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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 21 January 2020


1:10 First song: Paul Bosauder

A passionate kiwi and a master of Flamenco, Paul Bosauder is about to head off around the country on a two month touring gig. His first show is at Q Theatre in Auckland this week and he'll be accompanied by multi award-winning flamenco dancer Triana, percussionist Lito Manez and singer Thais Hernandez. Today he's in our Auckland studio to play a LIVE number for First Song.

Paul Bosauder RNZ First Song

Paul Bosauder RNZ First Song Photo: Andre Upston


1:17 Boys playing netball at Nelson high school

There have been a few changes in Nelson - that mean some high school age boys in the region can now play netball. 

Usually boys can't play once they reach high school. 

Nelson Netball recently made those changes, and Nayland College has introduced a new mixed-grade competition for boys to play in. 

David Pala'amo is the president of the New Zealand men's and mixed netball association.

NZ Men's Junior Levi on defence against Silver Ferns Jane Watson.


1:27 Classifying animal sounds the Koe way

Two PhD students at Massey University Albany have developed a web-based software for analysing and classifying animal sounds. Wesley Webb is a co-creator of Koe and joins the programme today to tell us why you'd want to and how it works


Bellbird Photo: NZ Birds Online

1:35 Joey pouches for animals affected by the bush fires

The Animal Rescue Collective Craft Guild put a call out on Facebook wanting bandages and bedding for animals affected by the Australian bush fires. Gisborne-based Chrisse Robertson, who is herself an Australian decided to get sewing.

1:50 Rocking hunting and painting

Rock hunting's a thing and if you're creative you can be a rock painter and hide your creations to be discovered. Rachel Pascoe's set up the Facebook page Rocks NZ to bring together people who have been part of the rocking hunting and painting phenomenon. She explains how it all works to Jesse.

Rocks painted by Sam Manawaiti

Rocks painted by Sam Manawaiti Photo: Rocks NZ facebook page


2:10 Catherine Robertson's weird old kids books

Writer and reviewer Catherine Robertson has been delving deep into her book shelf - and she's discovered some weird old kids books that belonged to her mother. 


Books Photo: Supplied

2:20 Thirty years ago we said Goodbye to the 1980's and Hello to 1990

The music of the 1990's - grunge, hip-hop, alternative, indie, trip-hop, dance music. We might fondly recall Everything But The Girl's club hits, the rise of techno and drum'n'bass into the mainstream and of course Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Smashing Pumpkins. But none of that was really happening at the turn of the new decade. We said goodbye to the 1980's but they held on tight. Simon Sweetman joins us to remind us what we were listening to at the very start of the 1990's - which was thirty years ago!

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Photo: Public Domain

3:10 How do you know if you're mad?

In 1973, a Stanford psychologist released a study challenging the validity of psychiatry diagnoses. Decades later when journalist Susannah Cahalan was admitted to hospital with delusions and paranoia, the way doctors evaluated her can be traced  to that study. They said she was mad. They were wrong. She re-examines the study and the repercussions it's had on mental health treatment in her new book, The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness.

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Photo: 123RF

3:30 Spoken Feature: Goer

Over the next five weeks at this time we'll be joining retired broadcaster Ian Johnstone to hear his tales of travelling in Europe with his wife Marjorie. Ian calls it their "Geriatric OE".

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

4:05 The Panel with Ali Jones and Steve McCabe