Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 15 July 2019
1:10 First song: Theia Not Your Princess
Alt-pop artist Theia who hails from Christchurch has popped into our Auckland studio today to perform her new single Not Your Princess.
1:15 The Cricket World Cup Final
The ecstasy and agony of sport were well and truly on show last night into this morning, as the Black Caps and England played out one of the greatest cricket matches in recent memory in the World Cup Final
In the end, cruelly, the English side took the trophy based on the number of BOUNDARIES they'd struck, following a tied match AND a tied super over.
Writer Rajorshi Chakraborti has spent the morning in an existential crisis and joins us to make sense of it all.
1:25 Papatoetoe Food Hub tackling south Auckland obesity
There's been a LOT in the news recently about high levels of obesity in South Auckland, and the lack of affordable, healthy food options.
So a new group's sprung up to help out: it's called the Papatoetoe Food Hub and it's all about making it easier for people to get good kai instead of heading down to the local fast food outlet.
George Makapatama is the South Auckland manager for the Healthy Families organisation, which is supporting the project, and joins us to discuss.
1:35 John Banks considering another run for Auckland mayoralty
Two-time Auckland mayor John Banks says he's considering running for office once again - but does he have a chance?
The New Zealand Herald's senior writer Simon Wilson joins us to talk about where this comes from, and whether he's got a hope.
1:45 Seven-metre cactus for sale in Christchurch
A GIANT lives among the residents of the Christchurch suburb of Addington.
They might not realise it though, unless they're keen acanthologists.
For this giant is a cactus! A San Pedro cactus, to be exact.
The last time it was measured, it was SEVEN METRES HIGH. But now it's being sold, piece by piece - and its unusual size and bulk is attracting interest from all around the world.
1:50 Great album
2:10 Television Critic: Graeme Tuckett
Graeme Tuckett reviews Tuca and Bertie, That's a Bit Racist, And The Barber and Patriot Act.
2:20 Talk the Walk - The Hump Ridge Track
The Hump Ridge Track in Southland will soon become New Zealand's newest Great Walk, as conservation minister Eugenie Sage announced this morning.
Anne McDermott is the president of the Southland Tramping Club and is on the line to tell us about it.
2:30 David Chaston: Banking Expert
Today's expert is David Chaston talking about banking. Banks have been a hot topic of late with a lot of criticism leveled at the Australian operators which dominate the New Zealand sector. David joins Jesse in the studio to talk about what a bank is, how they make money and addresses the issues which have arisen about the banking culture.
3:10 Professor Jonathan Haidt: Moral Psychology in an Age of Outrage
Professor Jonathan Haidt considers himself the ghost of Christmas Future. He believes democracy is in jeopardy because constant outrage and our incessant 'call out culture" makes sensible debate impossible.
He's coming to New Zealand for the first time in August with a warning about our divided world. His lecture tour is called Moral Psychology in an Age of Outrage. Tickets for the Auckland event can be found here
The NZ Red Cross says they have resettled 25 Eritrean refugees in Canterbury this year.
Sara Vui-Talitu met four of them in this week’s episode.
We find out a bit more about their personal journeys…. hear how well they are settling in.. ..and their heartfelt plea to New Zealand officials.
3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question
4:05 The Panel with Emma Espiner and Thomas Pryor