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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 17 March 2020

 

1:10 First song

1:17 Michael Baker on how to self-isolate effectively 

How do we self isolate properly? A lot of people are being required to enter voluntary self-isolation but there's still  quite a lot of confusion about what exactly that means. 

Public health expert Professor Michael Baker from the University of Otago, Wellington explains how to self-isolate properly to ensure there is no possibility you can be a vector for the virus. 

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

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Photo: RNZ / Jogai Bhatt

1:27 Book launches move online 

Kiwi Bookstores and authors are being hit hard by closures and cancellations due to the pandemic. 

Our books critic Catherine Robertson joins me in the Wellington Studio to give some love to books that have lost their launches and talk about the future of digital events for authors!

Damien Wilkins ‘Aspiring’ (Massey University Press): “Described as a “hymn to the internal lives of boys today”, Aspiring is a must-read for any boy who is in need of such an anthem.’ — New Zealand Herald

Nicky Pellegrino ‘Tiny Pieces of Us’ (Hachette): a departure for Nicky. I’m up to chapter 4 and loving it.

Laura Jean McKay’s debut novel, The Animals In That Country(Sribe) a literary spec-fic novel that imagines a world in which humans and animals might finally understand each other.

Mikaela Nyman ‘Sado’ (VUP): literary fiction set in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam

Wendyl Nissen ‘A Natural Year: Living Simply Through the Seasons’ (Allen and Unwin): non fiction about sustainable living

Marilyn Garson ‘Still Lives: A Memoir of Gaza’ (Mary Egan) a memoir

Bookshelves

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1:35 Tricky family histories

Decolonisation can be a tricky business, especially as we sometimes have to confront the activities of our ancestors and how they've benefited us. When RNZ's Tim Watkin went to Taranaki to research where the family land came from he found a tricky history of confiscation and land loss. 

A one off RNZ podcast is being released today tracking Tim's discovery of his family's story, and how it interacts with the story of Ngati Maru. 

Ngāti Maru lead negotiator Anaru Marshall.

Ngāti Maru lead negotiator Anaru Marshall. Photo: RNZ / Robin Martin

1:50 The Guest House 

In ‘The Guest House’ today; Why did Maori feel so closely connected with the Muslim
community following the Christchurch attacks?
 

High school teacher Rewa Worley, at St Pauls, Auckland. March 2020

High school teacher Rewa Worley, at St Pauls, Auckland. March 2020 Photo: Supplied

2:10 Checkpoint news special on Government's covid support package

Lisa Owen hosts a 30 minute special programme looking at the package announced by the finance minister, Grant Robertson to help businesses affected by the Covid restrictions

 

2:30 The music of Judy Garland

Judy Garland would have to be one of the most tragic stories in Hollywood - five marriages, forced by her mother to take uppers and downers to keep her working, dozens of movies, and she was MGM's darling for many years - a real Holly wood stars and one of its saddest victims. She died aged just 47 from a barbiturate overdose, but it's the feeling she left behind that we remember. She was a star who gave troops in World War Two a feeling of wholesomeness and a sense of the safety of home. Gregory Camp from Auckland University is in to talk about the music of Judy Garland.

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3:10 Molly Harris Olson 

Once a Rainbow Warrior, now  a warrior for Fairtrade. Molly Harriss Olson has a unique pedigree in fighting for environment issues from anti-nuclear protests as a university student, to Greenpeace and now as  CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand. She raises the red flag about unethical trade and modern slavery happening all over the world, even in New Zealand.  

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Photo: Fairtrade Australia

3:30 Voice of the Kākāpō: Dark days

All the kakapo chicks have hatched and there is so much rimu fruit that some mums have three chicks to look after. But then a deadly fungal disease strikes. Part 7 of Voice of the Kākāpō.

Before her untimely death from the fungal disease aspergillosis, Hoki was foster mum to three kākāpō chicks. From left to right, Huhana-2-A-19, Pearl-2-B-19 and Bella-1-A-19.

Before her untimely death from the fungal disease aspergillosis, Hoki was foster mum to three kākāpō chicks. From left to right, Huhana-2-A-19, Pearl-2-B-19 and Bella-1-A-19. Photo: Andrew Digby / DOC

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day 

4:05 The Panel with Alexia Russell and Peter Dunne