Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 5 March 2020
1:10 First song: The Vibes - Real World
Dynamic Auckland trio The Vibes are gathering new fans and followers all over town as they continue to impress with their sound! They've recently released two singles and have some exciting news to share today - they're in our Auckland studio today for First Song.
1:15 Ministry of Health releases details on third case of Covid 19
RNZ's Health Correspondent, Rowan Quinn has the latest on the 3 cases of Covid 19 and what is being done to contact other New Zealanders who might have been exposed.
1.15 Economic impact of Covid 19 in New Zealand
The global health crisis of the spread of Covid 19 is hitting markets hard all over the world. Here in New Zealand certain sectors are going to be hit very hard and will take a while to recover. We speak to economist Shamubeel Eaqub about the unprecedented economic consequences and what New Zealand can do to mitigate its ongoing effects.
1:27 Emilia brought back to life on stage
The life and work of unsung literary hero Emilia Bassano has had its international premiere at Auckland's Pop-up Globe. The stage play, Emilia, looks back the struggle she went through to be heard at a time when she was herself a playwright and author at the same time as Shakespeare. Emilia's author, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm talks about the show's success and how she is honouring Emilia's memory.
1:34 Retirees take to the stage to poke fun at rest home life
Rest home life is at the centre of a performance at the NZ Fringe Festival. It's also performed by the residents of those rest homes, with a cast aged between 72 and 93. Their show, 'Dance Me to the End of Time', will be performed at the Malvina Major Retirement Village in Wellington next week. There will be three shows. Two of the cast join Jesse to talk about their show and what people can expect.
1:40 Great album: David Bowie - The Man who Sold the World
A true classic album - 50th anniversary was 1 March!
2:10 Tony Stamp's music choices
Tony Stamp from Music 101 here on RNZ each Saturday afternoon digs deep into his archives and finds Caribou - Home and also plays a track from Weyes Blood - Everyday. Weyes Blood is in town to support Aldous Harding. Tickets can be found here.
2:25 NZ Crimes: The suspicious death of cricket umpire Peter Plumley-Walker
Today on our crime series we are looking back at the case that brought the word "bondage" to dinner tables around the nation.
Renee Chignall was a teenage dominatrix who, along with her partner Neville Walker, was tried three times for the murder of Peter Plumley-Walker - a cricket umpire who died during a session at the couple's Remuera townhouse in January 1989.
Instead of going to the police, the couple dumped the body over the Huka Falls - raising suspicion about what really happened.
Renee Chignall's lawyer, Stuart Grieve discusses the case.
3:10 Link 3
3:15 Simon Wilson - trying to sort out Auckland issues
Every fortnight we take a look at how we can solve some of the world's problems. Today senior writer for the NZ Herald, Simon Wilson discusses a few Auckland matters.
3:25 NZ and the 1890 influenza pandemic
The COVID-19 Coronavirus is spreading throughout the world and is now in NZ. This has led to panic and worry. Can we look to our history to put this all in context? Are the answers to our questions actually located in our past asks Dr Grant Morris from Victoria University of Wellington,
3:35 Spoken Feature: The Guest House
One Muslim New Zealander’s struggles to make sense of the Christchurch mosque attacks that happened a year ago next week. We start a new series today by Mohamed Hassan called The Guest House, as he works through the stages of grief.
3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day
4:05 The Panel with Laila Harre and Andrew Hoggard
Music played in this show
Title: Take me to the River
Artist: Talking Heads
Artist: The Vibes (live)
Title: The Man Who Sold the World
Artist: David Bowie
Title: Black Country road
Artist: David Bowie
Title: The Width of a Circle
Title: Cats in the Cradle
Artist: Ugly Kid Joe
Artist: Darcy Clay