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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.

Navvy - RNZ First Song

Navvy - RNZ First Song Photo: Andre Upston

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.

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Photo: RNZ

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.

Paul Szyszka catches honey bees form the beehive on the roof of the Otago University Zoology Department

Paul Szyszka catches honey bees form the beehive on the roof of the Otago University Zoology Department Photo: Otago University

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.

David Dougherty (L) and Donna Chisholm

David Dougherty (L) and Donna Chisholm Photo: Stuff/RNZ

3:10 Link 3

3:15 Your Money with Mary Holm

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.

close up image of ten Dollar notes in New Zealand currency Dollar notes in New Zealand currency, front and back

Photo: 123rf

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

Time: 1348


Title: The Dipsy Doodle

Artist: Ella Fitzgerald

Time: 1352


Title: I Don't Wanna Grow Up

Artist: Tom Waits

Time: 1357



Title: Mama

Artist: Roy Orbison

Time: 1351


Title: Everybody's Gotta Live

Artist: Love

Time: 1457


Title: What Kinda Music

Artist: Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes

Time: 1420


Title: Stop This Flame

Artist: Celeste

Time: 1427


Title: Light my Fire

Artist: The Doors

Time: 1306


Title: Brothers in Arms

Artist: Dire Straits

Time: 1410


Title: The Chain

Artist: Fleetwood Mac

Time: 1508


Title: Anyone Who Had a Heart

Artist: Cilla Black

Time: 1633


Title: Wait for Now (feat. Tawiah)

Artist: The Cinematic Orchestra

Time: 1531