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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 9 November 2020


1:12 First song


1:17 Siouxsie Wiles on the latest Covid community cases

Following more cases of quarantine staff being infected with COVID-19, Jesse talks to Dr Siouxsie Wiles about the need to protect border workers and their families from the virus.

1.27 Wellington facing water shortages in six years

A report shows that demand for water could outstrip supply in metropolitan Wellington in just six years time.

NZ Herald reporter, Georgina Campbell has been looking at the report tabled at a Wellington Water Committee meeting. She talks to Jesse about the dire prediction and what's being done to address the issue.

Wellington, New Zealand - city aerial view of marina and downtown skyscrapers.

Photo: 123RF

1.34 House Talk launched today

House Talk has been launched today, it's a new documentary series about the housing crisis and how to solve it.

The series has been made possible by the RNZ/NZ On Air Innovation Fund. You can find a link to House Talk here.

Across ten episodes a range of experts have their say on the issues, including Guy Marriage, a senior lecturer at Victoria University School of Architecture. He talks to Jesse about some of the topics being tackled.


1:45 Great NZ Album: Marlon Williams


2:10 Television Critic: Caitlin Cherry

Caitlin reviews Taskmaster UK on TVNZ on Demand and The Undoing on Neon, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant

2:20  Science with Steph Tan - is money a motivator?

Kiwi Steph Tan is research assisting the Yale School of Public Health and today talks to Jesse about the science of motivation and whether money can actually improve performances in people. You might be surprised by the answer!

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Photo: Pixabay

2:40 Expert Feature: Getting on the Property Ladder

Our expert topic today is buying a house and Bruce Patten, a director of Auckland mortgage brokerage, Loanmarket describes what to look out for, what options you have and answers questions about buying a house.

House for sale in Upper Hutt.

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson


3:10 Robert Talisse: Healing the Divided States of America

It's ugly.  It's bitter, but what's happening in America  is what you get when  political identity becomes wrapped up in almost every aspect of American life says Professor Robert Talisse.

We'll talk to him about how to restore civility to democracy and what America needs to do the heal the great divides.   

Biden and Trump supporters wait for results in the streets of Philadelphia.

Biden and Trump supporters wait for results in the streets of Philadelphia. Photo: AFP

3:35 Voices


3:45 The Panel with Michele A'Court and Peter Fa'afiu