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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 18 September 2018

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Australian endangered species bake off entry

Australian endangered species bake off entry Photo: Twitter

Short Story Club

This Thursday we will be talking about Peter Wells' first published story, Outing

The writer of the best email about this story wins a copy of his recent novel, Dear Oliver from Massey University Press.

1:10 First song

1:15 Storm damage: Should we re-think coastal living?  

Two massive storms causing destruction in the US and parts of Asia are prompting climate scientists to call for a re-think about coastal living.  

With so many communities near the coast in New Zealand, do we need to start thinking about living in safer areas as major storms become more frequent?

Specialist in climate risk, Belinda Storey talks to Jesse Mulligan about what the risk really is.

 A man walks a flooded street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia , 11 September 2018.

Photo: AFP

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1:25 Beyond Kate Sheppard

Tomorrow marks 125 years since NZ became the first country to give women the vote - and as part of RNZ's coverage of this, Sonia Sly has made a podcast series called Beyond Kate - asking who were the women who signed that petition and changed the world and what's their legacy today?

She tells us about the series and the research she undertook.


1:35 Riverwatch - where technology meets ecology

Inspired by the declining health of the Pahaoa River on their Wairarapa farm, film maker James Muir and his dad Grant have built a high tech water quality monitoring device in partnership with Callaghan Innovation that they say will allow people to continuously monitor the health of waterways and react swiftly when the water is contaminated. James tells Jesse Mulligan about his work with his dad to develop his award-winning technology.

Pahaoa River in Wairarapa

Pahaoa River in Wairarapa Photo: James Muir Riverwatch

1:40 Great album

2:10 Book critic Tracey Farr

Tracey Farr tells us about the upcoming Bad Diaries Salon

2:20 The meteoric rise and fall of Brit-Pop!

The early 1990s, a musicians, artists, film-makers and even politicians led a pop culture renaissance in Britain, which we now call “Britpop”. Led by the “Big Four” of Oasis, Blur, Suede and Pulp, these bands’ catchy tunes and dry lyrics led to a new era of British pride and coolness.

Wellington DJ Bill E joins us to explain the origins of Britpop, and tracks its meteoric rise and fall.

Blur performing in Newcastle

Blur performing in Newcastle Photo: wikipedia

3:10 An insiders account of America's opioid addiction crisis

Ryan Hampton is not who you might expect to be a recovering heroin addict. His life was on an upward trajectory, working in the White House for Bill Clinton when he was given a prescription for Oxycontin for an ankle injury. 

The opioid addiction turned into a heroin addiction. Hampton explains the current crisis in America and lessons every country can learn about addiction, recovery and reform from the view of someone who has suffered and is now sober. His book is called American Fix: Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis and How to End It

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Photo: Flickr

3:30 Spoken Feature

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

4:05 The Panel with Paula Penfold and Jonathan Krebs