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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 17 September 2020

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1.12 First Song:

1:17 The 'pink collar recession'

New Zealand has officially gone into a recession after the economy contracted a record 12.2 percent in the three months to June.

This comes after data released by Stats NZ showed the impact of Covid-19 on jobs during that same quarter was disproportionately felt by women. 

Australian senior economist Matt Grudnoff has been looking into what's called the 'pink collar recession' - and speaks to Jesse about ways to stimulate the economy that benefit everyone.

covid recession graphic

Photo: RNZ


1:27 Mātauranga Māori in Aotearoa's science sector

Jesse speaks to Waikato University marine scientist Kura Paul-Burke about Mātauranga Māori, or Māori knowledge, and its growing role in Aotearoa's science sector.

Kura will be speaking at Escape! festival in Tauranga in October about her work. 

Waikato University marine scientist Kura Paul-Burke.

Waikato University marine scientist Kura Paul-Burke. Photo: Supplied.


1:35 Cheese racing in Bluff

Bluff is to host a new novelty race involving cheese on Sunday.

Participants will be required to build a contraption of some sort to carry a cube of cheese down a Bluff hill. 

Jesse is joined by Callum Clark, from the Red Cross, to find out more!

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Photo: RNZ/Carol Stiles

1:45 Great album: Kate Bush - Hounds of Love

Hounds of Love, Kate's fifth studio album was released 35 years ago and contains some of her best singles. 

2:10 Music picks - Dianne Swann

There's a new album out from The Flaming Lips called American Head. Today musician and critic Dianne Swann introduces us to the album and selects a couple of tracks to play.

2:20 Recipe request: Pumpkin Tomato Dhal

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 James Hutton from Marmalade Delicatessan and Catering in Wellington's Eastbourne shares the secret for his delicious Pumpkin Tomato Dhal.

Pumpkin Tomato Dhal

Pumpkin Tomato Dhal Photo: Marmalade Delicatessan and Catering \ James Hutton

2:25 Crimes NZ: Alicia O'Reilly cold case

Auckland police are currently re-investigating the case of the rape and murder of 6-year-old Alicia O'Reilly forty years ago. 

Alicia was found dead in her bed in her Avondale home on August 16, 1980, while her 8-year-old sister was sleeping just metres away. 

Despite a lengthy initial investigation, and multiple reviews, her killer has never been found.

Jesse speaks to New Zealand Herald investigative reporter Jared Savage has written a special report on the case.

This episode of Crimes NZ is a crime against a young child and is not suitable for younger listeners.  If you or someone you know needs mental wellbeing support or advice then call or text 1737 anytime day or night to talk to a trained counsellor.

Alicia O'Reilly

Alicia O'Reilly Photo: Supplied/New Zealand Herald

3:10 Link 3 Answer - All feature New Zealand place names

Free Nelson Mandela /  Alexander Hamilton /  Wellington

3:15 Angst in Wellington over the Draft Spacial Plan

There is a divide in the Capital between the younger population wanting affordable housing and the older generation who wish to preserve the city's heritage. Wellington writer Dave Armstrong has been looking at the controversy over the Wellington Council's Draft Spacial Plan.

Apartment buildings on Wellington's Oriental Parade.

Apartment buildings on Wellington's Oriental Parade. Photo: RNZ / Alison Ballance

3:25 The story every New Zealander needs to know: Moriori - language, culture and history

It's Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori and as a country, we should be giving far more consideration to the importance of Moriori language, culture and history says Dr Grant Morris, historian from the Victoria University of Wellington. A great vocabulary list and analysis of Te Reo Moriori can be found here.

Tommy Solomon - Moriori leader who died in 1933.

Tommy Solomon - Moriori leader who died in 1933. Photo: Alexander Turnbull Library

3:35  Are We There Yet?  Children and Chores

Is there a tussle over getting your kids to do chores? Does a simple request turn into a constant nag before you give up and do it yourself anyway? Katy Gosset wonders if there's a better approach.

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3:45 The Panel with Laila Harre and Gary McCormick


Music played in this show


Title: Running up That Hill (A Deal With God)

Artist: Kate Bush

Time: 1306



Title: Free Nelson Mandela

Artist: The Specials

Time: 1311


Title: Alexander Hamilton

Artist: Hamilton (Musical Soundtrack)

Time: 1412


Title: Wellington

Artist: The Mutton Birds

Time: 1510


GREAT ALBUM - Hounds of Love (Kate Bush):

Title: Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)

Artist: Kate Bush

Time: 1347


Title: Cloudbusting

Artist: Kate Bush

Time: 1352


Title: Hounds of Love

Artist: Kate Bush

Time: 1357


Title: The Big Sky

Artist: Kate Bush

Time: 1514


MUSIC CRITIC: The Flaming Lips (with Dianne Swann):

Title: Mother I've Taken LSD

Artist: The Flaming Lips

Time: 1420


Title: Flowers of Neptune 6

Artist: The Flaming Lips

Time: 1426