Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 28 March 2019
1:10 Whakaaria Mai
Hollie Smith and Teeks joined forces with the Auckland Gospel Choir, to re-imagine one of New Zealand's most beloved hymns 'Whakaaria Mai (How Great Thou Art).
This track is the first single from Offering, a collection of 12 gospel hymns performed by some of New Zealand's top musicians including Dave Dobbyn, Tami Neilson and Don McGlashan, Stan Walker and Kimbra.
The album is out April 26th and all proceeds will go to the Salvation Army to assist those in need.
In addition to the re-imagined hymns, 12 of New Zealand's finest painters have created an original artwork inspired by each one of the tracks. Artists include Dick Frizzell, Lisa Reihana and Max Gimblett, among others.
1:15 Upper North Island kauri seed collection
Right now, one of the biggest kauri seed collections in decades is happening across the upper North Island.
The project is an attempt to help identify trees which are resistant to kauri dieback, which could have massive benefits in figuring out how the disease can be fought or prevented.
Dr Nari Williams is overseeing the programme and joins us to explain more.
1:25 The musical Hair - from a cast member who was there
Nearly 50 years ago, the musical Hair premiered in New Zealand - causing outrage around the country, and the world, for its profanity, treatment of drugs and sex, and on-stage nudity.
Rosa joins us on the line to talk about her time in the spotlight, and the show's subsequent infamy
1:35 Dating online, safely
If you've ever tried online dating, you'll know it's a strange and murky world, brimming with cruel intentions, romantic scams, and the odd diamond hiding in the rough ...
Date Check is a new service which checks potential dating matches for romance scams, online infidelity and catfishing checks, so daters can be confident they're not meeting up with someone dangerous or manipulative.
Its creator, Chéney McGlynn, joins us to explain a bit more.
2:10 New tunes with Marty Jones
Music critic Marty Jones spins some of his new favourites from across the UK and America featuring Wiley, Ariana Grande and even Idris Elba!
2:20 Biography: Brian Brake
We have a lens on one of New Zealand's most successful international photographers, Brian Brake, today.
Te Papa's Curator of Photography, Athol McCreedie, is the author of New Zealand Photography Collected, and is here to share his knowledge on the man behind the famous "Monsoon Girl" photo.
3:15 Solving the World's Problems
Our rural correspondent Steve Wyn Harris is in to answer some questions about farming life.
3:25 History of Royal Commissions
A Royal Commission of Inquiry has been announced to look into the causes of the Christchurch terror attack and how it could have been prevented.
Legal historian Grant Morris walks us through what a commission is and what role they've had in New Zealand's constitutional past.
Not that long ago, New Zealand's economy was built on sheep. There was only one real export commodity and one real market. We were asking for economic trouble, and in the late 1960's - when the wool price plummeted by 40 percent overnight - we got it.
3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question
4:05 The Panel with Betty Ofe Grant and Joe Bennett