Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 24 August 2017

SHORT STORY CLUB!

Today's story is My Beautiful Balloon by Carl Nixon. And we are giving away a copy of Carl's last novel The Virgin and the Whale to the writer of the best email on that story. Jesse@radionz.co.nz

1:10 First song

The Human League

The Human League Photo: Supplied

"Don't You Want Me?" The huge 1982 hit by UK synth-pop outfit The Human League kicks off the show today. 

The band will play a concert in Auckland in December with Australian 80's group Pseudo Echo announced as support act

1:20 Renewed hope MH370 wreckage can be found

There is renewed hope the wreckage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 could be located.

It comes as satellite footage from just two weeks after the plane's disappearance has been released.

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation oceanographer, Dr David Griffin believes those images give more evidence as to where the plane went down.

He speaks to Megan Whelan about the work he's done analysing the images.

MH370 Underwater search area

MH370 Underwater search area Photo: supplied

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Photo: Twitter

1:25 Aerospace Engineer, Sinead O'Sullivan

When Sinead O'Sullivan from Armagh Northern Ireland  was 15, she won the golden ticket; a chance go to NASA's space camp. It changed her life. It made the impossible seem possible.  Now she is an aerospace engineer and has worked with NASA, the European Space Agency and is CEO of Fusion Space Technologies. Her company uses satellite data to help countries deal with natural disasters and she also does work on technology to minimize the effects of  climate change.

Megan Whelan talked to Sinead O'Sullivan when she was in New Zealand for the Groundswell Festival for innovation. 

1:35 Beer Nation - the continued story of NZ's love affair with all things hop

If you're one of the many who struggles to know your IPAs from your IBUs or your pilsners from your porters, beer expert Michael Donaldson has done all the work for you. 

He's updated his ground-breaking book Beer Nation and a brand spanking new edition is being released today.

1:40 Great album: Solange, A Seat at the Table

Solange

Solange Photo: Supplied

A Seat at the Table is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Solange Knowles. It was released in 2016 just three days before her thirtieth birthday, to widespread critical acclaim and became her first number-one album in the United States.  She and her older sister Beyonce Knowles thus became the first sisters to both have US number-one albums in the same calendar year.

2:10 Hong Kong society

Charlotte Graham is a journalist based in Hong Kong. She discusses the subversive walking tours teaching mostly Western visitors about how locals really live, and heads off the beaten track to find art. Charlotte also reviews a new collection of writing, Hong Kong 20/20: Reflections on a Borrowed Place, and recommends a short guide for visitors to the city. 

2:20 Money with Mary Holm

What to tackle first - credit card debt, mortgage or contributing to KiwiSaver?

3:10 Short Story Club

Today's story is My Beautiful Balloon by Carl Nixon. And we are giving away a copy of Carl's last novel The Virgin and the Whale to the writer of the best email on that story. Jesse@radionz.co.nz

And next week's story is The Kiss by Pip Adam, and we have a copy of Pip's new novel The New Animals to give away to one of our emailers

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Today we meet Dr. Raj Aich, from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Canterbury. His thesis is about the affective impact of humans and White sharks encountering each other through cage diving in New Zealand.

Dr Aich also made a short film as part of his thesis

3:30 This Way Up

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

4:05 The Panel  Today Wallace Chapman hosts The Panel, with Garry Moore and Catherine Robertson

 

Music played in this show

JESSE MULLIGAN
THURSDAY AUGUST 24th 2017

1:10pm - FIRST SONG
ARTIST:    Human League
TITLE:      Don't You Want Me
COMP:     Jo Callis,  Philip Oakey, Philip Adrian Wright
ALBUM:   Dare
LABEL:    Virgin
    
1:45pm - FAVOURITE ALBUM     
ARTIST:    Solange
TITLE:      Cranes In The Sky
COMP:     Solange Knowles
ALBUM:   A Seat At The Table
LABEL:    Columbia
    
ARTIST:    Solange
TITLE:      Don't Touch My Hair (feat: Sampha Sisay)        
COMP:     Solange Knowles, Sampha Sisay
ALBUM:   A Seat At The Table
LABEL:    Columbia

ARTIST:    Solange
TITLE:      Borderline (An Ode To Self Care)     (feat: Q-Tip)    
COMP:     Solange Knowles
ALBUM:   A Seat At The Table
LABEL:    Columbia

ARTIST:    Solange
TITLE:      Rise         
COMP:    Solange Knowles
ALBUM:   A Seat At The Table
LABEL:    Columbia

ADDITIONAL
ARTIST:    Pseudo Echo
TITLE:      Funky Town
COMP:    Steven Greenberg
ALBUM:   Love an Adventure
LABEL:    RCA

ARTIST:    The Thomas Oliver Band
TITLE:      The Strangest Feeling I'm Home
COMP:     Thomas Oliver
ALBUM:   Baby I'll Play
LABEL:     ETC