1:10 First song


1:17 Killing Covid19 with kindness

Redirecting panic and fear over the spread of Coronavirus into positive action has seen a group of people come together in South Auckland. The group is made up of academics and social entrepreneurs. To tell us more about what they're doing is Regan Duff, a PHD student from the University of Auckland. 

LAKE SUCCESS, NY - MARCH 11: A lab technician begins semi-automated testing for COVID-19 at Northwell Health Labs on March 11, 2020 in Lake Success, New York.

Photo: AFP

If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 (+64 9 358 5453 for international SIMs)

1.27 Kōhanga reo renovation for a bright future 

Kōhanga reo across Aotearoa are having trouble with falling student numbers and are getting creative to stay alive. 

A new documentary series has just started on maori Television called Tōku Whare Kōhanga Reo which looks at what kōhanga reo are doing on the gorund to thrive and involve their communities. 

Nicole Horan is the managing director of Hi Mama TV and joins me now to explain what they found at Kohanga around the country.  

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Photo: Maori Television

1.34 NZ poet selling her depression 

New Zealand poet Paula Harris recently decided that she'd had enough time with her depression, so she's selling it on TradeMe. Her poem is titled 'TradeMe Auction #2569182028: Depression, well used but with plenty of mileage'.  

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Photo: Paula Harris

1:45 Great NZ Album: Broods - Evergreen


2:10 Television Critic Linda Burgess

Linda talks about Unbelievable on Netflix, which is based on a true story.

She has also been watching The Inbestigators with her grand-daughter.

Unbelievable promotion poster

Unbelievable promotion poster Photo: Netflix

2:20 Why do we love television reboots? 

It can sometimes feel like we are inundated with remakes and re-dramatisations. 

One of the biggest films of this year so far is a re-working of Emma, a book published in 1815 and made into countless films and television series. 

Dr Lauren Rosewarne has written a book called Why We Remake, which focuses on television remakes, and she joins Jesse to explain why TV makers love a re-do! 

Spinoff gold Better Call Saul

Spinoff gold Better Call Saul. Photo: AMC


2:30 Steven Trewick: weta Professor! 

Our expert today invented the weta hotel. And he has had a weta named after him, the Hawkes Bay tree weta, Hemideina trewicki.

Professor Steve Trewick's team has been in Blenheim recently, trying to work out why ground weta seem to be making a nuisance of themselves in among grape vines, eating the early curled buds.


3:10 How climate change effects your mental health

The physical effects of climate change are measured in concrete ways; melting glaciers, drought, bush fires. But what about the impact it has on our mental health?  Dr Renee Lertzman has been working in the area of eco anxiety for nearly three decades. She shares her advice for turning anxiety into action. More from Dr Lertzman is here.

The Marlborough District Council's new environment plan has a chapter on climate change, which could affect many regions, including the Marlborough Sounds.

The Marlborough District Council's new environment plan has a chapter on climate change, which could affect many regions, including the Marlborough Sounds. Photo: Chloe_Ranford / RNZ

3:35 Voices

In ‘Voices’ today;  how a colourful group of interfaith women decided to spend their Sunday, to mark the anniversary of the Christchurch mosque attacks and International Womens’ Day. 

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day 

4:05 The Panel with Niki Bezzant and Thomas Pryor


Music played in this show

Title: Right track / wrong man

Artists: Yumi Zouma

Time: 1310


Title: Bridges

Artists: Broods

Time: 1347


Title: Mother & Father

Artists: Broods

Time: 1351


Title: Four walls

Artists: Broods

Time: 1355


Title: The moment

Artists: Tame impala

Time: 1429


Title: Sweet Surrender

Artists: Weta

Time: 1530