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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 1 April 2020

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1:00 Live coverage of the Ministry of Health's latest Covid Update

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 Sarah Stuart-Black, Director of Civil Defence Emergency Management and Dr Caroline McElnay, Director of Public Health.

Director of Civil Defence Emergency Management Sarah Stuart-Black giving an update on NZ's response to Covid-19.

Director of Civil Defence Emergency Management Sarah Stuart-Black giving an update on NZ's response to Covid-19. Photo: RNZ

1:30 Cactus Outdoor shifts to face mask production  

The New Zealand workwear brand Cactus Outdoor has switched the focus of its production to face masks, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.  

We speak to Cactus Outdoor director Ben Keapes.

A face mask produced by Cactus

A face mask produced by Cactus Photo: Supplied

1:34 Ngā Taonga Sound Archives: The changing face of conservation work in Aotearoa.

April the first marks the anniversary of a watershed moment for conservation in New Zealand. On 1 April 1987, the Department of Conservation (DOC) was born from the merger of parts of the Forest Service, the Department of Lands and Survey and the Wildlife Service.

In our visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision today, Sarah Johnston is going to play recordings which shine a light on the changing nature of conservation work in New Zealand over the past 100 years.

Brush tail opossum

Brush tail opossum Photo: Public Domain

1:50 NZSO previews second stay-at-home concert 

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will air its second stay-at-home concert this evening at 7:30, and there are a couple of surprises this time around. 

We speak to Principal trombone David Bremner. 

NZSO trombone players David Bremner, Matthew Allison and Shannon Pittaway perfoming at home.

NZSO trombone players David Bremner, Matthew Allison and Shannon Pittaway perfoming at home. Photo: Supplied/ NZSO

2.10 Denise Garland's podcast picks

Denise reviews Planet Money and Everything is Alive.

2:20 Bookmarks: Meng Foon

Fluent in five languages, including Te Reo - Race Relations Commissioner and former Gisborne mayor Meng Foon is our Bookmarks guest today and shares with us his favourite books, music and films.

Meng Foon Race Relations Commissioner and former Gisborne mayor

Meng Foon Race Relations Commissioner and former Gisborne mayor Photo: Supplied

3:10 What we can learn about Covid 19 from past pandemics 

The world has known pandemics before, and an expert on the 1918 flu pandemic says the most important  lesson of the past is simple: tell the truth. Professor John Barry from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine shares the lessons of the past  

An influenza medicine depot in Christchurch for "poor" people. December 1918.

An influenza medicine depot in Christchurch for "poor" people. December 1918. Photo: Alexander Turnbull Library

3:35 Stories from Our Changing World. Virus 101

Virus expert Kurt Krause introduces us to viruses - what they are, how they invade our cells, what a coronavirus is and how re-purposed drugs are being tested to see if they can be any use against the COVID-19 virus.

A person has a sample collected to be tested for COVID-19 on March 23, 2020, at the CBM69 laboratory, part of Eurofins clinical diagnostics group, in Villeurbanne, central-eastern France,

Photo: AFP

3:45 The Panel with Ruth Money and Bill Ralston

Music played in this show

SONG:

 

Title:  Gotta Get Up

Artist: Ty Segall

Played: 13:58

 

 

MUSIC FEATURE:

 

 Title:  Tien Wang Zhi Wang

Artist: Lisa Wong

Played: 14:25

 

Title:  My Way

Artist: Frank Sinatra

Played: 14:38

 

 Title:  Tu Mai

Artist: Meng Foon

Played: 14:58