Jesse hosts an upbeat mix of the curious and the compelling, ranging from the stories of the day to the great questions of our time.
Epidemiologist Dr Larry Brilliant on bringing COVID under control
He helped eradicate smallpox with the World Health Organization, now renowned epidemiologist Dr Larry Brilliant has a strategy for getting COVID under control. He says it will take acts of both selfishness and altruism to ensure poor countries have access to the vaccine. He explains just how nasty the Delta variant is and what it takes to make a vaccine programme truly successful.
Book Critic - Catherine Ross
Librarian at Diocesan School for Girls, Catherine Ross has another amazing list of books for young people to read this week. Her theme this week is 'Remixes'.
Tech Tuesday with Daniel Watson
Every Tuesday we speak to Daniel Watson, the owner and general manager of Vertech IT Services.
Possum plague causing pandemonium in Parnell
Now to a "plague" of possums causing some trouble in inner-city Auckland. Self-described "enthusiastic amateur" Bill Kearsley has taken matters into his own hands and been trapping possums in Parnell.
Emily Benefield - The joy of collage
The thought of chopping up books may sound like sacrilege to many of us readers, but what if it was for art? Wellington collage artist and librarian Emily Benefield has been doing just that for her upcoming exhibition at The Thistle Hall in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. She joins Jesse to explain where she sees the line between destruction and creation.
Helping working parents get through lockdown
Many parents are doing it tough right now with juggling work from home and parenting duties...especially in the Auckland region. So we've invited working parent advocate Emma Mclean, who's the founder and chief executive of Works For Everyone, to share some tips with us.