Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 14 September 2017

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SHORT STORY CLUB

Our story for today 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. Jesse@radionz.co.nz

1:10 First song

Today's first song today comes visiting Australian singer/songwriter Ban Salter who is back, this side of the ditch, for the fourth time in as many years.  Ben is on a short tour and is playing us a track from his latest album, a song he wrote with Marlon Williams.

Ben Salter

Ben Salter Photo: Supplied

1:15 Could Standing desks do more harm than good? 

We've been told by numerous studies that a sedentary lifestyle is bad for our health, and all that sitting down we do at work is not helping. To combat the effects of sitting around all day, many who work in an offices have started using standing desks and going for lunchtime walks.

But now there's research to say that standing may be the real worry - in fact it could even double your risk of heart disease.

We speak to Peter Smith, a senior scientist at the Institute for Work and Health in Toronto and the author of this research.

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1:25 Fluffy the baby Great White Shark

Sharks are, admittedly, scary. But when a baby great white washed up on a Sydney beach, a crowd gathered to help the sea creature find it's way back to safety.

They even named the shark Fluffy!

Shark biologist Culum Brown is calling for this to become the norm, pushing against the idea that we should be afraid of the big fishes. 

1:35 Twitter and the NZ election

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.

Voting sign, Mt Albert electorate, 12 September 2017. Polling booth.

Photo: RNZ / Demelza Leslie

1:40 Great album: Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow

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.

2:10 Tech talk with Paul Brislen

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

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iphone 8 Photo: flickr

2:20 Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw

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

Statue of Peter Fraser, whichstands outside the former Government Buildings in Wellington.

Statue of Peter Fraser, whichstands outside the former Government Buildings in Wellington. Photo: Te Ara / Public Domain

2:35 The history of NZ statues

An Auckland memorial to the NZ Wars has specifically come under criticism. This follows anger debate in other countries over the removal of memorials or statues with controversial histories.

Beyond the debate of whether to remove these memorials or not, is the question do many people actually know about these memorials?

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

3:10 Short Story Club

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. Jesse@radionz.co.nz

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

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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3:30 This Way Up

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

4:05 The Panel with Josie Pagani and Stephen Franks

 

Music played in this show

JESSE MULLIGAN
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14th 2017

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Ben Salter
TITLE:      End of Days
COMP:     Ben Salter, Marlon Williams
ALBUM:   Back Yourself
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

1:45pm - FAVOURITE ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Jefferson Airplane
TITLE:      White Rabbit
COMP:     Grace Slick
ALBUM:   Surrealistic Pillow
LABEL:    RCA

ARTIST:    Jefferson Airplane
TITLE:      Sombody To Love
COMP:     Darby Slick
ALBUM:   Surrealistic Pillow
LABEL:    RCA

ARTIST:    Jefferson Airplane
TITLE:      Embryonic Journey
COMP:     Jorma Kaukonen
ALBUM:   Surrealistic Pillow
LABEL:    RCA

ARTIST:    Jefferson Airplane
TITLE:      Today
COMP:     Marty Balin, Paul Kantner
ALBUM:   Surrealistic Pillow
LABEL:    RCA

2:40pm - ADDITIONAL MUSIC:
ARTIST:    Nadia Reid
TITLE:      Richard
COMP:     Nadia Reid
ALBUM:   Preservation    
LABEL:    Spunk    

ARTIST:    Ruia
TITLE:      Kati Rawa
COMP:     Ruia Aperahama
ALBUM:   Iwi Hit Disc
LABEL:    NZOA