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Afternoons with Simon Mercep

RNZ New Zealand

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Patchogue, New Zealand

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English


Episodes

Why the western diet is bad for your microbiome

11/20/2018
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When refugees flee their homes in search of safety and a better life, the list of issues they have to overcome is massive; a new language, a new culture and add to the list - a new microbiome that can affect digestive health.

Duration:00:21:41

Bookmarks with Richard Misilei

11/20/2018
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Tupu, in Otara, South Auckland, is a library -- but not a library as we're used to thinking of them. It's New Zealand's only youth library, and for the past 10 and a half years it's been managed by Richard Misilei.

Duration:00:34:21

Music critic - Kate Robertson

11/20/2018
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Sam Fender and Rosalía.

Duration:00:15:56

Great album

11/20/2018
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We feature songs from Prince's 7th studio album, and talk to writer Allan Drew about why he reckons Raspberry Beret is the perfect literary pop-song.

Duration:00:13:26

The 1918 influenza pandemic peaks

11/20/2018
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100 years ago this week, New Zealand was in the grip of the influenza pandemic. 9,000 New Zealanders died in the two month period between October and December 1918.

Duration:00:11:03

Wood carver, Andy Mardell

11/20/2018
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Art is inspired by many things; experiences, emotion, and the environment around us. Andy Mardell is a wood carver, whose artwork comes from, and promotes, nature. His structures are made from fallen native timber.

Duration:00:06:08

Support for adults with dyslexia

11/20/2018
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It's estimated one in ten people are dyslexic, but many adults may not be aware they have the condition. Primary ITO have just completed a research project into how to support adults with dyslexia.

Duration:00:10:24

First song: Veronica Fusaro

11/20/2018
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We have a visitor from Switzerland to perform our first song today - Veronica Fusaro came to prominence in 2016 when she was just 18, with her self-produced EP Lost In Thought which went on to win several awards.

Duration:00:09:15

James Geary - Wit and the joy of puns

11/19/2018
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We'd all love to be that person who pulls out that perfect witty line, a funny quip or joke with impeccable timing. We are all witty says James Geary, some of us just need more practice at it than others.

Duration:00:20:59

Calypso, Soca and the Steel Drum: The music of Trinidad

11/19/2018
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In this week's music feature, we're off to the Carribean - Trinidad, to be precise: the home of calypso and soca and the birthplace of the steel drum. AUT musicologist Jared Mackley-Crump takes us through the music of Trinidan.

Duration:00:37:30

Book critic Pip Adam

11/19/2018
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Pip tells us about books that talk back - ie metafiction.

Duration:00:13:45

Great album

11/19/2018
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Air Supply.

Duration:00:11:04

Monique Fiso - taking kai global

11/19/2018
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Kiwi chef Monique Fiso is representing the country on a new Netflix food show. Not content with starring in an international show, Monique is also opening her first restaurant tomorrow called Hiakai.

Duration:00:12:25

Marathons and menstrual cups

11/19/2018
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Running a marathon is pretty difficult, and is no doubt more complicated if you're a women and it's that time of the month. American running legend Kathrine Switzer has teamed up with Hello Cup for her non-profit 261 fearless.

Duration:00:08:51

Mindful movement

11/19/2018
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Mindful Mover was born after the Christchurch earthquake, the anxiety and stress caused by the continuous rattling. From there it's grown to help young people dealing with bullying, troubles at home, and learning difficulties.

Duration:00:09:27

Beachware perform live

11/19/2018
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Beachware are an Auckland based alt pop act who describe themselves as a little gang of friends who make dancey stuff. They perform their new song live

Duration:00:08:11

The inside story of the Thai cave rescue

11/18/2018
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Fairfax Southeast Asia correspondent James Massola tells the story of how the world came together to save the members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach and how they are coping after their ordeal

Duration:00:23:36

How light pollution affects native birds

11/18/2018
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The new LED streetlights being installed in Auckland suburbs are too bright for many people, and University of Auckland PhD candidate Ellery McNaughton wants to figure out how the new lights are affecting birds as well.

Duration:00:19:35

Television Critic Linda Burges

11/18/2018
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Linda Burgess has been watching Bodyguard on Netflix which she say is fantastically gripping - but you need to pay attention

Duration:00:09:14

Great album

11/18/2018
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Bon Iver.

Duration:00:14:54