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Jesse hosts an upbeat mix of the curious and the compelling, ranging from the stories of the day to the great questions of our time.

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Web: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons

Go Ahead Caller - Ser 6, Ep 4 by Paul Casserly


Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:40:00 +1200
Summary: Secret tapes from Todd Barclay's office, Colin Craig in a very personal lawsuit, and Winston advocates slapping for the good of the nation. Voices - Toni Potter, Cohen Holloway, Toi Iti, Paul Casserly Engineered for RNZ by Rangi Powick..


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Critter of the Week: The Great White Shark


Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:25:00 +1200
Summary: The White Pointer shark is the only marine fish in the Threatened Species Strategy. DoC's Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki shares what we know about these apex predators...


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The best home-made fish and chips ever


Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:10:00 +1200
Summary: Julie Biuso reckons she has the best recipe for fish and chips, and shares it with us...


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Film Review with Richard Swainson


Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:10:00 +1200
Summary: Richard reviews Rosalie Blum and Churchill..


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Favourite album: "Can't Buy A Thrill"


Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:40:00 +1200
Summary: A debut album to pick some tracks from today. It was released in 1972, one of the first to be released in a four-channel quadraphonic format. "Can't Buy A Thrill" launched the careers of Walter Becker and Donald Fagan who remain the only two permanent fix..


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Pohutukawa an Aussie?


Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:35:00 +1200
Summary: The Aussies are saying the New Zealand Christmas Tree, Pohutukawa, may have originated in Australia. The research was published in the American Journal of Botany. And is based on two fossil species, found near St Helens in East Coast Tasmania, that are ab..


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Sniffer dogs join the search for Amelia Earhart


Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:00 +1200
Summary: Nearly 80 years since Amelia Earhart disappeared another fresh search for to work out what happened is about to get underway using sniffer dogs. A Pennsylvania-based group called International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) is focusing on t..


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Other Aucklanders


Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:15:00 +1200
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Antonia Smith has spent the past year on the streets, talking with some of the homeless of Auckland. The Rangitoto College student has compiled the thoughts and aspirations of 'streeties', and has started a website called Other Aucklander..


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Tell me about your thesis


Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:25:00 +1200
Summary: Today we discuss Jeremy Anderson's thesis, which is called "Toxic Zombie Death Machines .. a love story. A Thesis about the Cat Problem in NZ"...


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Short Story Club 22nd June


Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:08:00 +1200
Summary: Today we discuss Bad to Worse by William Brandt..


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The History of Quizzes in NZ


Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:29:00 +1200
Summary: The 'quiz' is a long-standing part of NZ life. here have always been quizzes in our culture but not necessarily in a particularly structured way. We can see evidence of widespread, organised quizzes in early NZ newspapers. Victoria University historian Gr..


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Dr Jess Berentson Shaw: the pro's and con's of a UBI


Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:16:00 +1200
Summary: Dr Jess Berentson Shaw of the Morgan Foundation is with us once again, today she is looking the idea of a Universal Basic Income, or UBI, which is the idea of ensuring a minimum standard of income for all people regardless of what they do. A trampoline fo..


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Theatre Critic: Grant Hindin Miller


Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:08:00 +1200
Summary: Script and Screenwriter, Novelist and Poet, Grant Hindin Miller reviews Ali Harper's solo performance in Court Theatre's current production of "Songs for Nobodies." Melbourne playwright Joanna Murray-Smith has created a tribute to five female musical lege..


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Great album: Green Day. Dookie


Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:48:00 +1200
Summary: Dookie is the third studio album by American band Green Day. It was released in 1994, and was a worldwide commercial success, reaching No. 2 on the US Billboard 200, and hitting number 1 in New Zealand and Australia...


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The Connon Girls: pioneers of womens' tertiary education in NZ


Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:38:00 +1200
Summary: Helen Connon of Christchurch was the first woman in the British empire to gain a university degree with honours, in 1881. 15 years after her death Helen Connon Hall was opened at Canterbury University in 1918. It was a hostel for women students...


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Honey, I shrunk the lab


Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:06:00 +1200
Summary: A lab-on-a-chip developed at the University of Canterbury is allowing biologists to measure the minute force generated by a single fungal thread...


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Conscious Consumers showcased at London Tech Week


Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:29:00 +1200
Summary: A Wellington tech company founder has just arrived back from the UK where the company was being showcased at London Tech week. Ben Glesiner's the CEO and co-founder of Conscious Consumers which he set up in 2011. The company's run by a group of like minde..


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Mystery Surrounds Spate of Pet Thefts in Dunedin


Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:20:00 +1200
Summary: Dunedin police are concerned that family pets are being 'stolen to order' after recent thefts of rabbits and guinea pigs. Jan Liggins runs the website Lost and Found Pets - Dunedin. And she's been compiling reports from people around the area...


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Labour Party Volunteers Rebel


Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:16:00 +1200
Summary: Senior Labour Party officials have had to step in to deal with dozens of interns brought to New Zealand to work on the election campaign, after complaints about sub-standard living conditions. We get the latest from RNZ political reporter Mei Heron...


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The Pill


Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:30:00 +1200
Summary: In 1961, the 'Pill' went on sale in New Zealand and women's lives were changed forever. The first truly reliable contraceptive, the Pill meant being able to control your fertility was now a matter of choice. But not everyone here in Godzone was judged wor..


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Gobi: the ultra-marathon dog


Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:10:00 +1200
Summary: When ultra marathoner Dion Leonard set off on a 250km run across China's Gobi desert, he expected to do the grueling race by himself. But he had a companion. A little stray dog refused to leave his side and ran more than 100 kilometres across rough terrai..


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Bookmarks: Bernie McCahill


Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:30:00 +1200
Summary: Today's Bookmarks guest is former All Black Bernie McCahill...


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Music Critic: Dianne Swann


Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:20:00 +1200
Summary: Singer, songwriter and one half of The Bads, who are performing on New Zealand Live in a couple of weeks - - - Dianne Swann is here with a brand new album for us to listen to today...


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Call to curb use of anti-bacterial chemicals


Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:10:00 +1200
Summary: More than 200 scientists and medical professionals have called on the US Food and Drug Administration to restrict the use of anti-bacterial chemicals in personal care products...


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Great album: Living in the USA by Linda Ronstadt


Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:45:00 +1200
Summary: Today's Great Album is from an artist who, over a five decade long career, has scored eleven Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, and an Emmy. She has released 30 studio albums selling sold more than 100 million..


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Sound Archives: the 1930 Lions tour


Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:35:00 +1200
Summary: On June 21st 1930, the All Blacks met a touring British side for their first test at Carisbrook in Dunedin. It was shocking weather with driving snow, but still a crowd of 28,000 people turned out...


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The increasing popularity of Yoga


Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:30:00 +1200
Summary: Of yoga was considered a sport - it would be the biggest one in terms of participation numbers...


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National MP Todd Barclay to leave Parliament at end of term


Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:25:00 +1200
Summary: National MP Todd Barclay won't stand as a candidate for the 2017 election and will leave Parliament at the end of the term...


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Saving Penguins Through Kaitiakitanga


Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:15:00 +1200
Summary: A leading penguin expert is changing the way we look at conservation. Professor John Cockrem, of Massey University, is making it his goal to help the world's smallest penguin flourish again around our coastline...


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West Side Story star performs "Maria"


Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:10:00 +1200
Summary: Kevin Hack plays Tony in the next big stage production to hit Auckland - Westside Story. The production has it's gala premiere on Thursday night at The Civic...


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Outwitting the back pain industry


Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:06:00 +1200
Summary: A back pain sufferer for years, journalist Cathryn Ramin decided to put her investigative reporting background to good use and delve into, what she calls, the back pain industry...


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The Truth about Classical Music


Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:20:00 +1200
Summary: Davinia Caddy is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Music, University of Auckland. Her 2012 book "How To Hear Classical Music" was adapted for a radio series. Today we are discussing the authenticity of classical music as viewed through the lens of modern..


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Book critic: Pip Adam


Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:09:00 +1200
Summary: Pip talks about 'radical' books today. Radical in the sense that they reflect political movements or ideas that advocate thorough or complete political of social reform: What does political writing look like, and what's its purpose?..


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Favourite album: Rocket to Russia - Ramones


Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:48:00 +1200
Summary: Rocket to Russia is the third studio album by American punk band the Ramones. It came out on November 4, 1977 and reached number 49 on the US Billboard charts...


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Dan Slevin on rugby films


Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:38:00 +1200
Summary: The British and Irish Lions are currently touring the country and film fans can join in the fun with plenty of films about rugby to keep us entertained between matches. Well, maybe not plenty but quite a few, and our regular Tuesday movie guy, Dan Slevin ..


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On a mission to feed the world


Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:33:00 +1200
Summary: Beth Hampton is on a mission to feed our hungry planet.The University of Waikato student has strong opinions about global food security. And her ideas for solving issues around feeding the world's population have earned her a trip to Belgium. She's off to..


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Rain, gales and snow on the way


Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:25:00 +1200
Summary: Chris Brandolino from NIWA explains what is to come as winter plans a fresh assault on the country after the shortest day...


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Kepler Telescope finds 10 more earth like planets


Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:17:00 +1200
Summary: The Kepler telescope has discovered 219 new planets - among them 10 which could possibly have the same potential as earth to support life. The latest research has been released by NASA and point to 10 exoplanets which are in the so called goldilocks zone...


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'If Shakti wasn't there I would be dead'


Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:30:00 +1200
Summary: Wellington's Shakti Ethnic Women's Refuge is currently the only Shakti refuge that doesn't receive government funding. Lynda Chanwai-Earle visits a public meeting in Wellington to hear why it needs to be saved in order to save lives...


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The best and worst of human nature


Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:10:00 +1200
Summary: Human rights lawyer Dexter Dias has seen the best and worst in human nature. He tells the stories of ten people from around the world who represent the best and worst in us...


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Expert feature: Monarch Butterflies


Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:26:00 +1200
Summary: Did you know the monarch caterpillar will increase in size by 3 thousand times over two weeks as it devours the leaves of a swan plant, before transforming into a chrysalis? The monarch is a very well recognised butterfly, mainly because it is so common p..


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Television Critic: Phil Wallington


Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:09:00 +1200
Summary: A former TV Journalist and producer, Phil Wallington examines TVNZ's "What Next" and the Kiwi Survivor Series. He also looks at how easily social media can be manipulated, and what now for Fox News after Roger Ailes...


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Great Album - Together Alone by Crowded House


Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:41:00 +1200
Summary: Together Alone is the fourth studio album by the band Crowded House. Geoff Simmons chats about this album between songs...


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London - 'Several hurt' as van hits pedestrians


Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:34:00 +1200
Summary: A number of people have been injured after a van crashed into pedestrians in London, police say. Police were called to the incident on Seven Sisters Road, near Finsbury Park. Our correspondent has the latest...


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Lorde Review


Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:29:00 +1200
Summary: Kate Robertson reviews the new Lorde album...


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Statue for Colin Meads


Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:22:00 +1200
Summary: A bronze statue of All Black legend, Sir Colin Meads, is about to be unveiled in Te Kuiti. Former All Black and team-mate, Bryan Williams is there...


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Napier dealing with increased begging


Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:15:00 +1200
Summary: Napier is the latest city to struggle with how to deal with beggars on the streets...


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Critter of the Week: Dog Vomit Slime Mold


Published: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:30:00 +1200
Summary: The dog vomit slime mold is a plasmodial slime mold that eats bacteria that breaks down dead things. DoC's Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki says some old horror movies had creatures inspired by slime molds!..


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Beer with Steve Jeffares


Published: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:18:00 +1200
Summary: Steve is the founder of the GABS beer and cider festival which kicks off in Auckland today...


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Food: Spice Temple


Published: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:08:00 +1200
Summary: The chefs at one of the country's top restaurants are getting some curry cooking lessons from their regular fruit supplier...


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