Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 11 September 2020
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1.12 First Song:
1:17 Six months since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic
The WHO announced just six months ago today that the coronavirus, which originated in South East Asia, is a global pandemic.
Dr Siouxsie Wiles talks to Jesse about what's been happening since the severity of the virus was flagged by WHO and whether we can eliminate community transmission here again.
1:25 Cricket books shifting north to join Whanganui collection
Sports journalist, author and commentator, Joseph Romanos was looking for someone to take around 600 cricket books off his hands as part of a clean out at his house.
Whanganui mayor, Hamish McDouall, has answered the call and will add them to his already impressive collection of books of the same genre. He talks to Jesse about what he'll do with any double ups.
1:35 Back to the Future put forward to a future date
The Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra was set to hold a live performance of Back to the Future last night. Alert level two has meant the unique concert's been rescheduled.
Jesse speaks to APO conductor, Vincent Hardaker about the concert and his role as inaugural Assistant Conductor in Residence.
1:50 DairyNZ welcomes visa holder changes for their sector
Dairy farmers are relieved that under immigration rule changes they will again have their offshore expert workers allowed back in the country.
DairyNZ CEO Tim Mackle had been lobbying the government for the change, he talks to Jesse about how much pressure was on farms without the overseas skilled labour.
2:10 Ali Ventura's film picks
This week Ali reviews hard-hitting New Zealand film Savage, which portrays the life-lasting effects of gang life on children. She's also stepped away from her usual type of screen choice and watched the documentary Return to Gandhi Road.
2:20 NZ Live with Steve Tofa
Steve Tofa released his debut solo album The Barefooted Beast in 2019, one of the tracks Bone Dat Needs Pickin, was nominated for a Silver Scroll this year.
Steve's second album Koko Stax is set for release later this year, with the first singles slated for release soon.
He joins Jesse live in studio to play a selection of songs.
3:08 Lauraine Jacobs Chicken and Egg Spring Salad
Lauraine Jacobs is in Matakana where she's researching for her new book. The food writer takes some time out to share her delicious recipe for Chicken and Egg Spring Salad. You can find more great food ideas from Lauraine here.
3:16 Music 101: Charlotte Ryan
Charlotte Ryan, host of Music 101 here on RNZ each Saturday afternoon from midday talks about what's happening on the music scene over the weekend, what's coming up on her show tomorrow and because Friday is new music day - she'll pick us a track to play.
3:25 Ask the builder - Stan Scott
Have you got a DIY problem that needs solving? Builder Stan Scott answers more of your questions, in his fortnightly korero with Jesse - please email email@example.com.
3:35 Critter of the Week Kermadec red-crowned kakariki
This week’s Critter of the Week is the Kermadec red-crowned kakariki. They are similar to the mainland red-crowned kakariki, but are slightly larger and prefer a warmer climate, says Doc's Nicola Toki. They are only found up north in the tropical Kermadec Islands.
3:45 The Panel with Michele A'Court and Neil Miller
Music played in this show
NZ LIVE: Steve Tofa
Bone Dat Needs Pickin
I hope I Never - Split ENZ cover
Change Gonna Come - Sam Cooke cover
HINA – Scratch
Aldous Harding – The Barrel
Bruce Springsteen – Letter To You
Bic Runga – Tiny Little Piece Of My Heart
Mild Orange – Freak In Me