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Friday 22 January 2021
1:12 First Song:
1:17 Chief Executive of Oranga Tamariki resigns
Following mounting pressure over the uplift of new born babies, the chief executive of Oranga Tamariki, Grainne Moss has resigned.
Jesse speaks to RNZ's Mani Dunlop about the events that have led her to step down today and who might be in line to take over the role.
1:27 Democracy fragility in the US overstated
Politics and International relations associate Professor Stephen Hoadley believes recent events in the US point to how robust their democracy is.
In an opinion piece he argues that recent commentary around how under threat democracy is in the Republic actually ignore how well it did stand up to what he calls "turbulent political traffic" He talks to Jesse about the article.
1:35 New computer tool to locate shareholders of Māori freehold land
Researchers have developed a tool to help locate missing shareholders of Māori freehold land.
They have used a so-called "flaxroots" rethink of how technology can be used alongside communities to locate landowners.
Sydney Shep and Rere-No-A-Rangi Pope worked on the project and explain to Jesse how they have taken a cultural approach with technology to create the system.
1:50 Volunteers sought for Gorsebusters project
Organisers of a six day kayaking adventure is hoping to attract up to volunteer for a Gorsebusters project.
Baz Hughes of Okarito Kayaks explains to Jesse they will look after the keen kayakers for the time they are working on the Okarito lagoon, as long as they don't mind helping to clear away gorse and weeds from the area.
2:10 Film Review with Graeme Tuckett
Today Graeme looks at The and the Thief as well Dawn Raid.
2:20 NZ Live The Broken Heartbreakers
Their motto is "breaking broken hearts is our bread and butter". The Broken Heartbreakers are John Guy Howell and Rachel Bailey. They are now based in Dunedin but are in Auckland for two concerts and joins us in studio B to perform live with a full band.
3:08 Food: Blueberry and Coconut Cake with Magical Blueberry Glaze
Nicola Galloway of Homegrown Kitchen based in Nelson has been making the most of the summer bounty. She shares her delicious recipe for a summery cake topped off with her special glaze that gives it a magical finish.
You can find out how to make this at home here.
3:16 Music 101: Charlotte Ryan
Charlotte Ryan, host of Music 101 here on RNZ each Saturday afternoon from midday talks about what's happening on the music scene over the weekend, what's coming up on her show tomorrow and because Friday is new music day - she'll pick us a track to play.
3:25 Gardening with Lynda Hallinan
Lynda Hallinan is still on holiday with her family and has come up with an ingenious way to keep her children busy.
She shares her tips for creating nature tables and propagating plants through the practice of foraging!
3:35 Critter of the Week: Unsea lichens
This week's critter has been described as "the essence of the Goblin Forest". Unsea lichens has many other names, such as tree dandruff, woman's long hair and beard lichens.
It was also used in that past by Māori to make nappies and sanitary pads. DOC's Nic Toki explains to Jesse just how clever that was given the antiseptic properties the lichen has.
3:45 The Panel with