Navigation for Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 24 March 2021

 

1:00 Covid 19 Update with Dr Ashley Bloomfield

1:20 Solar tsunami risk in Aotearoa 

We've talked quite a lot about tsunami in the water recently, but they can also happen in space! A large solar tsunami could have a huge impact on lives here on our third rock from the sun, but we don't really understand when one might arrive. A new unit at the Otago Museum is working on better understanding solar weather.

The Museum's Science Engagement Coordinator Māori Toni Hoeta joins Jesse to discuss the power of solar weather and how we're trying to understand it. 

Sunspot with streamers of super-hot, electrically charged gas (plasma) arc from the surface of the Sun, revealing the structure of the solar magnetic field.

Sunspot with streamers of super-hot, electrically charged gas (plasma) arc from the surface of the Sun, revealing the structure of the solar magnetic field. Photo: Credit NASA Ann Ronan Picture Library

1:30 Master of Chesse Juliet Harbutt

Juliet Harbutt, often described as the 'Master of Cheese' is holding a master class in Auckland on Friday night. 

She set up both the New Zealand Cheese Awards and the British Cheese Awards, has regularly featured on the BBC food programme, and helped introduce artisan cheeses into supermarket giants Tesco and Marks & Spencer.

Her cheese master class will also raise money for Tearfund's Sri Lanka Dairy Expansion Project.

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Photo: RNZ/Carol Stiles

A heritage apple, the Yellow Ingestre saved by the Open Orchard Project

A heritage apple, the Yellow Ingestre saved by the Open Orchard Project Photo: Supplied/Robyn Guyton

1:35 Saving heritage apples in New Zealand

Yesterday on the show we spoke to Dave Benscoter, a former FBI agent who uses his investigative skills to hunt down heritage apples in the US. 

We got so much feedback on that, including from people telling us about various heritage apple projects happening in New Zealand. So we thought we'd talk Robyn Guyton, who is one of the people behind the Open Orchard Project, an Otago/Southland group dedicated to getting all the best heritage apples back into gardens and orchards around the region.

Robyn and her husband Robert have been seeking out heritage apples brought over by migrants from Europe and other places since the early 2000's and Robyn tells us how many unique species they've managed to save.

 

1:55 Afternoons Quiz Robert Kelly

RNZ producer and onetime bookseller Robert Kelly presents his weekly quiz.

 

2.12 Podcast Critic Katy Atkin

In her last podcast chat with Jesse, Katy talks about Conning the Con - a Kiwi podcast by sister Emma and Sarah Ferris and The Freshwater Five - by the Guardian.

 

2:25 Bookmarks with Jenna Sauers

Today's Bookmarks guest is writer and former model Jenna Sauers, who's a self-described "New Yorker and New Zealander via Iowa".

Jenna has written for some of the big names like Jezebel, The Guardian, GQ, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She was also behind the Modelslips blog, writing  as ''Tatiana Anymodel'', which developed a cult following with explosive, written accounts of what really happens to models in the fashion industry.

Jenny Sauers

Jenny Sauers Photo: Photograher: Dana Drori.

 

3:10 Whitbread round the world skipper, Tracy Edwards on "Maiden" documentary

No one was going to give Tracy Edwards the chance to crew aboard a boat in the epic Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. The male dominated sport shut her out, so she opened her own syndicate, assembling all women crew and did it herself.

The documentary Maiden retraces their voyage. We'll talk to Tracy Edwards about the New Zealand premiere and how to stop being a bystander in your own life.

3:35 Stories from Our Changing World.

 

3:45 The Panel with Jo McCarroll and Alan McElroy