Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 27 February 2020
1:10 First song: Navvy - No Hard Feelings
Here with us last April was Phoebe Lee Jasper, aka Navvy - she's back again to talk about her latest project. It's raw, relatable and speaks to anyone who's been through a traumatic relationship breakup - and survived.
1:17 Wellington water infrastructure problems
Wellington City Council Mayor Andy Foster is facing huge challenges with the water infrastructure in the city have repeated problems since he took office in October last year. New Zealand Herald Georgina Campbell's been following the ongoing pipe problems and the mayor's reaction closely. She talks to Jesse about how the response to the water woes is impacting the mayoralty.
1:27 Honey bee brains and human brains work in a similar way
A collaborative study between Otago and Heidelberg Universities has found that honey bee brain wave activity is similar to humans when they react to certain odours. The findings in the study could change the way human brain activity is studied and experiments conducted. Otago University Zoology Lecturer, Paul Szyska was the New Zealand end of the research, he explains to Jesse how significant their discovery is.
1:34 Bamboo bikes built popular in Westport
Glenn Irving bought a kit set bamboo bike online and built it. It turned out to be so popular he's built several more. He now sources his materials locally on the West Coast and spends up to sixty hours creating the unique bicycles. He explains to Jesse how he does it.
1:40 Great album: Various Artists - Jojo Rabbit
2:10 Music Critic: Brad Warrington
Today critic Brad Warrington has a look at new music and who he thinks will be the big breakthroughs in 2020. He's backing his choices and will play a couple of tracks.
2:25 NZ Crimes: David Dougherty's wrongful conviction
David Dougherty was convicted for the rape and abduction of an 11 year old girl in 1993. The problem was he didn't commit that crime. It took a trio of a lawyer, scientist and journalist to get him freed as well as compensated for the time he spent in prison. Donna Chisholm was the journalist as the centre of the campaign. She talks through what happened and how she got involved in a cause, which wasn't seen as very popular at the time.
3:10 Link 3
RNZ National - Financial journalist and author Mary Holm is in to tell us why she disagrees with the result of a recent FMA debate on passive versus active funds, including KiwiSaver.
3:35 Spoken Feature BBC Witness The first mobile phone call.
In 1973, an engineer called Marty Cooper made the world's first mobile phone call from a street in New York City. Cooper worked for a then tiny telecoms company called Motorola, but he had a vision that one day consumers would all want their own personal phone that could be reached anywhere. He talks to Louise Hidalgo.
3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day
4:05 The Panel with Ali Jones and Steve McCabe
Music played in this show
Title: Helden (Heroes 2002 Remaster)
Artist: David Bowie
Title: The Dipsy Doodle
Artist: Ella Fitzgerald
Title: I Don't Wanna Grow Up
Artist: Tom Waits
Artist: Roy Orbison
Title: Everybody's Gotta Live
Title: What Kinda Music
Artist: Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes
Title: Stop This Flame
Title: Light my Fire
Artist: The Doors
Title: Brothers in Arms
Artist: Dire Straits
Title: The Chain
Artist: Fleetwood Mac
Title: Anyone Who Had a Heart
Artist: Cilla Black
Title: Wait for Now (feat. Tawiah)
Artist: The Cinematic Orchestra