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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 3 February 2021

 

1.12 First Song:

 

1:17 Arguing over herd sizes predicted

Following a recommendation by the Climate Change Commission that herd sizes should be reduced to meet carbon emission reduction targets, an argument's been predicted.

Marc Daalder, Newsroom's senior political reporter, believes there is going to be much debate about herd sizes as new technology is considered as an alternative way to reduce agricultural emissions.

He talks to Jesse about the argument brewing.

dairy cows grazing in a field with New Zealand mountain in the distance

Photo: 123RF

1:27 90 years since the Napier earthquake

A special service has been held in Napier today to mark 90 years since the deadly magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck.

Reporter Tom Kitchin is in Napier and talks to Jesse about the service and what survivors of that quake have shared with him about the day.

Buildings ruined by the 1931 earthquake, Napier. Ref: 1/2-048342-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23196173

Buildings ruined by the 1931 earthquake, Napier. Ref: 1/2-048342-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23196173 Photo: Alexander Turnbull Library

1:37 Fairfield Project restoring the Kukutāruhe gully

The Fairfield project in Hamilton is both a restoration and education programme based in Kukutāruhe gully.

The land being restored was sold to iwi and the community which have been restoring the gully as well as using it as an educational base. Jesse speaks to Vic Arcus who has been informally running the project for the past 6 years.

Kukutāruhe gully

Kukutāruhe gully Photo: Fairfield Project

1:55 Afternoons Quiz Robert Kelly

RNZ producer and onetime bookseller Robert Kelly presents his weekly quiz.

Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly Photo: John Duke

 

2.12 Paul Bushnell on Trumpian podcasts

Paul Bushnell is talking today about two different views of the Trump presidency: Trumpcast and How it Happened.

2:25 Bookmarks - Claire Chitham 

Claire Citham has been a presence on our screens since she was a teenager 

Cast as Shortland Street's Waverley Wilson, she was part of the show until 2004 

She's since gone on to have a very successful career which included a stint as bad-girl Aurora on Outrageous Fortune. 

Throughout all that she's been on a long health and wellness journey as she's learnt to live with Crohn's disease, she's written a book with journalist Kylie Bailey called Good For You, as a guide to good health. 

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Photo: Helen Banker

Claire's choices: 

Books

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

Midnight's Children and Fury by Salman Rushdie

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Happy by Derren Brown

Songs

Glass Animals - Tangerine

Tribe Called Quest - Can I kick it?

Phoenix - If I Ever Feel Better 

Janelle Monae - “Tightrope” - feat Big Boi

Lesson Learnt - Aaron Taylor 

Film/TV titles

Twice Upon A Time 

I May Destroy You 

Yellowstone 

Fresh Eggs!! 

Podcasts 

The Guilty Feminist 

The Doctors Farmacy - Mark Hyman 

The Directors Cut

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard 

Unravel True Crime - Snowball

3:10 How social connections can make you happier, smarter and more resilient 

Hugging a mate, chatting to the barista who makes you a coffee are interactions that are essential for happiness.

Dr Marissa King reveals how social connections can make you smarter more resilient and even help you live longer. Her new book is called Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection

She also offers this tool to assess your own social networks

Dr Marissa King

Dr Marissa King Photo: Supplied/Marissaking.com

 

3:35 Stories from Our Changing World: Engineering new ways to treat dirty water


A University of Canterbury team of environmental engineers and designers tell Alison Ballance that they plan to develop new bioplastics from waste material and use 3D printing to create a new generation of more efficient filters for treating municipal wastewater.

Environmental engineer Aisling O’Sullivan (centre) leads a team developing new ways of treating wastewater. Ricardo Bello-Mendoza (left) and Tim Huber are also on the team.

Environmental engineer Aisling O’Sullivan (centre) leads a team developing new ways of treating wastewater. Ricardo Bello-Mendoza (left) and Tim Huber are also on the team. Photo: RNZ / Alison Ballance

3:45 The Panel with Victoria Stewart & Peter Field