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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 16 February 2021

 

1:12 First Song

 

1:17 Is alert level 3 enough to contain UK COVID strain? 

Epidemiologists are concerned the latest community cases of COVID in South Auckland are the highly transmissible UK strain. 

Senior political reporter at Newsroom, Marc Daalder, has been looking into the alert level three restrictions and whether they are enough to stop the spread of this strain in the community. He talks to Jesse about the concerns raised.

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1:27 The world of honey bees

Did you know bees can be taught to count or even play soccer?

Victoria University professor of Ecology and Entomology, Phil Lester, has just written a book about the incredible honey bee.

'Healthy Bee, Sick Bee: The Influence of Parasites, Pathogens, Predators and Pesticides on Honey Bees' delves into some of the misconceptions about this creature.

Phil joins Jesse to explain why we probably have "too many" bees in New Zealand.

Victoria University professor of Ecology and Entomology, Phil Lester, has two beehives at the office.

Victoria University professor of Ecology and Entomology, Phil Lester, has two beehives at the office. Photo: Victoria University of Wellington

1:35 Revisting the past: Howick's historical village

Ever visited Auckland's historical village in Howick?

The former farmland contains more than 40 original colonial buildings built in the 1800s.

Its new general manager, Krissy Perrett, is looking at innovative ways to get more young people interested in the past  - including using Tik Tok!

Auckland's historical village in Howick.

Auckland's historical village in Howick. Photo: Supplied.

The new general manager of Howick's historical village, Krissy Perrett.

The new general manager of Howick's historical village, Krissy Perrett. Photo: Supplied.

1:50 How to Write: A Eulogy 

Funeral celebrant and host of At A Loss podcast, Timothy Giles talks to Jesse about how to write a eulogy and how best to approach it. 

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2:10 Book Critic: Catherine Ross

Today reviewer and librarian Catherine Ross has a look at local books, The Porangi Boy by Shilo Kino, Into The White: Scott's Antarctic Odyssey by Joanna Grochowicz, Finding by David Hill and I am not Esther by Fleur Beale. She also recommends The Book of Knowing by Gwendoline Smith for teens to understand and control their emotions.  

2:20 Musical Mistakes with Tony Stamp

From swearing to coughing and forgotten lyrics - Tony Stamp from RNZ Music shares some of the songs where mistakes made the final cut.

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr takes another break during the protracted Let It Be sessions.

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr takes another break during the protracted Let It Be sessions. Photo: Supplied / thebeatles.com

 

3:10 Former FBI director James Comey 

From the moment Donald Trump became president, the career and legacy of Former FBI director James Comey became inextricably linked to the man who fired him.  Comey is calling for a truce with the former president. He tells us what he would do  about the attack on the capitol if he were still America's top law enforcement  officer and why respect for the truth must be restored in America.  

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 8, 2017.

Photo: AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

3:30 Spoken Feature: BBC Sporting Witness 

In 1996, Nova Peris became the first aboriginal Australian to win an Olympic gold medal when the "Hockeyroos" women's hockey team took victory at the Atlanta games. Peris's mother was one of Australia's so-called Stolen Generation - the aboriginal children separated from their families by the state - and Peris experienced racial abuse herself during her sporting career. After triumphing in hockey, she switched to athletics and took another gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in the 200 metres sprint. Nova Peris talks to Robert Nicholson. 
 

3:45 The Panel with Verity Johnson and Chester Borrows