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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 26 February 2020


1:10 First song: Louisa Nicklin

Talented composer Louisa Nicklin writes both classical and pop music. Alongside classical composition Louisa also writes and performs songs as a soloist and with the band No Girl. She's got two albums coming out this year. She plays today's first song with Jesse.

Jesse with Louisa Nicklin

Jesse with Louisa Nicklin Photo: RNZ/Mary Chapman

1:17 Bowel Cancer NZ lobbying for a younger screening age

Bowel cancer New Zealand is lobbying the government to lower the age for screening for the disease, particularly for Māori who are at higher risk. Professor Sarah Derrett is Bowel Cancer NZ spokeswoman and explains to Jesse how many lives could be saved if there was bowel cancer screening for people aged between 50 and 59.

Bowel Cancer stock photo

Photo: 123RF

1:27 Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Auckland teenager Cruz Erdmann was among a group of photographers from all over the world to be named Young Wildlife Photographer of the year in 2019. The competition is run by London's Natural History Museum, which has loaned its exhibition of last year's winning collection to Auckland Museum. Cruz Erdmann talks to Jesse about winning such a sought after accolade for his work at just 14 years old. You can find details of the Auckland Museum exhibition here.

 Logo of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Photo: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

1:34 Ngā Taonga Sound Archives: Breakfast table battles

Toast or cereal?, Weetbix or Nutrigrain?, Vegemite vs Marmite – the battles of the breakfast brands have played out on our airwaves over the years and in today’s visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Sarah Johnston takes a look back at what’s been on New Zealand’s breakfast table.

1:50 Festival Review: Mark Amery

In the first of a series of reports from the festival front, Mark Amery is in Wellington considering the radical game changing curation of the first week of New Zealand Festival by artist Lemi Ponifasio, beginning with a performance of Henri Gorecki's famed Symphony No.3 - with a concert hall busting twist - beloved rapid fired British performance poet and musician Kate Tempest.

Lemi Ponifasio

Lemi Ponifasio Photo: MAU

2.10 Podcast Critic: Alix Higby

Today Alix Higby talks about the Podcast, The Baron of Botox, a ten part series looking at the life and death of famed dermatologist Fredric Brandt.

2:20 Bookmarks: John Hawkesby

Broadcaster turned wine maker John Hawkesby joins Jesse today for Bookmarks. He talks about leaving his career behind him and why he loves life on Waiheke Island as well as how he's gone from teetotal to wine judging. He also has an interesting choice of songs to play.

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Photo: Newshub

3:10 The Good Lad Initiative - growing good men

Boys won't be boys. Boys will be what we teach them to be. That's one of the ideas  behind a UK group trying to teach boys and young men how to be better boys and young men. The Good Lad Initiative started at Oxford University and calls out toxic masculinity. They hold male only workshops in schools, universities and workplaces, facilitating open conversations about sexism and misogyny. Director of he group Dr Dan Guinness talks to Jesse about the origins of the initiative and why its so important.

Dr Daniel Guinness (L)

Dr Daniel Guinness (L) Photo: Public Domain

3:35 Stories from Our Changing World. Voice of the Kakapo 2: Whenua Hou, Kakapo Island

Kakapo have been rescued from the brink of extinction and are now thriving on an island sanctuary, Whenua Hou / Codfish Island. In late 2018, the kakapo rangers knew all the signs were good for a big breeding season - the only question was how big would it be and when would it start?

A hand-reared kākāpō chick investigates a RNZ microphone.

A hand-reared kākāpō chick investigates a RNZ microphone. Photo: RNZ / Alison Ballance

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day 

4:05 The Panel with Verity Johnson and Nevil Gibson



Music played in this show


Title: Louisa Nicklin

Artist: Speaks to him

Time: 1313


Title: Symphony No.3

Composer: Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki

Time: 1350


Title: Like a rolling stone

Artist: Major Harris

Time: 1433


Title: Detroit or Buffalo

Artist: Barbera Keith

Time: 1450


Title: Silver Thunderbird

Artist: Marc Cohn

Time: 1530