Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 20 July 2017

Afternoons is being hosted this week by Megan Whelan.

Our Short Story Club story today is 'Real Life' by John Summers

Read it before 3pm, and email us your thoughts jesse@radionz.co.nz

1:10 First Song

1:20 Trump Jr to Testify

Donald Trump Junior and the former Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort will testify before the US Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington next week. The President's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner will also appear before the committee. The hearing comes less than two weeks after revelations of meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer. Our Washington correspondent, Simon Marks, explains.

Donald Trump Jr

Donald Trump Jr Photo: AFP

1:25 Experiencing New Zealand's Welfare System

Earlier this week we spoke with Pinky Fang, about her difficulties accessing a disability benefit. It came off the back of Green Party co-leader, Metiria Turei, revealing she lied to receive more money when she was a solo mother on a benefit. We've had a lot of feedback from listeners about experiencing difficulty when accessing benefits. Chelsie Preston Crayford is a mum and an actor. Her daughter Olive was only five hours old before she had her first seizure. And it meant Chelsie and her partner couldn't work, while looking after their unwell newborn.

Chelsie Preston Crayford

Chelsie Preston Crayford Photo: Auckland Actors

1:35 Alice Foulcher - That's Not Me

Alice Foulcher is the writer and star of the film That's Not Me, about a wannabe star who is gutted by her identical twin sister's HBO success - plus she's dating Jared Leto.  The film is screening at the New Zealand Film Festival which opens tomorrow. Alice joins us in the studio.

Belinda Misevski, Alice Foulcher and Lloyd Allison-Young in a scene from That's Not Me

Belinda Misevski, Alice Foulcher and Lloyd Allison-Young in a scene from That's Not Me Photo: Supplied/Catharine Neilson

1:40 Great Album: Too-Rye-Aye by Dexy's Midnight Runners

2:10 Theatre Critic

2:20 Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw on Welfare Reform

Dr Jess Berentson Shaw of the Morgan Foundation discusses the Green's welfare policy.

2:30 The history of election bribes in NZ

It is election year and the political bribes are coming thick and fast.  This is not a new phenomenon.  In fact, some of the biggest bribes in our political history occurred a long time ago.

Historian Grant Morris looks back.

Joseph Ward receiving congratulations after 'accidentally' winning the 1928 election.

Joseph Ward receiving congratulations after 'accidentally' winning the 1928 election. Photo: Wikipedia

2:45 The Reading

3:10 Short Story Club

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Photo: RNZ

This week's story is John Summers' non-fiction short story 'Real Life'

Read it before 3pm, and email us your thoughts jesse@radionz.co.nz

The best emailer wins a copy of John Summer's novel, Mermaid Boy.

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Jane Hurst tells us about her thesis about women's workplace relationships

3:30 BBC Witness

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

4:05 The Panel with Chris Clark and Sandy Hodge

 

Music played in this show

AFTERNOON'S WITH JESSE MULLIGAN (Megan Whelan)

TUESDAY JULY 17th 2017

 

1:10pm Megan's FIRST SONG:

ARTIST: Julien Baker

TITLE: Distant Solar Systems

COMP: Julien Baker

ALBUM: Single

LABEL: Matador

 

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:

Artist: DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS

Song: Come On Eileen

Compr: Kevin Rowland Jim Paterson Billy Adams

Album: Too-Rye-Aye

Label: Mercury

 

Artist: DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS

Song: Old

Composer: Rowland, Paterson

Album: Too-Rye-Aye

Label: Mercury

 

Artist: DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS

Song: Let's Make This Precious

Comp: Rowland, Paterson

Album: Too-Rye-Aye

Label: Mercury

 

Artist: DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS

Song: Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)

Comp: Van Morrison

Album: Too-Rye-Aye

Label: Mercury

 

2:45pm -

ARTIST: Shane Carter

TITLE: I know not where I stand

COMP: Carter

ALBUM: FNCD571

LABEL: Flying Nun

 

3.30pm

ARTIST: Dan Aurbach

TITLE: Shine On Me

COMP: Aurbach

ALBUM: Waiting On A Song

LABEL: Easy Eye Sound