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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 22 May 2020

Lockdown t-shirts are now available

You have two weeks to order one of the amazing designs that won our design a lockdown t-shirt competition.

You'll find the on-line shop here - $5 from every sale goes to a charity of the designer's choice

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1:10 First Song: Tim Allen - Won't Let You Win

Lancashire born and bred musician Tim Allen who is now based in Auckland is set to release his album The Last Bastion of a Lad next month.

He joins us today for First Song to introduce the third single from that album Won't Let You Win.

Tim Allen

Tim Allen Photo: Supplied

1:17 National's leadership crisis: Bridges vs Muller

National MPs have chosen Todd Muller to lead the party into the general election.

That comes after two polls this week showed support for the party had dropped considerably. 

Jesse Mulligan speaks to RNZ's Political Editor, Jane Patterson, for the very latest developments.

Simon Bridges, Todd Muller and Nikki Kaye.

Simon Bridges, Todd Muller and Nikki Kaye. Photo: RNZ

1:27 25 young women under 25: Tulsi Lathia

Today we're talking to a young Cantabrian who's one of the creators of a multicultural cookbook called 'Spoonful of Spice'. 

It's the last interview in our series sparked by the YWCA's inaugural Y25 list, which celebrates 25 trailblazing women under the age of 25.

And one of those trailblazers is 18-year-old Tulsi Lathia.

Tulsia Lathia.

Tulsia Lathia. Photo: Supplied.

1:30 A new trend from lockdown: Animal Crossing 

Every heard of a game called Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

It has taken the world by storm in lockdown with many people now addicted to creating their own little virtual world, while chaos reigns in the real one.

The Spinoff has dubbed it a "lockdown sensation".

We talk to an enthusiast of the game, Josh Naus. 

Animal Crossing.

Animal Crossing. Photo: Supplied / Josh Naus

1:40 New campaign encourages Kiwis to rediscover New Zealand

A new campaign has launched aiming to inspire Kiwis to rediscover their own country and give the tourism sector a much needed boost.

'Do Something New, New Zealand' is aimed soley at the domestic market and includes a video featuring some familiar Kiwi faces.  

Jesse speaks to Tourism New Zealand chief executive Stephen England-Hall.

The Routeburn flat walk in the South Island.

The Routeburn flat walk in the South Island. Photo: Guided Walks NZ / Ngai Tahu Tourism

1:50 Making New Zealand Home: Sasikala Syed Niyamathullah 

Each week at this time we bring you stories from New Zealanders who were forced to leave their homelands and have resettled here.

Today we are  speaking to Sasikala Syed Niyamathullah from Sri Lanka.

2:10 Ali Ventura's film picks

Ali reviews The Assistant, Emma and Last full Measure

2:20 NZ Live Classic Bailey Wiley

Bailey Wiley is a Taranki born, Auckland based soul singer who has released 2 Ep's. In May last year Bailey released her second self-titled EP that with the help of collaborators and friends pushed her sound into a more R'n"B / Hip-Hop direction. For this NZ Live Classic session from May 2019, Bailey brought some of those friends into the studio to perform songs from the EP. 

Bailey Wiley

Bailey Wiley Photo: supplied

3:08 Nadia Lim's Slow-Cooked Smoky Beans

Celebrity chef Nadia Lim has the ideal recipe for these cooler days. Her Slow-cooked smoky beans is wholesome, nourishing and heart-warming. The full recipe is here 

For more great ideas and recipes from Nadia Lim visit her website.

Spicy Beans

Spicy Beans Photo: Nadia Lim

3:25 Weekend Stuff

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're featuring Paper Plates and their new song What If.

3:35 Critter of the Week deep-sea stony corals/scleractinian

This week for critter we are diving deep into the ocean to look at a group of deep-sea corals. Hidden from view, at depths of 800 metres or more, live a range of diverse and colourful deep-sea corals. One group that thrives at these depths are the habitat forming deep-sea scleractinian or stony corals.

3:45 The Panel with Claire Amos and Tim Watkin