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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 24 December 2020

 

12:35 Gray Bartlett, Carson Taare and Mark Denniston perform a live Christmas song

Gray Bartlett and Carson Taare at RNZ Auckland

Gray Bartlett and Carson Taare at RNZ Auckland Photo: RNZ

12:45 Profiling the new Olympic sports: Karate

Now to the final in our series on the four sports debuting at next year's Tokyo Olympics
so far we've talked about climbing, surfing and skateboarding

Today it's the turn of Karate - which makes it's Olympic debut in the country where it all began - Japan

Rebecca Merrifield and Grant Holland tell us how it will work

New Caledonia dominated karate at the Pacific Mini Games.

New Caledonia dominated karate at the Pacific Mini Games. Photo: Peter Carroll/Van 2017 Media

1:15 Spending Christmas in managed isolation

5700 New Zealanders will spend Christmas day on their own, in managed isolation.

One of them is Georgia Mahaffie who recently returned home from New York.

The Sudima Hotel in Christchurch which is being used as an isolation facility.

The Sudima Hotel in Christchurch which is being used as an isolation facility. Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

1:30 Niki Bezzant on why we always get extra potato fritters

Now to an investigation about a kiwi favourite - the potato fritter.

A few months ago RNZ's Megan Whelan found herself pondering why, when you buy a potato fritter in New Zealand, there are invariably two or three in the bag...

She put the question to the people of Twitter, and food and nutrition writer Niki Bezzant took it upon herself to find out.

Niki Bezzant with a potato fritter

Niki Bezzant with a potato fritter Photo: Supplied/ Niki Bezzant

 

1:45 Kiwi musicians fundraising to save venues

A huge roster of New Zealand musicians have pooled their efforts to make a fundraising album for beloved Auckland venues Whammy and Wine Cellar. The roster includes Marlon Williams, The Beths and Reb Fountain and many more. Anthony Metcalfe has wrangled this all together and he joins Emile to talk about how important these venues are for artists. 

Reb Fountain performing at WOMAD 2020

Reb Fountain performing at WOMAD 2020 Photo: Isabella Brown

 

2:10 Music Critic Dianne Swann

It is the time of the year for music fans and critics alike to put together their best-of lists - and the album Dianne wants to talk about is Summerlong by Rose City Band.

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Photo: Rose City Band

 

2:30 Nostalgia listening: the songs that have comforted us in 2020

According to research by Dr Timothy Yu-Cheong Yeung  from the University of Leuven in Belgium, lockdown has turned many of us into nostalgia listeners!

He analysed data from almost 17 trillion plays of songs on Spotify in six European countries, including the UK, and found that lockdown had a profound effect on the trend of nostalgic listening.

So we asked our listeners to tell us the old songs they've been listening to this year.

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3:10 Link 3

 

3:15 Ask the Farmer: Steve Wyn Harris

Steve joins us to talk about farmers would be happier if Christmas was on June 25th

 

3:30 The history of NZ department stores

We are in the midst of Christmas shopping.  Much of this shopping will take place in suburban shopping malls but some of us will still be shopping in traditional department stores.  Today historian Grant Morris takes a look at the history of some of our most iconic department stores.

Kirkcaldie & Stains building, on the corner of Lambton Quay and Johnston Street, Wellington

Kirkcaldie & Stains building, on the corner of Lambton Quay and Johnston Street, Wellington Photo: https://natlib.govt.nz/records/22908670

3:35 Spoken Feature Eyewitness

3:45 The Panel with Alan McElroy and Julia Hartley Moore