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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 25 August 2016

1:10 First song

1:15 Clear Link between concussion and cognitive problems 

The Crusaders' Reed Prinsep is treated after suffering a concussion.

The Crusaders' Reed Prinsep is treated after suffering a concussion. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

New research shows a clear link between concussion and cognitive difficulties in rugby players later in life. The study has been published in the online journal Sports Medicine. And was carried out by AUT in partnership with New Zealand Rugby, and funded by World Rugby.

Dr Alice Theadom is a senior lecturer, and deputy director of AUT's National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences.

1:25   Viruses more dangerous in the morning

Research for flu vaccines cannot keep up with the speed at which new strands, such as H3N2, of the virus develop.

Research for flu vaccines cannot keep up with the speed at which new strands, such as H3N2, of the virus develop. Photo: CORBIS

A new study by the University of Cambridge has found that viruses could be 10 times more successful, when they infect people in the morning. And the authors say the findings could lead to new ways of stopping pandemics. Dr Rachel Edgar is the first author on the study.

1:35   Aussie town to go 'Off Grid'

 Tyalgum, NSW, Australia.

Tyalgum, NSW, Australia. Photo: Wikipedia

It's the Aussie town, that plans to go completely off the grid. The town of Tyalgum is located in the hills near the Queensland-New South Wales border. It has just 300 residents, and if it's successful, it would be Australia's first town to pull the plug.

Andrew Price is the project's director, and runs the company Australian Radio Towers.

1:40 Favourite album: Suede

2:10 Theatre Critic: Sally Woodfield on Edinburgh

2:20 Geoffonomics: conscious consumption

Geoff Simmons, economist at the Morgan Foundation talks about conscious consumption and making your purchase or investment decisions on an ethical/ environmental basis.

2:35 The History of Teenagers in New Zealand

Teenagers are one of the most talked about, worried about, and analysed groups in modern NZ society. 

Was it always this way?

Historian Grant Morris of Victoria University looks at teenagers in history...

A group of form six students from  Wellington Girls' College pose for a photo with language teacher Charles Naverne in 1891.

A group of form six students from Wellington Girls' College pose for a photo with language teacher Charles Naverne in 1891. Photo: Te Ara

Absolute Heroes by Tim Bollinger

Absolute Heroes by Tim Bollinger Photo: Tim Bollinger

3:10 Masterpieces with Toby Morris

Cartoonist and Illustrator Toby Morris shares his favourite New Zealand comic.

He's leading a masterclass with Sarah Laing at Auckland's National Writers Forum in September, running workshops, classes and discussions for writers from all genres.

3:25 The Expats: Mike Harris on canyoning in Japan

Our expat this week has lived in Japan for more than 20 years. He runs a canyoning company in Minakami

3:30 This Way Up

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show