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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 15 March 2021


1:12 First song


1:17 Questions about improved security 2 years on from Mosque attacks

Two years on from the attacks on worshippers at Christchurch's Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre a security analyst is wondering how much has been improved to prevent another massacre.

Paul Buchanan talks to Jesse about the concerns he has over a lack of progress in monitoring online extremism and the real danger they pose to the public.

Al-Noor Mosque (file photo)

Photo: AFP

1.27 America's Cup locked at 3 all

The America's Cup is turning into a thriller with both Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rosa Prada Pirelli locked in a 3 all draw after six races.

Newsroom's LockerRoom editor, Suzanne McFadden, has been water side for the tight competition and talks to Jesse about what she's taken from what's been happening in the harbour so far.

Emirates Team New Zealand v Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli. Race 5, Day 3 of the America's Cup presented by Prada. Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday the 13th of March 2021. © Copyright photo: Chris Cameron /

Photo: Photosport / Chris Cameron

1.34 New outfit offering free soil testing 

A new project is offering free soil tests for everyone around the country. 

Soilsafe Aotearoa's been launched by Auckland University scientists who want to understand what's in the soil communities are dealing with. 

To tell us more I'm joined by Dr Melanie Kah from the University's School of Environment.

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Photo: RNZ/Carol Stiles

1:45 Great NZ Album


2:10 Television Critic: Claire Chitham

TV critic Claire Chitham shares her thoughts on Giri/Haji and Flowers which are both on Netflix as well as The Great on  Neon.

2:20  40 years of David Lynch 

Under a nationwide level 1 cinemas are all go! Academy Cinemas in Auckland is hosting a retrospective of David Lynch's work, starting this Friday. So, we thought we should talk to an expert to get the real oil on the Lynch back catalogue. Stuff and The Press journalist and film reviewer Philip Matthews joins Jesse to discuss a life's legacy of feature films that challenge the way we expect stories to be told. 

David Lynch

David Lynch Photo: supplied

2:30 Expert Feature: Tramping

Today's expert is going to tell us ALL about tramping...text in with your questions on 2101, or email

Writer and photographer Shaun Barnett is the author of many books about tramping including the best-selling Tramping in New Zealand and A Bunk for the Night.

Tramper, writer and photographer Shaun Barnett with the gear he takes on a tramping trip.

Tramper, writer and photographer Shaun Barnett with the gear he takes on a tramping trip. Photo: Supplied

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Photo: Shaun Barnett


3:10 Transforming childhood anxiety into courage

Every kid needs a superhero when they hear about bad things happening on the news, or feel anxiety about school work or friends. Renee Jain helps kids be the superheroes of their own stories. She works with  kids trying to cope with tough emotions and says anxiety is not a villain.  Learning how to defeat it can be empowering. Her book is called  Superpowered: Transform Anxiety Into Courage, Confidence, And Resilience.  

Renee Jain

Renee Jain Photo: supplied

3:35 Voices

In ‘Voices’ today; cricketer Ajaz Patel talks to Mike Rehu about his journey with the game and making it into the Black Caps’ squad.

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Photo: CD Cricket

3:45 The Panel with Ali Jones & Raf Manji