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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 7 November 2019

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1:10 First song: Iron Maiden: Legacy of Beast Tour

Ahead of their spectacular one-off Legacy of Beast Tour next year, Jesse talks to Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith about the band's music, art, touring, legendary status, longevity in the industry and how much he's looking forward to coming to New Zealand where he's hoping to have time to do a bit of fishing! Iron Maiden play one New Zealand show at Spark Arena, 13th May 2020

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden Photo: JOHN McMURTRIE

1:17 New microneedle contraceptive patch a possible game-changer

Big news out of the United States!

Some researchers have developed a new form of contraceptive which uses microneedles ... and which could be an absolute game-changer for women around the world.

Dr Gino Pecoraro is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Queensland and joins us to explain more.

Birth control. 


Photo: AFP

1:22 Urban Habitat Collective bringing co-living to capital

As our cities fill up and the price of housing increases, people are finding different, creative ways to put a roof over their heads.

The folks over at Urban Habitat Collective, for example.

They're a co-housing group, who're collectively planning to build a great big apartment building in Newtown in Wellington.

Hannah Schickedanz is a member of the collective and she's on the line to tell us more.

1:27 Living with type 1 diabetes

Everybody knows about type 1 diabetes - but not everybody realises just how debilitating and draining it can be to live with and manage.

Technological developments have made type 1 diabetes much easier to manage, but there's still room for improvement in how treatment is funded.

Ruby McGill is a young mum who , like 25,000 other New Zealanders, lives with the illness - and she joins us to explain more.

Measuring blood sugar level of child with a glucometer. (file)

Photo: 123rf

And if you'd like to sign up for the petition Ruby's involved with, you can find a link here.

1:34 A theatre show for babies

The good folk at Cubbin Theatre Company are on a mission to prove theatre is for everybody - even babies!

They've developed a unique theatre show especially designed to help babies develop their brains, using emotional, physical and social cues.

Julie Wylie is a specialist in musical play therapy and helped develop the show which runs from the 12th-17th November at the Wintergarden inside The Civic. Tickets are available here.

Theatre for Babies

Theatre for Babies Photo: Supplied

1:40 Great album: Great Album: Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York   


2:10 Music Critic: Colin Morris

 Colin Morris takes a look at a track from The Waterboys album Where the Action Is and digs deep into his own archives with Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee.

2:25 NZ Biography: Carmen Rupe

Fabulous, flambuoyant and hugely successful in her time, today's Biography is about Carmen, the Wellington transgender entrepreneur who's performing career began as an exotic dancer. She was also the mentor for our guest today who's joining us to talk about her life and legacy - Georgina Beyer.

08082016. Photo Rebekah Parsons-King. Carmen Rupe lights light up green on multiple crossings down Cuba Street in Wellington. Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwhaho doubled as Carmen Rupe.

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

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3:15 Solving the World's Problems - Dave Armstrong

Time for Solving The Worlds problems and today I'm joined by Dave Armstrong - Wellington based columnist who's been thinking about some local issues that are irking him.

3.25 The history of All Blacks losing at the Rugby World Cup

Have we grown as a nation and are able to accept defeat at the Rugby World Cup better than on previous occasions? Historian Dr Grant Morris looks back at reaction to our RWC losses. 

Rugby World Cup Grief

Rugby World Cup Grief Photo: Te Ara

3:35 Spoken Feature: BBC Witness


3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day with Caitlin Cherry

4:05 The Panel with Ruwani Perera and Ian Telfer