Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 23 September 2020
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1.12 First Song:
1:15 What are the parties smokefree policies?
Experts say that during the Covid-19 pandemic it's even more important to help people to quit smoking because they are more vulnerable to the virus and to its economic impact.
Jesse speaks to University of Otago associate professor George Thomson who has been looking at the smokefree policies of seven political parties.
1:23 Books for the Christchurch Women's Prison
Jesse speaks to Morgan Godfery who is part of the initiative.
1:30 How to follow the southern right whale/ tohorā online
Researchers from the University of Auckland and the Cawthron Institute are inviting the public to follow the voyage of the southern right or tohorā whales' online as part of a satellite tracking project.
Jesse speaks to Dr Emma Carroll, a Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi Rutherford Discovery Fellow at the University of Auckland.
1:37 Ngā Taonga Sound Archives: cannabis laws
In today’s visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Sarah Johnston takes us back to listen to how we thought about cannabis, its use and its legal status over past decades.
1:55 Afternoons Quiz Robert Kelly
2.12 Denise Garland's podcast selects
RNZ's Denise Garland reviews Ologies, a weekly science series by Alie Ward, and Night Driver, a crime investigation series from The Australian's Hedley Thomas.
2:25 Bookmarks: Timothy Giles
This week's Bookmarks guest is a funeral celebrant and podcaster.
Timothy Giles' podcast At A Loss is about living with grief and loss.
He has also written about his experience with a brain injury here.
He joins Jesse to talk about some of his favourite things - including poems, wines, and advertisements!
3:10 Professor Jonah Berger - the science of changing anyone's mind
Changing minds is not an art, it's science. Chemistry to be exact says Professor Jonah Berger from the prestigious Wharton School of Business at the University of Pensylvannia. He says harnessing ideas about how catalysts work in chemical reactions can be applied to everything from sales, to politics to persuading a teenager to clean her room. Professor Berger’s new book is called The Catalyst: How to change anyone's mind.
3:35 Stories from Our Changing World. Cutting down on cutting the grass
There's a growing movement for kiwis to cut down on mowing their lawns. Our Changing World, producer William Ray explains.
3:45 The Panel with Sue Bradford and Liam Hehir
Music played in this show
First Song: Castles - Freya Ridings
Bookmarks: Timothy Giles
Don't Go - Left Right and Centre
Leaving Paradise - Tama Waipara