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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 24 August 2020

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1:00  Covid 19 MOH update 


1:17 New approach need for Covid management - academic 

Jesse is joined by Dr Elana Curtis, who is a member of Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā - the National Māori Pandemic Group.

She's also an Associate Professor and Public Health Medicine Specialist at Auckland University’s Te Kupenga Hauora Māori (Department of Māori Health). 

In a piece for E-Tangata, Dr Curtis argues it's time for a "new recipe for pandemic management".  

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1.27 Youth mentoring service adapts to Covid world

A New Zealand youth mentoring charity has been taking some innovative steps to adapt to this new Covid world. 

Upside works with young people from the age of 9 to 13.

Jesse speaks to Dave Robertson, who's the co-founder and CEO of Upside.

Dave Robertson from Upside.

Dave Robertson from Upside. Photo: Supplied.

1.34 New history fund established at University of Auckland

The University of Auckland's History department has been gifted $500,000 to establish a History Innovation Fund.

The gift was donated by Dr Felicity Barnes, a senior lecturer in history at the University of Auckland, and her partner Michael Whitehead who is the co-founder of international data analytics company WhereScape and New Zealand services firm NOW Consulting.

Jesse speaks to Dr Barnes about the purpose of the fund.

Dr Felicity Barnes and Michael Whitehead.

Dr Felicity Barnes and Michael Whitehead. Photo: Supplied

1:45 Great NZ Album: Che FU Navigator

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2:10 Linda Burgess - What's good and what's not to binge watch

Tv critic Linda Burgess reflects on bingewatching this week and she reviews Mindhunter: American series, 20 eps available on Netflix (2 series).


2:20 Black Sheep

The first in a two-part series on the Bassett Road machine gun murders for RNZ's Black Sheep podcasts. 
This episode of Black Sheep includes adult themes and might not be appropriate for younger listeners. 

Flora McKenzie with a collection of 5, 10 and 20 dollar notes fanned out in a circle together with a cheque and topped with a bow for payment of a fine. 1973

Flora McKenzie with a collection of 5, 10 and 20 dollar notes fanned out in a circle together with a cheque and topped with a bow for payment of a fine. 1973 Photo: Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 1622-003

2:40 Divorce expert Deborah Chambers QC

Today's expert Deborah Chambers QC is one of the leading relationship property lawyers in New Zealand.

She joins Jesse to talk about the process and pitfalls of getting a divorce. 

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3pm Covid 19 Update - Prime Minister Ardern Press Conference


3.20 Auckland businesses react to the Prime Minster's lockdown extension announcement

 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced Cabinet's decision on the country's alert levels.

There will be an extension of level three restrictions in Auckland until 11.59 on Sunday. 

She says the rest of the country will remain in level two, which will be reviewed on the 6th of September. Michael Barnett, who's the Chief Executive of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce share his reaction to the news.


3:35 Voices Restoring Art 

In 'Voices' today;  Kadambari Gladding gets to know the people behind one of Auckland's oldest art restoration studios. 

3:45 The Panel with Ruth Money and Mike Williams




Music played in this show

Great New Zealand Album: Che Fu - Navigator

Misty Frequencies
Hold Tight
Fade Away

Justin Townes Earle - Movin' On