Navigation for Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 10 July 2017

1:10 First song

1:15 Children's Hospital Announcement 'Made me cry' 

Caroline Beech's 17-month-old daughter, Elliot Beech, has been battling a brain tumour for a year. The family has had to travel to Christchurch for some treatment. A wealthy property developer is to build and gift a new $50 million children's hospital in Wellington. Capital & Coast DHB chairman Andrew Blair announced the donation at an event outside Wellington Hospital. Mark Dunajtschik signed an agreement with Capital & Coast District Health Board this morning to build the facility, which would have 50 inpatient hospital beds as well as space for families. And this is good news for some Wellington families. Caroline says the announcement of the new hospital made her cry with joy.

Capital & Coast DHB chairman Andrew Blair announced the donation at an event outside Wellington Hospital.

Capital & Coast DHB chairman Andrew Blair announced the donation at an event outside Wellington Hospital. Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

1:20 City Mission 'Maxed Out'

This morning Te Puea Marae in Mangere announced it will open its doors to the homeless once again, last year the marae sheltered almost 200 people throughout the coldest months of winter. At the same time, services in central Auckland are struggling to cope saying the number of Aucklanders needing help is going up whilst services are being cut. Auckland City Mission has said it's 'maxed out' and staff members are 'exhausted by the level of desperate need pouring through the charity's doors'. City missioner Chris Farrelly says this year they will hand out the same number of food parcels as last year, that's nearly 14,000, but says the number of cases the mission has to deal with has gone up, and they just don't have the capacity to process new cases.

You can help by donating to the city mission here.

Auckland City Mission 'Maxed Out'

Auckland City Mission 'Maxed Out' Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

1:25 Motutapu Island Recovering

The island of Motutapu is a 'secret' conservation island, meaning it's one of the only pest-free havens in New Zealand. It's just off the coast of Auckland and was declared free of rats, stoats and other pests by the Department of Conservation in 2011. Since then it has had a number of New Zealand most endangered species introduced, like the Coromandel brown kiwi and the shore plover. Just a few months ago the island was hit by cyclone Debbie, volunteers who run the projects couldn't get on to the island and landslips covered access to nesting grounds. So what's happened since then? And how did the birds survive the storms? Liz Brooks the general manager of Motutapu Island.

Motutapu Island was hit by cyclone Debbie, couldn't get on to the island and landslips covered access to nesting grounds.

Motutapu Island was hit by cyclone Debbie, couldn't get on to the island and landslips covered access to nesting grounds. Photo: Supplied

1:30 The Future of Humanity

Cultural theorist Claire Colebrook has been thinking about post-apocalyptic movies and what they tell us about humanity, and how we view the future of the world. And she says the Western idea of humanity may be holding us back. Claire Colebrook professor of English, philosophy, and women's, gender and sexuality studies at Pennsylvania State University.

What do post-apocalyptic movies tell us about humanity and how we view the future of the world.

What do post-apocalyptic movies tell us about humanity and how we view the future of the world. Photo: Pixabay

1:40 Hidden Figures

Lillian Grace from Figure.nz is with us for hidden figures, and we are all abuzz about what she has for us today. It coincides withe the New Zealand Apiculture Conference.

1:45 Great Album: Sparkle in the Rain by Simple Minds

No caption

Photo: supplied

Sparkle in the Rain was the first big commercial success for the Scottish band Simple Minds. The band had formed in 1977 and had very much been a part of the 'new wave' of music - using synthesizers and electronically generated music. The album reached number 1 in New Zealand and in the UK and hit the top 20 in a number of countries worldwide including the Netherlands, Sweden, Australia, Canada and Germany.

2:10 Television Critic - Melenie Parkes

TV critic, Melenie Parkes, takes a look at Patriot, Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories, and The Sniffer.

Netflix Series Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories.

Netflix Series Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories. Photo: YouTube / Netflix

2:20 Expert: Tensions in the Asia region

Dr Marc Lanteigne is an expert on Asia and the Middle East and has recently taken a role as senior lecturer at Massey University's Centre for Defence and Security Studies.

He helps us make sense of the current world tensions, particularly North Korea, and what is behind them. Is it all down to Donald Trump?

North Korea has been releasing images of live fire exercises in the past few days.

North Korea has been releasing images of live fire exercises in the past few days. Photo: AFP

Elanor Huntington is the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at ANU

Elanor Huntington Photo: supplied

3:10 Encouraging young women to choose maths and science

Tech development  is not just a numbers game anymore. Creative thinkers who can come up with unique solutions when problems come up need to be part of high tech according to Elanor Huntington.

She is a rare thing. She's the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the first female Dean of Engineering at the Australian National University.  She's also on a mission to encourage young women to get involved in sciences and maths. 

Girls at an engineering camp

Girls at an engineering camp Photo: Wikipedia

3:35 Voices

Winter's the season for eating big bowls of soup in front of the fire. But Kiwi tastebuds are getting more adventurous and Asian noodle soups are growing in popularity. In this week's episode of Voices, RNZ's Sarah Robson heads to three restaurants in Auckland and Wellington to find out how one noodle soup is not like the other.

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

4:05 The Panel with Claire Matthews and Neil Miller

 

Music played in this show

AFTERNOON'S WITH JESSE MULLIGAN

MONDAY JULY 10th 2017

 

1:10pm - JESSE'S FIRST SONG:

ARTIST:         Shayne CArter

TITLE:            We Will Rise AGain

COMP:           Shayne P Carter

ALBUM:         Offsider

LABEL:          Flying Nun    

 

 

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:

ARTIST:         Simple Minds

TITLE:            Waterfront

COMP:           Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Derek Forbes, Mel Gaynor and Mick MacNeil

ALBUM:         Sparkle In The Rain

LABEL:          Virgin 

 

ARTIST:         Simple Minds

TITLE:            Street Hassle

COMP:           Lou Reed

ALBUM:         Sparkle In The Rain

LABEL:          Virgin 

 

ARTIST:         Simple Minds

TITLE:            East at Easter

COMP:           Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Derek Forbes, Mel Gaynor and Mick MacNeil

ALBUM:         Sparkle In The Rain

LABEL:          Virgin 

 

 

2:20pm - ADDITIONAL SONG:

ARTIST:         Gareth Thomas

TITLE:            All Eyes in The Room

COMP:           Gareth Thomas

ALBUM:        

LABEL:         

 

2:25pm - GREAT ALBUM

ARTIST:         Simple Minds

TITLE:            Up On The Catwalk

COMP:           Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Derek Forbes, Mel Gaynor and Mick MacNeil

ALBUM:         Sparkle In The Rain

LABEL:          Virgin 

 

 

4:30 THE PANEL: Half Time Song

ARTIST: Bobby Gentry      

TITLE:            Ode To Billie Joe   

COMP: Bobby Gentry         

ALBUM: Ode To Billie Joe

LABEL: Capitol