Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 31 May 2018

Short Story Club

After 3 we discuss the poem Speaking with my grandmothers  by Fiona Kidman
Email us before 3pm Thursday about the poem, and the writer of the best email will win a copy of Big Weather: Poems of Wellington, edited by Greg O'Brien and Louise St John,

1:10 Vallkyrie in session

They are Vallkyrie are a 3 piece group from Auckland, made up of:

Brandon Haru - Percussion and vocals
Omer Gilroy - lead vocals and percussion
Rebel Reid - Guitar, keyboard, vocals

Vallkyrie at RNZ Auckland

Vallkyrie at RNZ Auckland Photo: RNZ

1:15 Is NZ becoming a tropical holiday destination for fish?

Strange creatures are being spotted in the waters off the coast of New Zealand.

Queensland groper in the Bay of Islands, jellyfish swarms in Wellington and kingfish making their way all the way down to Dunedin.

NIWA fisheries scientist Malcolm Francis joins us to talk what, why and how this is happening ... and whether it's something we can expect to see more of in the coming years.

The Queensland Groper

The Queensland Groper Photo: Free use

1:25 Profit-sharing and other crazy business ideas

After hearing about logistics company Mainfreight's profit and how it's divvying out the $20.7 million amongst its Australian and New Zealand staff we thought we'd look at why companies have profit-sharing schemes and how well they work.

Dean Hall is the CEO of Rocketwerkz a gaming studio which develops software for computer and video games, based in Dunedin - which has company has flexible working hours, unlimited sick leave and open books.

He explains how profit-sharing with staff works for his business.

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1:35 Country music couple - rivals for top award

We've all heard about sibling rivalry - but what about when your biggest competitor is also your dearly beloved?

Country musicians Lana and Phil Doublet go head-to-tonight, as they've both been nominated for Best Artist at the Country Music Awards in Gore.

They both join us to talk artistry, relationships, and sleep-singing ... and to make their predictions for tonight's awards!

Phil and Lana Doublet

Phil and Lana Doublet Photo: Selina Nunn Photography

1:40 Great album

2:10 Podcasts with Katy Atkin

Katy Atkin reviews two podcasts for us; The Habitat by Gimlet Media and Tales from Parcast.

2:20 Mary Holm: Men, women, spending and investing

A letter from a listener includes lots of food for thought. The listener, a single woman, ponders why the elderly and single women are more likely than others to spend too little. Perhaps it’s partly circumstances and partly old-fashioned perceptions. And she tells a story of how she’s financially outdone a man she dated. 

Mary comments on the letter, and looks at gender differences in money management, and in investing. Men tend to trade more often and to take more risk – for good and bad. Mary also considers why those differences might be there.

New Zealand money.

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

3:10 Short Story Club

We discuss the poem Speaking with my grandmothers  by Fiona Kidman
Email us before 3pm about the poem, and the writer of the best email will win a copy of Big Weather: Poems of Wellington, edited by Greg O'Brien and Louise St John.

Dunedin poet, Louise Wallace joins us to discuss the poem. Her own poem, How To Leave the Small Town You Were Born In is currently featuring on the website Poetry Shelf

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3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Greg Clydesdale tells us about his thesis looking at why some countries get rich and others get poor. 

He turned this into a book; Waves of Prosperity: India, China and the West

3:30 BBC Witness

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

4:05 The Panel with Clare Delore and Selwyn Manning

 

Music played in this show

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
Artist: Vallkyrie
Song: Runaway Child
Comp: Omer Gilroy, Rebel Reid and Brandon Haru
Album: Unreleased live recording
Label: RNZ

LINK 3
Artist: The Beatles
Song: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Comp: George Harrison
Album: The Beatles
Label:   Apple

Artist: Bob Marley and the Wailers
Song: I shot the Sherriff
Comp: Bob Marley
Album: Burnin
Label:  Tuff Gong Island

Artist: Marvin Gaye
Song: I heard it through the grapevine
Comp: Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong
Album:  In the Groove
Label:  Motown
 

The link was that the bands all had members who were all fatally shot. John Lennon, Peter Tosh from The Wailers Marvin Gaye were all shot and killed.
    
1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
Artist: Wings
Song: Jet
Comp:  P. McCartney, L. McCartney
Album: Wings Greatest Hits
Label:  Parlophone (UK) / Capitol (US)

Artist: Wings
Song:  My Love
Comp: P. McCartney, L. McCartney
Album: Wings Greatest Hits
Label:  Parlophone (UK) / Capitol (US)
    
Artist: Wings
Song: Let Me Roll It
Comp:  Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney
Album: Band on the Run
Label:   Apple Records