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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 24 June 2021

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1:17 Te Puke school lunch programme provider

The pilot programme for school lunches in Aotearoa is well into its first year and there are lots of different providers working out how to do it.

One of those is The Daily in Te Puke in the Bay of Plenty

It started as a cafe in 2016 but has found new life as a school lunch provider in the wake of the pandemic!

The Daily's General Manager Jo Reha talks to Jesse about how they have adapted from cafe culture to classroom meals.

The Daily team

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1:27 The designer behind the new Predator Free logo

A new logo was recently unveiled for the Predator Free 2050 movement. Tyrone Ohia is the designer who came up with the new look logo which includes Māori representation.

Jesse talks to Tyrone who's firm "Extended Whanau" also won the supreme award at the New Zealand Design Awards in 2020.

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Photo: Predator Free New Zealand

1:35 Super fan, Ben Hurley, on the Black Caps World Test Championship win

The Black Caps beat India by eight wickets in the first World Test Championship final in a rain-affected match which really could have gone in any direction.There are plenty of bleary eyed fans around today who stayed up overnight to watch the historic win. Among them was comedian and cricket tragic Ben Hurley! He talks to Jesse about the Black Caps claiming the world title.

Kane Williamson the New Zealand Blackcaps captain lifts the World Test Championship Mace surrounded by teammates at Southampton, England on Saturday 23rd June 2021.

Photo: Photosport Ltd 2021

1:45 Great album: All That You Can't Leave Behind

For link three today we have a classic U2 album to give away. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of U2's 10th studio album, All That You Can't Leave Behind, a vinyl copy has been released. The original went to number 1 in 32 countries and has sold over 12 million copies to date.

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Photo: Universal Music

2:10 Music Critic: Tony Stamp

Today Tony Stamp looks at some new tracks from Japanese Breakfast and Another Michael.

2:25 NZ Screen History: What Now

This week NZ Screen History celebrates New Zealand's longest-running children's show - What Now.

Hard to believe but What Now turned 40 this year!

The creator of What Now, Rex Simpson, and former presenter, Stacey Morrison, join Jesse in the Auckland studio to take a walk down memory lane. 

3:10 Link 3


3:15 Solving the World's Problems with Dave Armstrong

Today Dave is looking at three issues facing Wellington right now. COVID in the Capital is on the top of his list, followed by the city's spatial plan and the ongoing dramas with the buses.

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Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas

3:15 History with Dr Grant Morris

Today historian Dr Grant Morris talks about how soon is too soon to write history after the event. It is always difficult to analyse major events when you are living through them.  History always provides the benefit of hindsight but how long should the historian wait until looking back?  Today Dr Grant Morris looks at this question today and provide some possible answers.

Niall Ferguson, one of the UK's most renowned historians, during a lecture in 2017.

Photo: AFP

3:35 Spoken Feature: Covid Generation

Generation Covid is a new four-part series from RNZ about trying to launch your adult life during the worst pandemic in a century. Made by members of Generation Covid, the series talks about being forced to change life plans, how you cope (and when you don't) staying in touch (at least online) and what happens next. Today's episode follows Ayana Piper-Healion, who had to leave her dream job in LA to return to NZ to live in a tiny caravan.

Inside the caravan.

Inside the caravan. Photo: Ayana Piper-Healion

3:45 The Panel with Sue Bradford and Neil Miller