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Summer Times 2021/2022 for Wednesday 6 January 2021


0905: Covid-19: New lockdown for England 

A new coronavirus lockdown announced by the British government is expected to last until at least mid-February.

We cross to the UK to speak to New Zealander, Michael Oliver, who has lived in London for almost eight years.

A man wearing a mask crosses Soho Road in Birmingham, England.

Photo: AFP

0920: Call for more protections over Covid app data

There are calls for legislation to be put in place to protect how the data collected by the Covid tracer app is used. 

Dr Andrew Chen from Auckland University has written to Health Minister Chris Hipkins and Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield about this.

He tells Jesse what he's proposing.

Contact tracing app COVID-19 pandemic coronavirus. People wearing masks using phones.

Photo: 123rf / Elizaveta Galitckaia

0930: Councils downplay powers to enforce healthy home standards 

Councils have been downplaying the powers they have in enforcing healthy homes 

Renter advocacy group Renters United has found that across 68 councils only 14 repair orders have been issued by council officers in five years - to owners of rentals that aren't up to scratch. 

This is despite laws dating back to 1940 that require councils to enforce Housing Improvement Regulations.

Renters United spokesman Robert Whitaker joins Jesse Mulligan.  

Houses around Lyttelton area in Christchurch

Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

0950: The innovative women of 'Beethoven's Vienna' 

We go to Vienna - to an era - around 1800 - which is commonly considered 'Beethoven's Vienna' 

At that time women weren't really allowed to play music in public - and it was expensive to go to a symphony performance so they recreated the music at home. 

Dr Nancy November has been award $623,000 by the Marsden Fund to take a closer look at the music-making of these innovative women. 

Beethoven Plaza in Vienna, Austria.

Beethoven Plaza in Vienna, Austria. Photo: CC00

10.00 Andy Miller - reading the greats 

Andy Miller reads dead people. He reads books written by authors who have  slipped away or slipped off the radar or both.

Then he talks about them  with co-host John Mitchinson on a hugely popular podcast called Backlisted  

Miller is himself the author of three books including one that made an honest man of him after years of lying about reading some of the greatest and most famous books in the world.

It’s called The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life. 

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Photo: Supplied

10.30 Podcast Black Sheep 

11.00 Bookmarks: Pip Adam

For Bookmarks today, we're talking to someone who writes books for a living and often joins us on Afternoons as our book critic.

Pip Adam also hosts the podcast Better off Read where she speaks to other authors about reading and writing.

Pip joins us in the Wellington studio to share some of her favourite songs, books, films and podcasts with us!

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Photo: Supplied / Ebony Lamb Photography

11.30 Live Rust - Brett Adams and Jol Mulholland

Some of the country's best musicians have been touring the country playing three albums that have helped define rock and pop music 

Called Come Together - the tour has included the likes of Delaney Davidson, Liam Finn, Sam Flynn Scott, Dianne Swann, Tami Neilson, SJD - and more.

The musicians first came together in 2019 to play Neil Young's album Live Rust in its entirety - to celebrate 40 years since it was released. 

They reunited in 2020 and in November they played Brother's in Arms, the Dire Straits album, 

And in December - Abbey Road by the Beatles, this month they'll play Live Rust by Neil Young again 

Jol Mulholland and Brett Adams join Jesse Mulligan for a chat. 

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Photo: Kioui Pix