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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 23 October 2018

This week's Short Story Club story:

Blue Horse Overdrive by Anthony Lapwood. The story is in the latest issue of Sport, and the writer of the best email to us about it, wins a copy of Sport 46.

1:10 First song: Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is marking his 30th anniversary as a live performer with a tour, and joins us in the Auckland studio to perform one of his songs.

Greg Johnson on Jesse Mulligan 1 - 4pm October 2018

Greg Johnson on Jesse Mulligan 1 - 4pm October 2018 Photo: RNZ

1:15 Are Flavoured cigarettes targetting non smokers?

New research has found that despite tobacco companies saying they're helping create a smoke-free future, products are being made to target new markets. Otago University researchers have found that non-smokers overwhelmingly preferred flavoured cigarettes. Professor Janet Hoek is worried about what means for people picking up smoking.

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1:25 Why we need to improve battery life

Where our energy comes from and how its stored is a huge part of conversation around preserving our environment. Batteries are a well know way to store power, and there are new frontiers in battery tech to explore. Dr Amy Prieto is a professor of Chemistry in Colorado and the founder of Prieto Battery. She's designing new ways to make better and safer rechargeable batteries and fills us in on the power sources that we carry around all day. 

Rechargeable batteries

Rechargeable batteries Photo: (Pixabay Public Domain)

1:35 Art therapy to help dementia symptoms


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There are new ways for us to understand the details of the impact dementia can have. Massey's College of Creative Arts has teamed up  with an Alzheimer's disease institute in France to see how art therapy and the use of graphical tablets can play a role in the management of dementia.  Massey School of Art Lecturer Emma Febvre-Richards is one of the New Zealanders carrying out the research next year. 

1:40 Great album: The very best of Yes

2:10 Book critic Steph Soper

Our book critic today is Kiwi Booktuber Steph Soper, who talks about Naked Girls Reading

2:20 Pasifika Country Music

Country music has a bit of a stereotypical image. Johnny Cash, Nashville, the whole nine gallons. But it has many different sounds and some of them are distinctly pacific. University of Auckland ethnomusicologist Dr Kirsten Zemke is just back from Samoa and she's going to be talking us through the hot new trends in pasifika country music and delving into its history. 

Billy T James and Prince Tui Teka - The Maori Volcanics Showband

Billy T James and Prince Tui Teka - The Maori Volcanics Showband Photo: RNZ / YouTube

3:10 How tax havens are putting our economies at risk

There is a place that only the absurdly rich frequent that you can't find on a map. It's a place where no one asks where your millions of dollars come from and how you earned them. It's a place where taxes and disclosure rules are ignored or sidestepped thanks to clever bankers, lawyers and accountants. 

Investigative journalist Oliver Bullough says the way the rich ignore law in this strange and sometimes dangerous world is putting our economies and our democracies in jeopardy. His new book is called Moneyland: Why Thieves And Crooks Now Rule The World And How To Take It Back

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3:30 BBC Witness

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

4:05 The Panel with Chris Gallavin and Ruth Money


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.