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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 20 May 2016

1:10 First song


Queenstown/Aspen Photo: Wiki commons

1:17 Queenstown warned it could become like exclusive Aspen

A delegation of Queenstown community leaders have received a shocking warning of what their resort town could become. A Queenstown Chamber of Commerce delegation visited the Colorado ski resort of Aspen last month. It's geographically similar to Queenstown, and both are suffering serious housing affordability issues, with those working in the service industries having to live further and further out of town. 

Aspen has the largest billionaire count of any valley in the world and can resemble a ghost town as the mansions lie empty for 49 weeks of the year.  The main industry in Aspen is not tourism but real estate and property development. Those in Aspen openly told the Queenstown delegation that this has killed the sense of community - and they are desperately trying to reverse the trend. 

Queenstown councillor and sustainability researcher, Alexa Forbes is among those who made the trip

1:27 Women only job ads for University mathematics roles

Melbourne University has taken the bold move of opening up jobs to women only. It's all part of an attempt to redress the gender imbalance in fields such as mathematics. The university is advertising three positions in its School of Mathematics and Statistics for female applicants only. 

The head of the School of Mathematics and Statistics is Professor Aleks Owczarek 

1.35 Critter of the Week

Any idea what this is? 

DOC's threatened species ambassador Nicola Toki will reveal all.

1:40 Favourite album

2:10 New Zealand Society

Tales of life in Aotearoa.

2:20 NZ Live: Avalanche City

Dave Baxter

Dave Baxter is Avalanche City Photo: Supplied

This afternoon a man who began playing guitar at age nine.  In his teens he was in many bands and went on to study music at Waikato Institute of Technology, graduating in 2005 with a Bachelor of Media Arts in Commercial Music.

At the end of 2009 he quit his job as a music writer and began recording bands in his own studio.  That's when he started creating his own melodies and honing his singing voice.  This led to live performances and the start of his, now internationally known, band Avalanche City.  He is Dave Baxter

3:10 Food: eating locusts

A Dunedin restaurant is surprised by how popular insects are on it's menu. Vault 21 has introduced locusts as a dish to order and it's been a hit with customers.The plates have also been empty heading back into the kitchen. Vault 21 executive chef Greg Piner talks to Jesse about the popularity of edible insects.

3:20 Wine: Australian wine critic, Nick Stock

3:30 Movies with Richard Swainson

Dr Richard Swainson from Auteur House in Hamilton reviews Son of Saul and Bastille Day

3:40 Music for the weekend 

Zac Arnold of Music 101 previews what is coming up tomorrow

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

Friday May 20th

ARTIST:    Coldplay
TITLE:       Up and Up
COMP:     Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin
ALBUM:    A Head Full of Dreams
LABEL:    Parlophone

ARTIST:    Hank Williams
 TITLE:     Move It On Over
COMP:     Hank Williams
ALBUM:    The Complete Hank Williams
LABEL:     Mercury

ARTIST:    Hank Williams
 TITLE:     Lonesome Whistle  
COMP:    Jimmie Davis, Hank Williams
ALBUM:   The Complete Hank Williams
LABEL:     Mercury

ARTIST:    Hank Williams
 TITLE:     They'll Never Take Her Love From Me
COMP:     Leon Payne
ALBUM:   The Complete Hank Williams
LABEL:     Mercury

NEW ZEALAND LIVE - Avalanche City:  
ARTIST:    Avalanche City
TITLE:       Little Fire
COMP:     Dave Baxter
ALBUM:    We Are For The Wild Places
LIVE:        RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Avalanche City
TITLE:       Love, Love, Love
COMP:     Dave Baxter
ALBUM:    Our New Life Above The Ground
LIVE:        RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Avalanche City
TITLE:       Inside Out
COMP:     Dave Baxter
ALBUM:    We Are For The Wild Places
LIVE:        RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Avalanche City
TITLE:       Wild Places I
COMP:     Dave Baxter
ALBUM:    We Are For The Wild Places
LIVE:        RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Radiohead
TITLE:       Daydreaming
COMP:     Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Philip Selway, Thom Yorke
ALBUM:    A Moon Shaped Pool

ARTIST:    Frank Sinatra
TITLE:       Come Fly With Me
COMP:     Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
ALBUM:    Come Fly With Me
LABEL:     Capitol