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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 25 January 2021


1:12 Covid-19 community case: An update

The Ministry of Health will hold a Covid-19 briefing at 1pm following the Covid community case in Northland.

Professor Michael Plank, of Te Pūnaha Matatini and the University of Canterbury, joins Jesse to share his thoughts.

A health worker conducts a test at a COVID-19 coronavirus testing centre in the suburb of Northcote in Auckland on August 12, 2020.

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1.20 First song with Paul Cathro

1.27 Call for more action over NZ pyramid schemes

A not-for-profit group is calling for the Commerce Comission to get tougher on those promoting pyramid schemes in Aotearoa.

That comes after the Commission issued a 'Stop Now' letter to Shelly Cullen, a promoter of Lion's Share - a suspected pyramid scheme.

The general manager of Ngā Tāngata Microfinance, Natalie Vincent, speaks to Jesse about her concerns.

Golden coin stacks, cryptocurrency.

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1.34 Family's globetrotting abruptly halted in NZ

The Patton family have been largely nomadic for many years, until COVID stopped their wanderlust here in New Zealand.

They arrived here nearly a year ago, thinking they would stay put for a few months while the pandemic blew over.

Jesse speaks to Chantal Patton about still being in New Zealand one year on and how they are coping with the unscheduled longer stay.

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1:45 Great NZ Album

2:10 Television Critic: Perlina Lau

RNZ Worldwatch's Perlina Lau joins Jesse to talk about Bridgerton on Netflix.

2:20 Writing fiction in the pandemic era

For any novelist wanting to set their next book in 2020 or 2021 there is one obvious obstacle to letting their imaginations run riot.

That's right - the global pandemic.

Writer and associate professor Paula Morris, who is the director of Auckland University's Master of Creative Writing, joins us in the Auckland studio to discuss.

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2:30 Expert on sheep

Philip Armstrong knows a lot about sheep, he has even written a book about them.

He's a cultural historian from Canterbury University - and he is our Monday expert - if you have any questions about sheep for him, email us or text on 2101 (texts cost 20 cents)

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3:10 Embracing emotion in the workplace

It’s your office and you can cry if you want to.  For far too long,  a warped idea of professionalism has tainted the workplace say Liz and Mollie, two friends who combine  their expertise in workplace culture and illustration to encourage  employees to bring their emotions to the office.  They explain why we shouldn’t file away feelings of anger, sadness and frustration while on the clock in their book No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work.

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3:35 Voices

In ‘Voices’ today; Kadambari Raghukumar is in Hawkes Bay learning about how the codling moth population is being kept under check in the region’s apple orchards.

3:45 The Panel with Alexia Russell and Chris Clarke