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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 19 June 2017

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The story for Thursday 22 June is Bad to Worse by William Brandt

1:10 First song

1:15 Napier dealing with increased begging

Napier is the latest city in a long string of them to be struggling with the issues of beggars on their streets. Mayor Bill Dalton is looking for combined action from police and health boards to address the problem.He says the council is doing everything it can in it's power to deal with the problem, but there needs to be a co-ordinated approach to find a long term solution. He talks to Jesse about the issue and what he believes should be done.


A homeless man begging on the street.

Photo: 123RF

1:25 Statue for Colin Meads

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.

A bronze statue of All Black legend, Sir Colin Meads, has been unveiled in Te Kuiti.

A bronze statue of All Black legend, Sir Colin Meads, has been unveiled in Te Kuiti. Photo: RNZ

1:30 Lorde Review

Kate Robertson reviews the new Lorde album.

Lorde

Lorde Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

1:35 London - 'Several hurt' as van hits pedestrians

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.

Emergency services are at the scene on Seven Sisters Road.

Emergency services are at the scene on Seven Sisters Road. Photo: Twitter: @StefSimanowitz

2:10 Television Critic: Phil Wallington

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.  

2:20 Expert feature: Monarch Butterflies

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 people's gardens.

Jacqui Knight of the Monarch Butterfly Trust tells us all about these unique insects. To report a butterfly sighting, click here 

3:10 The best and worst of human nature

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We all want to believe there is a moral line we will not cross if faced with a difficult decision, or that we would handle a terrible life changing event with grace.

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.

Using the latest neuroscience,  Dexter Dias explains the forces that shape us and show what we are truly capable of.  His new book is called The Ten Types of Human: A New Understanding of Who We are, and Who We Can be

3:35 Voices

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

4:05 The Panel with Lisa Scott and Chris Clark