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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 27 May 2021

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1:17 State of Victoria set to go back into lockdown

The State of Victoria is poised to go into another lock down after a surge of COVID-19 in Melbourne.

Jesse speaks to Harriet Pudney in Melbourne about the state's new restrictions coming into place. It's expected the lock down will come into force at midnight tonight for seven days.

Health department officials arrive to inspect a restaurant and bar in Melbourne on May 12, 2021.

Health department officials arrive to inspect a restaurant and bar in Melbourne on May 12, 2021. Photo: AFP / William West

1:27 Call for help for donor conceived children who connect with their biological parents

A group of people who are a result of anonymous egg and or sperm donations are calling on the government to honour a commitment made through a law change in 2004 to help them find out more about their donor DNA.

Rebecca Hamilton is among those who is seeking to find out more about her donor father and is frustrated by the lack of action or help for children who were born via donors after 2005.

She talks to Jesse about what's been happening and the difficulties in tracking down donors and a looming deadline for the government for donor children born in the last 17 years.

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1:35 Tui Keenan's Gisborne hunting trips changing lives

Former Gisborne police officer Tui Keenan first shared her personal journey of learning to hunt and gather kai on the Maori TV show, Hunting with Tui

Now she's sharing her skills with local whanau and rangatahi - teaching them how to forage, hunt and fish in the local bush and mountains, which she says is a life changing experience for many of them.

1:45 Myanmar community in Dunedin holding solidarity event

A multi-media concert is being held in Dunedin tonight to generate solidarity for the people of Myanmar.

Virginia Henderson, along with the Dunedin Myanmar community, has put the show together and talks to Jesse about why they are coming together and the situation in Myanmar.

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1:50 Great album: Nothing But The Best, Frank Sinatra compilation.

Frank Sinatra compilation album originally released in 2008, now available for the first time on vinyl.The 2LP product comes with two standard weight colour vinyl.

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2:10 Music Critic: Colin Morris

Today Colin Morris looks at Peggy Seeger's album, First Farewell. For behind the scenes he has a look at the story behind The Pogues hit, Dirty Old Town.

2:25 NZ Screen History: Popstars

Before there was 'Popstars' there was 'Popstars 22 years ago.

The prototype of the new Popstars hit our screens in 1999, and from it emerged the pop band True Bliss.

The show format went on to become an international franchise, and it's credited with inspiring shows like American Idol and The X Factor.

Musician and former front man of Th' Dudes Peter Urlich was the band's manager on the show, and a mentor post-show. Together with  Gabe McDonell from Audioculture he talks to Jesse about the tv phenomenon.


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3:15 Solving the World's Problems with Steve Wyn-Harris 

Today Steve's talking about he's Solving the World's Problems, literally, by planting tens of thousands of trees on his own farm over the past four decades.

Steve Wyn-Harris

Steve Wyn-Harris Photo: Steve Wyn-Harris

3:25 The surprising history of NZ's Governors-General

Dame Cindy Kiro has just been announced as NZ's next Governor-General.  Dame Cindy will become the the 38th individual to serve in the role of Governor or Governor-General since its establishment in 1841.  But who are the other 37?  Today historian Dr Grant Morris looks at some of the more interesting facts relating to Governors and Governors-General between 1883 to 1980.

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3:35 Spoken Feature BBC Sporting Witness

At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Maria Mutola won Mozambique's first ever gold medal in the 800 metres. Mutola had long been regarded as the finest female middle-distance runner of her generation, but she had suffered shock defeats at the previous two Olympics. Her exceptionally long Olympic career would continue until Beijing 2008, her sixth games. She talks to Ashley Byrne.

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3:45 The Panel with Penny Ashton and Peter Dunne