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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 19 October 2020

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1:00 MOH Covid 19 Update


1:17 Green Party victory in Auckland central unpredicted

Chlöe Swarbrick, the Green Party candidate for Auckland Central, caused the biggest upset of the night when she won the seat by just over 400 votes.

Jesse talks to New Zealand Herald writer, Simon Wilson, who's an ardent Chlöe supporter about how she pulled off her history making victory on Saturday night.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 17: Green Party Candidate for Auckland Chloe Swarbrick speaks during the Greens Party Election Function at Grid X on October 17, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Photo: 2020 Getty Images

1.27 School to skies to keep young women in STEM jobs

The New Zealand Defence Force is running programmes to teach young women in secondary schools who enjoy science, technology, engineering and maths subjects to find jobs that include those subjects.

Squadron leader, George Magdolinos oversees the Air Force programme, called School to Skies, she talks to Jesse about what they are presented to the school girls and the impact it can have.

Squardon leader George Magdolinos

Squardon leader George Magdolinos Photo: supplied

1.34 RNZ does well at Agriculture Journalists Awards

On Friday night RNZ and associated colleagues took out a number of top awards at the annual Agriculture Journalists awards.

RNZ's Sally Round and Carol Stiles both took out top honours, and the Detail's Niki Mandow won three awards for her work for Newsroom and RNZ.

Country Life presenter Carol Stiles talks to Jesse about the awards they won and their big night.

Carol Stile's award winning photo

Carol Stile's award winning photo Photo: Supplied

1:45 Great NZ Album: Anika Moa Songs for Bubba's 3


2:10 Linda Burgess - TV Picks

TV critic Linda Burgess reflects on the 2020 Election TV coverage and she reviews tpw TV shows - David Attenborough: A Life on our planet and Friend of the Friendless.

2:30 Expert Feature: Squint surgery

Hannah Warburton is a camera operator - a tricky occupation because she has a squint. Also known as amblyopia or a lazy eye, Hannah calls her right eye her ‘wonky eye’. It's meant driving can be hazardous, has led to at least one serious skiing accident and has many curious implications, one of which is she can’t see 3D movies.  Just as lockdown hit, Hannah had surgery to straighten her eyes.  She and her surgeon, consultant ophthalmologist, Julia Escardo-Paton from the Green Lane Eye clinic are in to chat about the surgery and how it can help those with ‘wonky eyes’.

From left to right Julia Escardo-Paton , Jesse Mulligan, Hannah Warburton

From left to right Julia Escardo-Paton , Jesse Mulligan, Hannah Warburton Photo: RNZ

3:10 Susan Rogers - The woman behind some of the best sounds of Prince

You may not know her name, but Susan Rogers is the power behind the throne and one of music's greatest icons, Prince. As his sound engineer, she recorded some of his greatest music, and then walked away from Paisley Park to become a professor of music psychology. Susan Rogers shares stories from her collaboration with Prince and her new work understanding why we love music. 

3:35 Voices 

In 'Voices' today; Kadambari Raghukumar meets some cultural custodians of a language that has its roots in ancient Mesopotamia.

3:45 The Panel with Laila Harre and Scott Campbell




Music played in this show

First Song: Analise Twemlow Made In New Zealand  


Great New Zealand Album: Anika Moa - Songs for Bubba's 3 

I Can See Clearly Now - Anika Moa

Purea Nei - Anika Moa

Mrs Heather Fiddly Widdly Bum's Song - Anika Moa


2.20 Song: You Are Not Alone - Mavis Staples


3.10 Feature - Dr Susan Rogers 

Wasted on the Way - Crosby Stills and Nash

Love Don't Live Here Anymore - Rose Royce

When Doves Cry - Prince

Let's Go Crazy - Prince

Sign 'O' the Times - Prince