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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 11 November 2019

1:10 First song

 

1:17 Lung cancer drug offered for free

Lung cancer patients with a rare form of the disease are being offered a free medicine from Roche pharmaceuticals which helps stop its spread. Lung Foundation CEO Philip Hope talks about who might benefit from the drug and why there's an ongoing battle to have more effective drugs made available for patients with other forms of lung cancer.

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1.27 Central Interceptor, the largest tunnel in New Zealand

The largest tunnel in the country is being built under Auckland. The Central Interceptor is being constructed in a bid to stop wastewater going to waterways and instead being diverted through the new tunnel to the Mangere treatment plant. Watercare's man in charge of the 1.2 billion dollar project, Shayne Cunis joins Jesse in the studio to explain what's happening below ground.

Model of the central interceptor tunnel machine

Model of the central interceptor tunnel machine Photo: supplied

1.34 Ebony Lamb Introduces today's Great New Zealand Album

Ebony introduces Eb & Sparrow's third album Seeing Things and tells us about a fundraiser concert she's performing at San Fran in Wellington on Sunday 24th November to help with her new solo project. Details are here 

1:45 Great NZ Album: Eb & Sparrow: Seeing things

Eb & Sparrow: Seeing Things

Eb & Sparrow: Seeing Things Photo: Supplied

2:10 Television Critic, Caitlin Cherry

Caitlin reviews Australian Ninja Warrior on TV3 and the new Paul Rudd series on Netflix, Living with Yourself

Australian Ninja Warrior

Australian Ninja Warrior Photo: Australian Ninja Warrior / TV3

2:20 Illustrator Ruby Jones releases a little book of kindness

In the immediate aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, one image captured the grief and sadness felt across the nation. The simple illustration by Wellington artist Ruby Jones was shared thousands of times on social media, and gained worldwide attention - and as a result she was invited to feature her art on the cover of Time magazine.

Ruby has now released her first book 'All Of This is For You: a little book of kindness'. 

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2:30 Expert Feature - The Irish Border

The Brexit situation is the UK has become more complicated and fraught as time has gone on, and as deals have been drafted and rejected.

One phrase that's bandied about often, a crucial part of the Brexit negotiations, is the "Irish backstop" - it aims to prevent a hard border in Ireland after the UK leaves the EU.

Already confused? Understandable. That's why our Expert Segment today is all about the Irish border. Sonja Tiernan is the Eamon Cleary Chair in Irish Studies at Otago University and she's here to answer all our questions.

A protester holds a signs expressing her concerns regarding the Irish border at the people's vote march in London, United Kingdom where thousands rallied to protest against Brexit on June 23 and ask for a referendum on the final Brexit deal.

A protester holds a signs expressing her concerns regarding the Irish border at the people's vote march in London, United Kingdom where thousands rallied to protest against Brexit on June 23 and ask for a referendum on the final Brexit deal. Photo: Benjamin Furst / Hans Lucas / \AFP

3:10 Vaping - tobacco all over again

One in three year 10 students in New Zealand have tried vaping according to a recent national survey. This despite a growing list of deaths and lung illnesses linked to it. It's just history repeating itself says Sarah Milov, an associate Professor who specialises in Big Tobacco. The makers of vaping products are following the Big Tobacco playbook.  She writes about the many ways a product known to cause health problems became a global addiction in her book, The Cigarette: A Political History

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3:35 Voices: World K-Pop Festival ​

Coming up on Voices –  a Kiwi K-Pop group performs at this year’s World K-Pop Festival in South Korea.

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

4:05 The Panel with Mihingarangi Forbes and Mark Knoff-Thomas