Afternoons for Thursday 25 June 2020
1:10 First Song, Tim Minchin's latest release
Australian Tim Minchin has released his second single from his upcoming album APART TOGETHER. The full album will be released later this year .
Tim speaks to Jesse about the single which puts his distinct style on the touchy topic of fidelity.
1:17 Health minister refuses to take responsibility for COVID quarantine issues
There has been widespread dismay over comments made by Health Minister David Clark about the Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield.
His offhand remarks, made in front of Dr Bloomfield yesterday, have some calling for the health minister to resign.
Jesse speaks to former National Party press secretary Ben Thomas about the awkward exchange.
1:27 Do public toilets deserve heritage status?
Toilets are very important to Alison Breese, but perhaps not for the reason you might think. Alison is a digital archivist from Dunedin City Council and she's known as the 'Loo Lady.' She talks to Jesse about her fight to get a Dunedin public toilet heritage status.
1:35 Head of DOC on an electric car ride adventure
Department of Conservation Director General Lou Sanson decided to use one of their electric vehicles recently for a trip to New Plymouth from Wellington.
He explains to Jesse that he quickly learnt the limitations of those cars and how he was knocking on strangers doors throughout the night.
1:45 Great album
Today's great album is Eric Clapton's Unplugged.
2:10 Music with Brad Warrington
Today our very own RNZer Brad Warrington looks at new music as there's an influx of post lock down releases happening.
2:25 Crimes NZ: David Robie on the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior
On the 10th of July 1985 the Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior was sunk at an Auckland wharf by two bombs planted on board.
The event is often referred to as the first act of terrorism in New Zealand.
Two French agents planted two explosives on the ship while it was berthed at Marsden wharf, the second explosion killed Greenpeace photographer, Fernando Pereira.
To help navigate us through this complex web of deceit by France and why they targeted the ship, we speak with David Robie, who's currently, an AUT Professor of Journalism and Communication Studies, as well as the director of the campus' Pacific Media centre. He's also author of Eyes of Fire a book on the last voyage of the Rainbow Warrior.
3:10 Link 3
3:15 Solving the World's Problems with Dave Armstrong
Today Dave Armstrong looks at the pedestrianisation of Wellington's CBD post lock down.
There are three options being looked at to make the city more of a pedestrian zone now there are fewer cars occupying the streets.
3:25 History with Grant Morris: Who was John Hamilton?
Historian Grant Morris talks to Jesse about the current "Hamilton" debate.
He delves into John Hamilton's past. The argument for removing his statue from the city named after him was all about his past actions.
Grant Morris looks at whether history judges him as a villain or hero.
3:35 Spoken Feature BBC Witness
3:45 The Panel with Teuila Fuatai and Thomas Pryor