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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 29 October 2020

Critter of the Week t-shirts

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

Critter of the week t-shirts are back!

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1.12 First Song: Slipping Away performed by Marlon Williams at the Silver Scrolls

1.15 Police arrest 26 people in major drug bust in Auckland

Police in Auckland have arrested 26 people as part of what they are calling a major operation targeting a drug syndicate.

Reporter Katie Doyle has been at a police media briefing. She talks to Jesse about the investigation and arrests.

AUCKLAND - MAR 30 2017:New Zealand Police car and officer during a crime respond in Auckland, New Zealand.

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1:20 Research shows bilingual mums have better mental health

It's been discovered that being both fluent in English and a Pacific language helps protect a new Pacific mother's mental health.

AUT has just released the research, associate professor El-Shadan Tautolo, director of Pacific Islands Families Study, talks to Jesse about what they've found.

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1:25 UNESCO Ideas Exchange Panel to look at Te Rito Toi concept

A project to provide schools with creative resources to help students' well being in times of crises is at the centre of an event in Wellington tomorrow.

Te Rito Toi is one of the ideas to be discussed at the UNESCO Ideas Exchange panel event. Auckland University Professor Peter O'Connor explains the concept to Jesse.

Bored teenager reading book at desk at home, holding his head, free space

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1.30 Memorial for Dr Joe Williams to be held today

At 2pm today a memorial will be held in Auckland to pay tribute to beloved Pacific community leader, Dr Joe Williams.

Dr Williams died from COVID-19 last month, the 85-year-old's life will be celebrated at the Vodafone events centre.

Chief Executive of the Pasifika Medical Association, Debbie Sorensen, talks to Jesse about his life as a doctor in South Auckland.

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1:35 Explaining to children what happened to the Moa

Author and illustrator Ned Barraud was inspired to tackle the story of our largest prehistoric bird after Moa prints were discovered in a Central Otago riverbed last year.

To make sure his book, What Happened to the Moa, was as authentic as possible he sought expert advice from Professor Trevor Worthy and former Wikipedian-at-large, Dr Mike Dickinson.

He tells Jesse about the book and the joy of bringing the Moa back to life through his illustrations and his other, just released book, Where Is It, a wildlife hunt for Kiwi kids.

1:45 Great album: The Best of Enya

2:10 Music Critic: Dianne Swan

Music critic Dianne Swan today reviews the latest album from Jeff Tweedy, Love is King.

2:20 Recipe request

Eateries all over the country have their special recipes. We've asked you what recipe you would like from your favourite cafe - and on your behalf we've invited them onto the show to share their secret.


2:25 Crimes NZ: Raurimu massacre

For Crimes NZ today Jesse speaks to Newshub investigations reporter Michael Morrah about the mass murder at Raurimu, a small central north island town.

Several years ago Michael interviewed Stephen Anderson, the killer, who was found not guilty of murder or attempted murder by reason of insanity. 

The Raurimu memorial to the victims of Stephen Anderson's 1997 murderous rampage. 17 January 2017. New Zealand Herald photograph by Mark Mitchell

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3:10 Link 3

3:15 Solving the World's Problems with Steve Wyn Harris

3.25 History with Dr Grant Morris

3:35 Spoken Feature: Eyewitness

Eyewitness is back for another season and this episode we look at the collapse of the Zespri Gold kiwifruit in 2010 when PSA hit New Zealand orchards.

3:45 The Panel with Ruth Money and Sam Johnson