Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 11 December 2019
1:10 Claudia Gunn performs her kiwi Christmas song live
We feature another of the finalists of our amazing Christmas songwriters. Caudia Gunn is a children's song writer and performer, and sent us a beautiful song, It's Not a Silent Night which made the finals of our Write an Original Christmas Song competition.
You can hear Claudia Gunn's song It's Not a Silent Night and many other original kiwi christmas songs here
Claudia also joins us in studio to perform the song live.
1:15 Update on Whakaari / White Island
RNZ reporter Andrew McRae is based in Whakatane, and gives us an update on the latest news from Whakaari / White Island.
1:20 Hundreds of Chris Knox tapes to be archived by Alexander Turnbull Library
A collection of 254 tapes spanning the career of Flying Nun musician Chris Knox is set to be preserved by the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington.
The archiving project is a collaborative effort between the library and the Flying Nun Foundation, and is the result of more than a year's work.
1:30 Sydney enveloped in smoke and ash as NSW fires rage
Smoke, dust, and ash has been enveloping the city of Sydney - creating a blanket haze over the city and raising concerns about air quality. The smoke is the result of bushfires raging and near the city outskirts. Journalist Lydia Feng from ABC News gives us the latest.
1:34 Ngā Taonga Sound Archives: The 1984 Queen St riot
Last Saturday marked the 35th anniversary of one of New Zealand's worst riots. On December 7, 1984 Auckland's Queen St was the scene of fighting between young people and police, which ended in 120 arrests and over a million dollars’ worth of damage to cars and looted shops. In today’s visit to the Sound Archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision with Sarah Johnston, we will hear about the cause of the riot - and the aftermath. Concert-goers memories of the riot are here.
It's starting to get quite close to Christmas now! Books can make excellent presents but sometimes it can feel a little daunting knowing what to get for the individuals in your life. RNZ producer and former bookseller Robert Kelly is back in the booth to give some quick fire recommendations.
2.10 Elliot Child's podcast picks
Elliot reviews How Did This Get Played?, Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend and Heavyweight
2:20 Bookmarks: Chester Borrows
From locking criminals up to lobbying for their rights and rehabilitation, our Bookmarks guest today has gone from the police to parliament to prison reform advocate.
Chester Borrows seems like an unlikely voice of justice reform from his beginnings as a 17 year old police officer, but he's used his experiences to work out a way to better transform the lives of those who wind up on the wrong side of the law.
He's also got a big list of his books, music, movies and favourite art to share with us.
3:10 Both sides of the couch- when a therapist goes to therapy
All day, everyday, Lori Gottlieb deals with other people's problems as a clinical psychologist, agony aunt for the Dear Therapist column in The Atlantic. When she experienced an unexpected setback in her own life, she decided to get a taste of her own medicine and see a therapist. She gives the view from both sides of the couch about the power of talking. Her book is called Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed.
3:35 Stories from Our Changing World. Living the high life on shaky ground
RNZ reporter Charlie Dreaver investigates the complex issue of apartments and earthquake strengthening. She talks to an apartment dweller about his 13th floor experiences during the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake and visits the University of Canterbury to meet earthquake engineers coming up with new ways of retrofitting existing apartment buildings. Supported by the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund.
3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question
4:05 The Panel with Ella Henry and Rodney Hide