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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 21 December 2020

Afternoons is hosted by Emile Donovan this week

12:35 Profiling the new Olympic sports: Surfing

The Tokyo Olympics are due to take place next year after they were postponed due to Covid.

And four sports will make their Olympic debuts in Tokyo - surfing, skateboarding, climbing and karate.

so over the next four days we are going to learn a bit about each  of these sports and how they will be judged in an Olympic setting - starting with Surfing

We speak to the events and communications manager of Surfing New Zealand Ben Kennings

New Zealand's Billie Scott competing at an ISA World SUP event in El Salvador in November 2019.

New Zealand's Billie Scott competing at an ISA World SUP event in El Salvador in November 2019. Photo: Photosport

12:45 Kiwi adults know more te reo than they realise

Even those who can't speak te reo Māori know more than they think, according to new research from the University of Canterbury.

The research study looked at knowledge of the language held by those who have never deliberately tried to learn it, and found that people are exposed to te reo on a regular basis.

Principal Investigator Professor Jen Hay, of UC's New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour, explains the key findings of the research. 

Principal Investigator Professor Jen Hay and co-author Professor Jeanette King of UC’s New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour.

Principal Investigator Professor Jen Hay and co-author Professor Jeanette King of UC’s New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour. Photo: University of Canterbury

1:17 Buskers, beggars and charities struggling in a cashless society

Charities, buskers and beggars relying on spare change to get a financial boost are struggling in a world where fewer people use cash for any transactions.

Emile speaks to Spencer Ross, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, who's been researching how a cashless society impacts on the community.

Busker Lewis Carroll

Busker Lewis Carroll Photo: RNZ/ Nick Butcher

1.27 Why 'Māoriland' fell out of fashion 

Just over a century ago 'Māoriland' was a popular alternative name for this country, but today it's almost unheard of.

Victoria University professor of English Jane Stafford has studied the history of the word and its usage in early New Zealand literature.

She explains who was using the term, and why it's fallen out of fashion.

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Photo: Supplied

1.34 Measuring Kiwi-Indians' contribution

There are almost a quarter of a million people of Indian ethnicity living in New Zealand, and they contributed $10 billion to the economy in 2019, according to a new report has sought to measure their economic contributions. 

The report was authored by the economist Shamubeel Eaqub and commissioned by the Waitakere Indian Association, its President Sunil Kaushal shares his thoughts on the findings.

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Photo: ©Michael Bradley Photography

1:45 Great NZ Album: I'll be Lightning by Liam Finn

2:10 Television Critic Emma John

For the last television critique this year, Emma John joins Emile to discuss her top ten must watch choices from both 2019 and this year.

2:30 What makes a perfect Christmas Lunch?

Jess Daniell from Jess' Underground Kitchen joins us to share some great Christmas lunch recipes and talk about what makes a perfect Christmas lunch

She shares recipes for:

Jamaican jerk salmon with tropical Salsa

Slow Chicken

Fast Slaw

Jess Daniell's Easy Christmas lunch dishes

Jess Daniell's Easy Christmas lunch dishes Photo: Supplied/Jess Daniell

 

3:10 Jennifer Sander - telling true Christmas stories

The deflated pavlova, the Christmas B-B-Q that didn't happen because someone forgot to check the gas tank,  Christmas stories are the ones that stick with you for a lifetime. 

Jennifer Sander is a publisher and writer who teaches people who to tell their own stories. She's published books about true Christmas stories and will share her tips about how to write stories of your own.

Dave Wolland’s “A Family Christmas”

Dave Wolland’s “A Family Christmas” Photo: Dave Wolland

3:20 Dave Wolland shares his Christmas story 

We put out the call to our listeners to share their own Christmas stories. Cartoonist Dave Wolland had a cracker to share. He talks to Emile about his fond memory from a childhood Christmas he has never forgotten!

 

3:35 Voices

 

3:45 The Panel with Leonie Freeman and Mike Williams