Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Tuesday 3 July 2018

Short Story Club

Our short story for discussion this Thursday is The Germans by William Brandt

Email us your thoughts on the story before Thursday at 3pm to win a copy of his novel, The Book of the Film of the Story of My Life     Jesse@radionz.co.nz

1:10 First song

1:15 Shaming parents over school lunches

There are lots of rules and regulations at schools - children must wear a uniform, no peanut butter in case of allergies - which parents have to adhere to. 

Some are written rules, others cultural. When it comes to packed lunches it can be a mixture of the two.

So when do well-meaning guidelines become shaming? And how does that affect those parents who may not have the time or money to provide what is expected of them?

Researcher Dr Rebekah Graham focuses her work on food insecurity in New Zealand and has written a piece highlighting the issue of school lunch shaming

Lunch box from decile 10 school

Photo: RNZ / Brad White

1:25 The new winter sport: Ski-Touring 

It's winter and the perfect time to hit the slopes. 

Many tourists and locals are looking beyond the ski fields for a more adventurous time on the mountains, so much so the New Zealand Alpine Club an updated guidebook on backcountry Ski-Touring

So what is Ski-Touring and how is it different from regular skiing? To explain, we're joined by General Manager of the Alpine Club, Karen Leacock.

1:35 Steve Braunias announces the winner of his writers fellowship

He calls it New Zealand's premiere literary award. The winning writer gets to stay at the Surrey Hotel in Auckland for a week, with a pizza allowance, a sunday roast and 500 dollars.

We welcome back Steve Braunias for his annual announcement of the winner of the 2018 Surrey Hotel Steve Braunias Memorial Writers Residency Award in association with The Spinoff.

The Surrey Hotel in Greylynn - built in the Tudor age (1989)

The Surrey Hotel in Greylynn - built in the Tudor age (1989) Photo: Supplied

1:40 Great album

2:10 Book critic, Catherine Robertson

Catherine tells us about some upcoming book events. 

2:20 Megan Singleton on American music

Since heading Stateside for the first time on a school trip in 1985, travel blogger Megan Singleton has been to the United States more than 50 times.

Ahead of American Independence Day tomorrow she takes us on a road trip through three of the country's most famous musical cities: from Nashville to New Orleans, via Memphis.

 Band members play during a second line parade marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Band members parade on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Photo: AFP

3:10 A US child migrant's story

Over the weekend, thousands of people, all over America protested separating children and their families who cross the border illegally into the United States. Among the protesters were Dreamers; immigrants who were brought to America as children and were given protection from deportation by President Barack Obama.

President Trump has failed to renew DACA  Differed Action for Childhood Arrivals and now hundreds of thousands of people are in limbo. 

Juan Escalante is a Dreamer, born  in Venezuela, he now advocates for undocumented migrants to America. 

Juan Escalante

Juan Escalante Photo: supplied

3:30 Spoken Feature

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

4:05 The Panel with Ella Henry and Peter Elliott