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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 22 June 2020

1:10 First song


1:17 Questions over ACC funding acupuncture

The Society for Science Based Healthcare, is questioning why ACC continues to fund acupuncture as a treatment for people who are recovering from an injury.

Johnathan Harper is a member of the society and speaks to Jesse about why acupuncture is not an effective therapy and why public money should not be spent on it as part of injury rehabilitation.

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1.27 Scott Watson's latest bid to clear his name

Justice Minister Andrew Little is now looking at Scott Watson's bid to have his murder convictions reconsidered.

Watson was found guilty of murdering teenagers Olivia Hope and Ben Smart in the Marlborough Sounds on New Year's day 1998.

Journalist Mike White has been following his case throughout his career, he talks to Jesse about the latest development.

Scott Watson in High Court.

Scott Watson in High Court. Photo: Pool / John Kirk-Anderson

1.34 Stories from around New Zealand and the World

Dr Deidre Barrett from Harvard Medical School is a dream expert and has been collecting people's pandemic dreams to put in her new book called Pandemic Dreams.  You can buy a copy here.

She  started surveying dreams at the beginning of the pandemic and has heard from more than 9-thousand people.

You can share your dreams with her here.

Jesse spoke to Dr Barrett  in May and catches up her again for an update.

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Photo: Biljana Jovanovic from Pixabay

1:45 Great NZ Album: Weta - Geographica


2:10 Linda Burgess' tv picks

Tv critic Linda Burgess reviews Rita and Becoming (Michelle Obama).

2:20 Recipe request - Aglio Olio from Scotts Epicurian Restaurant

Eateries all over the country have their special recipes. We've asked you what recipe you would like from your favourite cafe - and on your behalf we've invited them onto the show to share their secret. Today we're showcasing Hamilton restaurant Scotts Epicurian and their delicious dish Aglio Olio.

Ali Photo

Ali Photo Photo: ©Mark Hamilton Photography Ltd 2016

2:30 Understanding intelligence - Professor James Flynn

You've possibly heard of the Flynn Effect - our expert today lent his name to this phenomenon. Professor James Flynn is an internationally recognised expert on intelligence. He's an emeritus professor at Otago University and despite being 86, still teaches almost a full timetable and is a prolific author.

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3:10 Former education boss says schools should prioritise play and technology

The man who ran one of the most highly regarded education systems in the world says it's time to rethink education in the shadow of Covid-19. Former Director General of Education in Finland, Dr Pasi Sahlberg is based in Sydney now and says rather than focusing on standardised tests, schools need to prioritise play and address the digital divide between rich and poor kids.  

Dr Pasi Sahlberg

Dr Pasi Sahlberg Photo: supplied

3:35 Voices

In ‘Voices’ today; Kadambari looks at how one football club in Auckland is trying to shake things up for the better.

3:45 The Panel with Lizzie Marvelly and Chester Borrows