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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 11 June 2019

1:10 First song

1:15 Taking climate change seriously without being alarmist

Climate change is a serious existential issue - but, contrary to some reports, it's NOT going to wipe out the human race in the next 10 years.

Professor Bronwyn Hayward is a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and has observed a lot of inaccurate, doom-and-gloom outlooks from students, which aren't helped by alarmist reports and papers.

She says this kind of rhetoric can stop people from having productive discussions about how to deal with climate change.

Professor Hayward is on the line to explain a bit more.

Wellington Climate Strike 190524

Photo: RNZ / Ana Tovey

1:25 Earth Scientists confirm existence of new Karaka volcano

Scientists have confirmed the existence of a volcanic cone at Karaka in Auckland, following six months of investigation.

Dr Adrian Pittari from Waikato University has been part of the project and joins us to explain a bit more.

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1:35 Newsroom to publish weekly new NZ short stories

Reports of the demise of the short story are greatly exaggerated, according to author, columnist and Newsroom's books editor Steve Braunias.

And to prove it, newsroom.co.nz have decided to publish one local short story every week.

Steve joins us in the Auckland studio to talk writing, exposure, and the importance of local writers seeing their name in print - and getting a cheque for their work

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1:40 Great album

2:10 Book critic: Lisa Glass

Lisa Glass will dissect three Australian novels with a lot in common. Peggy Frew, Islands; Felicity McLean, The Van Arpel Girls are Gone and Julie Keys, The Artist's Portrait 

2:20 Enduring movie soundtracks of the 1980's

Take a trip back in time to the GREATEST of the 20th century's musical decades (to those of a certain age), as RNZ Music's Yadana Saw looks at enduring and memorable movie soundtracks of the 80's.

Simple Minds? Survivor? Vangelis? What will make the cut?!

Tune in from 2pm to find out.

Prince died in April 2016.

Prince died in April 2016. Photo: Hardy Schiffler / picture alliance / DPA / AFP

3:10 Wayne Goldsmith on how we keep NZ kids playing sport

Sport is  a big part of our national identity, and that's reflected in sport participation rates for kids in New Zealand.  It hovers around 90% and that makes us the envy of the world.  

But 70% of kids who participate in sport drop out between the ages of 13 and 17. Fortnite and TV are not the enemy of sport, outdated coaching is says sports innovator and coach educator  Wayne Goldsmith.

He's worked with everyone from the All Blacks to Olympian Michael Phelps. He's on a mission to stop the number of kids quitting athletic activities by helping coaches see how sport can be more like Fortnite in a good way - engaging, inspiring, and connecting.   

Wayne Goldsmith will be holding an event for parents in New Zealand to talk about   how coaches, teachers, sports administrators, club officials and parents can help kids get the most from their sports experience.

ASB Sports Centre, 72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington 7 pm - 9 pm.

Bookings can be made here 

Wayne Goldsmith

Wayne Goldsmith Photo: supplied \ Wayne Goldsmith

3:30 Spoken Feature

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

4:05 The Panel with Victoria Stewart  and Raybon Kan