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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 23 August 2018

Short Story Club

This afternoon we discuss Gina Cole’s Black Ice.  We will give away a copy of Gina’s collection of short stories Black Ice Matter to the writer of the best email.  jesse@radionz.co.nz

1:10 First song: 17 year old Silika Isaia

On The first September the finals of the annual secondary schools competition, Stand Up, Stand Out take place in Manukau.This year, over 1,000 Auckland secondary school students took part in the highly competitive heats and semi-final rounds.

we are very honoured to have one of the finalists In our Auckland studio to perform - Silika Isaia is 17 and in year 12 at Papatoetoe High School.

Silika Isaia from Papatoetoe High School

Silika Isaia from Papatoetoe High School Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

1:15 More on Dads: where to go for parenting tips

On Monday we talked to an Australian researcher about getting dads involved in parenting programmes. 

We were then contacted by Dave Owens, who runs a website called Great Fathers

It offers new dads advice on everything from soothing a crying baby, to dealing with sleep deprivation, and even what to do if your baby's mother is suffering post-natal depression. 

Dave joins us to discuss why men are often left out of the conversation around kids.

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Photo: Supplied / Great Fathers

1:25 Stuck waiting? Try knitting!

It's a question as old as time: what on earth are you supposed to do in the doctor's waiting-room?

You can read, sure, but only if you're a fan of 12 year-old New Idea and Autocar magazines. 

Well, a Timaru medical centre has an alternative: knitting.

To tell us about this initiative where joined by the practice manager, Jo Clarkson.

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Photo: Flickr

1:35 Govt to fund a cycle and pedestrian path across Auckland Harbour Bridge

The government has announced it will fully fund a walking and cycling link across the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

 
A graphic showing the entrance to the proposed walkway.

A graphic showing the entrance to the proposed walkway. Photo: Copyright © 2011 - 2014 Generation Zero Incorporated.

It has confirmed this afternoon that $67 million of the National Land Transport Fund will be invested in the link, known as SkyPath.

The Transport Minister Phil Twyford said SkyPath was a transformational project that would give Aucklanders the freedom to walk and cycle from the North Shore to the city.

We speak with Patrick Morgan of the Cycle Action Network who says this is the best news he's heard in a long time.

1:40 Saving the rhinos with a kiwi drone

A Raglan company has created a drone to help with conservation work overseas. 

Aeronavics was approached to design a drone that would assist specialists in tracking rhino poachers in South Africa. 

There are more than 1000 poaching incidents a year in South Africa alone, but it's hoped the new drone, 'Rhino Bavi', could be adapted on a wider scale.

To explain how it works, we're joined by Aeronavics director Linda Bulk.

1:40 Great album

2:10 Theatre Critic John Smythe

2:20 Lynda Hallinan answers your gardening questions

Mary Holm is away so today and Thursday the 6th September we have gardening expert Lynda Hallinan in to answer your gardening questions - including how to deal with snails and slugs! And when to plant your tomatoes.

Snail Garden Nature Gastropod Salad Plant Lettuce

Photo: Copyright by MaxPixel

2:50 Nuhaka Dreaming

3:10 Short Story Club

We discuss Gina Cole’s Black Ice.  We will give away a copy of Gina’s collection of short stories Black Ice Matter to the writer of the best email.  jesse@radionz.co.nz

3:25 Tell me about your thesis: Tui Vocalisations

Miriam Ludbrook tells us about her thesis on avian acoustic communication - namely, how urban noise affects how Tui's sing

3:30 Spoken Feature

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

4:05 The Panel with Marianne Elliott and Barry Corbett

 

Music played in this show

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:

 

Artist:  Silika Isaia
Song:  Mad Men
Comp:  Silika Isaia
Album: unreleased live recording   
Label: RNZ    

 

LINK 3 - the link was that all were songs from the best selling albums in New Zealand

Artist: Dire Straits
Song:  Brothers in arms
Comp:   Mark Knopfler
Album: Brothers in Arms
Label:  Vertigo (UK) Warner Bros. (U.S.)

Played at: 1.10pm

Artist: Abba
Song:  Mamma Mia
Comp:   Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson
Album: ABBA  
Label:  RCA Victor (Australia)
Played at:  2.10pm

Artist: Shania Twain
Song:  Still the One
Comp:   Robert John "Mutt" Lange / Shania Twain
Album:  Come on Over
Label:  Mercury Nashville
Played at:  3.10pm

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
 

Artist: Charles Lloyd and Lucinda Williams
Song: Ventura
Album: Vanished Gardens
Label:  Capitol Records
Played at:

Artist: Charles Lloyd and Lucinda Williams
Song: Dust
Album: Vanished Gardens
Label:  Capitol Records
Played at: