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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 28 September 2020

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

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Photo: RNZ

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1:15 Snow, wild weather in South Island

Snow has fallen to sea level in the far south as the wild weather continues today, with heavy snow and strong wind warnings around the country.

Jesse speaks to NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll.

Snow in Queenstown this morning

Snow in Queenstown this morning Photo: Simon Baumfield

1.20 Endometriosis NZ sees increased calls for help during Covid-19

The organisation Endometriosis New Zealand says the government is sidelining woman who live with the disease.

During the 7-week lockdown it received cries for help from 568 women and girls, and many more since.

Jesse speaks to endometriosis New Zealand (ENZ) Chief Executive Deborah Bush.

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Photo: 123RF

1.30 The Spinoff: 100 Year Forecast on climate change

A new documentary series on climate change, 100 Year Forecast, has just been released by the Spinoff.

Jesse speaks to Chris McDowall, one of the series producers. 

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Photo: The Spinoff

1:45 Great NZ Album

2:10 Guy Williams TV choices

With the unsettled weather around at the moment, Guy Williams says it's great to have a few things on your TV list! he reviews The Social Dilemma, HyperNormalisation and Detroiters.

2:20 Steph Tan: Trust Your Gut What you Eat Dramatically Impacts Your Mental Health

One in six New Zealanders is diagnosed with a common mental disorder at some stage in their lives. Kiwi Steph Tan is research assisting the Yale School of Public Health and says research shows that food and nutrition can have a positive impact on reducing depression. You can find out more about Steph on her website Nourishing Mind.

Steph Tan

Steph Tan Photo: Supplied

2:40 Expert Feature: The place of fungus in our lives

Fungal spores can be found everywhere! In our homes, workplaces, skin and the air we breathe. However, most of us spend very little time thinking about fungi. Jesse speaks to mycologist, Dr Peter Buchanan, who has worked in the field of fungi for more than four decades.


Mushroom Photo: Public Domain

3:10 Sarah Wilson: This One Wild And Precious Life 

Angst, fear, rage, and being completely overwhelmed are feelings Sarah Wilson knows well. The founder of the I Quit Sugar empire chucked in all and went on three year hiking expedition across eight countries to try and understand how to co-exist with a world that gave her anxiety and aggravated her OCD. The answers she found are in her new book, This One Wild And Precious Life.

Author, Sarah Wilson

Author, Sarah Wilson Photo: supplied

3:35 Voices

Voices gets the inside scoop on New Zealand’s first Asian Cabaret.

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Photo: Andi Crown Photographt for Proudly Asian Theatre (PAT)

3:45 The Panel with Ella Henry and Stephen Jacobi





Music played in this show

Scorpio Girls – Supergroove

Take it on the run – REO Speedwagon

Can’t get enough – Supergroove

Gotta Know (remix) – Supergroove

Cheryl – KC The Treasury

The World (Is goin up in flame) – Charles Bradley