Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Wednesday 22 November 2017

SHORT STORY CLUB

On Thursday this week we will talk about Paula Morris' story Red Christmas

And we have a copy of Paula's new collection of essays and stories to give away, False River

1:10 First song

1:15 The fight to get one national memorial for the Erebus disaster

Next Tuesday is the 38th anniversary of the Mt Erebus plane crash, one of New Zealand's worst disasters.

Yet the families of the 257 victims who perished in the Southern Hemisphere's worst plane accident still don't have a major national memorial where they can see or touch the names of their loved ones.

The Rev. Dr Richard Waugh is the spokesperson for the families and is pushing for one official Erebus National Memorial.

This wooden cross to the victims of the Erebus disaster was erected above Scott Base by recovery workers. On 30 January 1987 a stainless steel cross replaced this original one, which had eroded.

This wooden cross to the victims of the Erebus disaster was erected above Scott Base by recovery workers. On 30 January 1987 a stainless steel cross replaced this original one, which had eroded. Photo: nzhistory.govt.nz

1:25 The philanthropy in public parks

Cornwall Park is one of the major parks in Auckland and is at the heart of the city.

It's beginning dates back to 1901 when Sir John Logan Campbell gifted the land to the people of New Zealand during an era renowned for philanthropy.

Thomas Woltz is a landscape architect leading a discussion about public parks and philanthropy in Auckland. He talks to Jesse about how we're benefitting from acts like Logan Campbell's that led to places like Cornwall Park.

1:30 The Waikato 100

Rowing boats, waka ama, kayakers, paddle boarders and even surf boats will hurtle down the Waikato River this weekend in a 100 kilometre race.

The race, the Waikato 100, is having it's official debut after a trial last year and aims to focus attention on cleaning up waterways and promote water-based activities.

Nearly 100 different vessels have signed up to do the race and registrations close tonight (Wednesday, November 22).

Race director Rob Hamill talks to Jesse as race day approaches.

The race is on Saturday, November 25

The race is on Saturday, November 25 Photo: Steve McArthur

1:35 Sound Archives: Auckland housing booms

New state flats in Grey’s Avenue, Auckland

New state flats in Grey’s Avenue, Auckland Photo: Alexander Turnbull Library

Auckland house prices were in the news yet again this week, with home owners logging on to see their new valuations. In our weekly visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision with Sarah Johnston, today we are going to hear recordings about past Auckland housings booms – and busts.

1:40 Great album

2:20 Bookmarks with Simon Wilson

Award-winning journalist Simon Wilson joins Jesse for Bookmarks today. Simon is the Auckland Affairs editor for The Spinoff, is a former Metro magazine editor and most recently has edited the Journal of Urgent Writing 2017.

Hear about Simon's Grandad Clem and Grandma Ida who ate mutton three times a day on their inhospitable sheep farm in Hawke's Bay.

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Photo: supplied - Rebecca Thomas

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3:10 Robert Webb: How Not to Be A Boy.

Actor and comedian Robert Webb is best known for his role in the sitcom Peep Show.

Growing up, he never understood what he says are the absurd expectations society has for boys to hide their feelings and play the tough guy.

He writes about his own life, the death of his beloved mother when he was just 17, as well as the complexity of family, sexuality and gender stereotypes in his memoir, How Not to Be A Boy.

3:35 Spoken Feature

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

4:05 The Panel with Cas Carter and Peter Fa'afiu