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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 14 June 2018

Short Story Club

After 3 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.

1:08 First song

1:10 White House communications staff Sanders & Shah supposedly planning exit

News outlets are reporting that White House Communications Director Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her deputy Raj Shah are planning to leave their positions.

We get the latest from RNZ's Washington correspondent, Harry Horton.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders speaks during the daily briefing.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders speaks during the daily briefing. Photo: AFP

1:20 Prisoners plant thousands of trees for Matariki

As part of Matariki celebrations in Auckland, 20 thousand trees are going to be planted in Manurewa's Totara Park.

Volunteers are going to put the native plants in the ground which were propagated and cultivated by Auckland prison inmates. They took part in a course to learn horticulture and provide the plants, having already contributed 120 thousand to Auckland Mayor Phil Goff’s one million trees initiative over three years.

Mayor Goff and the Department of Corrections’ Northern Regional commissioner Jeanette Burns will plant a tree together to launch the Matariki celebrations.

Jesse Mulligan speaks to Auckland prison manager of industries David Grear about prisoners' involvement and their contribution to the community initiative.

1:30 Wellington Citizens Advice Bureau gets a reprieve

Citizens Advice Bureau logo

Photo: Citizens Advice Bureau

Last month the future of Wellington's Citizens Advice Bureau looked very bleak, with the council's grants subcommittee voting not to renew its 3 yearly funding to run its five branches in the city.

But after a petition quickly gained thousands of signatures, the council has done a bit of a u-turn.

We speak with the chairman of Wellington CAB, Mike Regan.

1:40 Great album: Billie Holiday Lady in Satin

2:10 Looking ahead to the football world cup

The Football world cup starts tomorrow in Russia, and our own obsesssive football fans - Afternoons producer Emile Donovan and Max Towle of the Wireless are making a thrice weekly podcast on the competition called Squeaky Bum Time.

Max Towle and Emile Donovan in their podcast for the FIFA World Cup, 'Squeaky Bum Time'.

Max Towle and Emile Donovan in their podcast for the FIFA World Cup, 'Squeaky Bum Time'. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

2:20 Your Money with Mary Holm

A new source of rainy day money would be available to many New Zealanders if an idea proposed at a conference this week is taken up by the government.

The Commission for Financial Capability is suggesting that some KiwiSaver contributions be diverted into a rainy day fund, which people can draw on in a financial crisis.

Mary Holm comments on the pluses and minuses of this, and talks about the current situation - where people can get emergency cash, as well as some good places to keep it.

black and white photo of umbrella in heavy rain

black and white photo of umbrella in heavy rain Photo: 123RF

2:50 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

3:10 Short Story Club

After 3 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.

3:20 Tell me about your thesis

Paul Winter tells Jesse Mulligan about The Balance of Power. Paul’s 2015 thesis looked at why nation states desire nuclear weapons and has a focus on the Republic of North Korea.

People watch a television news programme, showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on May 14, 2017.

People watch a television news programme, showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on May 14, 2017. Photo: AFP

3:35 Eyewitness - Behind the Iron Curtain

Moscow, near the end of the Cold War; paranoia, politics and perestroika. An embassy guard recalls life behind the Iron Curtain. Produced by Justin Gregory.

An image of entry visa stamps in  a passport allowing entry to Soviet Russia.

Photo: Supplied

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

4:05 The Panel with Michelle Boag and Mike Williams

 

Music played in this show

Artist: SJD
Song: Little Pieces
Comp: Donnelly
Album: Saint John Devine
Label: Round Trip Mars
Played At: 14:47
 

1:10pm - First Song
Artist: Thomson
Song: Acid Rain
Comp: Thomas Stoneman
Album: Acid Rain
Label: Warner Music Australia

1:45pm - Great Album
Artist: Billie Holiday with Ray Ellis & His Orchestra
Song: I'm a Fool to Want You
Comp: Herron, Sinatra, Wolf
Album: Lady In Satin
Label: CBS 450883

Artist: Billie Holiday with Ray Ellis & His Orchestra
Song: You've Changed
Comp: Carey, Fischer
Album: Lady In Satin
Label: CBS 450883

Artist: Billie Holiday with Ray Ellis & His Orchestra
Song: I Get Along Without You Very Well
Comp: DePaul, Raye
Album: Lady In Satin
Label: CBS 450883

Link 3
Artist: Black Sabbath
Song: Iron Man
Comp: Butler, Iommi, Osbourne, Ward
Album: Paranoid
Label: Warner 113104
Played at: 13:15

Artist: Dr Hook
Song: Cover of The Rolling Stone
Comp: Silverstein
Album: Sloppy Seconds
Label: Columbia 431622
Played at: 14:08

Artist: Def Leppard
Song: Love Bites
Comp: Rick Allen, Steve Clark, Phil Collen, Joe Elliott, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Rick Savage
Album: Hysteria
Label: Mercury 830675
Played at: 15:08

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