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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 22 March 2021


1:12 First song


1:17 March against Asian hate crime in NZ

Friend of the show Steph Tan, who often speaks to us about public health, is organising a peaceful march against Anti-Asian Hate, to take place this weekend.

The march is a response to the recent Atlanta shooting and a surge in anti-Asian hate crime in the US, and it's also to stand up against the racism experienced by the Asian communities of New Zealand.

Steph is a researcher at he Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Yale School of Public Health and talks to Jesse about the anti-Asian sentiment in New Zealand.

Steph Tan

Steph Tan Photo: Supplied

1.27 Auckland Harbour Bridge skypath may never get off the ground

The current design for the Skypath, the cycling and walking path over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, has been scrapped according to New Zealand Herald senior writer Simon Wilson.

That's because it has run into 'significant and complex engineering issues'...

Simon Wilson explains to Jesse why the skypath may never lift off!

Traffic on the Auckland Harbour Bridge on Tuesday morning.

Photo: RNZ / Jean Bell

1.34 New collective to support locally owned vet clinics

A new collective called Indie Vets has been launched to support the future of locally-owned vet clinics in New Zealand.

One third of veterinary clinics in this country are now owned by a corporation, many of them with offshore owners.

In Christchurch, almost half of the companion animal vet clinics are now owned by offshore corporates.

Dr Steve Merchant, he's a former owner operator veterinarian who has also worked for a corporate vet, talks to Jesse about why keeping vets local is so important.

Veterinarian doctor is making a check up of a cute beautiful cat.

Photo: 123RF

1:45 Great NZ Album


2:10 Television Critic: Emma John 


2:20 Gorsebusters ready to go gangbusters!

300 volunteers have turned up to help the Ōkārito Kayaks gorsebusters project.

Baz Hughes, who runs the business, put the call out in January for people to have a free six day kayaking adventure in exchange for clearing gorse and weeds from the Ōkārito lagoon.

He talks to Jesse about the response and what's in store from today when they get the volunteers to work.

Okarito lagoon

Photo: DOC

2:30 Expert on clouds

This week for our expert segment we're talking about the white fluffy stuff in the sky!

Former Metservice Severe Weather Meteorologist Erick Brenstrum is joining us to answer all your questions about clouds, and more.

Erick, who's also the author of The New Zealand Weather Book, joins Jesse from the Wellington studio. 

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Photo: Flickr / Jeff Kubina

3:10 Cooking for the environment with lots of flavour 

Celebrated food writer Anna Jones has always offered a side of sustainability with her vegetarian cookbooks.   This time, eating well to help the planet is the main course. Every dish uses simple ingredients that are easy to find in the shops and can be cooked without using every saucepan in the kitchen. The new Anna Jones cookbook is called One: Pot, Pan, Planet,  A Greener Way to Cook for You, Your Family and the Planet. She's also shared for listeners three delicious recipes for Persian noodle soup, miso & caramelised banana rice pudding and Korean carrot & sesame pancakes

Anna Jones

Anna Jones Photo: Matt Russell

3:35 Voices

On Voices, Kadambari Raghukumar meets a former refugee about his journey to coming out and owning his sexual identity.

3:45 The Panel with Michele A'Court and Stephen Jacobi