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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 12 September 2018

Short Story Club

Our short story for Thursday is an essay from the book; Headlands: New Stories of Anxiety, edited by Naomi Arnold. it is Arise and Pass Away by Danyl McLauchlan

1:10 First song

1:15 Politicians and mental health

We look to our Government to deal with serious issues facing our society, like the current crisis in mental health. 

But what if the strains on politicians themselves influence the policy they make? 

That's the argument posed in an article looking at the psychological stress placed on politicians. 

Clinical psychologist Dr Sarb Johal penned the piece and tells us more. 

The House debates the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Monetary Policy) Amendment Bill with Assistant Speaker Poto Williams presiding.

The House debates the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Monetary Policy) Amendment Bill with Assistant Speaker Poto Williams presiding. Photo: VNP / Phil Smith

1:25 Josh Thomson

The line up for this years short film festival, Show me shorts is being announced today, and among the films selected is 21 points directed by Pete Circuit, and starring Josh Thomson, who tells us about the film.

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1:35 Sound Archives – Learning Te Reo Māori

 Logo of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Photo: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Today there are free online courses, podcasts and nifty apps all aimed at helping us develop our skills in te reo Māori.  But how did people learn the language in the past? 

In our visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Sarah Johnston takes us back to Māori language learning in the pre-digital era.

Māori for Beginners LP, NZBC 1972.

Māori for Beginners LP, NZBC 1972. Photo: Courtesy Alexandra Porter

1:40 Great album

2:20 Bookmarks: Avi Duckor-Jones

Avi Duckor-Jones is the son of New Zealand author Lloyd Jones and is following in his father's literary footsteps by writing his first book Swim. As well as his literary inclinations Avi has an adventurous streak, he's the first winner of Survivor; New Zealand and spent time teaching in Ghana. He talks to Jesse about writing, books, music and his favourite films. Including why the Wizard of Oz reminds him of his family.

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3:10 Mealtime toddler taming

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Mealtimes can become battle grounds when there's a toddler in the house who refuses to eat. Dr Julie Bhosale takes the science on  what to feed and how to feed a picky toddler and turns it into practical advice. 

She outlines how ending mealtime battles can help the whole family and set up a healthy relationship with food for life in her new book, The Nourished Toddler.

She also shares one of her recipes for tofu curry that she reckons toddlers will eat

Vegetarian Tofu Curry by Dr Julie Bhosale

Vegetarian Tofu Curry by Dr Julie Bhosale Photo: supplied

3:35 Science and environment stories

Stories from Our Changing World.

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

4:05 The Panel with Mike Rehu and Michael Moynihan