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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 15 February 2021


1:12 First song


1:17 Covid-19 explainer with Shaun Hendy

Covid-19 data modelling expert, Shaun Hendy, joins Jesse to explain what we know so far about the new community cases.

Lockdown restrictions in Auckland started at midnight and will last three days, although the government will revise the status daily. The rest of the country is under alert level 2.

Covid-19 testing, checkpoints

Photo: RNZ / AFP

1.27 Auckland hospitality hit hard by another alert level change 

The swift change to alert level three for Auckland has hit the hospitality sector hard. 

Already struggling in the CBD where foot traffic has been down, restaurant owner Mandy Lusk talks to Jesse about how the latest lock down is hurting morale as well as profits. 

Vivace Restaurant

Vivace Restaurant Photo: Heart of the City

1.34 The Pacific Islands Forum in peril as nations quit 

There has been a growing political rift in the Pacific Islands forum of which New Zealand and Australia play a key role. 

Some nations are quitting the forum after a disagreement about who the new Secretary General of the group should be. 

Jonathan Pryke is director or the Pacific Islands Programme at the Lowy Institute in Australia, he explains what's happening. 

Foreign Ministers from the Pacific Island Forum

Foreign Ministers from the Pacific Island Forum Photo: supplied

1:45 Great NZ Album


2:10 Television Critic: Emma John 

Today Emma has a look It's A Sin on TVNZ and Eggplant on TVNZ On Demand. She also talks about some "classics" from the 90s/2000s she's been watching with her children. 

The Eggplant web series

Photo: YouTube / TVNZ

2:20  Employers legal obligations in alert level 3 

EMA head of advocacy and strategy talks to Jesse about what workers can expect with the sudden alert level changes and being paid if they can't go to work, or work remotely. 

Female freelancer in her casual home clothing working remotly from her dining table in the morning. Home kitchen in the background.

Photo: Matej Kastelic/123RF

2:30 Expert on the human metabolism

We've all heard the saying about people having a fast or a slow metabolism - is true and how does it come about?

This week for our expert feature we're speaking to Auckland university's medical faculty professor Clare Wall.

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3:10 Dr Michael E. Mann on fighting a new climate war

There's the old climate war, the one where fossil fuel interests put all their efforts into denying there's a problem. And then there's the new one. Denial isn't  working anymore says Dr. Michael E. Mann. He's the director of the  Earth System Science Center at Penn State. He says the new climate war deploys 'inactivists" who block efforts to wean the world off fossil fuels.  Dr Mann tells us what can be done about these new tactics and why he's optimistic about saving the planet. 

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Photo: 123RF

3:35 Voices with Kadambari Raghu-kumar 

In 'Voices' today; Kadambari Raghukumar discusses the Myanmar military coup with member of the diaspora. 

3:45 The Panel with Heather Roy and Ian Powell