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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 16 November 2020


1:16 I AM HOPE - anti-bullying nationwide tour of schools 

A nationwide tour of schools to spread the anti-bullying message has begun today. I AM HOPE is the youth and community focused arm of Mike King's The Key to Life Charitable Trust is heading to 26 high schools over the next two weeks. I AM HOPE Ambassador Tai Tupou tells Jesse why this initiative has a completely different approach to bullying and bullies and why it's so important. In conjunction with the tour, a new book has been released  - The TR & Mack The Hopeful Black Dog book was written by Mike King and Tommy Wilson. You can find out more about the book here.

Little boy sitting alone on floor after suffering an act of bullying while children run in the background.

Photo: 123RF

1.24  Auckland Council loses $1.4b 'bet' on interest rates - report​

It's being reported that the Auckland Council has lost $1.4 billion in what is being described as "an interest rate bet".

The NZ Herald's investigative journalist Matt Nippert has been delving into the council's financial reports and joins Jesse.

Auckland mayor Phil Goff announces the council has agreed to a budget with a 3.5 percent rates rise.

Auckland mayor Phil Goff Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

1.32 North and South magazine relaunches today

One of the country's most loved magazines is back today after publication was halted during our first Covid-19 lockdown. North and South's new editor Rachel Morris tells Jesse how the comeback of the popular current affairs magazine has been made possible

1.40 Someday Stories Series - Waitress

Jesse speaks to Rhiannon McCall about her film, Waitress which is part of the Someday Stories 2020, - a series of short films released online by young film-makers.

You can watch Someday Stories on Facebook  Someday Stories or on Vimeo.

If you're interested in making a film for Someday Stories? The deadline for the proposals for Someday Stories 5 is 5pm on November 30. Request For Proposals can be found here

Note: This film contains themes of sexual harassment and is rated M. The content is not suitable for younger viewers. The 24/7 Sexual Harm helpline is confidential and free - call 0800 044 334 or text 4334 or email

1:45 Great NZ Album: L.A.B. - L.A.B. III 

2:10 Emma John's TV Picks

Critic Emma John reviews Black Hands Episodes 1- 3, Song Exploder and The Undoing.

2:20  Steph Tan - What is public health?

Steph Tan, research assistant at the school of public health at Yale University explores the concept of public health and whether or not it is underestimated, undervalued or underfunded. She looks at what some of our biggest public health challenges are and whether a greater focus should be on treatment or prevention.

Steph Tan

Steph Tan Photo: Supplied

2:30 Best in Show - cat show judge Dorothy Horton

Dorothy Horton has been breeding cats, showing them and judging them since the 1960's. She's in to chat about the shenanigans that created the Mandalay, a breed she was involved in developing, which is now recognised internationally.  Find out what a judge looks for in a Top In Show cat and why one proud, majestic, perfectly groomed feline is named a winner one show, but not another.

3:10 Paula Morris - The life and work of writer Robin Hyde 

Robin Hyde may be the best, least recognized New Zealand writer you've never heard of. In her short, tragic and interesting life, she wrote books, poetry and was a journalist at a time when the world was on the brink of World War II. Paula Morris takes us on a New Zealand road trip with photographer Haru Sameshima to rediscover Robin Hyde, in a new book, Shining Land: Looking for Robin Hyde.

Robin Hyde

Robin Hyde Photo: Public Domain

3:35 Voices

In 'Voices' today; Kadambari Raghukumar meets two former refugee brothers who've made a new life for themselves discovering a talent they never knew they had. 

3:45 The Panel with Jennie Moreton and James Elliott