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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 23 June 2021

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1:00 Covid-19 Government announcement 

1:17 Covid-19 tourist's visit to Wellington 

New Zealand's Covid-19 response is swinging into action again after a positive case in Sydney was announced. 

The man who has tested positive spent the weekend  with his partner in the capital as a tourist - visiting several locations in the city. Professor of Medicine from Auckland University  Des Gorman joins Jesse to discuss the bubble between New Zealand and Australia. 

Covid-19 Testing Centre, Taranaki St, Wellington

Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas

1:27 Behind the scenes of the Yoghurt Mafia

RNZ has today published an amazing story about two inmates going from making methamphetamine to making yoghurt.

Eva Corlett has spoken to the men who shared their story about this  very unusual prison culture in an article called The Yoghurt Mafia.

Eva talks to Jesse about the two men behind the Yoghurt Mafia and getting them to share their story.

1:37 A listener solution for keeping food fresher for longer

With sky rocketing power prices are there alternatives to rampant refrigerating to keep food fresh?

We were talking on the show last week about the do's and don'ts of food storage and listner Dave Wolland got in touch with his ingenious solution.

Assortment of  fresh fruits and vegetables

Photo: 123RF

1.45 Recap on what's happening at the test cricket world final

New Zealand cricket fans have long been staring down the barrel of a sixth test day for the World Test Championship which is due to kick off tonight at 9:30pm

Unless one of the teams has a meltdown it is looking more and more likely that it will end in a draw.

Co-host of The Spinoff's Cricket podcast The Offspin Alex Braae is gearing up for another late night, he talks to Jesse about the action.

Tim Southee celebrates the lbw of Shubman Gill.


1:55 Afternoons Quiz Robert Kelly

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


2.12 Podcast Critic: Justine Murray


2:25 Bookmarks with Lindy Nelson

Our bookmarks guest today is a voice for change in the agricultural sector as well as a champion for more women in leadership in Aoteroa.

Lindy Nelson is the founder of The Agri-Women's Development Trust, and is chair of Safer Farms - a health and safety action group.

She tells Jesse about her work and her favourite songs, movies, TV shows and books!

Lindy Nelson.

Lindy Nelson. Photo: Jet Productions NZ Ltd.

3:10 The fragility of science and how it can quickly go wrong

In a very short space of time, humans have found a way to live longer lives. We've doubled our life expectancy with scientific and medical innovations. Science writer Steven Johnson investigates how we managed to achieve this incredible feat and how easily it could all change.

Steven Johnson

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3:35 Stories from Our Changing World

Today, Our Changing World looks at how citizen science is helping to regenerate a threatened species at a Christchurch reserve. Katy Gosset meets the volunteers looking after Cook's Scurvy Grass and hears about its connection to New Zealand folklore.

An image of Charlesworth Reserve showing a wetland area in the foreground with harakeke and trees in the background.

Charlesworth Reserve Photo: RNZ/Katy Gosset

3:45 The Panel with Ali Jones and James Nokise