Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 9 September 2021
1.00 COVID update live
1.15 First Song: Rise Up from Tomorrow People
Today's first song has been released as part of Waiata Anthems week and stands out because it's a trilingual song incorporating, Māori, English and Samoan. Jesse speaks to Tana Tupai from Tomorrow People about their song, Rise Up.
1:20 Digging into how By Now Pay Later operates
A listener has come to the programme to ask a financial question that we had to dig deep to find the answer for.
Listener Nick wanted to know how interest-free Buy Now Pay Later companies like AfterPay are financed, given credit in the past usually came at a cost to the user.
It's a great question and we've invited Tom Hartmann from Sorted to answer it.
1:30 Two cars, gumboots and a headlamp - how a Blenheim midwife gets to work
Being a midwife is already a tough job, but for one in Marlborough, its been a bit tougher since flooding in July wrecked havoc on the region's roads and terrain.
But Suzie Edmonds has devised a clever solution to get her to work in Blenheim while the road is repaired.
She talks to Jesse about how she's negotiating through the damage to get to her shifts at Wairau Hospital.
1:35 Detector Gadget gets a special ferry ride to the vet!
DOC detector dog, Gadget, has been on duty on Rakiura Stewart island with her handler Sandy King.
But an accident last weekend meant a few favours had to be called in to get her the proper care.
Sandy talks to Jesse about getting Gadget back to the mainland and on the mend!
1:45 Great album: Grinderman self titled album
For today's Link 3 winner, they will get a copy of Grinderman's self titled album from 2007. The band is considered a side project for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
2:10 Music Critic: Tony Stamp
Today Tony looks at new music from quickly, quickly and Little Simz.
2:25 NZ Screen History: The televised horror of 9/11
For NZ Screen History today we're doing something a bit different. We speak to former TVNZ managing editor Paul Cutler about the unfolding horror of 9/11 in the US, where he had just started his new job as supervising producer for CNN International.
3:10 Link 3
3:15 Your Money with Mary Holm
Today Mary looks at ways to manage your mortgage in particular with an eye on interest rates which are predicted to rise in the near future.
On today's episode from RNZ podcast, Eyewitness: Fashion designer Barbara Herrick shares her experience of meeting Queen Elizabeth the Second, creating an exclusive evening brand that made women feel beautiful, and how Dior’s ‘New Look’ revolutionized fashion for women after the end of the World War 2.
3:45 The Panel with Sue Kedgley and Neil Miller