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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 21 January 2021

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1:17 NZer to head UN Development and Innovation programme for Asia Pacific region

Kate Sutton's in between two very big jobs right now. She's about to head to Thailand to head up the UN's Development programme for the Asia Pacific region at the Innovation Centre in Bangkok

Her experience working at the Nesta Foundation in the UK has led to her taking on the big task of using innovation and business to improve people's lives. She talks to Jesse about how she's going to take on the challenge.

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1:27 How online harms spills from the virtual to the real world

A book on insights and analysis of how online platforms enable harassment written before the riots on Capitol Hill, has just been released.

The author of Gaming the Dynamics of Online Harassment, Dr Kevin Veale, talks to Jesse about what he's found by looking indepth and the shift of harm from online into the real world.

Gaming the Dynamics of Online Harassment book cover

Gaming the Dynamics of Online Harassment book cover Photo: supplied

1:35 Musicians robbed of all their equipment

The livelihood of Nicola and Brad Thompson has come to an abrupt halt after thieves took their tandem trailer containing more than 100 thousand dollars worth of musical equipment.

The pair, who perform as the The Monroes, are now appealing for sightings of the distinct vehicle in the hope of getting their gear back and the ability to earn money. Their friend Layton Lillas talks to Jesse about the situation.

Trailer stolen from Hamilton band

Trailer stolen from Hamilton band Photo: Nicola Thomson/Facebook

1:45 Great album

2:10 Music Critic: Colin Morris

Today Colin Morris reviews the album, The New O.K by Drive By Truckers and Paul Simon.

2:25 NZ Screen History: Remembering Close to Home

Close to Home was New Zealand's very first soap opera. It screened from 1975 until 1983, and centered around a Wellington family, the Heartes, as well as their friends and neighbours.

We thought it was the perfect show to launch off our new series looking back at New Zealand screen history - at this time each week we'll talk to someone behind a classic New Zealand tv show or movie.

To look back at Close to Home Jesse is joined by former television producer and industry veteran Irene Gardiner - who is pretty much an amateur screen historian with an encycloepadic knowledge of the screen industry.

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Photo: Screenshot/NZ on Screen


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3:15 Solving the World's Problems with Steph Tan

Researcher at the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Yale School of Public Health, Steph Tan, talks about what an ideal school would look like, such as whether or not schools should eliminate grading or punish students for bad behavior. You can also hear more from Steph on her podcast here

Steph Tan

Steph Tan Photo: supplied

3:25 The history of New Zealand’s Coats of Arms

We all sing the national anthem and we recently had a vote about the national flag, but how many of us pay any attention to our Coats of Arms? 

Today our regular historian Grant Morris investigates the history of both our national and local Coats of Arms.

NZ Coats of Arms

NZ Coats of Arms Photo: Composite/Te Ara


3:35 Spoken Feature BBC Witness


3:45 The Panel with Garry Moore and Tayyaba Khan