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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 10 September 2019

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Here's the video of Bic Runga performing Sway in Te Reo from Monday's show.

1:10 First song: Solomon Crook Rise. 

We've been featuring finalists in the 2019 Smokefree Rockquest over the past couple of weeks, and we've been introduced to some incredibly talented young performers.

In 2015 Solomon Crook, a student from the Coromandel was a finalist in the competition - four years on he's touring in support of his third release Rise. 

He joins us in the Wellington studio today for First Song.

Solomon Crook

Solomon Crook Photo: Oscar Keys


1:17 Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award winner

Diocesan student Olivia Luxon has won a prestigious international award for her work in helping disadvantaged young women around the world. She is one of ten winners of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs awards. She was up against thousands of applicants from around the world.

1:27 Gizzy School Lunches advising government free trial

Volunteers at the Gizzy School Lunches programme were visited by their local MP to get tips for the Government's free school lunch trial. The prganisation has been provided subsided lunches around the Gisborne region since May 2015. Manager Cherith Evans talks about their work and what the trial could learn from them.

L to R Cherith Evans (Manager), Sister Tunna (Volunteer), Kiri Allan (Labour MP), Alena Swannell (Volunter Coordinator).

L to R Cherith Evans (Manager), Sister Tunna (Volunteer), Kiri Allan (Labour MP), Alena Swannell (Volunter Coordinator). Photo: Gisborne Herald

1:35 By the Balls documentary

Just as the All Blacks arrive in Japan for the next Rugby World Cup, a documentary is going to air about the saga prior to the inaugural tournament in 1987. Producer/director Charlotte Purdy speaks to Jesse about the fall out and impact the Cavalier's tour to South Africa had on the team which went on to win the rugby world cup. By the Balls is on TVNZ1 at 8.30pm Sunday September 15.

Charlotte Purdy

Charlotte Purdy Photo: supplied

1:50 Nanogirl launches new DIY science series

Dr Michelle Dickinson's encouraging children to turn their homes into laboratories in her latest series launched on HEHEI. She explains what parents can expect to be asked to do when children start watching the Kitchen Science DIY maker and how it can help them at school.

Dr Michelle Dickinson

Dr Michelle Dickinson Photo: supplied

2:10 Book Critic: Catherine Robertson

Catherine Robertson talks about upcoming opportunities to learn writing at both The Tauranga Arts Festival and the Verb Wellington Festival.

2:20 Glen Moffatt - The Timeline of Country Music In New Zealand

Country music in New Zealand feels like it's thriving right now. We have the international success of Marlon Williams, the hardworking approach of Delaney Davidson crossing through genres and creating interesting collaborations, and dynamic performers like Tami Neilson. But where did it all start? Do you know about the long history of country music in New Zealand? Do you remember the TV show, "That's Country" hosted by Ray Columbus in the early 1980s? Do you remember back even further to the names from the 1950s, 60s and 70s? Audioculture has been publishing a series of genre timelines and this morning they released the country music one - music journalist and songwriter Glen Moffatt looks back at the history of Country Music in New Zealand.

3:10 Sady Doyle: monstrous women in film and literature

Women have often been portrayed as monsters, think Medusa from ancient Greek mythology or the monster mother-in-law in pop culture. Embrace it says feminist writer Sady Doyle, because too often the monster or villain labels have been used by men to define women who dare to be different. She explores why women are made out to be monsters in books, and horror movies as well as true crime stories, in her new book Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power,

3:30 Spoken Feature: Elemental

RNZ's Elemental podcast is celebrating one hundred and fifty years of the periodic table of elements. Science producer Alison Ballance and chemistry professor Allan Blackman look today at gallium.

The mysterious case of the disappearing spoon, and a key element in mobile phones and Blu-ray players.


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

4:05 The Panel with Nicky Pellegrino and Scott Campbell