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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 4 August 2020

1:12 First Song: Masaya - Soda Dreams

Masaya have just released a fun single, which also has a deeper meaning to the five piece Raglan-based band. Lead vocalist for Masaya, Reiki Ruawai joins the show today for First Song.


Masaya Photo: Supplied

1:17 Barriers remain for Māori and Pacific scientists - study

New research has confirmed that Aotearoa's science sector features a very low number of Māori and Pasifika scientists.

Why is this still a problem in 2020? 

One of the Te Pūnaha Matatini researchers, Dr Leilani Walker, joins Jesse to share her own experiences and talk about what needs to change.

1:27 New Zealand Food Network launched

A new food charity has been launched in Aotearoa out of a need in the industry to store and redistribute large volumes of surplus food.

It's called the New Zealand Food Network and collects quality surplus and donated bulk food from producers, growers and wholesalers around the country.

Jesse is joined by chief executive Gavin Findlay to tell us more.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

1:35 What to do if you win lotto?

Most of have daydreamed about what we would do if we won Lotto.

Jesse speaks to the author of 'Sudden Money and how to Handle it', Nick Crawford, who's also a financial adviser at an Auckland-based wealth management firm.

Over the past 10 years, Nick has advised dozens of lotto winners, both here and in the UK.

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Photo: Lotto

1:50 Māori Music Month's Whanau TikTok Challenge

This month is Te Marama Pūoro Waiata Māori  - Māori Music Month- and will feature a Whanau TikTok Challenge.

Nominations have also opened for the 13th annual National Waiata Māori Music Awards.

Joining us to tell us more is awards executive director, Ellison Huata.

TikTok logo.

Photo: 123RF

2:10 Catherine Robertson's new venture into opening a bookshop

Novelist, reviewer and Writer in Residence at Victoria University, Catherine Robertson never had any intention whatsoever of opening her own bookshop. But now she's partnered up with Jane Arthur and they're set to open Good Books in Wellington in the spring. Catherine talks about the new path her life has taken and some of the New Zealand titles you will find there.

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Photo: Penguin Random House

2:20 Kiwis on the Billboard Hot 100

Dozens of kiwis have landed on the Billboard Hot 100, the industry standard chart that ranks the best performing songs in the United States.

Audioculture's Gareth Shute has written a two-part story about them, and he joins Jesse to play some of the unexpected hits from the 1960s to today.


Kimbra Photo: John-Michael Fulton


3:10 Sir Jonathon Porritt - we have a decade to confront the climate emergency

No more Sir nice guy for New Zealand born environmental activist Sir Jonathon Porritt. The son of a former Governor General, he's now calling for civil disobedience to rescue the planet from the effects of climate change. Sir Porritt lays out the science that has led to a new sense of exasperation in his book, Hope in Hell: A Decade to Confront the Climate Emergency.

Sir Jonathon Porritt

Sir Jonathon Porritt Photo: Supplied

3:30 Healthy or Hoax

Healthy or Hoax looks at intermittent fasting. We talk to the experts and follow some people on their fasting journey.

3:45 The Panel with Fatumata Bah and Peter Dunne

Music played in this show

1.15 First Song:  Masaya  - Soda Dreams

2.20 Music Feature: NZ hits on Billboard's charts - Gareth Schute 

'We'll Sing In The Sunshine' by Gale Garnett
'Blinded by the Light' by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
'Oh Very Young' by Cat Stevens
'Time Warp' from Rocky Horror Picture Show
'Hold Me Now' by Thompson Twins
'Settle Down' by Kimbra
'Business Time' by Flight of the Conchords 
'Supalonely' by Benee