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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 10 October 2018

Short Story Club 

On Thursday we discuss Anne Kennedy's An Angel Entertains Theatricals It was included in the anthology Some Other Country: New Zealand's Best Short Stories and was originally published in Landfall 172 (1989).

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The winner of the best email will get a copy if Anne Kennedy's new novel The Ice Shelf

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New Critter of the Week T-shirts! 

We have a new selection of limited edition Critter of the Week T-shirts, including children's sizes plus a tea towel! 

To order one click here, you only have until 31st October to get your orders in. 

1:10 First song: Auckland Folk Festival

The annual Auckland Folk Festival is back again this January at the Kumeu Showgrounds. 

Programme Director Finn McLennan-Elliott is here to announce the line up this year and play us a song for those who may be unfamiliar with what's on offer. You can look for the line-up here

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1:15 Electronic searches at the border - what are your rights?

At the start of this month some new legislation was pushed through with guidelines on how authorities can search your digital devices at the border.

But even when you know it's covered by law, being asked to hand over your phone and laptop is a bit freaky.

So, what should you do if authorities ask to see your electronic devices when you're travelling overseas?

The privacy commissioner John Edwards joins us for a rundown of your rights, obligations, and advice on how to respond.

John Edwards Privacy Commissioner

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1:25 Hawaiki Toa - the Māori obstacle course

Keen to test yourself physically? Give Beez Te Waati a call.

He's the director of Hawaiki Toa - a 6km endurance event which integrates Māori training philosophies into the conventional swim-run-jump format.

It's being held on the weekend of November 17th, so Beez is dropping in to talk about the event and how you can get involved.

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1:35 Ngā Taonga Sound Archives: Happy birthday Katherine Mansfield!

On Sunday a birthday party is being held in Wellington to mark 130 years since the birth of one of the capital’s favourite daughters, writer Katherine Mansfield. 

She passed away in 1923 aged only 34, and spent most of her adult life living in England and France.  However, her stories drawing on her Wellington childhood won her a place in the hearts of many Kiwi readers. 

The sound archives of Ngā Taonga & Vision hold interviews with people who knew and loved the writer, and Sarah Johnston is going to play some excerpts for us today. Check out the Spotify playlist here

1:40 Great album

2:20 Bookmarks: Andrew Becroft

Judge Andrew Becroft

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Judge Andrew Becroft has been the Commissioner for Children for two years now.Before the appointment he was the Principal Youth Court Judge. He joins Jesse to talk about the books, films and tunes that have influenced his life. 

3:10 Sarah Wilson: how diet influences mental health 

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Sarah Wilson doesn't sugarcoat her battle with what she calls 'the Beast', a life long struggle with anxiety. The woman who created an empire with her programmes to quit sugar, is walking away from the business to focus on anxiety issues and the food-waste movement.

She's coming here for the New Zealand Wellness Foundation's Food For Thought seminar and shares what she has learned about the link between mental health and diet. 

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 Clare Delore and Sam Johnson