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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 4 July 2018

Short Story Club

Our short story for discussion this Thursday is The Germans by William Brandt

Email us your thoughts on the story before Thursday at 3pm to win a copy of his novel, The Book of the Film of the Story of My Life

1:10 First song: the Christchurch Cathedral choir perform live

The boys of the Christchurch Cathedral Choir

The boys of the Christchurch Cathedral Choir Photo: Supplied

1:15 Liar liar - is it normal for kids to lie?

Most people lie. Whether to get out of an unpleasant task, or to save someone embarrassment, to the bigger, more concerning stuff. 

But most of us teach our children that lying isn't good, so when you start catching them in lies, (and let's be honest, it's pretty easy to) should you be worried?

Penny Van Bergen, A Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology at Macquarie Univeristy, has co-authored a new article looks at the why kids lie and whether it's normal.

Did you draw on the wall?

Did you draw on the wall? Photo: Pixabay

1:25 Upskilling to avoid the robot takeover 

Every few days there seems to be a study or opinion piece about the future of our jobs - when will the robots take over and what can we do about it. 

Instead of worrying about the dire predictions, a Tauranga organisation decided the best way to tackle future challenges is to prepare. 

Venture Centre is helping locals upskill to keep ahead of our evolving workplaces. From teaching kids to code, to connecting entrepreneurs with mentors.  To tell us more about it is founder Jo Allum. 

Venture Centre's youth coding sessions with recycled hardware

Venture Centre's youth coding sessions with recycled hardware Photo: Supplied / MADventures

1:35 Sound Archives: Ice Skating in NZ

 Logo of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Photo: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

In the South Island, natural ice-skating fans are embracing the current frosty weather as they wait for inland lakes to freeze over so they can head out on the ice. 

In today’s visit to Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision with Sarah Johnston we will slide through the sound archives to hear about ice-skating history and the various famous skaters who have visited New Zealand to perform.

1:40 Great album: the Shins; Oh Inverted World

2:20 Bookmarks with champion shearer, Emily Welch

Emily Welch was one of New Zealand's first and most successful female shearers, and is one of the main focuses of an upcoming documentary looking at women shearers in New Zealand.

She comes in to talk a bit about her life, the film, and to discuss her favourite music, books and movies.

She Shears will premiere at the New Zealand International Film Festival. Check out details here. 

Emily Welch was one of the first competitive female shearers in New Zealand, and still holds a shearing world record

Emily Welch was one of the first competitive female shearers in New Zealand, and still holds a shearing world record Photo: Rebecca McMillan Photography

3:10 How our hormones control almost everything

Hormones are not just the chemicals that make teenagers moody and impossible during puberty, they control metabolism, sleep and our immune systems.  

Dr Randi Epstein says understanding human hormones  and the important work they do can unlock mysteries about the human body. 

Her book is called Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything

Randi Hutter Epstein

Randi Hutter Epstein Photo: supplied

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 Mava Enoka and Matt Nippert