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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 5 November 2020

Critter of the Week t-shirts

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

Critter of the Week T-Shirt donations

We sold 1229 critter t-shirts. $5 from every t-shirt sale was put into a special fund to go to community groups doing their bit to protect native critters and eradicate pests.

We now have $6145.00 to give away. If you want to apply for some of the money, please email with information about your community group and what you would do with the money. Please put Critter T Fund in the subject line.

1.12 RNZ Music announces their first concert  - Outerfields 2021

The RNZ Music team has just announced they'll be presenting their first music concert. It's an all day gig at Western Springs in Auckland on the 6th March and features a number of popular kiwi artists including BENEE, Fat Freddy's Drop, Aldous Harding, The Beths, Ladyhawke and Montell2099 - with many more acts to be announced.


1:17 Chaos and drama were predicted ahead of the US elections

It may not be the voters who have the final say in this US election - the outcome could well be decided by the courts. Sarah Kendizor and Andrea Chalupa have spoken about corruption in the Trump administration in their podcast Gaslit Nation and they join Jesse to discuss what they've been warning about for the past four years.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and US President Donald Trump speaking on election night.

Photo: AFP

1:25 US economist Jeff Rubin unsurprised by the US election debacle

A few months ago Jesse spoke to Canadian Economist Jeff Rubin about his book The Expendables: How the Middle Class Got Screwed by Globalisation and now he says that the events of the last 24 hours were not unexpected - the expendables have cast their vote.

Jeff Rubin

Jeff Rubin Photo: Supplied

1:35 Tom Sainsbury's field guide on New Zealanders

Comedian Tom Sainsbury is well-known for his Snapchat videos mimicking politicians, personalities, and stereotypical New Zealanders.

Now he's releasing a book about colourful kiwi characters, called New Zealanders: The Field Guide.

Jesse speaks to Tom about what readers can expect.

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Photo: Tom Sainsbury

1:45 Great album: Sam Cooke - Keep Movin' On  

2:10 Music Critic Colin Morris

Colin features tracks from Gregory Porter and Sandie Shaw

2:20 Legal challenges in the US Elections

US president Donald Trump has launched a series of legal challenges to halt voting in marginal states. Democratic hopeful Joe biden has declared the counting will not stop. Associate Professor Tim Kuhner from Auckland University who is a specialist in the law of democracy looks at the context for the claims and whether or not the outcome of the election will be decided by the courts, rather than the voters.

Tim Kuhner

Tim Kuhner Photo: RNZ

2:25 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. Today we're helping Gary:

About a year ago I had breakfast with my wife at Double Shot café in Taupo and had the 'Baked Eggs', not sure if they still do this. I have tried to recreate at home from memory (egg, red onion, potato, cheese, chorizo and tomato's maybe) Prior to lockdown we had a holiday planned in Taupo and I was planning to go back.
Would love to know if they still do this and how they do it. Best breakfast I have ever had.

Sean Burtton from Double Shot cafe shares the recipe for Baked Eggs!

 Double Shot café in Taupo - Baked Eggs

Double Shot café in Taupo - Baked Eggs Photo: Sean Burtton


2:25 Crimes NZ: What happened to Cynthia Grierson-Jackson in 1960?

Today Crimes NZ goes back to 1960 when police found the body of a man in an apartment in the Auckland suburb of Grafton, dead after having castrated himself.

There is no sign of his wife, Cynthia Grierson-Jackson, and does the discovery of a severed leg found in the Waikato months later hold the key?

Without Trace: On the Trail of New Zealand Missing Persons author Scott Bainbridge talks to Jesse about the fascinating case.

Cynthia Grierson-Jackson, was last seen alive in April 1960, her body has never been found.

Cynthia Grierson-Jackson, was last seen alive in April 1960, her body has never been found. Photo: Supplied

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3:15 Your Money with Mary Holm

Last week Commission for Financial Capability released a survey on New Zealander's financial knowledge.

Mary discusses some of the findings and tests your knowledge of financial basics.

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Photo: Pixabay

3:35 RNZ Eyewitness

Eyewitness is back for another season and today we take a look at one of New Zealand's most popular TV shows - Shortland Street - and the first Asian face to be on mainstream television. You can listen to it here

3:45 The Panel with Peter Field and Tracey Barnett