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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 28 November 2019

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1:10 First song: Newton Faulkner - Dream Catch Me

UK singer songwriter Newton Faulkner has been touring this year after the release of a 31 track double album to celebrate the first ten years of his life as a musician.

The Very Best of Newton Faulkner... So Far is that album and he's playing at The Tuning Fork in Auckland tonight as part of that celebratory tour. He's in our Auckland studio for First Song.

Newton Faulkner: RNZ First Songg

Newton Faulkner: RNZ First Song Photo: Andre Upston

1:17 Clive James fan Linda Burgess remembers his life and legacy

As you may have heard in the news, the great Australian poet, broadcaster and critic Clive James has died at the age of 80.

James had lived with serious health problems for a number of years.

Linda Burgess is in the studio to chat a bit about his life and times.

1:27 Shaking hands with plants - an ancient practice? 

It was recently revealed that Prince Charles 'shakes hands' with every tree he plants - taking a branch and giving it a shake to wish it well. 

This fact was shared on Twitter - and many reacted with delight, and quite a few leafy puns. 

Matt Hall knows all about the connection between humans and plants - which stretches back centuries. 

He says we're also closely connected scientifically, with humans sharing 50 percent of our genes with banana plants.

Matt joins us to explain the connection between plants and us. 

Prince Charles speaking to Cashmere High School students on 22 November 2019.

Prince Charles speaking to Cashmere High School students on 22 November 2019. Photo: Supplied / Pool

1:34 Hanging out with other people's dogs

Dogs, as we know, are great, and lots of people want one ...

But they're also a BIG commitment. They can be expensive and needs lots of care, exercise and attention.

The Dog Share Collective pairs dogs with people who want to spend TIME with dogs, but can't own one permanently, for whatever reason.

Its founder Sandra Walker joins us to explain more

Justin Meade borrows Charlie and Betty through the Dog Share Collective, and walks them several times a week

Photo: RNZ / Ana Tovey

1:40 Great album: Coldplay: Everyday Life


2:10 Simon Sweetman's music picks

Music reviewer Simon Sweetman shares some of the tracks he's been listening to this week from Spines Dreamboat and Come On Up To The House a tribute to Tom Waits by Various Artists. 

2:25 Rewi Alley - the most famous New Zealander in Chinese history

We're looking back at the life and legacy of Rewi Alley, a New Zealander who went to China in 1927 to have a look at the revolution going on there, and spent the next 60 years there. 

Geoff Chapple's in to chart his life and times in today's Biography segment.

Rewi Alley teaching at Shandan School, Gansu, China 1940s [Alexander Turnbull Library]

Rewi Alley teaching at Shandan School, Gansu, China 1940s [Alexander Turnbull Library] Photo: New Zealand-China Friendship Society

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3:15 Your Money with Mary Holm

Financial author and journalist Mary Holm has been at a conference this morning on Building Financially Capable Communities. The wide range of topics included looking at financial education in schools and payday lending.

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Photo: Unsplash / Nicole Honeywill

3:35 Eyewitness

In Eyewitness, a Kiwi athlete recalls the massacre at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

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

4:05 The Panel with Sally Wenley and Bill Ralston