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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 8 September 2020

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1:17 Job loss inequality and how to address it

Statistics NZ numbers have shown that 10 out of 11 people who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19, are women.

Iron Duke managing director and business advocate, Phil O'Reilly, talks to Jesse about the gender bias in job loss and why shovel ready projects aren't providing employment opportunities for women.

Woman working on construction site.

Woman working on construction site. Photo: AFP

1:27 Cancer rehabilitation awareness week

Rehabilitation after cancer is being highlighted in a campaign led by New Zealand organisation, PINC & STEEL which specialises in helping survivors.

The organisation has launched the first ever Cancer Rehab Awareness week.

CEO Lou James talks to Jesse about the importance of ongoing support for survivors and where they can access it.

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1:35  What WHO's special envoy Dr David Nabarro said​ about NZ's COVID plan

Political reporter with Newsroom, Marc Daalder, spoke to WHO's special envoy Dr David Nabarro about New Zealand's approach to COVID-19 and the prospect of elimination here.

Marc talks to Jesse about what Dr Nabarro sees here and how the future is looking without a COVID vaccine.

Person wearing protective mask against transmissible infectious diseases and as protection against pollution and the flu. Asian woman commuter in airport public area.

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1:50 People are "loving" monarch butterflies to death

The Moths and Butterflies of NZ Trust is warning people to stop treating monarch butterflies as pets if they come across unwell or struggling ones.

Jacqui Knight is the Trust's secretary and talks about what they uncovered with people's behaviour while researching the impact of a parasite on the butterflies.

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2:10 Pip Adam on haunted books

Creative writing teacher, novelist and book critic Pip Adam discusses the attraction of scary books. Today she reviews Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson; Sisters by Daisy Johnson and Black Sand Beach: Are you afraid of the Light? by Richard Fairgray.

Pip Adam

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2:20 Song intros from 1987 to today 

With our attention spans decreased are great song intros becoming an endangered species? With platforms like Spotify are music fans skipping tracks if they don't get immediate gratification? Brad Warrington, AKA DJ Sticky Fingaz, is here to have a look at how they've changed over the last 40 years. A playlist of all tunes is available here.

This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Gwilym Lee, from left, Rami Malek and Joe Mazzello in a scene from "Bohemian Rhapsody."

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3:10 Brian Deer - vaccine falsehoods and repercussions 

As the world waits for a vaccine to end the Covid-19 pandemic, we'll talk about the father of the anti-vaxx movement. Andrew Wakefield falsely linked the MMR vaccine with autism 22 years ago and the repercussions are still being felt today. Journalist Brian Deer has been investigating the scandal for more than a decade His new book is called The Doctor Who Fooled the World: Science, Deception, and the War on Vaccines.

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3:30 Only Human Influencer Nation Part Two

This week we follow on from the previous episode of Only Human - the story of a young photographer swept up in the world of social media.

3:45 The Panel with Catherine Robertson and Jock Anderson

Music played in this show

First Song: Spinning A Line - Fur Patrol


Music Feature: Groovy Intros with Brad Warrington

Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full 

Carmina Burana - O Fortuna

Pink Floyd - Wish you were here 

Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene 2

Gerry Raffity - Baker Street 

Prince - 1999 

Dire Straits - Money for Nothing 

Bruce Hornsby and the range - The way it is

Guns and Roses - November rain

Rage against the machine - Killing in the name of 

Whitney Houston - I will always love you

The Breeders - Cannonball 

Ini Kamoze - Here Comes the hot stepper 

Dawn Penn - You Don't Love Me (No, No, No, No) 

Robert Miles - Children 

The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony 

The chemical Brothers  - block Rockin beats 

Shapeshifter - when I return ft ladi 6 

Kaytranada  - LITE SPOTS

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody