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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 26 March 2019

Sam Bartells

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1:10 First song: Bartells

Sam Bartells was born in Hamilton, raised in Whangarei and is now based in Auckland.

He performs his new single Mistaken, about getting sober two and a half years ago.

1:15 Is it time for a rheumatic fever register?

Rheumatic fever is seriously debilitating illness: gone untreated, it can reduce a person's life expectancy by approximately 15 years.

But a new study in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health shows treatment for the illness is often hard to access, untargeted, and not as racially sensitive as it should be.

The study's lead author, Auckland University's Dr Anneke Anderson, joins us to talk about the implications, and what needs to happen.

1:25 Manukau United and using football to fight racism

Manukau United is one of the country's diverse football clubs.

Just last weekend, their 16-man first team contained 14 different nationalities and cultures, all of whom share a mutual love of the Beautiful Game.

The club's chairperson, Hone Fowler, joins us to talk about racial issues in sport in New Zealand, and the importance of sport in bringing people together.

1:35 Cycling on water

You've heard of walking on water ... but what about cycling on water?

Manta5 is a Kiwi business which has developed what's thought to be the world's first hydrofoil bike, which allows people to bike on the open ocean.

CEO Greg Johnston joins us to talk about how the idea took shape, and what's next for the company going forward.

1:40 Great album

2:10 Book critic Catherine Robertson

Catherine talks about Featherson book town.

2:20 Carmel Courtney: The Joy of Sax 

Canterbury singer-songwriter Carmel Courtney is a multi-instrumentalist who has mastered the art of playing two saxophones at once.  She's played every style from Klezma to Electronica, Experimental to World and from Latin to Jazz. Carmel chooses iconic solos from across the world of the saxophone, tracks from the jazz greats and some of the best-loved solos.

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Photo: Nick King

3:10 Helping global companies become more sustainable

For more than 27 years, one man made it his mission to serve up sustainability  with the  75 hamburgers severed every second at McDonalds.  Bob Langert led the social responsibility and sustainability efforts at the fast food giant when it first came under attack for its environmental record. Retired now, he worked on projects to reduce waste and animal cruelty, and acknowledges there is more work to be done. He gives insights into how environmentalists can work more effectively with large corporations to facilitate real change. 

His new book is called The Battle to Do Good: Inside McDonald's Sustainability Journey.  

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Photo: Wikipedia/Joehawkins CC 4.0

3:30 BBC Witness

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

4:05 The Panel with Peter McKenzie and Susan Hornsby-Geluk