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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 14 November 2018

Short Story Club

This week's NZ short story The Whale Baby by Sarah Ell. The writer of the best email about the story wins a copy of her book; Ocean: Tales of Discovery and Encounter that Defined New Zealand

1:10 Damien Dempsey live in studio

The Guardian newspaper has called Damien Dempsey "the greatest Irish singer of his generation." 

He's the headline act for the inaugural NZ Irish festival and performs live for us in our Auckland studio

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1:15 Hospitality wages: pay peanuts, get monkeys

Yesterday we interviewed cafe owner Gus Obeid about the trouble he's been having getting good-quality staff.

A lot of people to get in touch saying offering higher wages and less stressful working conditions could be a good way to attract more skilled applicants.

Chloe Ann-King is an advocate and former hospitality worker who joins us to talk about wages in this industry.

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1:25 Sex sells: Aotearotica journal going from strength to strength

Erotic journal Aotearotica is entering its fifth print run and its editor Laura Borrowdale is fresh from giving a presentation on "writing sex" at LitCrawl over the weekend.

Laura joins us to talk about running a literary journal, how she measures success, and how to write about copulation without using the word "copulation".

Aotearotica features 80 pages of erotic writing and art.

Aotearotica features 80 pages of erotic writing and art. Photo: Ant Sang for Aoetearotica

1:35 Sound Archives - A & P Shows

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It is Cup and Show Week in Christchurch, which means racing at Addington and Riccarton race courses and the country’s biggest A and P Show. 

This year the Canterbury Show has been renamed and is now The New Zealand Agricultural Show.  Sarah Johnston has been listening to the sound archives at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision for past radio coverage of the week when “the country comes to town."

Watch film of the 1953 Auckland Easter A & P Show

Watch film of the 1926 Royal A & P show in Auckland

Listen to the full Spectrum documentaries on the 1992 Canterbury A & P show  and the 1976 Wairarapa show

1:40 Great album

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2:20 Bookmarks with Tim Balme

Actor turned scriptwriter Tim Balme's today's Bookmarks Guest. He talks about crossing over from acting out parts to writing them.

His series, The Brokenwood Mysteries, is in its 5th season screening on Prime. He talks about his early years and inspiration along the way.

3:10 Sarah Cooper: "How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings"

Emojis can fix a multitude of issues women face in the workplace. That's what stand up comedian and writer Sarah Cooper says. She spent years working in the testosterone fueled  tech industry for companies like Yahoo and Google. She says there are double standards for women who walk the tightrope every day in the office, wanting to be taken seriously without threatening the boy's club.

Advice to pepper emails with exclamation marks and emojis to seem more approachable is just once piece of advice in Sarah Cooper's tongue in cheek guide to the workplace called How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings

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 Michelle Boag and Mike Williams