Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 11 February 2019
1:10 First song: Strangely Arousing
Strangely Arousing are a 5 piece from Rotorua, they are performing at the Cupa Dupa street festival in Wellington at the end of March and joins us in studio for a live performance.
1:15 Nelson fires update
Fire authorities are working on a plan which would allow evacuated Wakefield residents to return home.
For the latest on the blaze and efforts to extinguish it we're joined by RNZ's reporter Conan Young from Nelson.
1:25 We're going on a ... Sasquatch hunt??
Adventurous Hamiltonians will soon be presented with the opportunity of a lifetime: heading out to explore the city's beautiful gardens in search of the mythical Sasquatch!
It's all part of a new two-man show which features in the city's Gardens Arts Festival, running from February 22-24.
One of the actors, Ian Harcourt, joins us to explain what it's all about.
1:25 Comedian Joshua Davies "Look! I'm Blind"
Joshua Davies was born with a severe case of x-linked Retinoschisis - leaving him completely blind in his left eye, and with very poor vision in his right.
But he hasn't let that hold him back: early next month Josh will perform his one-man comedy show, Look! I'm Blind - shedding a bit of light on growing up with a disability.
It's part of the Wellington Fringe Festival - Josh joins us to let us know what audiences can expect.
1:40 Great album
2:10 Television Critic Verity Johnson
Surviving R Kelly - (TVNZ On Demand)
Russian Doll (Netflix)
Derry Girls (Netflix)
2:20 NZ's new UFC superstar
The Ultimate Fighting Championship, or UFC, isn't everyone's cup of tea ... but it's given rise to New Zealand's newest sporting supernova
Yesterday the Nigeria-born MMA fighter Israel Adesanya beat the man known as the Michael Jordan of mixed martial arts, Anderson Silva, via unanimous decision at UFC234 in Melbourne.
He's the highest-profile of three Kiwi fighters who fought last night - all of whom won
We talk to Don Rowe, a staff fighter for the Spinoff, who was AT the bout yesterday.
2:30 Expert feature - The New Zealand Space Agency
There's a lot of space in the news. Billionaires Elon Musk, Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos are all bankrolling commercial rocket ventures. The Chinese recently put a probe on the far side of the moon. And New Zealand has its own stake in space with Rocket Lab. Is this a new Space Age?
One man with some of the answers, is Peter Crabtree, head of the New Zealand Space Agency, who joins us to explain a bit about the weird, wonderful world beyond our atmosphere.
3:10 Wrongful convictions and false confessions
The true crime documentary series, Making a Murderer, became a global phenomenon when it first aired three years ago featuring the case of Steven Avery and his nephew Brenday Dassey convicted of murdering a woman in Wisconsin. Dassey was 16 at the time and his lawyers say he gave a false confession that led to his conviction. Laura Nirider is Co-Director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, and says false confessions, dubious interrogation tactics and wrongful convictions are a global problem.
She talks to us ahead of a stop in New Zealand in March on the Inside Making a Murderer tour.
3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question
4:05 The Panel with