Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Wednesday 28 February 2018

Short Story Club

Our story for Thursday 1st march is Dog Farm, Food Game by Eamonn Mara

1:10 First song: 10 String Symphony LIVE

10 string symphony have been described as "The Newest and Most Promising Voices in Americana"

They are two fiddlers,  Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer, who hail from Nashville and begin their NZ tour in Auckland tonight. They perform live from our Auckland studio.

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Photo: supplied

1:15 Birds and our impact on the environment

A couple of weeks ago we talked to the novelist Jonathan Franzen about his fascination with birds, in 2018, the International Year of the Bird.

One of our listeners heard the interview and emailed us about his work with birds, namely he's been recording how often they're hurt by us humans.

Nick White has put together an exhibition called "Re-Introducing the Wonder of Flight". 

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Photo: Supplied / Nick White

1:20 The rise of baby brown snakes

You may have heard of the Aussie mum who recently found a baby snake in her child's lunch box in Adelaide.

It's prompted warnings that there could be an increase in the number of hatchlings of the snakes...which can be just as deadly as fully-grown versions. 

We thought we'd ask Gavin Smith, a snake catcher in Canberra about the venomous creatures.

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Photo: Canberra Nature Map

1:30 Charmian Hughes - Bra Trek

Charmian Hughes

Charmian Hughes Photo: supplied

As a child, Charmian Hughes often went to pantomimes and the ballet in London - but was always disappointed by the happily ever afters. She couldn't understand why marrying a prince was always a woman's happy ending, she'd rather have run off with the horses.

She's now an award winning comedian and has use fairy tales and their messages as a basis for her latest show, Bra Trek which she's performing at the new Zealand Fringe festival - details here

1:35 Sound Archives: The Census 

Mr M A Watts with his sons filling in census forms, 1956. Evening Post newspaper

Mr M A Watts with his sons filling in census forms, 1956. Evening Post newspaper Photo: Alexander Turnbull Library

When Auckland’s population reached half a million in 1964, the city fathers were so excited they held a parade and released a souvenir pop song to mark the occasion.  

This year’s census will reveal new information about the booming population, but the associated housing crisis and traffic woes mean Aucklanders are probably a little less ecstatic about growth today.

In our visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Sarah Johnston is going to play us some sound recordings about the five-yearly Kiwi count that is the census. 

1:40 Great album: Arctic Monkeys

Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not is the debut studio album of English band, Arctic Monkeys

2:20 Bookmarks with Teju Cole

Teju Cole is a guest at the Writers and Readers Festival  in Wellington. He will speak at two sessions. One on his favourite photographers and the other on his new book Blind Spot which includes a photo taken in Auckland.

He is a novelist, essayist, and photography critic for The New York Times. His book Known and Strange Things was named a book of the year by the Guardian, the Financial Times, Time Magazine, and many others.

And if that's not enough he's also an art historian  and the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College.

Teju Cole

Teju Cole Photo: Christopher Anderson

3:10 Who can we trust in the internet age

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Photo: BBC Two

We are bombarded with information daily about our health; do this exercise, don't eat that, try this drug and you'll feel better in no time. Dr Michael Mosley is a science journalist  who's written popular books about fasting, blood sugar diets and the gut/health connection.

He's also one of the hosts of a BBC programme that busts myths about our health. They do their own independent research and experiments into issues like the health benefits of coconut oil and whether or not fizzy drinks make you fat.

The show is called Trust me, I'm a Doctor and a new series begins tonight in New Zealand on BBC Knowledge.

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Photo: BBC Two

3:35 Science and environment stories

Stories from Our Changing World.

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

4:05 The Panel with Susan Hornsby-Geluk and Michael Deaker

 

Music played in this show


1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST: 10 String Symphony     
TITLE: Running Around     
LABEL: RNZ live recording


1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:

ARTIST:  Arctic Monkeys    
TITLE:  I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor    
COMP: Alex Turner    
ALBUM: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not is     
LABEL:      Domino    

ARTIST:  Arctic Monkeys    
TITLE:  "When the Sun Goes Down    
COMP:    Alex Turner    
ALBUM: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not is     
LABEL:      Domino

ARTIST:  Arctic Monkeys    
TITLE:  Fake tales of San Francisco    
COMP:    Alex Turner    
ALBUM: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not is     
LABEL:      Domino