Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 29 June 2017

Short Story Club

At 3.10pm we will discuss Butterflies by Patricia Grace.

Email us your thoughts and the best emailer wins a copy of her recent novel, Chappy.

1:10 First song: The War on Drugs; Holding On

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1:15 The sexualisation of Socks

A Nelson College for Girls student wants to start a conversation about how and why the over-sexualisation of teenage girls occurs. And she's doing it by talking about long socks.

17-year-old Madi Fulton Buckle says it all came about after a teacher made a passing comment that over-the-knee socks were "creepy porn-video looking".

So she has made a documentary called The Sexualisation of Socks using humour to hopefully make people think about issues rape culture and the objectification of women.

1:25 America's specialist food poisoning lawyer

As we reported earlier this week - there's a bit of fuss over new rules that prohibit restaurants from grilling medium-rare burgers. A visiting specialist food poisoning lawyer from the US, Bill Marler's first major food poisoning case in the US was defending people who became ill after eating burgers which weren't cooked properly.

He has been litigating foodborne illness cases since 1993 - and has won more than 500 million US dollars for victims of food poisoning from the biggest US food companies. Bill Marler is in the country for a food integrity conference.

Bill Marler is America's specialist food poisoning lawyer.

Bill Marler is America's specialist food poisoning lawyer. Photo: Impossible Foods

1:35 Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo made crowdfunding history last year, by raising over a million dollars to create the children's book Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. 100 Tales Of Extraordinary Women.

The book features 100 illustrated stories of inspiring women, in a bid to inspire girls to dream big. The female characters in these fairy tales were no damsels in distress, but women from history who challenged the status quo and achieved great things in all fields.

Francesca Cavallo tells us how the book came about.

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1:40 The Sharing Shed

Sarah and Shaun O'Dea have started a sharing shed, to encourage the townspeople of Te Awamutu to start conversations and exchange goods. But getting the balance between givers and takers can be a bit of a challenge.

Sarah and Shaun O'Dea have started a sharing shed to encourage the townspeople of Te Awamutu to exchange goods.

Sarah and Shaun O'Dea have started a sharing shed to encourage the townspeople of Te Awamutu to exchange goods. Photo: Facebook / The Sharing Shed

1:40 Great Live Album: James Brown live at the Apollo

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Live at the Apollo by James Brown and the Famous Flames was recorded at the Apollo Theater in Harlem on the night of October 24, 1962 at Brown's own expense. It was released the following year and  spent 66 weeks on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, peaking at number 2.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 25 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, and was also ranked as the number 1 live album in its 50 greatest live albums list.

In 1998, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame

2:10 Concert Review

RNZ Music's Zoe George reviews the Hanson concert

2:20 Money with Mary Holm: Avoiding Scams

Personal finance expert Mary Holm looks at scams, how to spot them and why you should avoid them

3:10 Short Story Club

We discuss Butterflies by Patricia Grace.

Email us your thoughts and the best emailer wins a copy of her recent novel, Chappy.

And next week we will discuss a non-fiction short story; Ashleigh Young’s Te Kuiti Underground

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Today Leo Browning, a PhD Candidate with the MacDiarmid Institute tells us about his thesis whihc involves manipulating nano-wires to make neural networks that behave like living neurons.

The MacDiarmid clean lab

The MacDiarmid clean lab Photo: MacDiarmid Institute

3:30 This Way Up

Speed and accuracy are the key if you want to excel at practical shooting. It's a gun sport where the emphasis is on moving quickly between targets against the clock. This Way Up's Simon Morton went along to Rotorua Pistol Club for one of its regular practical shooting competitions.

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

4:05 The Panel with Selwyn Manning and Julia Hartley-Moore