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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.

Strangely Arousing

Strangely Arousing Photo: Supplied/Strangely Arousing

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.

Fire crews fighting the Nelson area fires.

Photo: Nelson-Tasman Civll Defence

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.

The Sasquatch

The Sasquatch Photo: Daniel Falconer

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.

Comedian Joshua Davies

Comedian Joshua Davies Photo: Supplied

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.

Sentinel-5P satellite.

Sentinel-5P satellite. Photo: Supplied/European Space Agency.

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.

3:35 Voices

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

4:05 The Panel with