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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 11 March 2021

1.12 First Song:

Andre Mason

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1:17 A new perspective for suicide prevention strategies

Otago University researchers are calling for a new perspective for suicide prevention strategies and interventions.

They found by going online and engaging with people at the onset of a suicidal crisis helped to stop them taking their own lives.

Phd Candidate in the Department of Psychology, Andrew Mason, is the study's lead author, he explains to Jesse what they would like to see change.

Man having counselling

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Where to get help:

Need to Talk? Free call or text 1737 any time to speak to a trained counsellor, for any reason.

Lifeline: 0800 543 354 or text HELP to 4357

Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 / 0508 TAUTOKO (24/7). This is a service for people who may be thinking about suicide, or those who are concerned about family or friends.

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (24/7) or text 4202

Samaritans: 0800 726 666 (24/7)

Youthline: 0800 376 633 (24/7) or free text 234 (8am-12am), or email

What's Up: online chat (3pm-10pm) or 0800 WHATSUP / 0800 9428 787 helpline (12pm-10pm weekdays, 3pm-11pm weekends)

Kidsline (ages 5-18): 0800 543 754 (24/7)

Rural Support Trust Helpline: 0800 787 254

Healthline: 0800 611 116

Rainbow Youth: (09) 376 4155

If it is an emergency and you feel like you or someone else is at risk, call 111.

1:27 10th anniversary of Japan's tsunami

Ten years ago today a powerful earthquake to the north east of Japan's Honshu Island triggered a massive tsunami that devastated coastal Japan.

The magnitude-9.0 earthquake caused a lot of damage itself, and then the waves came.

Director of Ecoast Marine Consulting Jose Borrero is a Coastal Scientist and Engineer who specialises in Tsunami Hazards and talks to Jesse about what we've learnt since that disaster a decade ago.

Devastation in the city of Ofunato, Japan, on March 15, 2011, four days after the earthquake

Devastation in the city of Ofunato, Japan, on March 15, 2011, four days after the earthquake and tsunami. Photo: AFP

1:35 100th anniversary of Chinese Communist Party marks a moment of change

It's the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party this year and celebrations are well underway in China.

But it's also a moment of change for the country politically and culturally for the major world power.

Associate Professor Jason Young from Victoria University has written a piece for the Newsroom website arguing we need to be paying close attention.

Wang Yang presides over a meeting held by the Chairperson's Council of the CPPCC National Committee in Beijing.

Wang Yang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, presides over a meeting held by the Chairperson's Council of the CPPCC National Committee in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua News Agency/Zhang Ling

1:45 Great album: CHANGES ONE

2:10 Music Critic Tony Stamp

Today RNZ's own Tony Stamp talks to Jesse about two new tracks he's enjoying, Fellowship by Serpentwithfeet and Holocene by Zella Day.

2:25 NZ Screen History: C'Mon

We look back on New Zealand's classic 60s pop show C’mon which ran from 1966 to 1969. It was hosted by Peter Sinclair and produced by Kevan Moore.

New Zealand had only had tv since 1960, and a music and performance show like C'Mon was only possible when the Shortland Street television studio came into commission in 1966.

Kevan Moore joins us along with Screen historian Irene Gardiner.



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3:15 Your Money with Mary Holm 

Today Mary talks about the importance of having emergency money set aside for a “rainy day”, how much you should save and when you should use it.

Mary Holm

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

3:35 Spoken Feature: Conversations with my Immigrant Parents

Over the next few weeks we will feature excerpts of podcast and video series Conversations With My Immigrant Parents, hosted by Saraid de Silva and Julie Zhu. This podcast sees different generations within immigrant families sitting down to share intimate stories together.  

From Botswana to Nelson to Pōneke, Judah and his sons Tafara and Pako have experienced multiple communities. They talk about fruit picking, single dad life, and dreams in different languages.

3:45 The Panel with Kathryn Burnett and Conor English