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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 21 March 2019

1:10 First song Max Earnshaw

Young singer songwriter Max Earnshaw started his music career at the age of 8 - busking on the streets of Christchurch

He's now living in Auckland about to release his debut single and performs live in our studio

Max Earnshaw

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1:15 Talking about lifestyle diseases

New Zealand's health practitioners deal with a number of lifestyle diseases, like type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. 

The Healthy Start Workforce Project looks at how doctors can make real change happen for their patients, how they can educate them in making lasting behavioural shifts. 

Susan Miller is the project lead and tells us what it is and why it's necessary.

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1:25 Citizenship ceremony 

On Tuesday night there was a Citizenship ceremony in Christchurch.

We had a lovely message from a listener who went to the ceremony and became a New Zealand citizen, along with more than a hundred other people from more than 30 countries. 

Caroline Morritt shares how it felt to be there, especially in light of the tragedy in the city she lives.

1:30 Lost wedding ring

A story of kiwi ingenuity. Lester Wright, Jesse's uncle, lost his wedding ring while swimming off the coast of Waiake. He asked for help, and someone with a metal detector answered his call.   

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1:35 Kimbra and George Mason on Daffodils

The New Zealand film Daffodils is being released in cinemas around the country today. The  movie, inspired by a true story, is a musical love story interwoven with some of our most iconic kiwi songs.

We're joined by two of the stars of the movie, Grammy winning singer Kimbra and actor George Mason. 

1:40 Great album

2:10 Music Critic Kate Robertson

Kate shares new tracks from Loyle Carner and Alex Lahey

2:20 NZ Biography: Frank Sargeson

This week our biography subject is one of the most distinctive and influential writers in this country's history, Frank Sargeson. Alex Calder from Auckland university joins us to talk about his life and work. He wrote the book The Settler's Plot: How Stories Take Place in New Zealand.

Frank Sargeson at his bach

Frank Sargeson at his bach Photo: John Reece Cole 1/2-022683-F / permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library

2:50 The Reading

3:10 Link 3

3:15 Your Money with Mary Holm Rainy Day Money

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Having some money that you can easily access when things go wrong is one of the most important aspects of managing your finances.  A lack of such money is often what tips people into debt that they then struggle to pay off. It can be the start of a slippery slope.

Mary and Jesse discuss how much rainy day money you need, and the different ways you might be able to access the money. They also look into where you might keep the money.

3:35 Spoken Feature

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

4:05 The Panel with Ganesh Nana and Golnaz Bassam Tabar