Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 22 September 2020
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1:17 Toby Manhire on tonight's leaders debate
The political editor at The Spinoff, has taken a look at what can be expected from tonight's political leaders debate on TV1.
The 7.00pm event comes just an hour after another political poll is released at 6pm.
Toby talks to Jesse about the triangle of J's show tonight with Jacinda Ardern, Judith Collins and host, John Campbell.
1:27 Bird song research shows scientists prone to unconscious bias
Scientists are not necessarily as objective and unbiased as you may think! A Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University says approach to research is impacted by those who carry out the work. Karan Odom says birdsong has long been considered a male domain either as a mating ritual whereby they woo their female counterparts or a means by which they mark their territory. It turns out, female birdsong was never studied so closely and research in the past was primarily conducted by men.
1:35 Two hundred years since Russian expedition to Aotearoa
In 1820 Russian captain Fabian Gottlieb Benjamin von Bellingshausen and his expedition sailed into Queen Charlotte Sound. They returned to Russia with Māori taonga, which cultural historian and linguist Dr Olga Suvorova has been studying and she published a paper about the subject in the journal Te Kaharoa earlier this year.
1:50 Over half of NZers can't afford dental check-ups
Academics from the University of Otago's dentistry school have been considering whether the state needs to put more funding towards dental care.
Jesse speaks to Associate Professor Jonathan Broadbent who is based at the School of Dentistry at the University of Otago.
2:10 Lisa Glass - easy reads
Lisa Glass says this year has been taxing in so many ways, so recently she's been devouring short and "funny" books. Today she reviews Night Boat to Tangiers - Kevin Barry; I am Sovereign - Nicola Barker and The Captain and the Glory - Dave Eggers.
2:20 Music Feature: Cat Stevens' Tea For The Tillerman 2
Yusuf/Cat Stevens has released a rerecording of his classic 1970 album, Tea For The Tillerman.
It marks 50 years since the original album was released and became a much-loved classic.
New Zealand musician Bruce Lynch, who plays bass on the new album, joins Jesse for a chat.
3:10 Donald Trump's rise to power and the vulnerability of American democracy
Journalist and anthropologist Sarah Kendzior takes no joy in being right. She predicted the outcome of the US presidential election in 2016 and the style President Trump would adopt long before anyone else. She writes about the inevitability of a Trump type presidency and the fragility of American democracy in her new book Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America.
3:30 Witness History
Witness History looks back to 1977 in Argentina where a group of courageous mothers held a public demonstration demanding the release of their children who had been detained under the military regime.
3:45 The Panel with Jennie Moreton and Selwyn Manning
Music played in this show
First Song: Blue Smoke Anna Coddington
Music Feature: Bruce Lynch on Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman.
Where Do The Children Play?
Father And Son
On the Road To Find Out
Other song: Wicked Game covered by Grace Carter