Navigation for Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 16 September 2020

Critter of the Week t-shirts

Critter of the Week t-shirts Photo: RNZ/Liminal

Critter of the week t-shirts are back!

Find out about our Kiwi Cover song Contest


1:00 Covid-19 Update - Dr Ashley Bloomfield

1:15 Call for state to 'stop colonising Māori language'

An article in Newsroom today makes a call for government departments to "stop colonising the Māori language". 

Its writer, Aaron Smale, is a freelance journalist and photographer, and a PhD candidate, researching 'Māori Children in State Custody'.

Aaron joins Jesse to speak about his concerns.

1:23 Bunnythorpe train crash tragedy

A crash involving a bus and a train this morning near Palmerston North has resulted in the death of the bus driver.

Six students from Fielding High School required hospital treatment.

The crash occurred on Railway Rd, in Bunnythorpe, a high risk area where there are several infrastructure and development projects.

Jesse talks to Manawatu District Council Mayor Helen Warboys.

The driver of the bus was killed in the crash.

The driver of the bus was killed in the crash. Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas

 Logo of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Photo: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

1:35 Ngā Taonga Sound Archives: Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2020

Ko te wiki tēnei o te reo Māori, e ngā iwi whakarongo mai! Kua tae mai a Kahu Kutia i tēnei rā me ētahi orooro e whakaatu i te reo Māori e rere ana i te reo irirangi i roto i ngā tau.

It’s Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, and Kahu Kutia is on the show to share some archival recordings from Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision. Today she has two early example of te reo on the radio, and jingle to take us back to 1979. She also shares  a few reo words that relate to the world of audiovisual archiving.


AIRINI GRENNELL: Audio accessible in Te Reo Pāpāho online exhibition.


1.45  Protesters arrive at dawn to protect 100-year-old trees

Protesters gathered at dawn this morning in the Auckland suburb of Avondale as part of their ongoing efforts to protect 100-year-old native trees from felling.

Forty-six trees on the corner of Canal Road and Wairau Avenue are due to go, after the section was sold to developers to build houses.

Today protesters gathered early following a tip off that contractors were arriving with police.

Jesse speaks to protester Zane Wedding, from the Save Canal Road Native Trees group.  

Zane Wedding in action

Zane Wedding in action Photo: supplied

1:55 Afternoons Quiz Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly Photo: John Duke

2.12 Ellie Jay's podcast choices

A podcast series in which each episode features a different real life spy and one of their missions - I Spy is an excellent choice says Ellie Jay. She also reviews Morally Indefensible - a story about a man convicted of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters;  Smokescreen - the tale of a fake priest and Baron of Botox.

2:25 Bookmarks with Patrick Gower

Today's Bookmarks guest is one of New Zealand’s most well known journalists. 

Patrick Gower is Newshub's national correspondent and formerly the Newshub political editor. 

He joins Jesse to talk about his recent documentary projects, his career, and some of his favourite things. 

Patrick Gower

Patrick Gower Photo: Mediaworks

3:10 Jeff Rubin - the middle class pays for globalisation

There's a trillion dollar gap between the net worth of the top 20% of New Zealanders and the bottom 20%. We'll talk to Canadian economist Jeff Rubin about who is left as the meat in the sandwich between the rich and poor and how the divide is going to change the developed world. His new book, The Expendables: How the Middle Class Got Screwed by Globalization.

Jeff Rubin

Jeff Rubin Photo: Supplied

3:35 Stories from Our Changing World. Genetic recipe book for natural products from fungi

Emily Parker and her team at Victoria University of Wellington are identifying the genes that allow fungi to create natural medicinal compounds. The idea is to create a genetic recipe book for possible drugs.

3:45 The Panel with Laura O'Connell Rapira and Allan Blackman


Music played in this show

Game of Love - Tex Pistol


Bookmarks: Patrick Gower

Atlantic City - The Band (cover version)

Exodus - Bob Marley

Yeh Yeh - Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames

This is Fine -  Melodownz