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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 30 August 2018

Short Story Club

This afternoons we discuss another story from the newly digitised Landfall archive. The Letter, by Ruth Dallas

Email us about the story and the writer of the best email wins the latest edition of Landfall - Landfall 235. Jesse@rnz.co.nz

1:10 Josie Moon live

We're picking Josie Moon to make big waves in the pop world. The young Wellington singer and producer is about to release her latest EP and plays at Auckland's The Other's Way festival tomorrow night, She performs her new song, Call Me, live in our studio

Josie Moon

Josie Moon Photo: supplied

1:15 Maternity care: Question your doctor

Midwives and doctors are encouraging people to question what they need for their maternity care.

'Do I really need this test?' is a key query people should be asking their health professionals to ensure they are not being subjected to unnecessary treatments. 

The NZ College of Midwives Deputy Chief Executive Alison Eddy tells us this is about being informed.

Pregnant women meeting at ante-natal class - stock photo

Photo: 123RF

1:25 Laundry and conversation for homeless people

There are more than 40,000 people experiencing homelessness in New Zealand. 

Many of them are lacking basic necessities, not least, the ability to clean their clothes. 

An Australian company Orange Sky runs the world's first free laundry service for homeless people, and they're bringing their washers and dryers to New Zealand to help those living rough here. 

Orange Sky co-founder Lucas Patchett tells us why the service is much more than just cleaning clothes.

1:35 A new look for Nairn Street Cottage

Wellington's oldest colonial house Nairn Street Cottage will reopen this weekend after a makeover.

The cottage was closed over the winter season to be re-imagined to showcase the Wallis Family story over three generations, from 1857 through to the late 1970s. 

Social History Curator Nik Bullard is in charge of the project, and walks us through some of the history of the different rooms. 

1:40 Great album: Michael Jackson - Thriller

We're playing songs from Michael Jackson's biggest selling album Thriller, as he would have been celebrating his 60th birthday today.

2:10 Rawiri Paratene on NZ Theatre Month

September marks New Zealand Theatre month - which was the brain child of playwright Roger Hall

With us to talk about what's happening is a stalwart of New Zealand theatre, Rawiri Paratene - who has created his own show for NZ theatre month, called Kōrero Pūrākau - which involves the retelling of local Maori legends

2:20 Farming commentator Steve Wyn-Harris

Steve talks us through two pretty contentious farming issues: feedlots and water storage dams

Calls for ban on grain fed beef feedlots

Calls for ban on grain fed beef feedlots Photo: RNZ / YouTube

2:30 The History of Prime Ministerial War Heroes in NZ

The death of Senator John McCain reminds us that war heroes often play important roles as political leaders.  This has been a tradition throughout the world but to what extent does it apply to New Zealand?

Historian, Grant Morris of Victoria University looks back

 Reform Party leader Gordon Coates became known as ‘the jazz premier’ after his election win in 1925. As this 1919 studio portrait suggests, it also helped to have a good war record.

Reform Party leader Gordon Coates became known as ‘the jazz premier’ after his election win in 1925. As this 1919 studio portrait suggests, it also helped to have a good war record. Photo: Te Ara / Public Domain

3:10 Short Story Club

This afternoon we discuss another story from the newly digitised Landfall archive. The Letter, by Ruth Dallas

Email us about the story and the writer of the best email wins the latest edition of Landfall - Landfall 235. Jesse@rnz.co.nz

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Sally Grace tells us about her PHd thesis on body dysmorphic disorder

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Photo: supplied by Sally Grace

3:30 BBC Witness - Benidorm

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

4:05 The Panel with Verity Johnson and Peter Dunne

 

Music played in this show

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
Artist:  Josie Moon
Song:  Call Me
Album: unreleased live recording   
Label: RNZ   

Link 3

Artist: U2
Song: Beautiful Day
Comp: U2 / Bono
Album:  All that you cant leave behind
Label:  Island / Interscope
Played at:

Artist:  Weird Al Yankovich
Song:  Yoda
Comp:  "Weird Al" Yankovic / Ray Davies
Album:  Dare to Be Stupid
Label:      Scotti Brothers
Played at:

Artist: Madonna
Song: Vogue
Comp:      Madonna /  Shep Pettibone
Album: I'm Breathless
Label:   Sire Warner Bros.

The link was that all artists had top 40 hits in the 80's, 90's, 2000's and 2010's

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:

Artist: Michael Jackson
Song: Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Comp: Jackson
Album: Thriller
Label:      Epic / CBS


Artist: Michael Jackson
Song: Billie Jean
Comp: Jackson
Album: Thriller
Label:      Epic / CBS

Artist: Michael Jackson
Song: Beat it
Comp: Jackson
Album: Thriller
Label:      Epic / CBS