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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 3 March 2020


1:10 First song: Marianne Leigh

Seventeen year old singer songwriter Marianne Leigh was placed 1st in the 2019 Auckland Regional of the Smokefree Rockquest and today she's joining us at our Auckland studio to tell us what she's been up to since then and to play LIVE for First Song.

Marianne Leigh - RNZ First Song

Marianne Leigh - RNZ First Song Photo: Andre Upston

1:17 World could lose half its sandy beaches by 2100

Sandy beaches make up a third of the worlds coastlines -  but we could lose half of them in the next 80 years according to new research published in the journal Nature: Climate change

But before you pay your last respects to Golden Bay, Whangamata, Mount Maunganui and Wainui Beach, there might still be a chance to save them

We speak to Specialist in climate risk, Belinda Storey, who is the managing director of the risk analysis company Climate Sigma.

Beach, surf and pacific ocean in Napier.

Photo: 123RF

1:27 Teaching te reo Māori in Whakatū

A new book by David Kārena-Holmes synthesises forty years of experience learning and teaching te reo Māori. 

Te reo Māori: The Basics Explained takes a compartmental approach and breaks the process of leaning the language into building blocks. 

David lives in Whakatū/Nelson and high demand for recent instructional talks means he's doing more in bigger venues! Including this Saturday at 2:00pm at the Nelson Public Library. 

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Photo: Oratia media

1:35 Freelancing in the world of the gig economy 

There's been a lot of talk in recent years about the gig economy and how the way we all work is dramatically changing. But what does it look like on the ground? 

The Hnry awards look to celebrate people who earn independently and highlight how tricky that life can be. James Fuller is the CEO of NZ tax agency Hnry.

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Photo: Hnry

1:50 Feilding robotics students head to the world championships

What did you get up to at high school? Did you get to build any robots? Feilding High School match teacher Graham Conlon is also the school's head of robotics and his team are on a roll. 

At the national robotics championships last weekend they won the one National award that has always eluded them and now they're getting ready to go to Louisville Kentucky to compete at the world robotics championships! 

2:10 Lisa Glass on books with things in common.

Lisa takes a look at three books today Amnesty- Aravind Adiga, Body Tourists - Jane Rogers and Nothing Important Happened Today - Will Carver and examines what they have in common.

2:20 The music of Danger Mouse

You may not be familiar with the name Danger Mouse, but there's a good chance you've heard some of the music he has made. The prolific New York native has produced tracks for the likes of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Iggy Pop, Beck and many more. Dianne Swann joins Jesse to take a dive into his discography and talk about what a music producer brings to the table.    

Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) playing with Broken Bells in 2010

Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) playing with Broken Bells in 2010 Photo: Creative commons/Musicisentropy

3:10 Last Seen - America's biggest art heist

Thirty years ago this month, two thieves impersonating police officers got into Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. 81 minutes later they left with 13 paintings worth 500 million dollars, including an irreplaceable Vermeer. Kelly Horan goes inside the three decades long investigation that so far has failed to solve America's biggest art heist in a podcast called Last Seen.    


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

Kākāpō breeding is in full swing after an early start, and DOC's Deidre Vercoe and Andrew Digby are checking to see if eggs are fertile, in part 3 of Voice of the Kākāpō.

Kākāpō chick Alice-2-A walks slowly away after being fed at Auckland Zoo.

Kākāpō chick Alice-2-A walks slowly away after being fed at Auckland Zoo. Photo: RNZ / Alison Ballance

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day 

4:05 The Panel with Victoria Stewart and Hayden Donnell


Music played in this show

Title: Black and White

Artist: The Staves

Time: 1344


Title: Danger mouse theme

Artist: Danger Mouse

Time: 1358



Title: Encore

Artist: Danger Mouse

Time: 1424



Title: Feel Good Inc

Artist: Gorillaz

Time: 1430



Title: Crazy

Artist: Gnarls Barkley

Time: 1437


 Title: Don't Take My Sunshine Away

Artist: Sparklehorse

Time: 1437


 Title: Your head is on fire

Artist: Broken Bells

Time: 1448


 Title: Happy Pills

Artist:  Norah Jones

Time: 1452


 Title: Redeemer

Artist: Karen O/Danger mouse

Time: 1456


 Title: Tighten Up

Artist: The Black Keys

Time: 1528