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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 9 August 2018

Short Story Club

Today we  discuss three short poems by Owen Marshall from his new collection View from the South,

We'll give away a copy of View from the South to the writer of the best email about one or all of the poems. Jesse@radionz.co.nz

1:10 First song

1:15 Debunking the myth about the Moriori

There's a prevailing myth that is often brought up in conversations about our history - that Māori killed off the Moriori people in New Zealand. 

This incorrect statement is often repeated even by well known New Zealanders, former National Party leader Don Brash comes to mind. For that reason, many Kiwis, particularly Pākehā, assume it's true. 

Researcher Keri Mills decided to lay out the facts in a piece for The Spinoff, and she explains to us why this idea has stuck around for such a long time. 

An ancient Moriori tree carving.

An ancient Moriori tree carving. Photo: FACEBOOK

1:25 Vegan butchery opening in Christchurch

Vegan's and butchery don't really go hand in hand. Throw in a musician and it starts to sound pretty weird. But Grater Goods has all of that. 

Plugged as the country's first plant based deli, the soon-to-be-opened butchery was founded by Flip Grater, the singer-songwriter from Christchurch.

Flip joins us in studio now to talk why she started this new vegan venture. 

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1:35 Double the Quota: How to campaign

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If you're interested in making political change  you'll get some valuable tips from Murdoch Stephens.

He's behind the campaign to increase New Zealand's refugee quota and he managed to get the ear of politicians and the public.

He's written a book about political campaigning called Doing Our Bit, he tells us how he went about it. 

1:40 Great album

2:10 Theatre Critic Hannah August

Dr Hannah August, an English lecturer at Massey University in Auckland is with me in our Auckland studio to talk about the Q theatre's production of Burn Her

2:20 Your Money with Mary Holm: How to get women more interested in investing
 

A recent gathering of a group called Women in Super looked at findings from a Financial Markets Authority survey that showed men tend to know more about investing than women and are more confident at it.

This leads women to be in low-risk investments, which don't grow as much over time.
 
The women discussed what's probably behind those results, including income differences, biases and many women's tendencies to defer to their partners on financial issues. 

They also discussed ways the gap between man and women might be narrowed - such as encouraging women to start out small in riskier investments, and the use of different language and images around investing.

Personal Finance expert Mary Holm talks about how to encourage women more interested in investing.

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3:10 Short Story Club

Today we  discuss three short poems by Owen Marshall from his new collection View from the South,

We'll give away a copy of View from the South to the writer of the best email about one or all of the poems. Jesse@radionz.co.nz

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Rosalie Hosking joins us from Japan, where she is doing a post doctoral fellowship.

She's an historian of Japanese mathematics specialising in the mathematical problems placed on wooden tablets and hung in shrines and temples during 1600-1868.

Her thesis is titled Sangaku: A Mathematical, Artistic, Religious, and Diagrammatic Examination, and you can read it here

A Japanese tablet in Nagasaki

A Japanese tablet in Nagasaki Photo: Rosalie Hosking

3:30 BBC Witness: When Buckingham Palace opened its doors

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

4:05 The Panel with Miriama Aoake and John Barnett

 

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