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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 18 November 2020

 

1:17 Warning over shipping delays before Christmas

New Zealanders are being warned that we're heading towards a 'perfect storm' of shipping delays. 

Food and Grocery Council chief executive, Katherine Rich, joins Jesse to explain what's behind the congestion.

Katherine Rich

Katherine Rich Photo: Supplied

1:27 NUKU: Celebrating indigenous wāhine

A social enterprise is celebrating indigenous wāhine of Aotearoa through kōrero paki or storytelling.

NUKU is on a mission to profile 100 wāhine and it has just reached a major milestone - releasing its 50th profile.

Jesse speaks to the founder and director of Nuku, Qiane Matata-Sipu.

Information about the Boosted campaign is here.

Qiane Matata-Sipu

 Qiane Matata-Sipu. Photo: supplied

 Logo of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Photo: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

1:37 Ngā Taonga - Sarah Johnston's favourite audio from the sound archives

For the past five years, every Wednesday at this time we have delved into the Radio New Zealand Sound Archives with Sarah Johnston. Sadly she is departing Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision this week, so in today’s final appearance, we are going to hear some of the Sound Archives’ “greatest hits” – and a few of her favourite pieces of archived audio.

Read more about the archived re-creation of the huia bird-call

Read about the archived 1940 recording of Sir Apirana Ngata talking about the Treaty of Waitangi

Watch Gaylene Preston’s film featuring voices of women who voted in the 1893 general election

1:55 Afternoons Quiz Robert Kelly

RNZ producer and onetime bookseller Robert Kelly presents his weekly quiz.

Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly Photo: John Duke

2.12 Podcast Critic:

Katy Atkin, senior content producer for Stuff reviews Coming Home by the Spinoff and ChameleonHollywood Con Queen. More top picks from Katy can be found here.
 

2:25 Bookmarks: Annie Potts

This week's Bookmarks guest is professor Annie Potts, who's the director of the Centre for Human-Animal Studies at Canterbury University.

She teaches in the field of human-animal relationships, crime stories and horror, and sexuality and gender. 

Annie joins Jesse to speak about her all-time favourite songs, films, books and TV shows.

Annie Potts, who's the director of the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies at Canterbury University.

Annie Potts, who's the director of the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies at Canterbury University. Photo: Canterbury University

3:10 Kiwi director Jessica Hobbs on making Season Four of The Crown

It's one thing to be at the helm of episodes that tell the story of the royal family for the popular TV series, The Crown. There's a whole new level of expectation when Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana are added to the mix. No worries for Kiwi director Jessica Hobbs. We'll talk to her about season four of The Crown.

3:35 Stories from Our Changing World. Pua o te Reinga - return of the Flower of the Underworld

Pua o te Reinga, known to scientists as Dactylanthus, is New Zealand's only fully parasitic flowering plant. It lives most of its life underground, except when it flowers. Alison Ballance joins iwi representatives and conservationists at Zealandia sanctuary, in Wellington, as they welcome back seeds of this mysterious plant.

Nature photographer David Mudge helps plant Dactylanthus seeds at Zealandia ecosanctuary in Wellington.

Nature photographer David Mudge helps plant Dactylanthus seeds at Zealandia ecosanctuary in Wellington. Photo: RNZ / Alison Ballance

3:45 The Panel with Cindy Mitchener and Alan McElroy