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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 11 June 2020

1:13  First Song:  Mads Harrop - Contagious World

Twenty year old Mads Harrop was born into music - both her father and grandfather are kiwi legends. During lockdown she wrote and recorded her first EP - to coincide with New Zealand Music Month and Tourettes Awareness month. Mads joins the show to tell us why and to play a track from her EP for First Song. 

The EP CONTAGIOUS is available on Spotify, Bandcamp, itunes, Youtube and all other reputable streaming
services/online music stores.

Madeleine Harrop

Madeleine Harrop Photo: Supplied

1:17 Fears alcohol-related harm will return with Level 1 

Moving into level 1 is a time for celebration for many reasons - and it includes bars being back to full capacity, without restrictions. 

However there are concerns that people back into the bars will lead to an increase in alcohol-related harm.

Dr Paul Quigley is an emergency medicine specialist in Wellington. 

Wellington Hospital emergency medicine specialist and clinical toxicologist Paul Quigley

Wellington Hospital emergency medicine specialist and clinical toxicologist Paul Quigley Photo: Supplied

1:27 Pest-free group in Wellington catches 10,000th rodent 

A group of dedicated trappers in Ngaio, a suburb of Wellington, have caught their 10,000th rodent. 

Predator Free Ngaio has been trapping in the area since 2016 to help revive the native population of birds and skinks. 

Marg Ogilvie has been helping out with the trapping effort. 

When beech trees flower and produce large amounts of seed it provides food for pests such as rats.

When beech trees flower and produce large amounts of seed it provides food for pests such as rats. Photo: 123RF

1:35 Dunedin lawn-bowlers gear up to return to the sport 

Lawn bowlers who've been hanging out to play are back in action this weekend. 

While other bowls clubs are slowing down for the winter, in Dunedin they have the luxury of an indoor bowling stadium, and are ready to start their indoor season. 

John Latimer is the Dunedin Lawn Bowls stadium's business manager.

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1:45 Great album: Alanis Morisette - Jagged Little Pill 

2:10 Dianne Swann remembering Bonnie Pointer

Earlier this week artist Bonnie Pointer passed away and music critic Dianne Swann pays tribute to her career by playing a couple of earlier tracks from her days with The Pointer Sisters.

2:25 Crimes NZ: Detective on Coral Ellen Burrows case

On September 9 2003, six-year-old Featherston girl Coral Ellen Burrows was reported missing.Police were alerted when her mother went to pick her up from school, and found out that she hadn't attended class that day.
 Her stepfather Stephen Williams had supposedly dropped her off at South Featherston school at 9am that morning.
10 days later he was arrested and charged with her murder. We speak to former detective sergeant John Gualter, who worked on the case known as Operation Reef.

An image shared by Police when Coral Burrows was reported missing

An image shared by Police when Coral Burrows was reported missing Photo: Supplied

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3:15 Ask the farmer a question

Steve Wyn-Harris, farmer and columnist says there's a lot of science in farming. However a new trend is in vogue in some quarters that focuses more on idealistic notions. Steve is happy to answer your questions - email them too Afternoons@rnz.co.nz and we'll see how many we get through!

3:25 How different were protests in the 60's and 70's than today?

"How do the NZ protests of 2020 compare to the protests of the 60s and 70s?" is the question on the mind of historian from the Victoria University of Wellington, Dr Grant Morris today.

anti-Vietnam War protest (1971):

anti-Vietnam War protest (1971): Photo: NZ History archives

3:35 Voices

In 'Voices' today; we explore how a Russian teenager's fascination with Polynesian dance and Kiwi culture helped to overcome her feelings of alienation and fall in love with New Zealand.

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3:45 The Panel with Leonie Freeman and Peter Fa'aifu