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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 9 March 2020

1:10 First song


1:17 Drought hit Hawkes Bay farmer call call for help

As drought continues to dry the land, freezing works are full and can't take anymore and the stress of coping with too many stock and not enough water is starting to hit farmers hard.

One farmer in central Hawke's Bay realised in the wee small hours of this morning that it was time to ask for help.

Mark Warren from Waipari Station tells Jesse about his challenges.

Drought hit Hawkes Bay farmer Mark Warren pulling sheep out of a dried up dam.

Drought hit Hawkes Bay farmer Mark Warren pulling sheep out of a dried up dam. Photo: Supplied/ Mark Warren


1.27 How much does kindness matter when it comes to politics? 

A public panel discussion at Auckland University tonight explores whether or not compassion does or should impact policy-making for governments and the private sector, Professor Michael Orsini from the University of Ottawa joins Chlöe Swarbrick (Green Party MP), Helen Robinson (Auckland City Mission), Mark Powell (University of Auckland Business School at 5.30 this evening. Details of the event are here.

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1.34 Young kiwi filmmaker Keziah Manabat nominated for international award

An aspiring young Auckland filmmaker was nominated as a finalist for Best Documentary for her film Kirsty at the Water Sprite Film Festival which was held in the UK over the weekend. Keziah Manabet, a student at Yoobee South Seas film School was the only kiwi to have been nominated. She talks to Jesse about the inspiration for her work and what it means to be recognised on the international stage.


1:45 Great NZ Album: Chelsea Jade Personal Best  


2:10 Caitlin Cherry's TV picks

Caitlin looks at some new supernatural thrillers on Netflix; Locke and Key and I am not Okay with this, and looks ahead to the return seasons of some popular shows this year

2:20 The community trapping pests along Orari River in South Canterbury

 While some farmers are struggling with drought as we heard last hour, others are forced to come up with innovative solutions to get rid of pests.

In South Canterbury, by the Orari river, next to Geraldine, it's been a fertile season for pests and groups of farmers and environmentalists, many of whom are both of these things, are banding together to solve the problem by setting up a trap library.  Bryan Clearwater describes himself as both farmer and greenie and tells Jesse about the mission to rid the river area of pests.

2:30 The fragile and beautiful world of seaweed

Professor Wendy Nelson is New Zealand's pre-eminent seaweed expert. In 2016 she became only the second woman ever to have won the Royal Society's Hutton Medal. She worked under the legendary Nancy Adams at New Zealand's National Museum.  As NIWA's programme leader for marine biological resources, Wendy is an expert on seaweed from the Kermadecs to the Subantarctics.   Wendy’s new book New Zealand Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide, is out this week.


3:10 The billionaires trying to buy immortality

Billionaires who made their money making killer apps in Silicon Valley now have their sights on killing something else, death.Tech titans are pouring millions into research to cure getting old. National Geographic writer Chip Walter looks at the advances they've made and the implications of their work in his new book, Immortality, Inc.: Renegade Science, Silicon Valley Billions, and the Quest to Live Forever 

Chip Walter

Chip Walter Photo: Chip Walter

3:35 Voices

In ‘Voices’ today; a story of two refugees across two generations, working together in the aftermath of the Christchurch attacks.

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day 

4:05 The Panel with Lynda Hallinan and Mike Williams


Music played in this show

Title: I only have eyes for you

Artist: Carmen Mcrae

Time: 1310


Title: Life of the Party

Artist: Chelsea Jade

Time: 1345


Title: Laugh it off

Artist: Chelsea Jade

Time: 1349


Title: Low Brow

Artist: Chelsea Jade

Time: 1355


Title: Day by Day

Artist: Carmen Mcrae

Time: 1423


Title: Thinking of you

Artist: Lord Echo

Time: 1530