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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 21 July 2017

1:10 First song

1:15 Wild weather, slips and climate change

A second winter storm in a matter of two weeks has hit throughout the country. The combination of heavy rain and strong winds is expected to cause widespread disruption to transport, localised flooding and slips, MetService says. Canterbury Civil Defence says Kaikoura has been cutoff, with both SH1 south and the Inland Route from Waiau closed. A slip at Ngauranga Gorge covered all three southbound lanes on the stretch of SH1 north of Wellington last week. And that kept traffic at a crawl for nearly five hours. Sam Dean is the chief scientist for Climate Atmosphere and Hazards at NIWA. He's here to talk through the extreme weather, why we're experiencing slips and what the climate change implications are.

New Zealand from space on Thursday afternoon.

New Zealand from space on Thursday afternoon. Photo: Supplied: EOSDIS Worldview

1:25 ECan measuring quarry dust exposure  

Some Christchurch residents are being asked to wear 'personal exposure meters' to monitor levels of exposure to quarry dust. Residents in the Yaldhurst area have been concerned about the nearby quarry and pollution for years. And now Environment Canterbury is asking them to wear the units to understand their exposure. Dr Kelvin Duncan is an ecological physiologist and has taught environmental science for a number of years. And he says some residents are showing symptoms of silicosis.

An aerial view of the Winstones quarry on Old West Coast Road, and the houses nearby.

An aerial view of the Winstones quarry on Old West Coast Road, and the houses nearby. Photo: Supplied

1:35 The World in your Window

Auckland filmmaker, Zoe McIntosh, has been winning big with her most recent short film, The World in your Window. The story is about eight-year-old Jesse, who lives in a twilight world of sadness and silence, squeezed into a tiny caravan with his grief stricken father. The 15 minute short won the prestigious Prix Etudiant de la Jeunesse at the 2017 Clermont Ferrand film festival. And has screened at Tribeca, Palm springs, Rhode Island, Busan International film festivals and Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, where it was awarded Best international short film, out of 9000 entries. Director Zoe McIntosh explains.

1:40 Great Album: Che Fu - Navigator

Navigator is the 2001 release by New Zealand hip-hop artist, Che Fu. It debuted at number one and went triple platinum.

Che Fu: Navigator album cover

Photo: album cover

2:10 OJ Simpson gets parole

OJ Simpson has been granted parole by the Nevada Parole Board after nine years in jail. The former US football star and actor was acquitted of double murder in 1995. And has been serving a 33-year sentence for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and 11 other charges. New York defence lawyer Michael Shapiro has been following the OJ Simpson case from the beginning.

OJ Simpson during a parole hearing in Nevada.

OJ Simpson during a parole hearing in Nevada. Photo: AFP

2:20 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews The Olive Tree and The Journey

2:30 NZ Live: Valedictions


Valedictions Photo: supplied

Today's band are originally from Auckland, they are Valedictions, a three piece Rock n roll band here to tell us about their new album and their life on tour. Valedictions are Jarrod Ross, Ivan De Los Santos and Cole Goodley

3:10 How to make perfect pork crackling

Julie Biuso tells us how to perfect pork crackling and shares a recipe for pork belly with boston beans

Pork Belly with Boston Baked Beans

Pork Belly with Boston Baked Beans Photo: supplied/Julie Biuso

3:20 Beer with Stephanie Coutts

How to find a beer you've never tried, and how to drink it.

3:25 Critter of the Week: The Vegetable Caterpillar

The Vegetable Caterpillar

The Vegetable Caterpillar Photo: supplied

Vegetable caterpillars are neither vegetables, nor caterpillars (well not living ones anyway), but are instead the mummified remains of Porina moth caterpillars found in the forest, that have been taken over by a fungus!

They have been a curious object of fascination by New Zealanders for hundreds of years, but they are a well-studied species of fungus called Ophiocordyceps robertsii. 

DoC's Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki tells us all about this wonderous critter.

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question

4:05 The Panel with Catherine Robertson and Mike Williams