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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 5 August 2019

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Knit a Critter

Knit a native NZ critter for our Knit a Critter competition. All items are donated to the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre, via the Red Cross.

Your knitting or crocheted item can be shaped like the critter or knitted critter image on an item of clothing like a beanie or another creative idea you come up with. It's up to you!

For any wearable items, do please use pure wool.

You can find all the details here

1:10 Clarissa Dunn on the BBC Proms

You might not realise it here in little old New Zealand, the other side of the world is in the throes of a CLASSICAL MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA.

That's because its bang-smack in the middle of the famous BBC Proms ...

And who better to explain a bit more about what this is, what to expect, and to play a bit of music, than RNZ Concert's Clarissa Dunn?

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1:17 Andrew Little announces proposed abortion law changes

The government this morning proposed some significant changes to New Zealand's abortion law.

Terry Bellamak is the president of Abortion Rights Aotearoa and joins us with her reaction.

Minister of Justice Andrew Little speaks to media before heading into the debating chamber.

Minister of Justice Andrew Little speaks to media before heading into the debating chamber. Photo: VNP / Daniela Maoate-Cox

1.27 Brothers in Black: a history of All Black siblings

From Colin and Stanley Meads and Alan and Gary Whetton, to Julian and Ardy Savea, the Whitelocks and the Barretts, New Zealand has a rich history of brothers who wore the black jersey.

Sports journalist and RNZ contributor Jamie Wall has gathered together some of these stories for a new book, Brothers in Black, and is in the studio to tell us more.

The Barrett brothers Jordie, Scott and Beauden will again lineup in the All Blacks starting fifteen.

The Barrett brothers Jordie, Scott and Beauden will again lineup in the All Blacks starting fifteen. Photo: Photosport

1:37 Six60's Chris Mac on Six60 and their upcoming tour

We chat to Chris Mac from Dunedin band Six60 about their self-titled debut album, Six60 - which is today's Great Album - as well as their new single and upcoming concert.

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Photo: © Shelley Te Haara

1:45 Great NZ Album

SIx60 by Six60

Six60: Matiu Walters, Ji Fraser, Eli Paewai, Chris Mac, Marlon Gerbes

Six60: Matiu Walters, Ji Fraser, Eli Paewai, Chris Mac, Marlon Gerbes Photo: Audioculture

2:10 Television Critic: Graeme Tuckett

Graeme reviews Rumble: The Indians Who Changes Modern Music; Herbs: Songs of Freedom from the NZIFF; The Great Hack; and he takes a look at The Crowd Goes Wild.

2:20 New biodiversity strategy a roadmap to reversing the trend

Today, a new biodiversity strategy was announced, setting the tone for New Zealand's environmental policies and planning over the next 30 years.

Dr Carolyn Lundquist from NIWA has been examining the document and it on the line to explain what's being proposed, and how that might manifest in actual policy.

Female kākāpō Queenie with chicks Boomer-3-A-19, Alice-2-A-19 and Tumeke-2-A-19.

Female kākāpō Queenie with chicks Boomer-3-A-19, Alice-2-A-19 and Tumeke-2-A-19. Photo: Andrew Digby / DOC

2:30 Expert Feature: James Bond

Today's expert feature takes a deep dive into the world of the world's most famous fictional spy.

Tara Brabazon from Adelaide's Flinders University joins Jesse to talk through the origins and development of 007 - from his conception as the flawed centrepiece of a bestselling book series, to the status of Bond in the 21st century, and keeping the character fresh for future generations.

James Bond

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3:10 The Importance of Sleep and how to Maximise your Brain Health

Tired seems to be the default setting for many of us these days. But when that feeling can't be fixed with a good night's sleep, it tips over into fatigue. Dr Lila Landowski is a neuroscientist at  the University of Tasmania and a passionate advocate for science. She and her team are doing research into fatigue, stroke, Alzheimers and other diseases that impact the brain. She has advice about the importance of sleep and what we can do to maximize brain health.

concept image of colored sections of a male human brain.

Photo: 123RF

3:35 Voices

Coming up on Voices a couple from Bangalore cook up new tasty healthy fare in their rural kitchen for locals.

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

4:05 The Panel with Ella Henry and Ben Thomas