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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 9 April 2019

1:10 Pop duo, Foley live in studio

Ash Wallace and Gabriel Everett were long time friends who shared a love of pop music, so they decided to join forces musically and the result is Foley. They perform their latest single live in our Auckland studio.

Ash Wallace and Gabriel Everett - AKA Foley

Ash Wallace and Gabriel Everett - AKA Foley Photo: supplied/Foley

1:15 No inspiration to improve homes

Warrant of Fitness checks for houses has been suggested as a way to improve the state of our older housing stock.

But a new study has found homeowners won't fix problems in their homes even if they know its not up to scratch.

The study by University of Otago researchers discovered an unwillingness to make improvements by owners of the Taranaki properties they reviewed. Co-author of the study, Professor Philippa Howden Chapman explains the results.

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1:25 Death from diet: Salt, not sugar, a big problem

An influential worldwide analysis has highlighted that diet is now involved in one in five deaths globally, that's more than smoking.

The Global Burden of Disease Study used the eating habits of every country in the world to determine how diet is shortening lives - and it found salt and too few whole grains are the biggest issues. We ask food and nutrition writer Niki Bezzant if we've been too focused on the wrong foods. 

Mediterranian Diet

Mediterranian Diet Photo: Wiki Commons

1:35 Motorbike Book Club continues in Vietnam

Two years ago we talked to a Kiwi woman who, along with her sister, had set up project delivering books by motorbike to some of Vietnam's poorest villages. 

The Motorbike Book Club is still going strong today, with volunteers reading engaging, bilingual picture books to the Vietnamese children. 

Every cent of the money raised for the charity goes back into it, and founder Hayley Morrison is about to hold another fundraising event. She's in studio to give us an update. 

1:40 Great album Cheap Thrills

Cheap Thrills is by American rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, with Janis Joplin as lead singer 

2:10 Book critic Penny Hartill

Penny looks at examples of truth in fiction, and why it is important at this time in history

2:20 Nick Tipping: how does Jazz work

Nick Tipping is an RNZ  Concert presenter, a jazz bass player, the former head of Jazz at the New Zealand School of Music and an all round advocate for the genre.

He joins us in studio to talk us through how jazz works and play us some key tracks.

Nick Tipping in his element - behind the bass at a jazz gig.

Nick Tipping in his element - behind the bass at a jazz gig. Photo: Ben McNicoll

3:10 Dr Jen Gunter - challenging pseudoscience

Put the jade egg and coffee enema products down. They don't belong anywhere near your private parts.  This is the advice from Dr Jen Gunter, known as Twitter's gynecologist.  She challenges pseudoscience like Wonder Woman on Twitter and in her blog, Wielding the Lasso of Truth. She's gone into battle against the advice and products proffered at Goop, Gwenyth Paltrow's lifestyle brand. She is in New Zealand and joins us to share her insights about women's health.

Dr Jen Gunter

Dr Jen Gunter Photo:

3:30 Spoken Feature

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

4:05 The Panel with Julia Hartley Moore and Chris Gallavin