Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 10 June 2020
1:17 Discarded PPE washing up on beaches
A Lower Hutt woman who's out on the beach picking up rubbish every day, says she's noticed an increase in discarded PPE washing up on the beach.
PPE is personal protective equipment, and people have been using it to protect themselves and others during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Michelle Stronach-Marsh is the founder of Plogging in Petone, and says she's noticed an increase in gloves and face masks.
1:27 Cotton used to track German wasps on the Chathams
A simple piece of cotton has helped biosecurity officers avoid 'environmental catastrophe'.
It's been used as a tool to track and eliminate German wasps on the Chatham Islands.
It was the first time the wasps had been established on the Chathams.
Kerri Moir from Environment Canterbury was part of the operation.
1:37 Ngā Taonga Sound Archives: Here come the Marines!
In June 1942, life in wartime New Zealand was changed by the arrival of some 40,000 young American troops who set up camp in Auckland and Kāpiti. Thousands of our own men were far away fighting overseas and the Americans would have a huge impact on life on the home-front for the next two years. Sarah Johnston from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision will today play recordings from the era when the “Yanks” called Aotearoa home.
1:55 Afternoons Quiz Robert Kelly
2.12 Katy Atkin's podcast picks
Katy reviews the eight part series Murder on the Towpath and Kiwi PI which tracks down a conman and scammer. More top picks from Katy are here.
2:20 Bookmarks with Guy Montgomery
Today's Bookmarks guest is comedian Guy Montgomery, he stars in the new TVNZ reality series How To Survive the 80s, and the improv series Snort: Live.
He's also the co-host of The Worst Idea of All Time podcast with Tim Batt, and in recent weeks the host of Guy Montgomery's Guy Mont-Spelling Bee.
Gone Baby, Don't Be Long - Erykah Badu
Les Fleurs - Minnie Riperton
Adventures in Success - Will Powers
I Don't Want Nobody - Eddie Harris
Get Out - Jordan Peele
Force Majeure - Ruben Ostlund
Fargo - Coen Brothers
The Blunderer - Patricia Highsmith
Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
Based on a True Story - Norm Macdonald
The Adam Buxton Podcast
Gregor - Heavyweight (Episode)
The Case of the Missing Hit - Reply All (Episode)
3:10 Lydia Denworth - good friendships are crucial to survival
Good friendships are good for your health. It's not a matter of psychology but biology says science journalist Lydia Denworth. She explains why friendship is essential to survival in her book, Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond.
3:35 Stories from Our Changing World. Voices from Antarctica 3: Flags to physics - part b
Alison Ballance heads to an Antarctic Specially Protected Area to hear about a frozen physics experiment.
3:45 The Panel with Wendyl Nissen and Mike Rehu