Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 19 May 2020
1:00 Live coverage of the Ministry of Health's latest Covid Update
Listen LIVE to the update on Covid 19 - from Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health.
1.17 The future of New Zealand's tourism industry post-Covid
It's clear New Zealand's tourism industry is hurting but can the government help turn it around?
We speak to Professor Simon Milne, Director of the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute based at AUT.
1:27 25 young women under 25: Shalini Guleria
Today we're continuing our influential wāhine toa series...
The YWCA recently announced its inaugural Y25 list, which celebrates 25 young women under 25 who are future leaders in their fields.
Joining us today is scientist Shalini Guleria.
1:35 New research on high fibre diet reveals dangers of processed food
One of the conditions that puts you at higher risk of dying if you get Covid-19 is type-2 diabetes. Otago University researchers have found that eating more dietary fibre does actually increase your life expectancy if you have diabetes, but only if that food is not processed. Lead author Dr Andrew Reynolds joins Jesse to explain the findings.
1:50 NZME's battle over Stuff - is it the end of the road?
It's been announced today that NZME has been declined an interim injunction by the High Court that would have allowed it to have an exclusive negotiation period with Nine over buying rival media outlet Stuff.
We speak to RNZ Mediawatch's Hayden Donnell to find out more.
2:10 Lisa Glass reviews Frankenstein and books based on it
The book credited with being the first science fiction novel is over 200 years old and Lisa Glass has just read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley She talks about this today - along with two spin-off novels - Frankisstein penned by Jeanette Winterson and The strange case of the alchemist’s daughter written by Theodora Goss.
2:20 Music Feature: Rhian Sheehan - composing soundscapes
The music of Wellington-based composer, Rhian Sheehan was broadcast on his biggest stage yet last year, VOICES FOR THE FUTURE. For three nights on the eve of the 2019 Climate Action Summit, images of an iceberg by artist Joseph Michael were projected onto the UN Building in New York with Rhian's huge, ethereal soundscapes, and music by Brian Eno. Rhian was on our Bookmarks segment a couple of years ago and today we'll hear some of the atmospheric electronic music he composes, which are featured in everything from planetariums, to rollercoasters. Rhian's latest album is Recollections Vol.1, released April 24.
3:10 Alan Zweibel - born to make funny people funnier
You may not know his name, but he's probably made you laugh. Alan Zweibel was a writer in the early days of Saturday Night Live, It's Garry Shandling's Show and Curb Your Enthusiasm. After nearly 50 years his career is a tour through comedy in the 20th century. He details a life in comedy in his new memoir, Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier.
3.30 New Zealand Music Month Fresh Music Videos Daily on RNZ
We're celebrating NZ Music Month with Fresh Music Daily by sharing a new song and video from an up-and-coming Kiwi artist every day throughout May. Today we are featuring Hybrid Rose playing Pixie Baby.
3:30 Spoken Feature: Goneville #1
Goneville is a rock'n'roll coming of age story by Nick Bollinger, who was just 18 when he went on the road with the band Rough Justice and its smoky-voiced, charismatic leader Rick Bryant.
3:45 The Panel with Penny Ashton and Dean Hall