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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 20 November 2019

1:10 First song


1:17 Access issues for blind and low vision people and their guide dogs

Guide dogs provide essential support for people who are blind or have low vision, helping them to have the freedom to take public transport and get around safely.

But a Wellington artist who has low vision has shared her experience of frustration of being denied access on buses and ride-share services because of her dog. Pinky Fang joins us now to tell us about the problem.

Artist Pinky Fang and guide dog Lyric.

Artist Pinky Fang and guide dog Lyric. Photo: Supplied / Pinky Fang

1:27 Young rat trapper protecting his school

Today it was revealed that the Kōkako breeding season has started off tragically with rats attacking nests in the Waitakere Ranges.

One person who understands the importance of catching rats before they cause destruction like this is 11-year-old Hugo.

He'd seen rats around his school and thought he and a couple of mates could get the issue under control. They've now become 'The Rat Bags' and head off to school early every day - even weekends - to check the traps. Hugo tells us more. 

1:34 Virtual tour of underwater marine reserve

If you love the underwater world but hate getting wet, this is for you. 

Wellington's Marine Reserve Taputeranga can now be explored virtually, on your laptop or phone.

Local divers have used technology to bring the tour of the reserve to life, showcasing marine life and shipwrecks. 

Nicole Miller is a Taputeranga Marine Reserve Trustee and President of the Wellington Underwater Club. Click here to take the tour. 

1:50 Arts review: Mark Amery

Mark reviews the New Zealand-composed Hansel and Gretel from the Royal New Zealand Ballet currently touring the country. Details are here.


2.10 Podcast Critic: Max Towle

Max reviews Gay Future and The Book of Basketball

2:20 Bookmarks: Kristine Crabb

Today's guest is the founder of the fashion label Miss Crabb, which closed up a year or so ago after 15 years in business
Kristine Crabb is here to tell us about her favourite books, TV shows and music, and some other irons she has in the fire.

Kristine Crabb

Kristine Crabb Photo: Supplied

3:10 Jamal Khashogg​i - death at the consulate

Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi knew he was playing with fire when he went to the Saudi consulate in Turkey to get the documentation he needed to marry his fiance. 15 members of a Saudi hit squad were waiting for him.

British journalist Jonathan Rugman details what happened to the Washington Post columnist and what it reveals about the regime of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. His book is The Killing in the Consulate: The Life and Death of Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (L) during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama and a file photo taken on April 12, 2018 of Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman

Photo: AFP

3:35 Stories from Our Changing World. Lakes380.

Susie Wood from the Cawthron Institute is co-leading a five-year multi-million-dollar research project called Lakes380. It is the largest study ever undertaken on New Zealand lakes, and it will create a thousand year history for 380 lakes (part 2 will be next week).

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

4:05 The Panel with Alison Mau and Neil Millar