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Lawyer Bryan Stevenson has spent his entire career combating injustice with one guiding principle: each of us is more than the worst thing we've ever done.  Audio

Tuesday 18 February 2020

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1:10 First song: Wulfie - Paralysed

Musician and producer Tim Heeringa, known as Wulfie is set to release his debut single Paralysed on Friday. He joins us from the Christchurch studio to tell us about his musical journey and to play it live for First Song.

Wulfie

Wulfie Photo: Supplied

1:17 What is the Serious Fraud Office? 

News broke this morning that the Serious Fraud Office has today commenced an investigation into the NZ First Foundation. This follows the announcements that the Serious Fraud Office is carrying out prosecution of four people over donations to the National Party.

But what is the SFO? What's its role and why are its investigations and prosecutions so important. 

Len Andersen President of the Criminal Bar Association joins me to explain. 

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Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

1:27 Francine Zuckerman tells new stories of Munich 1972 

The 1972 Munich Olympics attacks were so momentous they made the word Munich synonymous with terrorism throughout the last quarter of the twentieth century. Director Francine Zuckerman has made a film about a lesser known story of the aftermath involving four women who hadn't expected to get caught up in the aftermath. 

After Munich is screening at the Capitol Cinema in Auckland next Wednesday as part of the Doc Edge festival  and Francine joins me now in the Auckland Studio. 

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Photo: Doc Edge

1:35 Moving 250 Western Springs geese to new homes

A new year and a new home for 250 geese who were resident at Western Springs in Auckland.

The population had grown out of control causing problems for the birds and the public so the call went out for a new home for them. Two land owners north of Auckland came to the rescue.

Auckland Council's Head of Operational Management and Maintenance, Anges McCormack explains to Jesse how the big move went.

100 birds bound for Northland after Western Springs goose chase

100 birds bound for Northland after Western Springs goose chase Photo: RNZ / YouTube

1:50 Lisa West on casting the limelight on Aotearoa's bugs 

A love for gardening and weeding has led jeweler Lisa West down a rabbit hole of making creepy crawlies visible to people who look right past them in the wild. 

Her exhibition Everyday Invisible is on at the Masterworks Gallery in Auckland until the 7th of March. 

2:10 Book Critic Robert Kelly on Vampire fiction

It's time for our Tuesday book slot and this week Robert Kelly is having another go at inventing a new genre - Vampire fiction!

Jemaine Clement as the 862 year old vampire Vladislav in 'What We Do in the Shadows' (with Taika Waititi's character Viago)

Jemaine Clement as the 862 year old vampire Vladislav in 'What We Do in the Shadows' (with Taika Waititi's character Viago) Photo: NZ Film Commission

2:20 Doris Day- the best voice of a generation

In our Music Feature today Musicologist Dr Gregory Camp from the University of Auckland explores the life achievements of American singer and actress Doris Day who starred in almost forty movies across two decades from the 1940's to the 1960's.

Doris Day in 1957

Doris Day in 1957 Photo: Wiki Commons uncopyrighted film still

3:10 Just Mercy - US lawyer Bryan Stevenson on helping wrongly convicted death row inmates

Lawyer Bryan Stevenson has spent his entire career combating injustice with one guiding principle: each of us is more than the worst thing we've ever done. His memoir about helping wrongly convicted death row inmates  and others, Just Mercy, is now a film. Stevenson talks about the movie, and a museum he opened in the Deep South to confront slavery, lynching and segregation.  
 

3:30 Spoken Feature: Goer

Our series with retired broadcaster Ian Johnstone concludes today, as we hear his tales of travelling in Europe with his wife Marjorie. Ian calls it their "Geriatric OE".

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day 

4:05 The Panel with Alexia Russell and Ian Taylor