Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Friday 24 November 2017

SHORT STORY CLUB

Next week we will talk about two poems, Mute Song by Kate Camp and Seven Unposted Postcards to my Brother by Geoff Cochran

1:10 Ukulele Maestro James Hill performs live

Canadian musician, James Hill has been described as one of the world's top ukulele composers and possibly the most proficient player of the instrument.

He plays the ukulele like you've never heard it before, from bluegrass to samba and pop

He's in Auckland for a concert tonight which is a fundraiser for the New Zealand Ukulele Trust

James Hill

James Hill Photo: supplied

1:15 Our first 110kph roads

In two and a half weeks (Monday, December 11) two North Island roads will have 110 kilometres an hour speed limits.

The roads are the Tauranga Eastern Link and the Cambridge part of the Waikato Expressway.

The Transport Agency has just announced the move and we speak with Harry Wilson the agency's Director of Safety and Environment

110 kilometres per hour

110 kilometres per hour Photo: RNZ

1:20 A glimmer of hope for New Zealand's footballers

There seems to be some hope for the All Whites footballers despite losing their World Cup qualifier to Peru last week.

Peru beat New Zealand 2-nil in Lima to claim the 32nd and final spot at the football World Cup in Russia next year.

There are doubts about Peru's place at the World Cup now because of a move by the Government there to take control of the sport.

Our producer Jacob McSweeny has been across the story.

Peru's Jefferson Farfan takes on New Zealand's Michael McGlinchey (L) and Clayton Lewis.

Peru's Jefferson Farfan takes on New Zealand's Michael McGlinchey (L) and Clayton Lewis. Photo: AFP

1:25 NZ's most improved river announced

The Cawthron Foundation announced the winners of the New Zealand River Awards last night and the supreme award for most improved river went to Canterbury's Pahau River

The judge, freshwater ecologist Dr Roger Young joins me from the Cawthron Institute in Nelson, explains why.

Canterbury's Pahau River

Canterbury's Pahau River Photo: supplied

1:35 Second thoughts about fairy tales

Are the narratives from our most famous fairy tales, sometimes rife with negative stereotypes, the right messages to be passing on to our children?

The damsel in distress, the metamorphosis of Beast into Man, the wicked witch and the ugly step sisters are all well-known story lines from stories that have been told and retold for centuries.

Auckland University associate professor of History Kim Phillips is an expert on the history of medieval woman, gender and sexuality in European societies.

She tells Jesse about the origins of the famous fairy tales.

Fairy tales are often rife with negative stereotypes and messages.

Fairy tales are often rife with negative stereotypes and messages. Photo: Pinterest

1:40 Great album: Kenny Rogers, the singles.

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews Madam and Secret Superstar

2:20 NZ Live - Laura Lee Lovely

Singer-songwriter Laura Lee Lovely treats us to 40 minutes of electronica and chats with Jesse about her musical tastes and her interior design bent. She'll be playing songs from her Eden EP.

Laura Lee Lovely

Laura Lee Lovely Photo: Supplied

3:10 You hum it, we'll play it!

Voting opened on Monday for Settling the Score, RNZ Concert’s annual poll of New Zealand’s favourite classical music.

We asked people to use the RNZ Vox Pop app to sing, whistle or hum a classical piece they love but can't name, and the team at RNZ Concert listened, and identified them.

Clarissa Dunn of RNZ Concert plays us the audio, and the correct pieces of music

3:20 Julie Biuso celebrates nectarines

Foodie and foodwriter, Julie Biuso is looking forward to summer fruits, especially nectarines and shares a recipe for Nectarine & Smoked Fish Salad

Nectarine and Smoked Fish Salad

Nectarine and Smoked Fish Salad Photo: Supplied/Julie Biuso

3:25 Critter of the Week The Flax Snail

Flax snails belong to the genus Placostylus, and were known to Māori as pūpūharakeke. Three species are recognised in New Zealand. 

Once abundant in northern New Zealand, all species are now endangered. 

DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki will tell us all about them.

Flax Snail

Flax Snail Photo: Crown Copyright DOC Greg Sherley

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

4:05 The Panel with Leonie Freeman and Mark Knoff-Thomas

 

Music played in this show

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST: James Hill (Live)      
TITLE: Billie Jean
COMP: Michael Jackson
 

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST: Kenny Rogers
TITLE: Lucille     
COMP: Roger Bowling/Hal Bynum    
ALBUM: Kenny Rogers The Singles         
LABEL:       United Artists    
 
ARTIST: Kenny Rogers
TITLE: The Gambler     
COMP: Don Schlitz    
ALBUM: Kenny Rogers The Singles         
LABEL:       United Artists    

ARTIST: Kenny Rogers
TITLE:  Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town     
COMP: Mel Tillis    
ALBUM: Kenny Rogers The Singles         
LABEL:       United Artists    


ARTIST: Kenny Rogers
TITLE:  Daytime Lovers
COMP: Ben Peters    
ALBUM: Kenny Rogers The Singles         
LABEL:       United Artists    

ARTIST: Kenny Rogers
TITLE: Something's burning     
COMP: Mac Davis)    
ALBUM: Kenny Rogers The Singles         
LABEL:       United Artists    

 

NZ LIVE

Title:Hot Blood
Composers: Laura Watson and Simon Brouwer
Album: Eden EP
Label: self release
Dur:4:53

Title:Faster
Composers: Laura Watson and Simon Brouwer
Album: eden EP
Label: self release
Dur:3:50

TITLE: Take Me With You
Composers: Laura Watson and Simon Brouwer
Album: Eden EP
Label: self release
Dur4:50

TITLE: Mazzy Star - Fade Into You (COVER)
Composer: Hope Sandoval and David Roback
Album: none
Label:none
Dur: 4:20