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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 25 September 2018

Critter of the week bake off! - information here

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: Paige Tapara

South Auckland singer songwriter, Paige Tapara is just 20, but has been performing since the age of 7. Her first single was released earlier this year, its called So Far, and has had well over 100 thousand plays on Spotify already

She's just released her new single, Alignment and joins us in our Auckland studio to perform it live.

Paige Tapara at RNZ Auckland

Paige Tapara at RNZ Auckland Photo: RNZ

1:15 Salt water - its vital role 

Salt water is everywhere, its the most common substance on Earth's surface.  But apart from swimming and fishing in it, or taking the boat out on it, we don't particularly think about it that much.

Timothy Duignan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, has written a list of five things that make salt water essential for the planet.

He shares his salt fun facts and why they're so vital. 

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1:25 Living healthy, without sickness

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Kiwis are dying from mostly preventable illnesses nowadays, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancers. 

Rather than seeking out drugs, health researcher and author Jason Shon Bennett believes we can make ourselves healthy by changing our lifestyle habits. 

He's written a new book on the subject, Feel Great & Live Longer, and joins us in studio to tell us more.

1:35 The Children of Kiribati 

Climate change is often thought of in the abstract, of something to prepare for in the future. 

For some, that future is already here. Rising sea levels, threatening weather and, particularly, poverty are already being seen on the island of Kiribati. And the children that live there are faced with what their home might become. 

Their story has been told in a new short documentary, made for the fourth season of Wireless Docs. Director Andrea Egan tells us more about it. 

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1:40 Great album: INXS - The Swing

2:10 Book critic Jo Cribb

Jo Cribb of the NZ Book Council shares the results of their 2018 study on New Zealander's reading habits.

2:20 Music novels with Simon Sweetman

Music-themed novels can explore the machinations of a muso's mind, the destructiveness of celebrity, or simply use music as a plot device to explore the nature of the human condition.

Critic Simon Sweetman joins us to talk over five of his favourite, most diverse music novels.

Jazz musician Buddy Bolden is the subject of Michael Ondaatje's book "Coming Through Slauther"

Jazz musician Buddy Bolden is the subject of Michael Ondaatje's book "Coming Through Slauther" Photo: wik

3:10 Khalida Brohi - fighting against honour killings in Pakistan

In the tribal regions of Pakistan, girls usually don't go to school. They are often forced into marriage and if they bring any shame to the family, they are punished with death in an honour killing. 

A marriage was arranged for Khalida Brohi before she was even born. Her own cousin was the victim of an honour killing.  But Khalida's father wanted her to be the first girl in her village to go to school. She's become a passionate advocate for women's rights.   Khalida Brohi  shares her experience of tribal life in Pakistan and her fight for women killed by their own family members in her new book,  I Should Have Honour: A Memoir of Hope and Pride in Pakistan

Khalida Brohi

Khalida Brohi Photo: https://about.me/khalidabrohi

3:30 RNZ Eyewitness

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

4:05 The Panel with Guy Williams and Leonie Freeman