Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 28 January 2021
1.12 First Song:
1:17 Climate change: Moving from advocacy to action
It's time for New Zealand to move from "advocacy to action" when it comes to climate change, says the Sustainable Business Council.
The council's executive director, Mike Burrell, says it's time to 'go hard and go early' just as the government did with its Covid-19 response.
He joins Jesse in the Auckland studio.
1:27 Ockham NZ Book Awards: Longlist announced for 2021
This year's Ockham New Zealand Book Awards longlist has been announced!
Journalist, writer and literary editor at Newsroom, Steve Braunias, shares his thoughts on the list with Jesse.
1:35 Mapping Irish citizens in New Zealand
Research on Irish in New Zealand is being presented to Parliament tomorrow.
Otago University's Eamon Cleary Chair of Irish Studies, Professor Sonja Tiernan, has done the research, called Friends of Ireland which was commissioned by the Irish Embassy.
She talks to Jesse about what they have discovered about Irish who choose to make Aotearoa their home.
1:45 Great album
2:10 Play Link 3
2:15 Music Critic: Dianne Swann
Today Dianne looks at new music from Arlo Parks, her new album, Collapsed in Sunbeams is being released tomorrow. Closer to home she also talks about the third album released last week, by Wellington based musician Estère.
2:25 NZ Screen History: Gloss
This week we take you back to the mid 80's - a time of Yuppies, shoulder pads, boat shoes, and lots of spending!
Kiwis were glued to shows like Dynasty and Dallas, centered around wealthy American families, and producer Janice Finn had the idea to make a show about a rich Auckland family
The result was Gloss, which ran from 1987 to 1990. It was based around the wealthy Redfern family and their glossy fashion magazine. There was plenty of big hair, big earrings and big egos .
Joining Jesse to look back on the show are two of its creators - producer Janice Finn and writer, Rosemary McLeod.
3:10 Link 3
Today Mary Holm the theme is “watch your spending”. She talks to Jesse about spending is OK as long as you’re not getting into debt!
3:35 Spoken Feature BBC Witness
Inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt young Yemenis took to the streets in spring 2011. Ishraq al-Maqtari was a lawyer and women's rights activist from the southwestern city of Taiz. She took her two young daughters on the first demonstration in her home town. She has been speaking to Sumaya Bakhsh about how the uprising was an unprecedented opportunity for women to have their voices heard. But in Yemen, war and a humanitarian catastrophe followed the popular uprising, so does Ishraq regret taking part in the protests of the Arab Spring?
3:45 The Panel with Niki Bezzant and Chris Wikaira