Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 2 September 2015
1:10 First Song
Van Morrisson - Sweet Thing.
1:15 Black Market Fishing Bust - Dean Baigent
There's been a major bust on illegal fishing operations today. The Ministry of Primary Industries says Operation River has been gathering information on black market fishing and trading in Hawkes Bay since March 2014. The operation focused on recreational and commercial fishers in Hastings, Napier and Mahia. MPI Compliance Director Dean Baigent speaks with Jesse.
1:20 World Heritage Sites - Geoff Steven
The Islamic State jihadist group has destroyed part of what is considered the most important temple at the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra. The 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel appears to have partly survived the attempt to demolish it with explosives. The reports come a week after IS blew up another temple at the ancient city. And, it has antiquarians throughout the world worried about further destruction of the Unesco World Heritage site. Geoff Steven is the chief executive of Our Place World Heritage. He's photographed and documented many World Heritage Sites throughout the world. And, he's just partnered up with the ultra-luxury small ship cruise line, Seabourn, to photograph some of the planet's most significant locations.
1:30 Giant Sea Scorpion - Doctor James Lamsdell
Scientists have discovered what could be the world's oldest giant sea scorpion. It comes in at a massive 1.67 meters long. And it's estimated to be about 460 million years old. The Pentecopterus decorahensis was discovered in an ancient meteor crater in Iowa. Yale University researcher Doctor James Lamsdell speaks with Jesse from Connecticut.
1:40 Favourite Album
Kathy Cumming from Great Barrier Island has chosen The Be Good Tanyas' Chinatown.
2:10 Festival For The Future - Elliot Costello
More than 500 people from New Zealand, Australia and the wider Pacific, are getting together this weekend to try and change the world. The fifth annual Festival for the Future is taking place in Auckland, and the mostly under-30's are tackling some of the big issues they face. 30-year-old Australian social entrepreneur, Elliot Costello, is the chief executive of YGAP.
2:20 Talking Food - Megan May
Megan May is the owner of The Unbakery - three Auckland cafes that do mostly raw food, and which also happen to be vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free. The trick is it's some of the best tasting food in the city - so how does she do it without all the usual tricks: fat, sugar and animal products.
Megan has a recipe for vegan bacon.
2:35 Fooderies - Amelia Nurse
Otello's Artisan Cured Meats. Amelia Nurse visits Italian meat specialists Paolo and Luca at one of their two purpose built Auckland factories to learn what makes their Artisan Cured Meats so special.
2.40 Edible Weed Expert - Julia Sich
Edible weed expert, Julia Sich discusses what we can harvest for free from our back garden.
2:50 Picks From The Road - Ben Hurley
Stand-up comedian Ben Hurley shares his food picks from his travels.
3:10 Tech And Innovation
Our technology correspondent Paul Brislen answers your questions, including "Is Windows 10 spying on us?"
Innovator of the week, Dale Clareburt, in the founder and CEO of Weirdly.
It's no secret that there has been some disappointment in the final four New Zealand flag designs that were announced yesterday. In Radio New Zealand's on-line magazine The Wireless this week, Auckland-based illustrator and comic artist Toby Morris wrote a piece about 10 great flag designs that didn't make the cut.
In August 2005 a massive hurricane hit the city of New Orleans in the USA. It flooded the area resulting in widespread death and destruction. Dave Cohen was one of the few local journalists who continued to broadcast live throughout the storm.
3:45 The Panel Pre-Show
What the world is talking about. With Jesse Mulligan, Jim Mora and Zara Potts.