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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 30 October 2018

Short Story Club

This week we discuss a story by Marilyn Duckworth called Butterfly Smith

Email us your thoughts by 3pm Thursday and the writer of the best email wins a copy of The Writing Life

1:10 First song

1:15 Royal update

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have had a busy morning in the Auckland, following their stops in the Capital and Abel Tasman National Park. 

Conservation, mental health awareness, and young people are the focus for Harry and Meghan on their Kiwi trip. 

RNZ reporter Katie Scotcher has been alongside the couple on the North Shore and walks us through their day. 

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan meet with representatives of mental health projects at Maranui cafe in Wellington.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan meet with representatives of mental health projects at Maranui cafe in Wellington. Photo: AFP / Pool

1:17 WWI's health impacts felt for generations

We're just starting to really understand the toll World War 1 had on the health of New Zealanders. Veterans kept dying after D-Day, from war wounds, psychological trauma, and other illnesses.

Professor Nick Wilson is one of a group of authors working on an Otago University study about WW1's impact on New Zealand families. He talks to Jesse Mulligan about the conflict's very long, painful shadow.

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Photo: Courtesy of: Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. Reference Number: 1/2-013096G; Photographer: Henry Armytage Sanders.

1:25 Learning through gaming

Jobs in the future will no doubt be different, technologies have not yet been invented and there will be problems we can't yet perceive - so how do you teach and prepare children for what's coming? 

Minecraft: Education Edition is a programme for kids to learn through gaming. It teaches traditional subjects as well as new expertise like coding. One tutorial on coding has been played by nearly 100 million people.  

Deirdre Quarnstrom is the Microsoft General Manager of Minecraft Education and she joins us in studio to tell us how teachers can upskill in the digital age.

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1:35 A certification for vegan products

It's World Vegan Day on Thursday and to make it easier to know that what you're buying really hasn't got animal products in it, the Vegetarian Society is launching a certification to make easy work of finding suitable products at a time when ingredients are still very complicated and sometimes incomprehensible.

The society's certification manager Stephanie Lane talks to Jesse about the new sticker to help you find certified vegan products.

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1:40 Great album

2:10 Book critic Elizabeth Heritage

Elizabeth reviews...reviewing. What's the point of book reviewing? Can you do it professionally? Has it changed in the modern age? Elizabeth answers these questions and tells us her favourite reviewers. 

2:20 Musical Theatre 

We very privileged to have Mark Dorrell with us to talk about Musicals today. Mark is the Classical Performance Accompaniment Coordinator at the New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University.

He is also a vocal Coach, répétiteur and main accompanist for students in the classical performance voice programme. Before his time at Victoria Mark had a varied and successful career on London's West End and Broadway. 

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3:10 Dealing with toxic people

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They are everywhere; co-workers, friends and family members who have an uncanny ability to make you feel like dirt. Professor Robert Sutton from Stanford University is a world leading expert on assholes and he says we are living in a period when there is an abundance of them. There's no avoiding them, but you can learn how to cope with them.  

Professor Sutton offers practical advice about how to manage these toxic types in his book, The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt.

3:30 BBC Sporting Witness

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

4:05 The Panel with Raybon Kan and Dellwyn Stuart

 

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