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

Short Story Club

Our short story for discussion after 3 is Sovereign Mint by Fiona Kidman

The writer of the best email about the story wins a copy of her new novel, This Mortal Boy

Link 3 answer - All the singers have daughters named Lily. 

1:10 First song

1:15 Croats in New Zealand react to the World Cup

The Croatian Cultural Society hall in Te Atatu filled up pretty quickly early this morning with first and second generation Croats convinced their team had what it took to hold off England in the Football World Cup semi-final.

And it turned out they were right!

Len Stulich is president of the society, and tell us what the atmosphere was like. 

A nervous audience at the Croatian Club in Te Atatu

A nervous audience at the Croatian Club in Te Atatu Photo: Len Stulich

1:25 Keeping the business in the family

Family businesses - they're not all mum-and-dad corner shops, and there are more of them than you think.

But as you can imagine, they can problematic to run: after all, when family's involved, there's more than money at stake.

Philip Pryor is the owner and founder of Family Business Central and he teaches these companies how to navigate through some of those more delicate situations. 

Philip Pryor is the founder and CEO of Family Business Central

Philip Pryor is the founder and CEO of Family Business Central Photo: Supplied

1:35 Practical tips to stay plastic-free

Forget Dry July, many people are this month getting serious about the environment with 'Plastic Free July'.

It's an ambitious step to go completely plastic free, and the question is - how can this be done practically, not just for the month, but forever. 

Straws, balloons and food containers are the new targets, now that bags have been blacklisted, but there's plastic in pretty much everything we deal with day to day.  

To give us some real tips on how to avoid using that plastic we're joined by founder of CaliWoods, Shay Lawrence.

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Photo: CaliWoods

1:40 Great album

Kimbra joins us live in studio to play us some tracks from her new album, Primal Heart, and talk about the making of it

Kimbra

Kimbra Photo: Warner Music

2:10 Podcast Critic - Katy Atkin

Our regular podcast critic Katy Atkin reviews two new podcasts - Gone Fishing and Sandra

2:20 Your Money with Mary Holm: More on Kiwisaver

What people still don't get about KiwiSaver!

But first, Mary and remuneration expert Geoff Summers discuss a controversial issue from the last segment about employer contributions to KiwiSaver.

Last time Mary criticized a practice called total remuneration, which she said effectively means employer contributions to KiwiSaver are taken out of employees' pay. Geoff Summers objected in an email, saying, "Total remuneration is a concept that is a valuable tool for organisations that want to incentivise employees to achieve success for the business, it is a wide ranging concept and KiwiSaver is only one tiny little bit of it. …Total remuneration does not disincentivise people to join KiwiSaver and nor does it make someone pay the employer's contribution themselves."
 Geoff and Mary try to sort out their differences.

Then Mary turns to a survey on KiwiSaver which shows most people don't understand why the scheme is so good.

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Photo: 123RF

3:10 Short Story Club

Our short story for discussion is Sovereign Mint by Fiona Kidman

The writer of the best email about the story wins a copy of her new novel, This Mortal Boy

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Guy Frederick tells us about his thesis on the relationship between people and place. Rather than focusing as others have on people's connection to childhood locations, he looked the places we engage with in our professional lives - using scientists who work in Antarctica as a case study.

As part of this thesis he also created an exhibition.

3:30 Spoken Feature

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

4:05 The Panel with Rebekah White and Michael Moynihan

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Photo: RNZ/Liminal/DoC

CRITTER OF THE WEEK T-SHIRTS!

NZ is full of amazing native creatures, and many of them are not cute and pretty! We are celebrating those less loved critters with some limited edition t-shirts illustrated by the amazing @giselledraws.

She was assisted by science advisor Mike Dickison and DoC's Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki.

To order a t-shirt please click here.

 

Music played in this show

LINK 3
Artist: Fat Les
Song: Vindaloo
Comp: Alex James, Guy Pratt, Keith Allen
Album: The Best Footie Anthems Ever!
Label: Virgin 849515
Played at: 13:10


Artist: Phil Collins
Song: In the Air Tonight
Comp: Collins
Album: Hits
Label: WEA 23795
Played at: 14:08


GREAT ALBUM
Artist: Kimbra
Song: Lightyears
Comp: Johnson
Album: Primal Heart
Label: Warner 909644
Played at: 13:44


Artist: Kimbra
Song: Black Sky
Comp: Johnson
Album: Primal Heart
Label: Warner 909644
Played at: 13:49


Artist: Kimbra
Song: The Good War
Comp: Johnson
Album: Primal Heart
Label: Warner 909644
Played at: 13:56