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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 31 August 2020

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Photo: RNZ

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1:00 Ministry of Health Covid 19 Update


1:17 Nanogirl: How to look after your masks

Wearing masks has just become the 'new norm' for many of us, but how do we get used to having them as part of our lives?

Dr Michelle Dickinson, aka Nanogirl, joins Jesse on the show today to answer your questions on how to select/make/wear/maintain your masks to keep yourself and others safe.

Email with your questions!

Mask-wearing embraced in south Auckland.

Mask-wearing embraced in south Auckland. Photo: RNZ / Simon Rogers

1:25 More cyber attacks - this time on NZ media websites

RNZ and Stuff are the most recent target of more than one cyber attack in the last 24 hours.

RNZ says it understands the attack may have been by the same group that has been attacking the NZX and is currently investigating.

Jesse speaks to Dave Parry, who's a professor in computer science from Auckland University of Technology.

cybercrime, hacking and technology concept - male hacker in dark room writing code or using computer virus program for cyber attack

Photo: 123RF

1.30 Debate over high-density housing grows

Debate is emerging among some city councils over high-density housing and where to put it.

In an article for Newsroom, Political Reporter Dileepa Fonseka has written about the emerging phenomenon of so-called 'lefties' who actually want less housing.

He speaks to Jesse about this trend.

Generic houses in NZ - Pic taken in Chch June 2020

Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

1.34 Fishing in the Chathams with Delwyn Tuanui ​

Earlier this month, we did a story on the 'slow fish' movement with chef Max Gordy from Hillside Kitchen in Wellington.

But how does the slow fishing movement work from a fisher's perspective? Delwyn Tuanui is an eigth generation Chatham Islander, who heard the interview, and wanted to add a few points.

Delwyn comes from a long line of island farmers and fishers, and is the owner of Chatham Island Food Co

He speaks to Jesse about sustainable fishing practices in the Chathams.

Northern beach, Chatham Islands

Northern beach, Chatham Islands Photo: Julia Thorne

1:45 Great NZ Album: Kimbra - Primal Heart 

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Photo: Supplied

2:10 Guy Williams talks TV

Guy reviews Never Have I Ever - Netflix; Colin QuinnRed State Blue State. - Netflix and Ted Lasso - Apple TV 

2:20 Black Sheep Black Sheep Bassett Rd Part 2

The second in a two-part series on the Bassett Road Machine Gun murders for RNZ's Black Sheep podcasts. 

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 Expert Feature: Butterflies 

What's the difference between a butterfly and a moth? How do you attract butterflies to your garden? 
Today's expert Dr Leilani Walker is the R.T. Shannon Assistant Curator of Entomology at the Auckland War Memorial Musuem.

She joins Jesse to answer everything you've ever wanted to know about butterflies.

3:10 Kiwi actress August Xu Holland in blockbuster film The Eight Hundred

In the middle of an epic war movie based on a true story that is legend in China, there's a New Zealand actress making a name for herself.

August Xu Holland is one of the female characters in the blockbuster film The Eight Hundred about a stand off between Chinese and Japanese soldiers in Shanghai in 1937. The Auckland born actress shares her insights into the thriving Chinese film industry, and the movie taking on Hollywood.

3:35 Voices

In 'Voices' today;  Kadambari Gladding Gladding learns about what drives a group of essential donors to help, more so in Level 3 lockdown.  

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Photo: RNZ/ Kadambari Gladding

3:45 The Panel with Heather Roy and Rajorshi Chakraborti






Music played in this show

First Song:

Title: Good Thing

Artist: Valkyrie

Time: 1321


Great Album: Kimbra

Title: Top of the World

Artist: Kimbra

Time: 1356


Title: Somebody That I Used to Know

Artist: Gotye & Kimbra

Time: 1526