new movements on our shores. 

Thomas Nash speaks to Jesse about how to effect social change and why no goal is too big.

1:40 Great album - Footloose Soundtrack 

2:10 James Russell review Finding and The Mapmakers' Race

Children's book author James Russell looks at Finding, a new book by David Hill and The Mapmakers' Race by Eirlys Hunter, due out next month. 

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2:20 Richard Thomas on Why Dylan Matters

Bob Dylan's announced he's going to be here for two concerts in August this year - so probably fitting we turn to an expert on the man himself. 

Professor Richard F Thomas Harvard University's George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics and as part of that role teaches course on Bob Dylan. He's also written a book called Why Dylan Matters. The professor, who was born in London, grew up here in New Zealand and hopes to make it back for the shows in August. 

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3:10 How women are revolutionising television

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It's the Golden Age of Television for women. Some of the best, most successful shows on TV are run by women. They are using their power as the creative force behind popular shows to develop interesting women characters and tell stories of all kinds.

Many of the women, like Shonda Rhimes, Lena Dunham, Tina Fey, and Mindy Kaling have faced challenges along the way that their male counterparts never did.  Former L.A. Times books and culture editor Joy Press chronicles  the rise of women directors, writers and producers in TV in her book, Stealing the Show: How Women Are Revolutionizing Television.

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3:30 Ours

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

4:05 The Panel with Victoria Stewart and John Barnett