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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 25 February 2020

1:10 First song


1:17 What do the Harvey Weinstein verdicts mean for women in Aotearoa?

Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of sexual assault, and faces up to 25 years in jail.

The former Hollywood producer was convicted of third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act. 

The allegations against Weinstein were at the centre of the #MeToo movement and broadcaster Ali Mau fronted the movement in Aotearoa, launching a #MeToo investigation into sexual harassment of women here. 

The Power of Inclusion conference.

The Power of Inclusion conference. Photo: RNZ / Jessie Chiang

1:27 Local school children release Dung Beatles on Mahia Peninsula

A large number of Dung Beetles have been set lose this morning on the Māhia Peninsula as part of a joint community initiative to improve the soil quality and manage run off within the paddocks. 

Local Māhia school children were part of the action as part of the Hills Country Futures project citizen science initiative, run by Whangawehi a group formed to raise awareness of the health of water catchment in the area.  

Otago University emeritus Henrik Moller is one of the scientists who was there today and explains why the beetles are so good for the area, 

Mahia school children assist with the release of Dung beetles on Mahia Peninsula

Mahia school children assist with the release of Dung beetles on Mahia Peninsula Photo: Supplied

1:35 Kaylene Pohatu's nerves ahead of her first karanga

Jesse was scrolling through twitter updates and a post caught his eye - it was from a woman who was nervous ahead of her first karanga at a powhiri on her  marae last Saturday. Jesse was keen to hear how it went and so invited Kaylene Pohatu onto the show to share her experience.

Kaylene Pohatu

Kaylene Pohatu Photo: Public Domain

1:50 Is the Drink No Water Diet dangerous?

A new fad around Instagram, the Drink No Water diet is creating quite a stir. Dryfasting is apparently a "thing" But does it work and is it good for you?  Food writer and speaker Niki Bezzant has been looking into the matter.

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Photo: LDR / Chloe Ranford

2:10 Claire Mabey's three very different books

Claire reviews Frances Hardinge's Deeplight, Daisy Johnson's Sisters, Nicky Pellegrino's A Dream of Italy.

Nicky Pellegrino - A Dream of Italy

Nicky Pellegrino - A Dream of Italy Photo: Supplied

2:20 The music created at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio​ 

Scratch a record collector and sooner or later the subject of recording studios crops up.  Be it Abbey Road, Motown's fabled Hitsville, Capitol Records in Hollywood, or Sun Studio's in Memphis, all are known for the quality of the sound. But some are known for the expertise of the engineers. Colin Morris talks about Muscle Shoals in Alabama and some of the famous music engineered there.

Recording Studio

Recording Studio Photo: RNZ

3:10 Louisa Hope on surviving the terror at the Lindt Cafe

When Louisa Hope first heard about the attack on the Mosques in Christchurch, her first reaction was to rush over here from Sydney to comfort everyone. She knows what terror feels like. She survived the Lindt Cafe siege in Sydney where 18 people were held hostage in 2014 , two of them were killed. She shares the lessons she's learned about recovery after trauma in a podcast called Hope Matters

Louisa Hope

Louisa Hope Photo: Supplied

3:30 Stories from Our Changing World.  Voice of the Kakapo 

Now it's time to go bush with Alison Ballance, in a new podcast called Voice of the Kakapo. Today we are introduced to the night parrot.

When kākāpō chicks reach 150 days old they graduate to being juveniles. They won't be counted as adults until they are four and a half years old.

When kākāpō chicks reach 150 days old they graduate to being juveniles. They won't be counted as adults until they are four and a half years old. Photo: RNZ / Alison Ballance

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day 

4:05 The Panel with Cindy Mitchener and Morgan Godfery


Music played in this show

Title: Samson

Artist: Reb Fountain

Time: 1310


Title: I believe you tonight

Artist: Caroline Easther

Time: 1348


Title: I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)

Artist: Aretha Franklin

Time: 1420


Title: Take A Letter Maria

Artist: R.B Greeves

Time: 1427


Title: Land of 1000 Dances

Artist: Wilson Pickett

Time: 1431


Title: Sweet Home Alabama

Artist: Lynryd Skynyrd

Time: 1434


Title: Wild Horses

Artist: Rolling Stones

Time: 1440


Title: You Gotta Serve Somebody

Artist: Bob Dylan

Time: 1446


Title: Kodachrome

Artist: Paul Simon

Time: 1452


Title: Everlasting Light

Artist: Black Keys 



Title: Little Pieces (Clean)

Artist: SJD

Time: 1530