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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 27 June 2019

 

1:10 First song: Nick Dow

Nick Dow

Nick Dow Photo: Andre Upston

Twenty-six year old Auckland singer songwriter Nick Dow has played for the likes of prominent kiwi artists TEEKs and Jamie Mcdell.

Last year he released his debut album Layers and since then has been busy creating more music.

He's also doing a show at Kumeu Live this Saturday 29th June. He's in today for First Song to tell us about that and play his new song The Daughter & Her Dad.

1:15 LGBT community and mental health in middle-age 

A new study published today has found that members of the queer community are twice as likely experience depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts as their straight peers. 

The University of Otago study was led by Dr Janet Spittlehouse and she joins us to discuss the methodology and findings of the Christchurch based research. 

A dramatic sky above Christchurch as the temperature plummeted this afternoon.

A dramatic sky above Christchurch as the temperature plummeted this afternoon. Photo: Twitter/@VicMetcalf_NZ

1:25 Protein innovations for the 21st century 

Now, what on earth is Instant cheese? Can protein be taken in glitter form? Is dairy entering the tech age? 

These questions have been on the minds of Fonterra's scientific branch as they try and find new ways to think about protein in the 21st century. There was a big innovation workshop this morning and Fonterra General Manager of research and development Andy Smith in in to tell us all about it. 

Proteins are the work horses of cells, and are made up of strings of amino acids.

Proteins are the work horses of cells, and are made up of strings of amino acids. Photo: CC BY-SA 2.0 Matt Howard

1:35 Hangi, a history 

Now, many of us will be very familiar with eating hangi, but how much do we know about the history of the cooking style? 

New winter festival Elemental AKL kicks off next week and includes a Matariki inspired approach to hangi with Auckland chef Rewi Spraggon. Rewi joins us to fill us in on the background and what innovations are being made with hangi.

Hangi master Rewi Spraggon

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

1:40 Great album

2:10 Music Critic: Dianne Swann

Musician and Music critic Dianne Swann joins me now in the studio for our Thursday music review and I'm keen to hear what's on her radar. 

Cate Le Bon

Cate Le Bon Photo: Ivana Klickovic

2:25 NZ Biography: Nancy Adams 

Our biographer today is cultural and scientific historian Kate Hannah from Auckland University who has recently published a new entry in the New Zealand Dictionary of Biography about New Zealand botany sensation Nancy Adams. 

Ramarama, Lophomyrtus bullata.

Ramarama, Lophomyrtus bullata. Photo: Illustration: Nancy Adams / Te Papa

Kate joins me in the Auckland studio to dive into Nancy's life and look at the importance of botanical drawing in New Zealand. 

Nancy Mary Adams, artist at the Dominion Museum, working on a painting featuring flowers and ferns.

Nancy Mary Adams, artist at the Dominion Museum, working on a painting featuring flowers and ferns. Photo: Evening post (Newspaper. 1865-2002) :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post newspaper. Ref: EP/1959/2182-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23502578

This story was produced using archival audio from Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision.

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Photo: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

3:10 Link 3

3:15 Your finances with Mary Holm

There are two new developments in ethical investing - otherwise known as socially responsible or ESG (environment, social, governance) investing. Financial journalist and author Mary Holm explains what it is, and whether you can get comparable returns to other investments. 

She then describes how some of New Zealand’s biggest funds have spearheaded a campaign to put pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter to take more responsibility for online extremism and violence. The campaign now has support from some large overseas funds.

The other new development is the launch of website Mindful Money. This tells investors which KiwiSaver funds are more ethical, and gives them information on the standing of their own KiwiSaver fund.  It also helps you to find an ethical KiwiSaver fund that suits you, and to switch to that fund.
 

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Photo: 123RF

3:35 Eyewitness

In Eyewitness today; when new abortion laws were passed in this country, a grass roots group of women immediately mobilised. Producer Claire Crofton tells the story of the Sisters Overseas Service.

Pro-abortion demonstration moving down Manners Street, Wellington. Photographed by an Evening Post staff photographer on the 23rd of June 1976.

Pro-abortion demonstration moving down Manners Street, Wellington. Photographed by an Evening Post staff photographer on the 23rd of June 1976. Photo: Pro abortion demonstration, Wellington. Dominion post (Newspaper): Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers. Ref: EP/1976/2253/30A-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23115081

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

4:05 The Panel with Leonie Freeman and Michael Moynihan