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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 11 July 2018

Short Story Club

Our short story for discussion on Thursday 12th July is Sovereign Mint by Fiona Kidman

The writer of the best email about the story wins a copy of her new novel, This Mortal Boy

1:10 Mecuzine perform live

 Auckland based Indie Rock band, Mecuzine are about to release their debute album, Cutting Strings - but they are far from new to the music scene. The group is made up of former members of some of the country's biggest bands, including Hello Sailor

They perform one of their new singles live in our Auckland studio.

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1:15 Diet in pregnancy and baby's gut health

We're hearing more about what's going on in our gut - what bacteria lives there and what impacts it.

In babies, new research has found what mums-to-be eat during pregnancy and how they deliver, may have an effect on the composition of the baby's gut microbiome. 

This could be used to give dietary tips for pregnant women. 

Lead author of the paper, Sara Lundgren from the School of Medicine at Dartmouth, explains.

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1:25 Dealing with parental alienation 

Parenting is tough, particularly when the parents aren't together anymore, or having problems.  

There are now calls for a legal framework in New Zealand to deal with a consequence of those problems - parental alienation.

A University of Otago study has been published, detailing the negative impacts to children that have been alienated by  a parent - from depression to aggression and mistrust. 

The reforms suggested by author of the paper, solicitor Lee James, could help the courts in dealing with the issue. 

46448655 - portrait of sad teen girl at the day time.

Photo: altanaka/123RF

1:35 Sound Archives: Whales in NZ

For the past week Wellingtonians have been whale-hunting - following the movements of a southern right whale which has been frolicking in the harbour, with their cameras. In the past it would have been a different story, as whales were hunted in Cook Strait right up until 1964. 

In today's visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision we are going  to listen to recordings that show how our attitudes to whales have changed over the past 100 years.

1:40 Great album: From Elvis in Memphis

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2:20 Bookmarks with graphic novellist, Ant Sang

Ant Sang is one of New Zealand's most well-known graphic novelists.

His comics have been published in the US, UK, Canada, France, Taiwan, and Australia.

He was also the head designer for the animated series bro'Town and won the Achievement in Production Design award in 2006 and 2008 at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards, for his work on the show.

Ant is our guest on Bookmarks and will talk about the books, movies, music and tv shows that inspire him.

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Photo: Delia Sang

3:10 Simpson's writer Mathew KIickstein

No one could have predicted that a family of yellow, four fingered characters would change TV and pop culture forever when The Simpsons debuted on  December 17th, 1989. and is now the longest running scripted television show in American history.

Mathew Klickstein joins me to talk abou his behind the scenes book Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies From a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons.

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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 Victoria Stewart and Morgan Godfery

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Photo: RNZ/Liminal/DoC


NZ is full of amazing native creatures, and many of them are not cute and pretty! We are celebrating those less loved critters with some limited edition t-shirts illustrated by the amazing @giselledraws.

She was assisted by science advisor Mike Dickison and DoC's Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki.

To order a t-shirt please click here.



Music played in this show

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
Artist: Mecuzine
Song: Don't Fire that Gun
Comp: Tony Johns
Album: Cutting Strings
Label: Independent label Mecuzine Music Ltd

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:

Artist: Elvis Presley
Song: Suspicious Minds
Comp: Mark James
Album: From Elvis in Memphis
Label:  RCA Records

Artist: Elvis Presley
Song: In the Ghetto
Comp:  Mac Davis
Album: From Elvis in Memphis
Label:  RCA Records

Artist: Elvis Presley
Song: Wearin' That Loved on Look
Comp: Dallas Frazier, A.L. Owens
Album: From Elvis in Memphis
Label:  RCA Records
Artist: Elvis Presley
Song: Long Black Limousine
Comp: Bobby George, Vern Stovall
Album: From Elvis in Memphis
Label:  RCA Records
Artist: Elvis Presley
Song: True Love Travels on a Gravel Road
Comp: Dallas Frazier, A.L. Owens
Album: From Elvis in Memphis
Label:  RCA Records

Artist: Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Song: walk on
Composer: brownie mcghee/ruth mcghee
Album: downey to lubbock

Artist: Valaida Snow
Song:  I can't dance (i've got ants in my pants)
album: queen of trumpet & song
Label : DRG  


Artist:Joy Division
Comp: Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Ian Curtis
Album: (single)
Label:     Sordide Sentimental

Song:Paper Planes
Comp: M.I.A. Diplo Joe Strummer Mick Jones Paul Simonon Topper Headon
Album: Kala
Label: XLInterscope

Artist:Kate Tempest
Song:Europe is Lost
Comp: Kate Tempest
Album:  Let Them Eat Chaos
Label:     Fiction / Lex