Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 23 July 2020
1:13 First Song: NZ Hip Hop Stand Up
This morning the RNZ music team proudly launched a seven part music video series showcasing some of the most influential hiphop artists in New Zealand over the last 30 years. NZ Hip Hop Stand Up is directed by Chris Graham who explains the significance and impact these artists have had on the music scene. Today for First Song we hear one of the tracks - Reverse Resistance by King Kapisi.
1:17 National New Energy Centre opens in Taranaki
A long awaited new energy centre has been officially opened in Taranaki today.
The centre has been designed to encourage researchers and developers come up with alternatives to fossil fuels for the future.
Co-director of the MacDiarmid Institute Professor Justin Hodgkiss talks to Jesse about why the centre will help speed up the development of clean and renewable energy.
1:27 Mataura talks break down again
Residents in Mataura in Southland are frustrated over a lack of progress in removing toxic waste from the town's former paper mill which sits alongside the Mataura River.
There have already been close calls where the waste has been potentially exposed to water, which would release toxic ammonia fumes into the community.
Newsroom's South Island correspondent and investigative writer talks to Jesse about the latest set back.
1:35 Composing gaming music, creating opportunities for musicians
Hamish Oliver is passionate about composing gaming music, which now officially has its own place in the world of music composition.
He talks to Jesse about the genre, why he enjoys it so much, and the opportunities it opens up for upcoming composers.
1:45 Great album: Kate Bush - The Sensual World
2:10 Brad Warrington's music selects
Brad Warrington, aka DJ sticky, reviews the new album from English souls singer Lianne La Havas, also Benee's new track Night Garden and he pays tribute to Amy Winehouse who passed away nine years ago.
2:20 Recipe request - Breakfast Dahl from Foundation Cafe in Christchurch
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 Breakfast Dahl from Foundation Cafe underneath Turanga (the big library in central Christchurch).
2:25 Crimes NZ: Matt Nippert on the collapse of South Canterbury Finance
Of all the white collar crime in New Zealand, South Canterbury Finance was the biggest of them all... at the centre of the country's largest fraud prosecution, totalling $1.5 billion dollars. Matt Nippert is an NZ Herald investigations reporter. He chats to Jesse about how one of his stories triggered the prosecution.
3:10 Link 3
3:15 Taking a closer look at National's Transport Plan
Senior writer for the NZ Herald, Simon Wilson has been examining the National Party's transport plan and says it falls into the same traps as previous transport plans.
3:25 Colonial Statues and the 2022 Compulsory NZ History Curriculum
Many countries including New Zealand have been discussing the place that colonial legacies have in the modern world. Dr Grant Morris from the Victoria University of Wellington explores what impact this might have on the compulsory NZ history set to be part of the 2022 school curriculum.
3:35 Spoken Feature: Only Human
Only Human is a new RNZ podcast of intimate and surprising personal portraits…in this first episode we meet a musician who has to rebuild her life after losing her hearing.
3:45 The Panel with Laura O'Connell Rapira and Dean Hall
Music played in this show
Title: Reverse Resistance
Artist: King Kapisi
Title: Mataura Paper Mill
Artist: Anthonie Tonnon
GREAT ALBUM - Kate Bush:
Title: Love and Anger
Artist: Kate Bush
Title: This Woman's Work
Artist: Kate Bush
MUSIC CRITIC - Brad Warrington:
Title: Weird Fishes
Artist: Lianne La Havas
Title: Night Garden
Artist: Benee ft. Kenny Beats & Bakar
Artist: Faith No More
Title: Crazy in Love
Artist: Beyonce & Jay-Z
Title: Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go