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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 13 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

1:15 Media warned to take care when sourcing stories from Social Media

When you hear about a social media post going viral - it's often because it also ends up in the mainstream media.

But what if its a video or photo that will cause someone real harm - as has happened several times.

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has just put out some guidelines for broadcasters on using images, videos and other content sourced from social media platforms like twitter and facebook .  

Colin Peacock from RNZ's Mediawatch programme has been looking through the guidelines and explains what lead to them.

1:25 Are we too focused on iconic species rather than protecting whole ecosystems?

Lincoln University Associate Professor Mick Abbott is organising the PA2050 conference – about  the management of New Zealand’s conservation land.

Mick suggests that we put too much focus on individual species at the expense of the ecosystem as a whole.

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1:35 Coming soon to an armchair near you - a book!

When you go the movies, you see trailers for upcoming films..

But in a bid to get more young people reading books, the book council has created book trailers to play before major movies as well..

The Chief Executive of the New Zealand Book Council, Jo Cribb tell us about the idea.

1:40 Great album - Gorillaz


Photo: Gorillaz

Ahead of their soon to released sixth studio record, we revisit Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's 2001 debut as cartoon creation Gorillaz.

2:00 Music critic Colin Morris

The High Cost of Low Living by Nick Moss Band.

Photo: Nick Moss Band

Colin Morris shares music from Chicago Blues group Nick Moss Band’s album The High Cost of Low Living and legendary Brazilian singer Caetano Veloso.

2:20 Bookmarks with Kura Forrester

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Photo: Andi Crown

Actor, writer, director and, comedian Kura Forrester is known for tv shows and films The Adventures of Suzi Boon, Jono and Ben, Only in Aotearoa, Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses, and What We Do in the Shadows. On stage she has been seen in Snort, Tiki Tour, Amadeus, and Camping.

She’s now writing for the second season of Māori TV animated comedy Aroha Bridge.

For Bookmarks Kura chooses her favourite things in the world from Tina Fey, Amy Schumer, Troy Kingi, Andre Agassi, and Hiatus Kaiyote amongst others.

3:10 High dose Vitamin C clinical trial underway

The use of high doses of Vitamin C to treat serious illness has been a controversial one.

Back in 2010 the current affairs show 60 Minutes reported on a case of a man seriously ill with swine flu, who doctors said would likely die. His family used legal threats to insist he receive high dose Vitamin C. Doctors eventually agreed despite saying it would make no difference.

He made a remarkable recovery

That lead to many families of seriously ill people making similar demands, including cancer patients. The New Zealand Medical Journal published a piece later that year saying the hype around high dose Vitamin C was unjustified

But now the University of Otago is trialing the use of intravenous high dose Vitamin C for patients with sepsis, because smaller clinical trials overseas have shown remarkable results

Jesse Mulligan speaks to lead researcher Associate Professor Anitra Carr about the new study, as well as other studies being done on using intravenous Vitamin C to treat cancer patients.

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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 Dame Diane Robertson and Andrew Frame



Music played in this show

Artist: David Byrne
Song: Here
Comp: David Byrne,
Album: American Utopia
Label: Nonesuch/Todomundo 7559793220

Artist: Gorillaz
Song: Clint Eastwood
Comp: Gorillaz
Album: Gorillaz
Label: Parlophone 534488

Artist: Gorillaz
Song: 19/2000
Comp: Gorillaz
Album: Gorillaz
Label: Parlophone 534488

Artist: Nick Moss Band ft. Dennis Gruenling
Song: Lesson To Learn
Comp: Dennis Gruenling
Album: The High Cost of Low Living
Label: Alligator Records ALCD 4981

Artist: Caetano Veloso
Song: Cucurrucucu Paloma
Comp: Tomas Mendez Sosa
Album: The Best of Caetano Veloso
Label: Nonesuch 79808

Artist: Troy Kingi
Song: Aztechknowledgey
Comp: Troy Kingi
Album: Shake That Skinny Ass All The Way to Zygertron
Label: All Good 457107

Artist: Coco Solid
Song: Just One Kiss
Album: Cokes