Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 12 April 2018

Short Story Club

Something a little different today - instead of talking about a short story, we are doing a poetic analysis of two songs -Chris Knox's 'Not given Lightly' and Lou Reed's 'Perfect Day'. You can read them both here

And it's Link 3 day. Listen to the 3 songs, played after 1, 2 and 3pm. Tell us the link, and the first correct answer wins a real record!

1:10 First song

1:15 Perimeter block proposed for Mt Albert

A leader in urban design is strongly urging the Government to consider a technique known as perimeter block when building up to 4,000 new homes on a site in Auckland's Mt Albert.

Morten Gjerde, who is a senior lecturer of urban design at Victoria University, has written an article on Newsroom.co.nz about how to best fit 4,000 homes on the old Unitec site without them becoming a bit of a slum.

An example of a perimeter block in Prague

An example of a perimeter block in Prague Photo: Greater Auckland

1:25 Waiting four years for a glitch in space

A team of scientists from Auckland and Tasmania has finally seen what is known as a stellar glitch after monitoring the Vela Pulsar neutron star for some four years.

The glitch occurs every three to four years when the core of the star, which has been spinning separately from the crust, grabs that crust and causes it to speed up.

It's a big deal and the scientists were able to capture the moment and Dr Willem van Straten from AUT's Institute for Radio Astronomy and Space Research discusses its significance.

The Vela Pulsar is a neutron star

The Vela Pulsar is a neutron star Photo: Supplied

1:35 One percent can make a difference

One Percent Collective is a Wellington-based charity that aims to tap into the generosity of millennials by asking them to donate 1 percent of their salary.

It doesn't fund-raise by door knocking, tin rattling or cold calling - it uses social media and other methods to reach its audience.  

Pat Shepherd started the charity 5 years ago and says it is on track to reach a significant milestone.

1:40 Great album: The Queen is Dead

2:10 Theatre Critic

Dave Smith reviews The Lie at Circa Theatre

2:20 Solving the world’s problems

Farming commentator Steve Wyn-Harris talks about how we are going to feed a growing population.

2:35 The history of NZ at the Empire/Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games are currently taking place on the Gold Coast. This idiosyncratic competition has a long and varied history. But what have been New Zealand’s highlights, low lights and odd occurrences in the Commonwealth Games? 

Victoria University historian, Grant Morris looks back.

3:10 Short Story Club 

Something a little different today - instead of talking about a short story, we are doing a poetic analysis of two songs -Chris Knox's 'Not given Lightly' and Lou Reed's 'Perfect Day'. You can read them both here

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Dr Andrew Grainger tells us about his PHD in physical cultural studies, which he describes as the sociology of sport.

3:30 Are We There Yet

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

4:05 The Panel with Andrew Hoggard and Lisa Scott

 

Music played in this show

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST: Radiohead     
TITLE: Creep    
COMP:   Radiohead: Albert Hammond Mike Hazlewood     
ALBUM: Pablo Honey     
LABEL: Parlophone EMI

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:

ARTIST: The Smiths     
TITLE: The Queen is Dead    
COMP: Morrissey/Johnny Marr.    
ALBUM: The Queen is Dead    
LABEL: Rough Trade (UK) Sire (US)  

ARTIST: The Smiths     
TITLE: Cemetery Gates    
COMP: Morrissey/Johnny Marr.    
ALBUM: The Queen is Dead    
LABEL: Rough Trade (UK) Sire (US)      

ARTIST: The Smiths     
TITLE: Boy With The Thorn In His Side    
COMP: Morrissey/Johnny Marr.    
ALBUM: The Queen is Dead    
LABEL: Rough Trade (UK) Sire (US)

2:05PM
ARTIST: Rod Stewart     
TITLE: Do Ya Think I'm Sexy     
COMP:    Rod Stewart, Carmine Appice, Duane Hitchings     
ALBUM:  Blondes Have More Fun     
LABEL:  Warner Bros.    


2:55pm   
ARTIST: Lou Reed     
TITLE:  Perfect Day     
COMP: Lou Reed    
ALBUM:  Transformer    
LABEL: RCA

3:05pm

ARTIST: Chris Knox     
TITLE: Not Given Lightly
COMP: Chris Knox     
LABEL: Flying Nun