Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 25 November 2020
1:17 Heavy flooding in New Plymouth
Stormy weather has been making its way down the country.
Downpours in Taranaki started overnight in the day and by midday 90mm of rain had fallen at New Plymouth Airport, more than in all of last of last November.
We speak to the principal of St Joseph's Primary School, Mike Dowd, to hear about flooding in the area.
1.22 Stormy weather on way for most of NZ
Thunderstorms and heavy rain have begun lashing the North Island with more forecast for both islands.
NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll joins us to let us know what we can expect.
1:27 Exercise plan for women with terminal cancer
Auckland University is running a programme for women with terminal breast cancer helping them to keep up their exercise regimes.
The Exercise Sciences Department gives clinical help as well as social support through its METS programme, that helps the women develop an exercise plan that helps increase their stamina and reduce their fatigue.
We're joined by Dr Stacey Reading, who's leading the programme. He says that men who have terminal breast cancer are also welcome to join.
1:37 New research on takatāpui/LGBTIQ homelessness
Little is known about how the takatāpui/LGBTIQ+ community experiences homelessness in this country.
Brodie Fraser is doing her bit to change that, she's just completed her PHD on the subject at the University of Otago's Department of Public Health in Wellington.
1:50 Doing David Bowie's makeup - Glenis Daly
We speak to a New Zealander who did the make-up for David Bowie during his legendary Serious Moonlight tour of 1983.
Glenis Daly met Bowie during the filming of Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence in 1982!
2.12 Ellie Jay's podcast picks
Critic Ellie Jay reviews Bed of Lies, Pin Drop and I Saw What You Did.
2:25 Bookmarks: Yealands Chief Winemaker - Natalie Christensen
Natalie Christensen was planning to be a music therapist when she went to university. She played the double bass in the national youth symphony orchestra. Instead she became a wine maker and now she's chief wine maker at Yealands Estate and lauded as one of the globe's most influential women in wine. On Bookmarks today, Natalie talks about her favourite movies, music, books and TV series.
3:10 Plunderers unearthing ancient treasures in the UK
Plundered treasure buried by Vikings or just forgotten by time is being unearthed all over England by modern day plunderers using metal detectors. They're called nighthawks and it's the job of Mark Harrison, Head of Heritage Crime and Policing Advice for Historic England to stop them.
We'll talk to Harrison about the multi-million dollar treasures that have been found, and the heritage that's lost by the illegal trade in artifacts.
3:35 Stories from Our Changing World. Ozone holes & UV radiation
This year's ozone hole is one of the largest of recent years. NIWA's Richard Querel tells Alison Ballance how ozone is measured and explains the science of the ozone hole. And ultraviolet radiation expert Ben Liley, from NIWA, explains how the Antarctic ozone hole actually coincides with a spring peak in ozone levels over New Zealand and why, despite that, we have such high UV levels.
3:45 The Panel with Niki Bezzant and Thomas Pryor