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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 16 October 2018

Short Story Club 

On Thursday we discuss Judith White's The Dog in the Room Email your thoughts to jesse@rnz.co.nz

The winner of the best email will get a copy of Good Dog! Edited by Stephanie Johnson. 

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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 - The Koi Boys

Today we have an a cappella treat for the first song, Kiwi trio The Koi Boys. 

They rose to fame on TV singing competition The Voice Australia and have since released two albums to huge success.

They're back in New Zealand to perform with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra this month.

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1:15 Self-harm among elderly people in the UK

Elderly people who self-harm are being failed by their health system, according to new research out of the Lancet Psychiatry journal.

The study suggests over-65s attempt suicide at rates comparable to people in their teens and 20s, but often receive worse treatment at the primary care level.

Marc Wilson is a psychology professor and specialist in the study of self-harm and joins us to explain a bit more about the report.

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Marc Wilson Photo: Used with permission

1:25 Karori Confidential - columnist Leah McFall on stories from the suburbs

Voyager Award-winning columnist Leah McFall has been writing a back-page column for Sunday for the past two years, answering such enduring questions as "how do you react when a sex shop opens next to your office?" and "do you have the guts to ask for leak-proof pants?"

Now more than 70 of her columns are being published in a new collection, Karori Confidential, which is out tomorrow.

1:35 Māori gravedigging film to premiere at Toronto indigenous film festival

The Gravedigger of Kapu is a new film from the Lower Hutt filmmaker Libby Hakaraia, and starring Jim Moriarty and a new actor, Tānira Cooper, in his first major role.

It's premiering on Thursday at Toronto's  ImagineNATIVE Film Festival for indigenous films.

Jim Moriarty and Tānira Cooper in the new film, The Gravedigger of Kapu

Jim Moriarty and Tānira Cooper in the new film, The Gravedigger of Kapu Photo: Supplied

1:40 Great album

2:10 Book critic Jessica Pawley 

Young adult author Jessica Pawley tells us about the second book in her Generation Icarus series, Take Flight

2:20 Music Feature - Steve Gadd

Steve Gadd has drummed his way around the world since the 1960's. He's played on albums and tours for Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton and Ricky Lee Jones, among many others. 

The Steve Gadd Band has been releasing records since 1984, with the latest one just this year. He's in New Zealand playing gigs with James Carter and the Rodger Fox Big Band and he's in our Wellington Studio. 

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons

3:10 The Power of Angry Women

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Anger can be a positive force for change. And women around the world are angry about unequal pay, sexual harassment and discrimination.

Writer and feminist Soraya Chemaly says women and girls are too often taught to suppress their anger, but not anymore. She says galvanizing  that anger can lead to social and political change.  

Her new book is called Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger.

3:30 Spoken Feature

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

4:05 The Panel with Catherine Robertson and Gary McCormick