Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 7 December 2017

SHORT STORY CLUB

Today we will discuss Floating by Laurence Fearnley. And we have a copy of the collection it is from, Bird Words to give away to the writer of the best email about it! Jesse@radionz.co.nz

1:10 First song

1:15 California Fires "huge and scary"

NZ’s Consul General to the US, Maurice Williamson is on the outskirts of LA and updates us on the terrifying wildfires hitting California which he says are spreading the length of a football field every second.

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Photo: Maurice Williamson/Twitter

1:25 Shoot, Print, Steal

It's a simple idea - take photos, print them out and the show them. The twist is people can then steal them. 

That's the idea behind kiwi art show Paper Pirates. After taking Tokyo and New York by storm the show is back in the country, four years since its last New Zealand show.

Co-founders Tim Lambourne tells us about creating the show and how you can submit your photos.

Paper Pirates founders Tim Lambourne and Joe Dowling

Paper Pirates founders Tim Lambourne and Joe Dowling Photo: Supplied / Paper Pirates

1:35 Cultures of Capitalism with Dr Nick Holm

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Photo: supplied - Massey University

Massey University's Nick Holm explains what Cultural Studies is and how skateboarding, real estate and hair dressing are connected to democracy.

He's part of the Cultures of Capitalism Conference taking place in Wellington this week. Keynote speakers include global stars in the field, such as African-American feminist and Distinguished Professor of Sociology Patricia Hill Collins (University of Maryland), Professor Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges, United States) and Professor Jeremy Gilbert (University of East London, Britain).

1:40 Great album: Blondie Parallel Lines

2:10 Theatre Critic John Smythe

2:20 Dr Jess

Social policy researcher Dr Jess Berentson Shaw talks about creative policy approaches from around the world, some good, some not so good. 

2:30 The history of the Napoleonic Wars and NZ place-names

Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington Photo: Public Domain

Two and a half years ago we celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.  This event in 1815, when the Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon was the famous conclusion to a 12 year struggle termed the Napoleonic Wars. 

Grant Morris from Victoria University tell us that dDespite being on the other side of the world and finishing 25 years before the Treaty of Waitangi, this campaign (1803-1815) had a lasting impact on New Zealand in the form of place-names (amongst other things).

3:10 Short Story Club

Today we will discuss Floating by Laurence Fearnley. And we have a copy of the collection it is from, Bird Words to give away to the writer of the best email about it! Jesse@radionz.co.nz

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

We meet Alistair McCready whose thesis resulted in a book called Type as Monument. He created a font called Kahu, specifically designed to work well on historical monuments.

3:30 BBC Witness

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

4:05 The Panel with Ella Henry and Bernard Hickey