Navigation for Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 31 July 2018

Short Story Club

On Thursday we discuss the story Beats of the Pa’u by Maria Samuela. Email us your thoughts on it before 3pm Thursday, and the writer of the best email wins a copy of Sport 45 - a collection of New Zealand short fiction.

1:10 Aussie blues legend, Lloyd Spiegel performs live

Australian blues guitarist Lloyd Spiegel has been touring since he was just 11. He's won the Australian Blues Award seven times and has played with some of the biggest names in music, including Bob Dylan and Etta James.

He is in New Zealand for a North Island tour - details here, and performs live in our Auckland studio

Lloyd Spiegel

Lloyd Spiegel Photo: supplied

1:15 Kiwis ageing gracefully

It's long been assumed that the older we get, the more ailments we suffer, the more sick or less healthy we are. 

New research by Massey University contradicts that. In fact Kiwis stay healthier for longer, enjoying good wellbeing as they age. 

Not just physically, but mentally and socially as well. There is a catch though. The more well off you are, the better you will age - and those without a house are particularly stressed. 

So with more on what this means, for now and in the future, we're joined by one of the researchers, Professor Christine Stephens.

(from left): Massey University’s Health in Ageing Research Team (HART) researchers Professor Christine Stephens, Dr Joanne Allen; Professor Fiona Alpass; Dr Mary Breheny and Vicki Beagley.

(from left): Massey University’s Health in Ageing Research Team (HART) researchers Professor Christine Stephens, Dr Joanne Allen; Professor Fiona Alpass; Dr Mary Breheny and Vicki Beagley. Photo: David Wiltshire daveandharry@hotmail.com

1:25 Enticing people into trades work

No caption

Photo: Supplied

It's no secret New Zealand is facing a shortage of skilled trades workers. It's estimated up to 60,000 more workers may be needed over the next five years.

While that's an issue for the Government, it's also something small businesses have to worry about. 

A Wellington plumbing company decided they needed to get creative and have created an ad campaign they're hoping will entice new staff. 

Jared Wood, Manager of New Vision Enterprises, tells us what the issues are for the industry. 

1:35 Fatigue: the illness affecting thousands of children

It's an illness that's often described as 'hidden'. Thousands of kids around the world, and here in New Zealand, too unwell to go to school or even get up off the bed. 

It's complex and misunderstood, there's even debate over what to call it. Some know it as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, others M.E.  

Freelancer Felicity Monk wrote a report about the illness for The Wireless and joins us to tell us about the stories she heard. 

Teenager in bed

Photo: 123RF

1:40 Great album: Depeche Mode: The Best Of Vol. 1

2:10 Book critic Lisa Glass

Lisa Glass recently discovered the work of Pulitzer prize winning author Andrew Sean Greer

2:20 Ennio Morricone and the sound of the Spaghetti Western

Italian composer Ennio Morricone has scored more than 500 films and television shows during his feted career.

Among them are some of the most distinctive pieces of music in all cinema, including the theme to Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Western masterpiece The Good the Bad and the Ugly, the Dollars trilogy, and "Gabriel's Oboe" from The Mission.

Wellington film composer Ewan Clark joins us in studio to talk about this titan of film music.

Ennio Morricone has composed scores for more than 500 films and television shows

Ennio Morricone has composed scores for more than 500 films and television shows Photo: Flickr

3:10 Dr Richard Hanson: Every day resilience

No caption

Photo: Supplied

It takes resilience to bounce back from big setbacks, and little ones too.  We forget that says  Dr Richard Hanson.  He's a psychologist and best selling author whose been holding seminars in Australia about how to change your brain and change your life. 

He says resilience is needed to raise a family , deal with stress and offers concrete ideas about how to improve resiliency no matter what your age.

3:30 Spoken Feature

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

4:05 The Panel with Michelle Boag and Mike Williams

 

No caption

Photo: RNZ/Liminal/DoC

CRITTER OF THE WEEK T-SHIRTS!

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.

HELPING THE CRITTERS

We have set aside 5 dollars from every t-shirt sale and plan to donate it to a community volunteer group that is working on local habitat protection or critter conservation. To apply please email us details of what your group does and what you would do with the money. Jesse@radionz.co.nz

Terms and Conditions

- The producers of the show will select the group or groups, their decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to

- We may request additional or supporting information

- You must also disclose if any of your members are employed by RNZ or DoC