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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 31 March 2020

 

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1.08 March 20 - self isolation - a poem by Saradha Koirala 

Each week Jesse receives countless emails and one he looks forward to is from Saradha Koirala - a kiwi writer and poet living in Melbourne. Last week she shared her poem about coming out of her bubble with a newborn baby - just as much of the world was being asked to go into theirs.

Saradha Koirala

Saradha Koirala Photo: Public Domain

1:15 Mary Holm explains mortgage holidays

Many people with mortgages will be thinking about whether to take up the offer of a mortgage holiday.

The six-month home loan deferral scheme was launched on Friday.

It was arranged between the banks and the government, to support those who have been hit financially by Covid-19.

We speak to financial journalist and author Mary Holm. 

1:20 Writing through the lockdown with Pip Adam 

We’re coming up to the end of week one of lockdown and it might be time for some new activities. 

Author and writing teacher Pip Adam has come up with some ideas for writing exercises she’s sharing on her podcast Better Off Read

Pip Adam

Pip Adam Photo: Victoria Birkinshaw

1:30 Covid 19 response media conference  

The civil service leaders of the response to Covid 19 address media and take questions about day six of the level four restrictions being in place. Speakers today are Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health and Sarah Stuart-Black, Director of Civil Defence Emergency Management. 

Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield and Director General of Civil Defence Emergency Management Sarah Stuart-Black giving the latest Covid-19 update.

Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield and Director General of Civil Defence Emergency Management Sarah Stuart-Black giving the latest Covid-19 update. Photo: RNZ

2:10 Lisa Glass - how to find books during lockdown

Lisa has discovered new ways to find books during these times when libraries and book stores are closed and you can't swap books with your friends.

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Photo: Pexels

2:20 The best songs to dance alone to

The suggestions poured in for the songs that make you dance like no one's watching. We'll play some of them, so get ready to bust out your moves.

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Photo: Pixabay

3:10 Ann Druyan on exploring the cosmos of her husband Carl Sagan

Forty Years ago  Carl Sagan brought the wonders of the universe  into our homes with his series Cosmos with his wife and collaborator  Ann Druyan. 

Now she's executive producer on a new series that explores scientific breakthroughs about lost worlds and worlds yet to come called Cosmos: Possible Worlds on the National Geographic Channel.  

Ann Druyan joins to us explain how the new series captures the spirit of Carl Sagan and why she is optimistic about life on our pale blue dot.

Cosmos poster

Cosmos poster Photo: National Geographic

 

3:30 Spoken Feature: The Guest House

In 'The Guest House' today; how the Christchurch attacks rippled out beyond New
Zealand's borders.

3:45 The Panel with Niki Bezzant and Mike Rehu