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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 8 October 2020

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1.12 First Song: L.A.B. In The Air

The Aotearoa Music Awards 2020 finalists were announced this morning and L.A.B. -  Kora brothers Stu and Brad, Ara Adams-Tamatea, Joel Shadbolt and Miharo Gregory - are finalists for four awards including Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Best Group and Best Roots Artist. The band are headlining a show at Mount Smart Stadium on March 27th and vocalist Joel Shadbolt joins Jesse to share details about it and also the bands excitement for their nominations for the prestigious awards. We'll also hear the single they were nominated for In The Air, for First Song.


L.A.B Photo: Supplied

1:17 Concerns over lack of funding for oral health pathology

The death rate from oral cancer is on a par with that of breast cancer and melanoma, but there is a desperate lack of funding for testing oral tissue samples. Professor Alison Rich is the head of the Oral Pathology Centre at Otago University and explains why more resourcing is needed.

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Photo: 123RF

1:23 Hot water cylinders fail to meet energy efficiency standards

Twelve types of hot water cylinders were tested for their energy efficiency and fifty percent of the models failed. Chief executive of The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, Andrew Caseley explains what to look for and what you can do about it.

Find out more about the test results on the EECA website.

Hot water cylinder.

Photo: Creative Commons / Andy Butkaj

1:30 Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei breaks the men's 10.00 metres world record

Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei is celebrating after breaking the 10000m World record at the Turia Stadium in Valencia Spain. He crossed the line in 26 minutes 11.02 seconds and broke the previous record held by Kenenisa Bekele's (26:17.53). RNZ Journalist Nicholas Pointon says that it's big news.

New 10,000m world record holder Joshua Cheptegei.

New 10,000m world record holder Joshua Cheptegei. Photo: Photosport

1:35 Simon Sweetman: The Death of Music Journalism

Music journalist and blogger Simon Sweetman is releasing his first poetry collection, The Death of Music Journalism.

Published by The Cuba Press, the collection will be launched at Meow in Wellington on Sunday.

Jesse speaks to Simon for a preview. 

Simon Sweetman's new poetry book The Death of Music Journalism.

Simon Sweetman's new poetry book The Death of Music Journalism. Photo: Supplied

1:45 Great album: John Williams - Star Wars: A New Hope  

2:10 Colin Morris' music picks

Critic Colin Morris introduces us to a great new album by Mavis Staples -  We Get By and he plays us one of his favourite tracks - Change. He also digs deep into his archives in his "whatever happened to?" series - and finds Say You Don't Mind by Colin Blunstone.

2:20 Recipe request: Damascus - Ma'amoul Cookies

Eateries all over the country have their special recipes. We've asked you what recipe you would like from your favourite cafe - and on your behalf we've invited them onto the show to share their secret. Today we're showcasing Ma'amoul Cookies from Damascus, a Syrian restaurant in Wellington and Chef and co-owner Hasan Alwarhani joins the show to share his recipe.

Maamoul cookies made by Damascus restaurant in Brooklyn, Wellington.

Maamoul cookies made by Damascus restaurant in Brooklyn, Wellington. Photo: Damascus

2:25 Crimes NZ: The Parker-Hulme murder case

On June 22,1954, Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker went for tea and a walk at Victoria Park in Christchurch's Port Hills with Pauline's mother, Honorah Parker. It was there that the teenage girls brutally killed Pauline's mother who they both believed stood in the way of their blossoming relationship. In 2011, True crime writer Peter Graham wrote a book about the case called So Brilliantly Clever and he talks to Jesse today about the crime that shocked the country.

Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme, 1954.

Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme, 1954. Photo: Christchurch City Libraries / Star-Sun

3:10 Link 3 Chevrolet Impalas

How Bizarre – OMC

Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani

Pretty Fly for A White Guy - Offspring

3:15 Your Money with Mary Holm: Investment risk

It's World Investor Week and financial author and journalist Mary Holm talks today about the eight myths of investing. She has written a free online introductory guide for the Financial Markets Authority website. Mary is happy to answer your questions email,nz

investment, stocks

Photo: Unsplash / William Iven

3:35 Are we there yet The struggle for independence.

The primary role of parents is to provide a loving supportive environment in which children can grow and thrive as they transition into independent adults. But, says Katy Gossett, it's a fine balance between letting them find their place in the world and being over-protective.

A photo of serious parents berating their teenage son at home

Photo: Iakov Filimonov

3:45 The Panel with Jo McCarroll and Thomas Pryor


Music played in this show

First Song: L.A.B - IN THE AIR 

Great Album: John Williams - Star Wars: A New Hope

Main Title
Cantina Band
The Princess Appears

Music Critic Colin Morris

Mavis Staples - Change 

Colin Blunstone - Say You Don't Mind

3.30 SongMark Ronson - Uptown Funk