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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 6 October 2020

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1:17 The fire risks of wilding pines and exotic forests 

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is continuing its investigation into the cause of the fire at Lake Ōhau.

Meanwhile, the conservation charity Trees That Count says it's a good reminder of the fire risk that wilding pines and exotic forests pose around New Zealand.

Jesse speaks to Adele Fitzpatrick, the chief executive of Project Crimson, which leads Trees That Count.

Adele Fitzpatrick is the chief executive of Project Crimson, which leads Trees That Count.

Adele Fitzpatrick is the chief executive of Project Crimson, which leads Trees That Count. Photo: Jason Mann Photography Ltd

1:27 Dr Mahdis Azarmandi on institutional racism

The University of Canterbury's College of Arts is hosting an event about institutional racism this evening.

Racism & The Institution: Whose job is it anyway? is a conversation between Dr Mahdis Azarmandi and Dr Darryn Russell, Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Māori, Pacific and Equity.

That comes after Waikato University held an independent review into allegations of racism, and The University of Otago came under fire for a proposal to cap medical admission pathways.

Jesse speaks to Dr Mahdis Azarmandi for a preview of the conversation. 

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1:35 Tradespeople - matching people in trades and jobs

Jobs in the trades industry can often be stereotyped but Emma Kaniuk has set up an online directory as a way of supporting gender diverse people and women by connecting those who need work done with those who can do it.

Tradespeople

Tradespeople Photo: Supplied

1:50 Pidge the Kereu returns home injured

It's been 24 years since 'Pidge' left the safety of the sanctuary but out of the blue, in poor health, he's returned to the place he knew he would get help. 

Emma Bean, the National Kiwi Hatchery manager at the Rainbow Springs Nature Park in Rotorua, tells Jesse how he's faring.

2:10 Claire Mabey's books of the week

Claire Mabey, critic and director of Verb Wellington, reviews This is Not a Pipe by Tara Black and Diary of a Young Naturalist by 16 year old Dara McAnulty. 

Claire Mabey

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2:20 Paul Ubana Jones - the life and music of Jimi Hendrix

New Zealand folksinger and songwriter Paul Ubana Jones was a contemporary of Jimi Hendrix.

On our music feature today he shares his knowledge of the star and plays us some of his memorable sounds.

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix Photo: wikipedia

3:10 Ben Macintyre discusses his new book - Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy. ​

Ruth Werner who lived in rural Oxfordshire in the 40s knew her way around a cake tin as well as spy code, subterfuge and smuggling radio parts and nuclear secrets across borders. She was a spy for the Soviet Union while living the life of a mum with three kids. Ben Macintyre is an associate editor on The Times who is known for bringing interesting people from history to life. His latest book is Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy

Left: Ursula Kuczynski (Agent Sonya), 1936.Credit Peter Beurton; Right: partial book cover

Left: Ursula Kuczynski (Agent Sonya), 1936.Credit Peter Beurton; Right: partial book cover Photo: Left: Credit Peter Beurton

3:30 Stand and Deliver

Today veteran broadcaster Ian Johnstone shares his recollections of reporting and filming in South Africa during the height of the apartheid era. 

3:45 The Panel with Sally Wenley and Jack Yan

 

Music played in this show

First Song: Reb Fountain - Faster  (Live version)

 

Music Feature: Paul Urbana Jones on Jimi Hendrix

Hush Now

Little Wing

Machine Gun (Filimore East)

Machine Gun (Isle of Wight)

Angel

Angel (Ubana Jones cover)

Bold as Love