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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 24 September 2018

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Short Story Club

On Thursday we discuss another older story,  A Descendant of the Mountain by Albert Wendt, from Landfall, vol. 17, no. 2, 1963

The prize for the writer of the best email is See No Evil: New Zealand’s betrayal of the people of West Papua by Maire Leadbeater

1:10 First song

1:15 City resiliency in the face of climate change

Global warming is well underway and if we can't fix it, we may have to learn to live with it. 

Extreme weather events, like Hurricane Florence that has just engulfed the US, are expected to become more frequent and industries are changing to address these concerns. 

Architects and designers are looking at how our cities and buildings might cope in the face of this change. 

Kai-Uwe Bergmann is a partner at BIG, a global network of experts in the field, and he's in the country to discuss his work in resiliency. 

Flooding in Manhattan, New York after Hurricane Sandy.

Flooding in Manhattan, New York after Hurricane Sandy. Photo: AFP / FILE

1:25 Marine protection - are we doing enough?

In New Zealand, as part of our 'clean and green' image, we boast that over 30% of our waters are protected. But is that really the case? 

The World Wildlife Fund says it's not, in fact they claim less than 1% of our marine environment is protected to the international standard. 

The difference comes down to the Fishing industry setting up protection areas - where nobody actually wants to fish anyway. 

To explain this more fully, and what the Government needs to do, is WWF Chief Executive Livia Esterhazy.

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1:35 Tiger Woods wins first title in five years

The drought is over, Tiger Woods is back! 

The golfer has won the PGA Tour Championship, his first title in five years.

Less than a year ago Tiger Woods was ranked 1,199th in the world so today's triumph has been welcomed by his ardent fans. 

To tell us more about the incredible comeback is sports writer Mark Reason.

Tiger Woods wins the 2018 Tour Championship.

Tiger Woods wins the 2018 Tour Championship. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

1:40 Great album: Ted Hawkins: The Next Hundred Years

The Next Hundred Years from 1994 the final album of street performer Ted Hawkins who died in 1995. Hawkins spent his younger years in and out of prison.He did much of his performing at Venice Beach in California, sitting upon an upturned milk crate.

2:10 Television Critic Linda Burgess

Linda's had a sneak peak at TV3's comedy pilots which air all this week at prime time, as well as reviewing NZ's version of Gogglebox and Killing Eve.

The first of TV3's comedy pilots to air, Mean Mums, which screened last night

The first of TV3's comedy pilots to air, Mean Mums, which screened last night Photo: TV3

2:20 Shark culling action after attacks

A fourth shark has been killed in North Queensland, after two people were attacked. 

A young girl and a woman were mauled by sharks in the Whitsundays last week. In response, authorities laid drumlines, capturing and killing four sharks. 

But is this the right way to deal with the problem? 

To answer that we're joined by Behavioural Ecologist Culum Brown from Macquarie University. 

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2:30 Expert: Mark Broatch on the ever changing english language

Mark Broatch is a self-professed language nerd...also a writer, editor and journalist. As well as literature, Mark studied linguistics for his MA.

His latest book is Word to the Wise where he untangles the mix-ups, misuse and myths of language.

If you have a particular English language bugbear to share, or ask him about, email us -

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3:10 Eddie Woo - making maths fun

Eddie Woo has a superpower. He makes maths fun. He's a mathematics teacher at Cherrybrook Technology High School in Sydney. 

A few years ago he started uploading his lessons to You Tube, he calls it Wootube, and has more than a quarter of a million subscribers and videos viewed more than 14 million times. 

He makes math fun by teaching lessons through interesting questions like why is a rainbow curved and why aren't left handers extinct? 

He gathers his best lessons and shares his philosophy for making math fun in his new book, Woo's Wonderful World of Maths

Eddie Woo speaking at Ted X

Eddie Woo speaking at Ted X Photo: You Tube

3:35 Voices

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

4:05 The Panel with Sally Wenley and Chris Gallavin