1:15 Update on connectivity for internet users

Communication and access to information has been a major issue with both power outages and damage to broad band infrastructure.

Andy Carroll is the general manager of customer network operations at Chorus - provider of telecommunications, he is leading their work in the field.

They've been working to restore internet and have put in some temporary measures

Andy talks to Jesse about what people can expect in the coming weeks in terms of connectivity.

Crews worked to restore a cable which was torn from a bridge near Tologa Bay by the swollen Hikuwai River after Cyclone Hale.

Crews worked to restore a cable which was torn from a bridge near Tologa Bay by the swollen Hikuwai River after Cyclone Hale. Photo: Supplied / Chorus

1:25 Connecting cyclone ravaged areas with temporary bridges

Hundreds  of bridges have been impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle across Aotearoa.

Work is underway to assess them on a case by case basis, and set up temporary bridges known as Bailey Bridges.

Daniel Chrighton is national engineering manager for Downer.  

He lives in Gisborne and is directly involved in the infrastructure response. He explains how the temporary bridges are installed and how safe they are until there's permanent structures in place.

A damaged bridge seen during a flight over Gisborne after Cyclone Gabrielle.

A damaged bridge seen during a flight over Gisborne after Cyclone Gabrielle. Photo: East Coast MP Kiritapu Allan

1:35 Looking after babies during a disaster

A volunteer group in Haumoana, Hawkes Bay said yesterday that while they are appreciative of donations it is important they get the right things.

Individual volunteering centres have information available online about what they need - if you are able to access those websites that is the best place to start.

Alongside toiletries, toothbrushes, toilet paper, gumboots, socks and underwear many centre are asking for baby formula, nappies and shelf stable food.

Our next guest joins the show to provide as much information as possible about breastfeeding and bottle feeding in an emergency for babies aged 0 - 12 months. La Leche board chair Janine Pinkham talks to Jesse.

Napier family business Ericksen Honda in Napier distributed donations of generators after Cyclone Gabrielle, 18/2/23

Photo: RNZ/ Tess Brunton

1:45 Tech Tuesday with Daniel Watson

Dan Watson has some handy hints for being prepared for a disaster and how to stay connected. 

2:10 Book Critic: Pip Adam 

Today Pip reviews, Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires by Douglass Rushkoff, We are made of diamond stuff by Isabel Waidner and Either/Or by Elif Batuman.

2:20 Music feature: Paul Williams

For today's music feature we learn more about a music icon.

Paul Williams. Not to be confused with the New Zealand musical comedian from Nelson.

We're talking about Paul Williams the legendary US songwriter, singer and actor.

He wrote a number of cult classic soundtracks, and songs for many including Bowie, Barbra Streisand and the Muppets.

Marty Jones takes us through the life and music of the composer.

Composer Paul Williams

Composer Paul Williams Photo: By Super Festivals from Ft. Lauderdale, USA - PED_1807, CC BY 2.0

3:10 Blocking the path of potential mass shooters

Christchurch. Uvalde, Columbine Port Arthur.  A database  in St Paul Minnesota may hold the clues that can help us understand why mass shootings are happening at such an alarming rate. For more than 5 years, The Violence Project has been gathering data from perpetrators of mass shootings in prison, their  families,  childhood friends,  work colleagues and schoolteachers. They've read manifestos and social media posts of murderers, and  talked to people who planned a mass shooting and changed their minds. Dr James Densley is one of the co-founders of The Violence Project and says there are big and small steps that can be taken to block the path of a mass killer. 

Dr James Densley

Dr James Densley Photo: supplied

3:30 Spoken Feature: BBC Witness 

On 16 February 1923, the sealed burial chamber of ancient Egypt's most famous pharaoh Tutankhamun was opened for the first time.

Mike Gallagher takes us back to the Valley of the Kings and the discovery of the ancient Egyptian ruler king's resting place in 1922 by the English archaeologist Howard Carter. 

Discovering Tutankhamun's tomb

Discovering Tutankhamun's tomb Photo: bbc.co.uk

3:45 The Panel with Sally Wenley and Wade Jackson