Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 27 July 2017

1:10 First song

1:15 State Care Abuse "Utterly Sickening"

The Disability Rights Commissioner says accounts of abuse in state care are utterly sickening. The report, released today, contains the stories of 17 people who were mistreated by staff in mental health facilities and hospitals between the 1950s and 1990s. Researchers from the Donald Beasley Institute recorded the stories of the patients. And the Human Rights Commission says the report highlights systemic failures and a system that enabled abuse to continue unchecked for years. Disability Rights Commissioner, Paul Gibson, explains.

Human Rights Commission says the report highlights systemic failures and a system that enabled abuse to continue unchecked for years.

Human Rights Commission says the report highlights systemic failures and a system that enabled abuse to continue unchecked for years. Photo: 123RF

1:25 What's Really in Synthetic Cannabis? 

There have been eight deaths in Auckland related to synthetic cannabis use in just over a month. The latest was a 24-year-old Papakura man who became seriously ill after he was believed to have been smoking synthetic cannabis. He was taken to Middlemore Hospital in an ambulance and died. In each of the seven previous deaths, the person was believed to have used synthetic cannabis recently or was found with the drug on them, police and the chief coroner say. Forensic Chemistry Manager from the Institute of Environmental Science and Research is Kevan Walsh.

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1:35  Matariki XPonential

About 500 Māori entrepreneurs will spend this Saturday focusing on how technology can help realise their business dreams. The annual Matariki XPonential event is hosted by Callaghan Innovation and features a line-up of established and emerging innovators. With the aim to strengthen Māori business and technology.

Hēmi Rolleston general manager sectors, at Callaghan Innovation.

1:40 Great musical album: West Side Story

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West Side Story is the album from the 1961 film starring Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer. However their songs were overdubbed by Marni Nixon and Jim Bryant.

West Side Story is a musical based on Romeo And Juliet, with music by Leonard Berstein and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The story is set in the blue collar Upper West Side of New York City in the mid-1950s.

2:10 Theatre Critic

Terry McTavish reviews two shows at Dunedin's Fortune Theatre, What you Will and Twelfth Night

2:20 Money with Mary Holm: Kiwisaver

Mary Holm

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Mary answers more listener questions about Kiwisaver, covering the following issues

Tax credits
Children
First home help
50-plus
Finding your balance
Fees
Best provider

2:45 The Reading

3:10 Short Story Club 27th July

This week's Short Story Club story is Once Had Me by Tracy Farr

Let us know your thoughts! the writer of the best email wins a copy of Tracy's latest novel, The Hope Fault.

And next week's story is Day Out by Barbara Anderson

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3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Matthew Nicoll tells us about his thesis, Cyber Myths and Cyber Realities: An Examination of Strategic Realities in Cyberspace

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3:30 BBC Witness: the murder of Gianni Versace

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

4:05 The Panel with Josie Pagani and Stephen Franks