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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 27 July 2020

1:12 First song: Sam Cullen - Love Lies 

Invercargill alt pop artist Sam Cullen has just released the the first track of his upcoming EP. He's also announced a six-stop nationwide tour in September and October  - keep an eye on his facebook page and website for ticket details. He shares the inspiration behind his latest project and we hear Love Lies today for First Song.

Sam Cullen - Love Lies

Sam Cullen - Love Lies Photo: Supplied

1:17 Concerns about Kanye West's welfare

Rapper Kanye West has apologised to his wife Kim Kardashian for sharing details about a private matter during a speech at his presidential campaign rally.

Kanye has been open about his diagnosis of bipolar disorder, and his behaviour at the rally as well as a series of recent tweets have sparked concerns about his welfare.

Jesse speaks to Shaun Robinson, chief executive of The Mental Health Foundation.

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Kanye West

Kanye West Photo: 2016 Paul Natkin

1.27 Making waste bread into beer and artisan bread

Recycling food waste is a big challenge, but a group called Citizen collective has found an innovative way to do it, pulling together some big names in food production and science with a bakery, a brewery and a top chef to turn waste bread into new products. They're making a Pilsner beer and a pale ale as well as artisan bread.  Co-Founder, Donald Shepherd explains how it works.


1.34 Susie Ferguson: The Unthinkable 

A new RNZ podcast by Susie Ferguson, The Unthinkable, explores the heartbreak of losing a baby at birth or shortly after. This happens to around 600 New Zealand families every year. RNZ reporter Kate Gudsell and her husband Sam Arcus' daughter Wren lived for just 6 days, in the neonatal unit at Wellington Hospital. That story is is told in Episode 1.

Susie chats to Jessie about a project three and a half years' in the making.

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Photo: RNZ/Jayne Joyce

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1:45 Great NZ Album: Headless Chickens - Body Blow ​

2:10 Linda Burgess talks dogs and TV

Never have we needed dogs more than now, which is evidenced by how incredibly difficult it is to get one. It's like getting a car in the 1950s when you needed overseas funds says TV critic Linda Burgess as she reviews wo Dog shows, both on TVNZ on Demand - Pooch Perfect and The Dog House.


Cavoodle Photo: Public Domain

2:20 Black Sheep

Edward Gibbon Wakefield used to be known as "The Father of New Zealand." But modern historians have pointed to the disastrous impact of his colonial policies on indigenous people, his misleading propaganda and, (not least) his abduction and marriage of a teenage girl. This is the first in a two part episode of Black Sheep on Wakefield's life and legacy.

Edward Gibbon Wakefield

Edward Gibbon Wakefield Photo: Public Domain

2:40  For the love of potatoes

Our expert segment today is all about the vegetable we spend more money on than any other. Whether you like them roasted, mashed, crisp or boiled with mint and served with lamb? Chris Claridge is the chief executive of the potato council and that makes him an expert on potatoes.

Man in the fields holding yellow potatoes in fields

Photo: npantos


3:10 Life is as tough for women today as it was in the 1950's

The calendar says 2020 but the lifestyle screams 1950's for millions of women around the world impacted by the Corona virus.  Not only are women taking on more of the domestic duties at home, they're  losing their jobs at a faster rate than men. Leah Ruppanner- Co-Director of The Policy Lab School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne explains why we are in the midst of a she-cession.

Dr Leah Ruppanner

Dr Leah Ruppanner Photo: University of Melbourne

3:35 Voices

In 'Voices' today;  Kadambari Gladding meets the person fronting the Human Rights Commission's new campaign, Racism is no Joke

3:45 The Panel with Golnaz Bassam-Tabar and Simon Wilson