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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 22 April 2020

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

An update from the Government on Covid 19 - speakers today are Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health.

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield at a media briefing at Parliament about the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield at a media briefing at Parliament about the Covid-19 coronavirus. Photo: Pool / NZME

1:27 Concern over injured albatross 

The Royal Albatross family on Dunedin’s Tairoa Head, watched by more than 100 thousand people around the world, has been reunited after an anxious wait.

The father to this year’s Royal Cam chick had been missing in action for a month, an unusually long time. He returned yesterday afternoon but has a worrying leg injury.

Among the Royal Cam devotees is RNZ’s arts reporter Lynn Freeman, who witnessed OGK’s return.

OGK and chick

OGK and chick Photo: DoC

 Logo of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Photo: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

1:34 Ngā Taonga Sound Archives: New Zealand's wartime medics.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the bravery and dedication of doctors and nurses worldwide. With Anzac Day approaching, in today's visit to the Sound Archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, we are going to hear recordings about the New Zealand medical personnel who have served in war zones, from Gallipoli to Vietnam.

Listen to the Spectrum documentary about nursing in the Spanish Civil War

Listen to the 1966 radio documentary about the NZ civilian hospital at Qui Nhon, Vietnam

1:50 Bostock Brothers win major food producer award

Bostock Brothers from Hawke's Bay have been crowned New Zealand’s most outstanding food producer of 2020. 

They were named Supreme Champion of the Outstanding Food Producer awards for their organic whole chicken, which the judges said has 'outstanding flavour' and is 'succulent and delicious.’ 

We speak to George Bostock.

Bostock Brothers Ben and George.

Bostock Brothers Ben and George. Photo: Supplied

2.10 Ellie Jay's lockdown podcast picks

Ellie's been listening to I weigh with Jameela Jamil; Out for lunch with Jay Rayner, This podcast will kill you and Goal Digger.

2:20 Bookmarks: Louise Tu'u

Multi-talented Samoan New Zealand writer, actor and director, Louise Tu'u is our Bookmarks guest today. She was the first New Zealand or Pacific Island playwright to be awarded the Royal Court International Theatre Residency in London. Louise speaks Italian and German and today share tales of her time in Berlin and Milan as well as some of her favourite songs, plays, films and shows. She has just released a textbook called We Fit The Criteria: Plays by Louise Tu'u.

Louise Tu'u.

Louise Tu'u. Photo: Supplied / Andi Crown

3:10 Eat like the animals and be healthy

Wild baboons and gorillas, even locust know something humans seem to have forgotten over time. They instinctively know how to eat  balanced diets. Professors Stephen Simpson and David Raubenheimer share lessons about healthy eating from the animal kingdom in their book, Eat Like the Animals: What Nature Teaches Us About the Science of Healthy Eating.

3:35 Stories from Our Changing World. 100-year moth project - in the footsteps of George Vernon Hudson

Wellington naturalist George Vernon Hudson collected thousands of moths in the bush next to his home, in what is now Zealandia sanctuary. Now, a century later, a group of citizen scientists are following in his footsteps, documenting the moths over the course of a year to see how their numbers and species have changed.

 

3:45 The Panel with Mai Chen and Allan Blackman