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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 6 July 2020

1:10 First song


1:17 Why Stuff is quitting Facebook

The news website Stuff is suspending all of its activity on Facebook, according to a report from The Spinoff website.

A leaked email said that the decision has been made in the context of the international Boycott Facebook movement. 

Jesse speaks to Stuff editor Patrick Crewdson.

Facebook logo seen on a screen

Photo: Pixabay

1.27 Plans afoot to refurbish Wellington's Embassy Theatre

Plans are under way to fund a $400,000 refurbishment of Wellington's Embassy movie theatre.

The completion work includes replicating the original ground floor facade and entrance area, which was designed by Llewellyn Williams and built in 1924. 

Jesse speaks to former Wellington councillor, property developer and heritage building enthusiast Rex Nicholls, who has set up an Embassy Theatre Supporters group

A mock-up plan for how the Embassy Theatre could look with electronic signage.

A mock-up plan for how the Embassy Theatre could look with electronic signage. Photo: Supplied

1.34 A decade on from Scott Guy's murder

A decade ago Feilding farmer Scott Guy was murdered in in his driveway.

No-one has been convicted for his murder.

Jesse speaks to Stuff investigative journalist Mike White, who asks whether police charged the right man.

You can read Mike's full story here on Stuff

Close-up Of Judge Holding Document With Gavel At Desk

Photo: 123RF

1:45 Great NZ Album: Emma Paki Oxygen of Love   

2:10  Guy Williams TV picks

Guy Williams gives us his thoughts on: 'Second Chance Charlie', hit Netflix gameshow 'The floor is lava' and 'Unsolved Mysteries'. He speaks to us today from Hawera where he is part way through his "Guy Williams' tour of Hastings, Napier, Taupo, Tokoroa, and Matamata my career is going well please don't ask about it."

2:20 Black Sheep: The Story Of Statues

Statues have become a focus of global protests following the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. In this episode of Black Sheep, William Ray talks to activists, historians and academics to uncover the stories behind problematic monuments in New Zealand - and looks at different ideas of what should happen to them next. 

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Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

2:40  How you know if you're addicted to alcohol - Andrew Hopgood​

In our expert segment today we're looking at imbibing a little too much with Andrew Hopgood, who's a senior clinician from drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre Red Door Recovery.

After lockdown ended, you might have noticed a few posts on social media from people relieved the recycling truck had finally come and they had managed to get rid of all their empty wine bottles. 

And while a binge over a stressful time doesn't mean an addiction, we thought it would be good to chat about drinking.

Woman is standing near shelf with bottle of wine and choosing one. Close up of female hand, rising beverage

Photo: 123rf

3:10 Dr Paul Offit, professor of vaccinology - is modern medicine truly the answer?

Conventional wisdom is not always wise. Fevers can be good for you. Vitamin C does not help a cold.  Icing a sprained ankle is not the best idea. Dr Paul Offit is a professor of vaccinology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine. He takes aim at some generally accepted medical practices in his book, Overkill When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far.   

Macro view of vitamin D capsules on white with bottle in background

Photo: 1234rf

3:35 Voices

In 'Voices' today; Kadambari Gladding meets one of the awardees of the Ambassador's Commendation - a recognition by the Embassy of Japan in New Zealand. 


Calligraphy Photo: Public Domain

3:45 The Panel with Ruwani Perera and Stephen Jacobi




Music played in this show

First Song: Imogen Heap - Hide and Seek


Great New Zealand Album: Emma Paki Oxygen of Love

System Virtue