Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 31 March 2021
1.12 First Song: Reb Fountain
For today's first song, Reb Fountain, gives a taste of her upcoming show, a tribute to Nick Cave, at the Auckland town hall.
Her show is part of the Auckland Arts Festival which had to change its dates due to the alert level 3 lockdown in the city last month.
1:17 Australian academics back NZ on deportation policy
An Australian professor says Australia's deportation policy is risking serious and lasting damage to its relationship with New Zealand,
and New Zealanders have a right to be angry when Australia deports a 15-year-old, as was revealed earlier this month.
Ian Coyle is an adjunct professor in law and psychology at La Trobe University and talks to Jesse about why he's not in favour of the deportation policy.
1:37 NZ PR firm implicated in perverting the course of justice in rich lister trial
A PR firm was hired by a Kiwi rich lister in an attempt to dissolve an indecent assault complaint..
The rich lister, who has name suppression, was found guilty last week of indecently assaulting three men and twice attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Yesterday, the PR figures were revealed to be Jevan Goulter and Allison Edmonds, and they were immmunity witnesses in the trial.
Sam Hurley is an New Zealand Herald business journalist who has written about their activities and talks to Jesse about the efforts to stop the complainants giving evidence in the trial.
1:35 Aged residential care NZers to get COVID vaccine soon
Residents in aged care facilities will be the next who are going to be getting their COVID-19 vaccinations.
The roll out through this sector is expected to take place early in April.
The Minister for Seniors Dr Ayesha Verrall talks to Jesse about their plans to get older vulnerable New Zealanders vaccinated.
1:55 Afternoons Quiz Robert Kelly
RNZ producer and onetime bookseller Robert Kelly presents his weekly quiz.
2.12 Podcast Critic: Ellie Jay
2:25 Bookmarks with Julia Marshall
For Bookmarks today we have Julia Marshall. She's the founder of the children's book publisher Gecko Press in Wellington.
Earlier this year she won the Storylines Margaret Mahy Award for a lifetime achievement and contribution to children's literature.
She talks about what she likes to read, watch and listen to in her down time.
3:10 Technology obsession is destroying empathy - M.I.T Professor Sherry Turkle
M.I.T Professor Sherry Turkle is that angel on the shoulders of the people who create new technology, whispering reminders about the human consequences of what we create. For years, she's warned about how our obsession with devices destroys empathy. She chronicles her own path of discovery about how much we are changed by technology in her memoir, The Empathy Diaries.
3:35 Stories from Our Changing World: Complexity – six months of Kaikoura earthquake science
In Alison Ballance’s second retrospective, she heads back to 2017, six months after the destructive magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake. Alison went to GNS to talk with scientists who were busy collecting data and analysing what happened during this very complex seismic event.
3:45 The Panel with Julia Hartley Moore and Chris Gallavin