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Preview: Radio New Zealand - Afternoons with Jim Mora

RNZ: Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm

Jesse hosts an upbeat mix of the curious and the compelling, ranging from the stories of the day to the great questions of our time.


Giving prostate cancer the finger (in eight languages)

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:30:00 +1300

Prostate cancer affects men from all cultures, but developing awareness and tackling the stigma around cancer in Asian communities is a big challenge. Auckland doctor Sarkaw Mohammad might just have the solution.

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How America and reality parted company

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:10:00 +1300

Humans landed on the moon and Barack Obama was born in America. These are all well documented facts. But some people still refuse to accept them. Americans have a long tradition of letting strongly held beliefs triumph over facts says Kurt Andersen, a novelist and co-founder of Spy magazine. 

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Notable Trees of New Zealand

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:41:00 +1300

Our expert guest today is one of New Zealand's most notable tree experts. Brad Cadwallader manages the New Zealand Tree Register an online record of all of our finest trees.

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Television Critic Linda Burgess

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:10:00 +1300

Linda has been assessing all the television election coverage, including RNZ's tv broadcast.

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Great album: Peter and the Wolf

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:47:00 +1300

Peter and the Wolf was written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936

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Study into use of dogs to detect lung cancer

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:37:00 +1300

Lung cancer is the biggest cause of cancer death in New Zealand. mainly because it's detected late, when it's already spread to other parts of the body. A researcher at Waikato university, Dr Tim Edwards has just been given a research grant to look into training dogs to sniff out lung cancer in its early stages.

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The Queensland Heatwave and its impact on NZ

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:23:00 +1300

Daylight saving has started with a bang, bringing unseasonably warm weather from across the Tasman. While parts of New Zealand have already hit 20 degrees today Australia is facing some of its highest temperatures for September in decades. Adam Blazak from Australia's Bureau for Meterology explains what is going on. And we talk to NIWA forecaster Seth Carrier on why that's contibuting to the gale northerlies and thunderstorms hitting parts of the country.

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Why BA graduates could run the country

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:15:00 +1300

Bachelor of Arts graduates will be better equipped and more employable in an uncertain future, an academic says.

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Critter of the Week - The Hochstetter Frog

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:27:00 +1200

Our critter this week is one of our four native frog species, the Hochtetter's frog.

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Sad arse dinners for one

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:08:00 +1200

Food blogger Sarah Tuck's new cookbook is all about the meals she cooked when her life turned to crap.

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Film Review with Richard Swainson

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +1200

Richard reviews Mother and The Square.

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Rhydian Thomas: Dairy Farm Dystopia

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:10:00 +1200

To mark election day tomorrow, Wellington author Rhydian Thomas is gong to read his entire novel, Milk Island - aloud - at the Adam Art Gallery. It's satirical novel about the dairy industry, public private partnerships and a genetically enhanced super cow called Milky Moo. 

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Go Ahead Caller - Series 7, Ep 7 by Paul Casserly

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +1200

Ken encourages people to think before voting and Winston is in the studio making a political advert. Voices - Cohen Holloway, Rangi Powick, Paul Casserly Studio engineer - Rangi Powick

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Great album: Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:43:00 +1200

Jeff Wayne's War of the World's is a musical retelling the story of The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells. It came out in 1978 and is considered a concept album - using progressive rock and string orchestra, narration and rhyming melodic lyrics. It remains a best seller.

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Does music unite or divide us?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:33:00 +1200

It's often said that music unites us and songs can be a powerful force in spreading messages of peace. But a recent piece of research by Samantha Dieckmann at the University of Melbourne proposes that music can also drive us apart, and be equally divisive.

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Cambodia Charitable Trust

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:25:00 +1200

The Cambodia Charitable Trust was founded by Tauranga lawyer Denise Arnold nine years ago. The trust runs a teaching programme in order to give students the best possible outcomes and rebuild the education system after many teachers were killed during the murderous Pol Pot regime. Trust founder Denise Arnold joins Jesse along with Soeun Ouch, the Trust's Cambodia director to talk about the incredible work they are doing.

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Using drains to improve suburbs

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:17:00 +1200

Urban planners are always looking at ways to make the most of our spaces, especially as building density increases and lawns shrink. Researcher Zoe Myers from the Australian Urban Research Centre has proposed a way to use drains to make "living streams".

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Gardening with Lynda Hallinan

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:15:00 +1200

Lynda tell us about a pest that is worrying those who grow tomatoes and potatoes. It's called the tomato/potato psyllid or TPP (Bactericera cockerelli) and it can completely undermine attempts to grow both crops. It was first found in NZ in 2009 and has got progressively worse since, leading to total crop failures, poor quality or low yields, and sick plants.

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SOFIA - a flying telescope with a unique view of space

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:06:00 +1200

NASA's SOFIA observatory is a 2.5m telescope mounted in the back of a plane. It observes the birth and death of stars and the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy.

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Tell me about your thesis

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:27:00 +1200

The fallout from the Global Financial Crisis prompted Bruce Dyer to look at the scope for making his region of Nelson economically self-reliant using Sarkar's Progressive Utilisation Theory (PROUT), an economic theory with a spiritual basis.

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Short Story Club for Thurs 21st September

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:11:00 +1200

We discussed The Fylgja by Emma Neale.

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Your Money with Mary Holm

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:15:00 +1200

Mary Holm is a columnist, author and educator. She discusses investment, shares, mortgages, Kiwisaver and other personal finance issues with Jesse Mulligan every second Thursday. Today she responds to a listener's challenge on index and active share funds.

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Theatre Critic, Hadleigh Pouesi

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:09:00 +1200

Hadleigh Pouesi, the Director of Freshmans Dance Crew, reviews the new Cirque du Soleil show, TORUK The First Flight - which is on at Spark Arena in Auckland until Sunday.

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Great album: Bjork - Post

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:48:00 +1200

Post is the second solo studio album by Icelandic musician Björk. It came out in 1995

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The knife edge electorates

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:38:00 +1200

The polls have both Labour and National pretty much neck and neck when it comes to the party vote. But what about our electorate votes - could we see any sitting electorate MP's ousted on Saturday?

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The ethics of predator control

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:28:00 +1200

It's been a goal for a long time, for New Zealand to be predator-free by 2050. There are many issues to tackle in the quest to wipe out pests but one that is often overlooked is the ethical questions it raises. Now there's a panel to help answer these questions, we speak to one of the experts heading it up, conservation biologist Dr James Russell, from the University of Auckland.

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Is it time for an international agreement on marine plastic pollution?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:16:00 +1200

It's time the global community take what's been learnt from climate change agreements and apply it to reducing the estimated 4-12 million tonnes of plastic making its way into the ocean every year, says scientist Stephanie Borrelle.

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First poem: Poetry Slam

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:11:00 +1200

Word the Front line is the country's biggest poetery slam competition, and this year's winners were four teenagers from Dilworth School in Auckland. Jayden Osbourne, Phillip Toriente, Nathan Su'a and Jai Selkirk perform their winning poem for us.

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Harold Evans: zombie nouns and flesh-eating words

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:20:00 +1200

We're writing more than ever; emails, blogs, even tweets. But we are doing it badly according to Sir Harold Evans, the former editor of The Sunday Times of London and editor at large of Reuters.

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Alzheimers NZ responds to Dr Dale Bredesen

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:10:00 +1200

Yesterday we talked to neurologist Dr Dale Bredesen who has set up a programme for people with early stage alzheimers which he says is reversing the symptoms of the degenerative brain disease. We had a local expert respond to his research, Dr Matthew Croucher, from Alzheimers New Zealand. 

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Bookmarks with James Hollings

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:20:00 +1200

Our bookmarks guest today is a senior journalism lecturer and former newspaper and radio journalist, and the co-founder of the New Zealand centre for investigative journalism.

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Ongoing Auckland fuel crisis media conference

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:15:00 +1200

A media conference has just been held at Auckland Airport over the ongoing fuel crisis that has seen hundreds of cancelled flights.

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Music review - Poor David's Almanack

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:10:00 +1200

a review of songs from Dave Rawlings album Poor David's Almanack.

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Great Album: The Bends by Radiohead

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:45:00 +1200

The Bends Radiohead's second album, released in 1995.

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Sound Archives: Suffrage Day

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:35:00 +1200

National Prohibition of alcohol and rowdiness at the polling booths were some of the predictions about what would happen once New Zealand women got the vote for the first time in 1893. In today's visit to the sound archives of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision we hear from several women who were among the first in the world to vote in a general election.

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The Chills - a documentary

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:25:00 +1200

It was one of the most influential kiwi bands of the 80s and 90s, lead by the enigmatic Martin Phillipps, The Chills is a rock group that defined the Dunedin Sound. We talk to the producer of a new documentary about the band, Nicola Peeperkoorn. 

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A depression test on Google - is it a good idea?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:15:00 +1200

Google is offering American users a screening test for depression. Victoria University psychology professor Marc Wilson says while it's a not a bad idea in principle, there are risks of misdiagnosis and oversimplifying a complex issue.

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Can Alzheimer's be prevented or reversed?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:10:00 +1200

Most health professionals refer to Alzheimer's disease as an inevitable process of increasing memory loss and confusion, but there is actually a tremendous amount people can do, says UCLA neurologist Dale Bredesen.

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Wellington's music scene in the '80s

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:20:00 +1200

1980s New Zealand was a very different place, with wage freezes, carless days and only two TV channels. Amid the hubbub of Muldoonism and Rogernomics, our music scene was flourishing – particularly in the capital.

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4Cast - Rhys Matthewson

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:20:00 +1200

There's a new comedy show and podcast launching on RNZ tonight. 4 cast involves comedian Rhys Matthewson and 3 guests who forecast what they think will be in the news next week.

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Book critic Steph Soper

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:10:00 +1200

Book Marketer Steph Soper tells us about BookTube - a community on YouTube where people record themselves gushing over books they love.

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Great album - Seventeen Seconds

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:48:00 +1200

Seventeen Seconds is the second studio album by British alternative rock band the Cure.

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Protecting NZ's native birds of prey

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:35:00 +1200

Debbie Stewart has spent the last 3 decades protecting, and rehabilitating New Zealand's threatened birds of prey. She set up the Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre in Rotorua where she pioneered the breeding of New Zealand Falcons.

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100 years since Motuihe prisoner of war escape

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:25:00 +1200

An unusual but colourful event will be celebrated on Motuihe Island early next month. October 8th marks one hundred years of the escape of a German prisoner of war being held on the Hauraki Gulf island. Fiona Alexander from the Motuihe Island restoration Trust talks to Jesse about their plans.

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Suffrage Day and the fight for women's rights

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:15:00 +1200

On this day in 1893 New Zealand became the first nation in the world to grant women the right to vote. Times have certainly changed since then but the fight for equality in our country continues. We speak to Miranda Burdon, the Chief executive of a group dedicated to championing women in business, 'Global Women'.

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Exploited Indian students turning to suicide, support group warns

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:30:00 +1200

Some Indian students are turning to self-harm or suicide because they are under pressure to get residency and being exploited by unscrupulous employers, a group representing migrant workers says. In today's Voices Lynda Chanwai-Earle is in Auckland and Katy Gossett is in Christchurch with this special report into a growing problem.

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'What She Ate' reveals eating habits of six women of history

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:10:00 +1200

What we eat says a lot about who we are, says culinary historian Laura Shapiro. In her new book What She Ate, Shapiro serves up dietary portraits of Eleanor Roosevelt, Eva Braun and four other notable women.

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An etiquette expert answers your questions

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:38:00 +1200

Etiquette expert and life coach Susie Wilson is a New Zealander based in Melbourne. With so many of us now "plugged into devices" decorum is in danger, but it's more important than ever, she tells Jesse Mulligan.

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Television Critic Melenie Parkes

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:10:00 +1200

Melenie has the latest on The Emmy's, and reviews The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Prime, 10.30pm weeknights and Urban Myths which starts this week on Sky Art

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Great album: Broken English Marianne Faithfull

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:47:00 +1200

Broken English is Marianne Faithfull's seventh studio album, and was released in late 1979.

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Hidden Figures on Gisborne

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:42:00 +1200

Today statistics expert Lillian Grace has some fascinating figures on Gisborne. She talks to Jesse about the numbers to with the population, climate and local industry.

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What does The Block says about the Auckland property market?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:32:00 +1200

The Block had its final last night and many people aren't happy with the result. Ashley Church from the Property Institute gives us his thoughts on the final auction.

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Bacterial baggage

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:19:00 +1200

We're pretty well aware of the negative influence humans have had on plants and animals around the world but what affect are we having on bacteria? Professor Michael Gillings tells us about how we could be damaging the ecosystems of trillions of germs through as we move them around the globe.

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First song: Tommy Emmanuel

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:09:00 +1200

Our first song today is being played by an internationally recognised guitar virtuoso who has been member of a number of well known bands over the last few decades, including Dragon, but he's best known for his solo work which has earned him two Australian ARIA awards, he's also a four-time winner of Australia's Best Guitarist award.

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Critter of the Week: The Kaka Beak

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:25:00 +1200

DoC's threatened species ambassador, Nicola Toki tells us all about the native plants Clianthus puniceus and Clianthus maximus - known as the kaka beak. 

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:20:00 +1200

Barry Riwai, Chief Winemaker from Alpha Domus talks wine.

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Vegetarian goodness

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:08:00 +1200

Next week is Meat Free Week, so Cuisine magazine's senior food writer Ginny Grant shares a recipe for Corn Tortillas with black beans, corn and green grape salsa.

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Film Review with Richard Swainson

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:14:00 +1200

Richard reviews The Midwife and Loveless.

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The glass ceiling in our law industry

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:08:00 +1200

Only around a quarter of partners at the country's biggest law firms are women, despite female graduates outnumbering men since the 1990s. 

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Go Ahead Caller - Ser 7, Ep 6 by Paul Casserly

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +1200

Maori Language Week, Maori seats and help for proactive parents with troublesome kids. Voices - Toi Iti, Darlene Mohekey, Graeme Hill, Tarun Mohanbhai, Paul Casserly Studio engineer - Rangi Powick

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Great album

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:47:00 +1200

Today's album is from 1967, 'Disraeli Gears' by Eric Clapton's Cream.

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Festival of Architecture city tour

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:38:00 +1200

The Festival of Architecture has an event tomorrow which ties in nicely with Maori language week. The Tamaki Makarau Hiko is led by Pita Turei, a noted story teller and respected orator who's hoping to connect a new generation with ancient histories of the city. 

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Jenny-May Clarkson and Te Reo

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:28:00 +1200

TVNZ presenter and former silver fern, Jenny-May Clarkson, began learning Te Reo six years ago. Now she's teaching it to her twin sons.

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Spacecraft's grand finale

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:19:00 +1200

One of NASA's 20 year old spacecrafts is scheduled to have a fiery end to it's mission later tonight. After two decades in space The Cassini will tonight be guided into Saturn's atmosphere where it will burn up. 

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First Song: Modern Maori Quartet

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:10:00 +1200

Today's First Song is performed by a well traveled award winning band who release their long-awaited debut album today. The Modern Maori Quartet have toured the UK and Europe and have recently played dates in Hawaii, Singapore and Malaysia. 

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Tell me about your thesis

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:22:00 +1200

Rebekah Graham has not only completed her thesis, she's also won the Pyschological Society's Postgraduate Psychology Student Social Justice Research Scholarship. Her thesis looks at the experience of food insecurity within the context of poverty.

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Short Story Club

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:09:00 +1200

Our story for this week is Two Girls in a Boat by Emma Martin. Let us know your thoughts, and the writer of the best email wins a copy of her collection of short stories.

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The history of NZ statues

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:34:00 +1200

Grant Morris from Victoria University looks at some of our statues of famous New Zealand historical figures.

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Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:18:00 +1200

With just 9 days til the election, we're tackling the beast that is social investment with Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw, the head of research at the Morgan Foundation

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Tech talk with Paul Brislen

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:09:00 +1200

Apple's new iphone launch and what it actually means for consumers.

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Great album: Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:44:00 +1200

Surrealistic Pillow is the second album by US rock band Jefferson Airplane. It came out on February 1, 1967. It hit number 3 on the US billboard chart. The band is known for it's fusion of folk, rock and psychedelia.

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Twitter and the NZ election

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:37:00 +1200

One of the important tools politicians use to get their messages out there is Twitter. The social media giant has been tracking what the key political issues have been for New Zealand Twitter users over this election period. Jesse speaks to the Head of Public Policy and Government for Twitter Australia & NZ, Kara Hinesley.

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'Fluffy' wins over shark-fearing Sydneysiders

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:28:00 +1200

This week, a great white shark washed ashore on Sydney's Manly Beach and instead of panicking, beachgoers helped save it. Shark biologist Culum Brown was heartened to see human goodness trump fear.

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Could standing desks do more harm than good?

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:18:00 +1200

Many people now do office work on standing desks, but new research has found that people who have to stand at work for long periods have double the risk of heart disease of people who work while seated.

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First song - Ben Salter

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:10:00 +1200

Today's first song comes from visiting Australian singer/songwriter Ben Salter who is back this side of the ditch, for the fourth time in as many years. 

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:30:00 +1200

Sri Lanka, 1992 - New Zealand's Black Caps cricket team dodge a suicide bomber but get caught up in a web of civil war, contract disputes and fights between players and management. 

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Zoe Quinn: 'Why are we calling death threats ‘trolling’?'

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:08:00 +1200

Zoë Quinn became the target of one of the most vicious online harassment campaigns in history – GamerGate – after her ex-boyfriend posted a hateful blog entry. Now she helps others on the receiving end of online abuse.

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Bookmarks - Rob Mokaraka

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:25:00 +1200

Today's Bookmarks guest is playwright, actor and poet Rob Mokaraka. He's performing at the the Going West Books and Writers Festival in The Maori Sidesteps. The performance is inspired by the humour and music of Prince Tui Teka, Billy T James and their more modern contemporaries, The Modern Maori Quarter. The show charts the fortunes of five friends following their dream of a Maori show band. Rob Mokaraka co-wrote the play and he talks to Jesse about the play and his past struggles with mental health.

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Music critic - Kate Robertson

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:11:00 +1200

Kate reviews two new songs, Bellyache Billie Eilish and Up All Night by Beck.

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Great album - Pink Floyd

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:47:00 +1200

We're featuring albums from 1967 this week. Today it's 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn' by Pink Floyd.

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Sound Archives - Our earliest recorded Maori radio broadcast

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:35:00 +1200

To mark Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori, Nga Taonga Sound & Vision has launched an online exhibition of the oldest recordings of a Maori radio broadcast - a hui held at Turangawaewae Marae. 

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Butter price hits record high

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:28:00 +1200

Butter has hit a record high - $5.39 for a block. So what's behind this boost? ASB Economist Nathan Penny says it's all about what's in fashion in the foodie world.

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A plan for Auckland's teachers

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:20:00 +1200

Principals and teachers have released their own plan for tackling the short staffing crisis facing Auckland schools. NZEI Te Rui Roa President Lynda Stuart explains what's in it. 

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First song: This Way North

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:10:00 +1200

Visiting Australian duo This Way North play our first song today. Leisha Jungalwalla and Cat Leahy are about to embark on a 7 date tour of the country and this is their second trip to New Zealand this year.

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Grant Sabatier: millennnial millionaire

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:09:00 +1200

Tired of being poor, Grant Sabatier decided to do something about it and find a way to save a million dollars by the time he hit 30 - now he's helping other millennials do the same.

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Lawrence Arabia unplugged

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:22:00 +1200

Ahead of this year's APRA Silver Scroll Awards, James Milne (aka Lawrence Arabia) plays a couple of his own songs and shares some others he reckons are deserving of the songwriting prize.

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Book critic: Allan Drew

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:11:00 +1200

What it means to be an "emerging writer". Has the profile of emerging changed over the years? Many have families to support. Allan Drew looks at those opportunities out there for writers trying to kick start their career.

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Great Album from 1967

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:49:00 +1200

We're featuring albums from 1967 this week. Today its the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour. 

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Dan Slevin on film adaptions of Stephen King novels

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:42:00 +1200

The biggest film in the world at the moment is It - the new adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel about a scary clown terrorising some kids. So our regular Tuesday movie guy, Dan Slevin from RNZ Widescreen, decided he wanted to look at Stephen King on film. 

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Moana Reo Maori

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:36:00 +1200

University of Auckland lecturer Katarina Edmonds helped translate the Hollywood blockbuster Moana into Te Reo. 

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Is tough the same as strong?

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:26:00 +1200

Psychologist Sam O'Sullivan is talking to people around the country about what it means to be tough on the inside. A diverse range of Kiwis share their own perspectives on the website Toughtalk.

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Infant girls beating boys in language learning - study

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:16:00 +1200

There is a gap in language development between girls and boys, a new study shows.

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Elections - just like Bollywood?

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:30:00 +1200

How well do candidates know their local ethnic communities? Lynda Chanwai-Earle is at a public forum in Wellington to hear candidates being grilled in the hot seat, in today's Voices programme

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The Jihad Hunter who rescued his son from ISIS

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:11:00 +1200

Dimitri Bontinck tells the story of rescuing his son from ISIS, after the teenager became radicalised in Belgium and joined the jihadist group.  

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Expert feature: Hibernation

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:38:00 +1200

Comparative physiologist, Tony Hickey of Auckland University tells us exactly how hibernation works... and how it could be the key to space travel, if only humans could do it!

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Television Critic Jane Bowron

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:09:00 +1200

Jane discusses two documentaries, People and Power and Who Owns New Zealand Now.

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Great Album: Axis: Bold as Love - Jimi Hendrix

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:47:00 +1200

This week we're featuring great albums from 1967, including this one, the second studio album by Jimi Hendrix

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Hidden Figures on Trains and Rail

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:43:00 +1200

Lillian Grace from tells us about the statistics held about our trains and rail network

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Turning ocean plastic into jandals

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:36:00 +1200

Plastic waste collected on beaches is being turned into something most of us wear to the beach – jandals. The two New Zealand brothers behind Subs came up with the idea 16 months ago.

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The healing power of the arts

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:25:00 +1200

Next time you're ill should you be reaching for a paintbrush instead of rushing to the doctor for a prescription?

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