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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 6 May 2020

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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.

1:20 NZ meat in demand in the US 

New Zealand beef and lamb are in demand in the United States, as local production faces delays and shortages due to Covid-19. 

We speak to ANZ agricultural economist Susan Kilsby.

Lambs enjoying a burst of spring sunshine.

Photo: 123RF

1:28 NZ joins international study on lockdowns and mood disorders

A researcher from the University of Otago, Christchurch is leading the New Zealand part of an international study focused on the impact of COVID-19 on people with mood disorders like bipolar and depression.

We speak to mood disorder expert Professor Richard Porter.

Walking at Auckland's Kohimarama Beach during the lockdown due to Covid-19.

Walking at Auckland's Kohimarama Beach during the lockdown due to Covid-19. Photo: Andrew Cornaga/Photosport

1:36 Ngā Taonga Sound Archives: Remembering 75 years since Victory in Europe

This Friday marks the 75th anniversary of V.E. Day – the official end of World War II in Europe.   Commemorations in New Zealand and overseas have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but today Sarah Johnston takes us back into the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision to listen to how this momentous event unfolded on the radio in 1945.

You can watch a short film of New Zealand celebrating VE Day here.

Listen to archived 1945 radio broadcasts of V.E. Day celebrations in N.Z.’s main centres

1:50 How the NZ screen industry is coping with Covid-19

The New Zealand screen industry has been surveying workers about how they're coping with the disruption of Covid-19. 

We speak to Alice Shearman the Director the New Zealand Writers Guild, and a member of the Screen Sector Covid-19 Action Group. 

Cinema seating

Cinema seating Photo: (Photo by Felix Mooneeram on Unsplash)

 Logo of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Photo: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

2.10 Katy Atkin's podcast picks

Katy reviews Rabbit Hole, produced by the same New York Times team who made the amazing Caliphate podcast and presented by tech columnist Kevin Roose, as well as Immaculate Deception about a Dutch infertility doctor who turned out to be all too fertile himself.

More top picks from Katy are here. 

2:20 Bookmarks with fashion designer Juliette Hogan

Today we're speaking to one of New Zealand’s most beloved fashion designers.

Juliette Hogan has been in business for 16 years after launching her label in 2004. 

She’s known for her classic designs and use of beautiful fabrics and patterns, which have earned her a loyal following.

Juliette talks to Jesse Mulligan about some of her favourite songs, TV shows, books and podcasts.

New Zealand fashion designer Juliette Hogan with daughters Myra, left, and Daisie.

New Zealand fashion designer Juliette Hogan with daughters Myra, left, and Daisie. Photo: Supplied.

Juliette's picks:


Black Sabbath - Solitude

Gabrielle Peake - Ethel Street


Educated by Tara Westover

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


The Test: A New Era for Australia's Team

3:10 Harvard survey of Covid anxiety dreams

Flesh eating grasshoppers, Oprah Winfrey taking a chainsaw to her audience; these are some of the vivid dreams Harvard medical school psychologist Dr Deirdre Barrett has collected in a dream survey during the pandemic. She's a sleep expert who says our isolation and anxiety is showing up in our dreams. Dr Barrett explains why and what we can do to get a good night's sleep.

You can take Deidre's covid-19 dream survey here.

A man sleeping on a bed

Photo: 123RF

3.30 New Zealand Music Month Fresh Music Videos Daily on RNZ

We're celebrating NZ Music Month with  Fresh Music Daily. We'll be sharing a new song and video from an up-and-coming Kiwi artist every day throughout May. Today we showcase Mazbou Q and his track Bad Energy (feat. Kevin Posey)



3:35 Stories from Our Changing World. Probing the hidden continent of Zealandia

An international team of geologists is analysing data collected from ocean floor cores drilled into the sunken continent of Zealandia. And what they’re found is revolutionising our understanding of Earth’s history and how continents form.

3:45 The Panel with Ella Henry and Conor English