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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 30 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.

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Photo: Pool / NZME

1:27 Motor industry worried about WoFs 

The motor industry is asking the Transport Agency for more clarity about Warrant of Fitness checks.

There are concerns that service stations could be overloaded all at once due to Covid-19 related changes.

We speak to Motor Trade Association strategy manager Grieg Epps.

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Photo: 123RF

1:34 NZIFF 2020 to be held online 

The New Zealand International Film Festival will be held online this year from July 24th until August 2nd, due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Prominent film festivals around the world have been cancelled including Cannes, New York’s TribeCa, and Sydney but the NZIFF is confident it can go ahead online. 

We speak to festival director Marten Rabarts.

NZIFF director Marten Rabarts

NZIFF director Marten Rabarts Photo: Supplied

1:40 Great album Joy Division's STILL 

May 2nd marks 40 years since their last concert, and STILL is a live recording of this gig performed at Birmingham University and originally released in 1981. 

Joy Division - Still

Joy Division - Still Photo: Album Cover

2:10 Music Critic

Colin Morris plays the newly released track Step Up from Tower of Power and delves into nostalgia with Misty Roses by Astrud Gilberto.

2:25 NZ Crime: The Bain family murders

It’s possibly the most infamous crime in New Zealand’s history: The murder of the Bain family in Dunedin just over 25 years ago.  

David Bain spent 13 years in prison after being found guilty of killing his parents and three of his sibling in 1994. 

However, he has always maintained his innocence, and he was acquitted in a retrial in 2009.

We talk to senior Stuff reporter Martin van Beynen, who covered the retrial for The Press and later produced a podcast called Black Hands in 2017.

David Bain.

David Bain. Photo: aap

3:10 Link 3

One of our Link3 callers, Holly spoke with Jesse about an incredibly heartwarming initiative she's been involved in - connecting the young and the old during lockdown through art - here's how you can join in and Draw This

3:15 What does good leadership look like?​

Simon Wilson, senior writer for the New Zealand Herald has been considering leadership: why we need it and what it has to be. 

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Photo: Pool / Getty Images

3:25 New Zealand's forgotten depression: The Long Depression

Many commentators have made comparisons between NZ's current economic dilemma and the Great Depression of 1929-1935. But NZ has actually experienced two major depressions. The first, the 'Long Depression' occurred during the 1880's and had important similarities and differences to the Great Depression and the 2020 crisis. Today historian Dr Grant Morris from Victoria University explores this forgotten depression and looks for lessons to help us with the current crisis.

Sweating system - exploitation of workers during the Long Depression

Sweating system - exploitation of workers during the Long Depression Photo: Te Ara

3:35 Witness History - Tennesee Williams

In 1947, the play A Streetcar Named Desire made Tennessee Williams the hottest name in American theatre. Later films of Streetcar and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof made him world-famous. But Williams' personal life was seldom easy as he discussed in revealing interviews in the BBC archives. Vincent Dowd has been listening through to some of them.
 

3:45 The Panel with Clare de Lore and Michael Moynahan