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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 16 December 2019

1:10 Callum Lee performs his Christmas Song Pohutukawa

Another great finalist in our Christmas song competition - Callum Lee joins us LIVE from our Auckland studio to perform his song Pohutakawa.

You can hear the other impressive finalists and the winner of our Write an Original Christmas Song competition in this Christmas Song Collection or check out our RNZ Christmas spotify playlist.

Callum Lee - RNZ First Song

Callum Lee - RNZ First Song Photo: Andre Upston

1:17 Whakaari / White Island update

We get an update on Whakaari / White Island from Judy Turner, Mayor of Whakatane.

1.20 Unhealthy food more likely to be discounted at supermarkets

Auckland University research has found that unhealthy food options are more likely to be on special at all the big supermarket chains than healthy options. Dr Helen Eyles led the research team looking at the bargains on offer and how they are more likely to be purchased over non-discounted healthier food and beverages. She explains the implications and why bargain hunting is bad for our health.

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1.27 $4 million grant for research exploring religion's impact on family

A major international research project aims to shed light on how religion impacts family size and child health. Dr John Shaver from the University of Otago tells us more.

John Shaver from University of Otago

John Shaver from University of Otago Photo: Supplied


1.34 Andrew Spraggon Introduces the Great New Zealand Album


1:45 Great NZ Album: Sola Rosa - 'Get It Together'

Andrew Spraggon aka Sola Rosa

Andrew Spraggon aka Sola Rosa Photo:

2.11 One minutes silence for the victims of the devastating Whakaari eruption

RNZ National, along with the rest of our nation, will observe a minute's silence for the victims of the Whakaari White Island eruption.

2:12 Graeme Tuckett's TV picks of the year

Graeme selects his favourite TV shows of the year - The Casketeers, The Patriot Act, Chernobyl, When They See Us, The end of the effing world and Peaky Blinders 

2:30 The life and times of Jane Austen 

Last month we discussed the new movie version of Jane Austen's Emma, which is to be written by Kiwi author Eleanor Catton. We spoke to Jocelyn Harris, professor emerita of English at Otago University, who specialises in Jane Austen - we had so many questions we decided to devote an entire expert segment to her.  

Jane Austen

Jane Austen Photo: public domain

3:10 Mo Rocca - Mobituraries - getting the obituary you deserve

Sometimes, people, places and pop culture trends don't get the send off they deserve. CBS Sunday Morning Correspondent rights the wrongs when someone or something didn't get the the love or attention deserved in an obituary with his "Mobituary". Did disco get a proper send off?  How about Farah Fawcett who died on the same day as Michael Jackson? His stories are in a  popular podcast, and now a book, Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving

3:35 Voices

Coming up on Voices; we meet a family of four on Waiheke Island who talk culture, skin colour, guns and immigration.  

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

4:05 The Panel with Mamari Stephens and Ben Thomas