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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 13 March 2019

1:10 Snail Mail across the Pacific 

Our first song today has come all the way across the Pacific! Snail Mail, AKA Lindsey Jordan, is storming the world with her brand of indie folk. She's just finished a US tour and has recently released her first LP Lush. 

She's playing tonight at Galatos in Auckland and has swung in between soundchecks to play us a song! 

Snail Mail - Lindsey Jordan

Snail Mail - Lindsey Jordan Photo: Supplied

1:15 Chief Science Advisor intern programme

The Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor has set up an internship programme in her office - hiring new PhD graduates with expertise in areas like artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and diversity.

We speak to Juliet Gerrard about the initiative. You can read more about it here

The new Prime Minister's chief science advisor Juliet Gerrard.

The new Prime Minister's chief science advisor Juliet Gerrard. Photo: RNZ / Katie Scotcher

1:25 A marketplace for creatives

From designers to comedians or copy editors, finding a job and making connections in the creative sector can be tough. 

Revolution Creative is a new website giving creatives a place to market themselves - think LinkedIn but for the arts. 

It also helps businesses find the creatives they need for projects.  Lily Richards tells us more about the initiative. 

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1:35 Ngā Taonga sound archives: Polyfest

 Logo of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Photo: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

The world’s largest Polynesian Festival gets underway today at the Manukau Sports Bowl.  The Auckland Secondary Schools Māori and Polynesian Performing Arts Festival began at Hillary College, Otara in 1976 with just four schools taking part. This year, over 12,000 competitors from 68 schools will take to the stage.

In today’s visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Sarah Johnston is going to take us back to the early days of Polyfest.

1:40 Great album

2:20 Bookmarks: Camille O'Sullivan

Camille O'Sullivan is with us for Bookmarks today. Camille is a singer and actress. She's said to "seduce audiences around the world with her sultry, spellbinding performances of statement-making music".

The seductress is set to unleash her charms at the Auckland Arts Festival but she's in studio today discussing her favourite books, movies, and songs. 

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Photo: Jamie Baker

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3:10 Addiction: what happens in the brain 

Addiction is complicated. Judith Grisel knows that too well. She started drinking and taking drugs at 13 and is now 30 years sober and a neuroscientist who studies addiction and the brain.

She shares the brain science about how addiction happens, why drugs including alcohol and opioids are so hard to quit, and offers advice for recovery in her new book, Never Enough: The Neuroscience And Experience Of Addiction.

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 Mike Smith and Victoria Stewart