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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 10 September 2020

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1:00 Ministry of Health Covid-19 Update


1:17 Getting correct COVID-19 information to church congregations

Officials have confirmed that a number of church congregations are getting their  COVID-19 information online and are ignoring public health messages.

Former religious history professor at Massey University, Peter Lineham, talks to Jesse about the struggle to make sure the right information is getting to the church goers.

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Photo: Supplied

1:27 Toddlers are great natural city planners

Otago University researchers have looked at the planning skill of pre-schoolers across three Dunedin kindergartens.

The School of Geography project has discovered that they are naturally talented when it comes to making decisions on how urban places should be developed.

Lead author on the project, Dr Christina Ergler, talks to Jesse about what they have discovered.

Dr Christina Ergler

Dr Christina Ergler Photo: supplied

1:35 600 cricket books up for grabs

Sports journalist and commentator Joseph Romanos is giving away his collection of cricket books.

Over the years he's managed to amass approximately 600 of them. They range from biographies to books on cricket in history.

He talks to Jesse about why he's parting with the impressive collection.

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Photo: Joseph Romanos twitter

1:45 Great album: The Rolling Stones - Goats Head Soup   

The Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup Cover

The Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup Cover Photo: supplied

2:10 Colin Morris' music picks

Today music critic Colin Morris features tracks from Bettye LaVette and Van Morrison.

Van Morrison

Van Morrison Photo: David Gahr

2:20 Recipe request: Eggplant, smoked yoghurt, chickpea​ from Cassia

Eateries all over the country have their special recipes. We've asked you what recipe you would like from your favourite cafe - and on your behalf we've invited them onto the show to share their secret. Today we're showcasing Eggplant, smoked yoghurt, chickpea​ by Sid Sahrawat from Cassia in Auckland.

Eggplant, smoked yoghurt , chickpea​

Eggplant, smoked yoghurt , chickpea​ Photo: Cassia \ Sid Sahrawat

2:25 Crimes NZ: The murder of Margery Hopegood

Margery Hopegood was on the fourth day of her holiday in New Zealand, the country of her birth, when she was murdered. Her murder, on January 10, 1992, sent shockwaves around the country and the world.

Playwright and actor Nicola Pauling joins Jesse to talk about Margery's life and death.  

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Margery Hopegood Photo: Supplied

3:10 Link 3: All the artists performed at Eurovision​

Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart

Olivia Newton John -  Hopelessly Devoted To You

ABBA – Waterloo

3:15 Your Money with Mary Holm: what to do with your money when banks have such low interest rates

With interests rates so low - where can you put your money so that it works for you? Financial author and journalist Mary Holm explores the options.

investment, stocks

Photo: Unsplash / William Iven

3:35 Are we there yet

Katy Gosset looks at some of the tools parents can utilise when it comes to teaching children about fairness.

Father And Son Sitting At Breakfast Table Together

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3:45 The Panel with Jo McCarroll and Phil Taylor


Music played in this show

Great Album: The Rolling Stones - Goats Head Soup   


Dancing with Mr D


Music Critic: Colin Morris

Bettye LaVette - Drinking Again 

Van Morrison - What Ever Happened To P.J. Proby


Link 3 

Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart

Olivia Newton John -  Hopelessly Devoted To You

ABBA – Waterloo


3.30: Kane Strang – My Smile Is Extinct