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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 6 September 2018

1:10 First song: Silika Isaia's Mad Men

We had Silika on the show performing her self penned song, Mad Men two weeks ago ahead of the finals of the Stand Up Stand Out competition. The video has gone viral, with tens of thousands of views on facebook.

And we are pleased to report that Silika was the winner of the solo vocal category!

1:15 The loneliest duck in Niue

A couple of months ago, residents of the island nation of Niue noticed a Very Special Visitor had arrived at their shores.

That visitor was a mallard duck, and it's since become a minor celebrity.

The high commissioner feeds the duck, the fire service maintains the wee puddle it lives in, and locals are fascinated by it.

Former Wellington mayor and National MP Mark Blumsky, now lives on Niue, and tells us a bit more about the duck's story.

The mallard duck arrived on the island around July 2018

The mallard duck arrived on the island around July 2018 Photo: Supplied

Mt Roskill hip-hop group Blessed Mvmnt

Mt Roskill hip-hop group Blessed Mvmnt Photo: Supplied

1:25 Mt Roskill's Muslim hip-hop group

Blessed Mvement is an Auckland-based hip-hop troupe made up entirely of young North African and Middle Eastern Muslim men.

They're also the subject of a documentary series by Scottish film-maker Alexis Smith, which is being released today - you can find it on TVNZ On Demand

Alexis joins us to talk about the group, their hopes and dreams, and the dynamics they have to juggle.

 

1:35 Billy T winner Melanie Bracewell

Melanie Bracewell just won the Billy T award - woohoo!

That means she's been asked to do three extra performances of her stand-up show Melodrama - and they're kicking off tonight at Auckland's Basement Theatre.

Melanie joins us to talk life, writing, and being a comedian in New Zealand.

Melanie Bracewell

Photo: Supplied

1:40 Great album: The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill.

2:10 Theatre Critic

John Smythe from Theatreview joins us to review two very different plays among the many gracing stages throughout the country for New Zealand Theatre Month;
MODERN GIRLS IN BED at Circa One until 22 September
WONDERFUL at BATS Heyday Dome until 15 September

2:20 Lynda Hallinan answers more of your gardening questions

The questions have been pouring in, things like

How can I encourage my two tamarillo trees to fruit?

We have a caterpillar killing our hedge of Lilly pilly, help!

Sweet peas ... how do I grow them?

What is the best method for getting rid of guava moth on fruit trees?

Lynda will answer these and more!

Lynda Hallinan

Lynda Hallinan Photo: Sally Tagg/NZ Life and Leisure

3:10 Short Story Club

Claire Mabey joins us to discuss Monster by Tina Makereti  

And our giveaway book for the writer of the best email is her book The Imaginary Lives of James Poneke    

Jesse@rnz.co.nz

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Rachel Brown tells us about her thesis which looked the impact of serious childhood illness on Maori and Pacific families - in particular - navigating New Zealand's health system.

Ronald McDonald Family room at Starship hospital

Ronald McDonald Family room at Starship hospital Photo: Starship

3:30 RNZ Eyewitness

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

4:05 The Panel with Ali Jones and Damian Christie

 


1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
Artist: Silikia Isaia
Song:  Mad Men
Comp:  Silikia Isaia
Album: unreleased live recording   
Label: RNZ    


LINK 3 - the link was that all 3 lead singers have received knighthoods
Artist: The Kinks
Song:  You Really Got Me  
Comp: Ray Davies
Album: Kinks
Label:  Pye (UK) Reprise (US)

Artist:  Bee Gees
Song:  Staying Alive
Comp:   Barry Gibb Robin Gibb Maurice Gibb
Album:  Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack
Label:  RSO

Artist:  Tom Jones
Song:   It's Not Unusual
Comp: Les Reed and Gordon Mills,
Label:   Decca (UK) Parrot (US)


1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:

Artist: Lauren Hill
Song: "Doo Wop (That Thing)"
Comp: Lauren Hill
Album: The Miseducation of Lauren Hill
Label:      RuffhouseColumbia

Artist: Lauren Hill
Song:  Everything is Everything
Comp:     Hill /  J. Newton
Album: The Miseducation of Lauren Hill
Label:      RuffhouseColumbia

Artist: Lauren Hill
Song: To Zion
Comp: Hill
Album: The Miseducation of Lauren Hill
Label:      RuffhouseColumbia