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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 12 June 2018

Short Story Club

On Thursday we discuss the story Lucky by Mandy Hager
Read it by clicking on the link above, and send us an email. The writer of the best email wins a two of her YA novels,  The Nature of Ash and its sequel Ash Arising, publishing in June.

1:10 First song: Seven Zen performs live

We have a very talented multi instrumentalist singer songwriter performing live today. Seven Zen has just released his debut EP - Dark as Life

His real names is Riley Popham  and he's actually had to take the day off school to come and perform as he's only 14.

Seven Zen at RNZ Auckland

Seven Zen at RNZ Auckland Photo: RNZ

1:15 Who can access Ancestry companies' DNA database?

Many New Zealanders have sent off saliva samples to companies like Ancestry.com to find out about their genetic ethnicity and ancestry. The findings can be fascinating, finding out you have spanish blood, or even relatives you never knew you had.

But what happens to your DNA after the test is done? The companies keep it on their database, and that is raising many ethical and legal issues - as it has been revealed that one of the bigger ones, Ancestry.com gives access to the database to its research partners which include a subsidiary of Google.

We talk to Katie Hasson of the Centre for Genetics and Society in California

The human DNA model takes on a double helix shape

The human DNA model takes on a double helix shape Photo: (Pixabay)

1:25 Petition launched as DIY dentistry grows

A Hamilton dentist is so concerned about the state of the nation's teeth that she's launching a petition which she plans on presenting to Parliament in October.

Dr Assil Russell is the co-founder of the charity dental clinic Revive a Smile which has treated almost 10,000 adults free of charge since it began in 2012.

The petition calls for a subsidy for dental care for at-need people, an increase in the age for free dental care to 20 years and a for GST to be removed from from dental services.

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1:35 Clever honey bees can count

Humans and other primates have some understanding of zero and now researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne have discovered honey bees too have the ability to comprehend zero.

Adrian Dyer is an associate professor at the School of Media and Communication and worked with PhD student Scarlett Howard on the study. He talks to Jesse about the experiment to test honey bees' knowledge of zero.

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1:40 Great album: Fine Young Cannibals: The Raw and the Cooked

2:10 Book critic: Lisa Glass

Lisa has been reading some new New Zealand novels that didn’t win the Ockham book awards, but she reckons could easily have.

2:20 The 90's Irish music explosion

Riverdance is often referred to as the phenomenon that started the Irish pop music explosion, but the seeds had already been sown by groups like Clannad, the Chieftans and even U2.

Today we welcome back Jared Mackley-Crump - an ethnomusicologist from AUT - he was on a few weeks ago talking about the history of Eurovision, and today he take us back to the 1990's irish pop explosion - and what lead to it

Michael Flatley and Riverdance

Michael Flatley and Riverdance Photo: wikipedia

3:10 How seven widowed fathers helped each other

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In the worst moment of their lives, seven men found themselves alone and afraid. Their wives had died of cancer and they  were raising children as single parents and negotiating the complicated path of grief.  They didn't think of themselves as "support group" kind of guys until two doctors stepped in and organised monthly meetings.

United by tragedy, the widowers leaned on and learned from each other. 

Doctors Justin Yopp and Don Rosenstein share their stories in The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life

Here are some resources for anyone in a similar situation here in New Zealand

https://skylight.org.nz/Bereavement+Support

http://www.wsd.org.nz/

or try your local Cancer Society office.

3:30 Ours: Treasures from Te Papa

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

4:05 The Panel with Miriama Aoake and Neil Miller

 

Music played in this show

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:

 

Artist: Seven Zen
Song:
Comp: Riley Popham
Album: unreleased live recording   
Label: RNZ    

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:

Artist: Fine Young Cannibals
Song: She Drives Me Crazy
Comp:  Roland Gift and David Steele
Album: The Raw and the Cooked
Label:   I.R.S., London

Artist: Fine Young Cannibals
Song: Good Thing
Comp:  Roland Gift and David Steele
Album: The Raw and the Cooked
Label:   I.R.S., London
    
Artist: Fine Young Cannibals
Song: Ever Fallen in Love
Comp:  Roland Gift and David Steele
Album: The Raw and the Cooked
Label:   I.R.S., London
        
Artist: Fine Young Cannibals
Song: I'm Not the Man I Used to Be
Comp:  Roland Gift and David Steele
Album: The Raw and the Cooked
Label:   I.R.S., London

MUSIC FEATURE - The Irish Pop explosion

Artist: Clannad
Song: The Theme from Harry's Game
Comp:  Pól Brennan, Ciarán Brennan
Album: single
Label:  RCA

Artist: Clannad
Song: Robin the Hooded Man
Comp:  Ciarán Brennan
Album: Legend
Label:  BMG

Artist: U2
Song: Sunday Bloody Sunday
Comp: U2
Album: War
Label:  Island

Artist: The Cranberries
Song: Zombie
Comp: Dolores O'Riordan
Album:  No Need to Argue
Label: Island

Artist: The Cranberries
Song: So Cold in Ireland
Comp: Dolores O'Riordan
Album:  No Need to Argue
Label: Island

Artist: Boyzone
Song: No Matter What
Comp: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jim Steinman, Nigel Wright
Album:  (single)
Label: Polydor

Artist: Westlife
Song: Seasons in the Sun
Comp:      Jacques Brel
Album: (single)
Label:  BMG

Artist: The Corrs
Song: Only When I Sleep
Comp:   The Corrs, John Shanks, Oliver Leiber, Paul Peterson
Album:  Talk on Corners
Label:  Atlantic