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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 10 July 2019

1:10 First song

1:15 Tips to keep older workers in the job

If organisations want to keep older workers employed there are four quick fixes they can make. 

That's the finding of a new research paper, looking into what older workers need to stay engaged - and what will keep them in the workforce. 

Lead Author Professor Tim Bentley from Massey Business School is here to tell us more.

1:25 Climate change: The revolution

The fight against climate change is well and truly underway, and now the Government and councils have joined in. 

But how substantial are these moves? By declaring climate emergencies are we ignoring wider issues? What the politics of the low-emissions transition? 

A Careful Revolution is a new book looking at the questions and more. It's edited by David Hall who explains more about it. 

Smoke pollution

Photo: 123rf

1:35 Clockmakers gather in Queenstown

The world's top clockmakers are gathering in Queenstown this week, to discuss quantum science.

These scientists are pushing to make the measurement of time more precise. That may sound unnecessary but it's crucial to understanding the quantum world. 

Murray Barrett is an ex-Otago student who know works at the Centre of Quantum Technologies in Singapore. He's in the country for the conference hosted by the Dodd-Walls Centre. 

1:40 Great album

2:10 Katy Atkin: Podcast reviews

Katy Atkin reviews Gangster Capitalism and, as it's school holidays - two podcasts for the kids - Overheard and Two Princes.

More top picks from Katy can be found here 

Gangster Capitalism

Gangster Capitalism Photo: Supplied \Katy Atkin


2:20 Bookmarks: Jo Brookbanks - Auckland Museum

Auckland museum is challenging perceptions of what a museum experience should be. Is it meant to be a quiet, reverential atmosphere where you peer through very thick glass at dusty exhibits, or should it be rowdy and full of life, with music and maybe mulled wine at this time of year... should you be able to go to the museum at night?  Our Bookmarks guest today is the brainchild behind Night at the Museum, creating different experiences in the Museum - outside normal opening hours and exhibitions. Jo Brookbanks is Auckland museum's Public Programme Content Specialist.


3:10  Apollo 11 mission controller Steve Bales: the decision that made history

Six minutes before astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong were set to touchdown on the moon, an alarm when off inside the Eagle Lunar Module. Was the alarm warning of catastrophe or was it safe to continue the Apollo 11 Mission and put the first men on the moon? A 26 year old NASA Guidance officer in Mission Control would make that call. We'll talk to Steve Bales about the decision he made 50 years ago and the longest six minutes of his life. 


3:35 Stories from Our Changing World. Children’s art: more than just a picture

Is a child’s artwork just a picture or does it offer insights and clues into their emotional world? Sonia Sly talks to University of Otago psychologist Professor Harlene Hayne about her research into what kids’ drawings might mean.


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

4:05 The Panel with Ali Jones and Shamubeel Eaqub