Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 31 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: Jess Cornelius
LA based kiwi singer songwriter, Jess Cornelius is back in NZ to visit family and play a show in Wellington
She performs live in our Wellington studio
1:15 Poetry - a living and a calling
LitCrawl is fast-approaching - the annual event where writers, poets, and performers gather to share stories in Wellington.
Our live Short Story Club will be held once again but there is also a range of international artists travelling here for sessions.
One of them is Kaveh Akbar, a renowned poet. The author, who hails from Iran, is best known for his book Calling a Wolf a Wolf. He's here to tell us a bit more about himself and his work.
1:27 Jessica Smith - Give a frog for Christmas
Ethical gift giving has increased in popularity in the past few years, despite the fact it's a bit controversial. Some people don't think much of a gift of a goat given to a drought-stricken village. But others love it.
World Vision has joined in and set up its own programme Smiles to help countries in the Pacific. World Vision New Zealand's head of Pacific Development, Jessica Smith explains how it works.
1:35 Sound Archives: The liberation of Le Quesnoy
This Sunday, commemorations will take place here and in Europe to mark the liberation of the French town of Le Quesnoy, by New Zealanders in World War I. Recordings from the sound archives at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision tell the story, as Sarah Johnston explains.
Listen to the full interview with Leslie Averill
Listen to the full interview with Māori Pioneer George Pūhi Nicholas
1:40 Great album
2:20 Bookmarks: Craig Jackson
Craig "Jacks" Jackson has has done a lot if things in life. From radio and theatre, to film making. One of his films even won a "Sexiest Film" Award!
His latest endeavour is manufacturing organic ice-blocks from his home-based industrial kitchen north of Auckland.
He joins us for Bookmarks to talk about the films, TV, books and plays that bring him joy.
3:10 A Republican Strategist says Trump is the Worst President Ever
Voters in America will be going to the polls shortly for a mid-term election that may be a referendum on the man in the White House, Donald Trump.
For long Time Republican strategist Rick Wilson the verdict on the Trump presidency is already in: he's destroying the Republican party.
Wilson says the party will ultimately pay the price for accepting Trump's brand of populism.
The Republican insider says too many people are looking the other way and the party needs a Trump exit strategy. His book is Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever
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 Alexia Russell and Peter Dunne
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