Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 29 July 2020
1.12 First Song: Geoff Ong- Into Into You
Auckland based musician Geoof Ong has just released his new single Into Into You and to celebrate he's playing a show tonight at Cassette Nine in Auckland with Max Earnshaw and Manuela. Kicking off at 8:30pm, tickets are $10 on the door. He shares the inspiration for Into Into You for First Song.
1:17 Government announcement re isolation charges
The government is expected to make an announcement today on whether to charge arrivals for the time they spend in isolation.
Jesse speaks to expat Kim Crossman.
1:27 Cosmic matter: Asteroid passes by Earth
Unbeknownst to many of us, a small asteroid was passing by planet Earth last night.
It was so close in fact that it came nearer than satellites in what scientists describe as a 'geostationary orbit'.
Nelson-based space scientist Duncan Steel, who has spent time working for NASA, has written about the asteroid for sciblogs and joins Jesse to tell us more.
1:37 Ngā Taonga Sound Archives - Bluff oysters.
The Bluff oyster season is heading into its final month, after getting off to a rocky start in March when the season opening coincided with the arrival of Covid-19. Lockdown meant the famous oyster festival had to be cancelled, but oysters were still able to be harvested as an ‘essential service.’ In today’s visit to the Sound Archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Sarah Johnston plays us some recordings about the famous “taste of the South.”
1:45 The tail of Whangārei's Eel McPherson
This creature is a little bit of a celebrity in the world of eels in Aotearoa...
It made its home in Whangārei for 35 years with the Charlesworth family.
But after a 'once in a 500 year flood', it has disappeared.
Alyce Charlesworth - who was one of the guardians of Eel McPherson - tells Jesse about this very special tuna.
1:55 Afternoons Quiz Robert Kelly
2.12 Paul Bushnell's podcast picks
Paul Bushnell reviews two recently released history podcasts - The Service and Floodlines.
2:25 Bookmarks: Amanda Palmer
It's not often we have an international artist in the studio these days, but fans of New York-based singer, songwriter, musician, and performance artist, Amanda Palmer, will be thrilled she got stranded here over lockdown and has chosen to stay and put on some more live shows. Amanda Palmer was the lead vocalist, pianist, and lyricist of The Dresden Dolls but she was on the last leg of a world tour of her four hour solo show There Will Be No Intermission when we went into lockdown
3:10 David Shimer - Russian interference in US elections is not a new thing
Russian interference in 2016 US elections is old news says foreign policy analyst David Shimer. Governments all over the world have been interfering in each other's elections for decades, influencing voters rather than tampering with the ballot box. He explains how the lessons of the past can help protect democracy in the future in his new book Rigged: America, Russia, and One Hundred Years of Covert Electoral Interference.
3:35 Stories from Our Changing World. In search of southern right whales
A team of researchers is heading south for the winter, to the subantarctic Auckland Islands, in search of southern right whales. Team leader, Emma Carroll, from the University of Auckland, talks with Alison Ballance about the whales' remarkable comeback from the edge of extinction, the research project and how New Zealanders can help by reporting any whales they see around mainland New Zealand.
3:45 The Panel with Ruth Money and Peter Fa'afiu
Music played in this show
First Song: Geoff Ong - Into Into You
Bookmarks: Amanda Palmer
Black Boys on Mopeds by Sinead O'Connor
Talkin' About A Revolution - Tracy Chapman
Mama's Cryin' Long by Rhiannon Giddens of Our Native Daughters