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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 28 July 2017

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1:10 First song

1:15 Scaramucci's expletive ridden tirade against his colleagues

Trump's new director of communications, Anthony Scaramucci has launched a bizarre expletive ridden attack on two senior White House colleagues.

RNZ's Washington Correspondent Simon Marks says he has never seen anything like it.

Anthony Scaramucci.

White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci. Photo: AFP

1:20 World Hepatitis Day

Dr Ed Gane

Dr Ed Gane Photo: supplied

Today is World Hepatitis Day which also marks more than a year  of funding in New Zealand for a drug which has cured up to 97 percent of patients with the Hepatitis C virus.

The effectiveness of the drug is leading to hope that hepatitis C could be eliminated globally by 2030.

Professor Ed Gane, Deputy Director and Chief Hepatologist at the New Zealand Liver Transplant Unit contributed to the development of the new medicine. He talks to Jesse about the wonder drug and the impact it has had.

1:25 The Self Compassion Scale

Dr Kristen Neff

Dr Kristen Neff Photo:

How much do you look after yourself in an emotional sense?

Dr Kristin Neff, an associate professor in the University of Texas at Austin's department of educational psychology has created  a "self-compassion scale" and is credited with conducting the first academic studies into self-compassion.

She has also created a self compassion test for people to assess how self compassionate they are

1:35 Catching the Black Widow

Many of us will remember the trial of Helen Milner, dubbed the Black Widow, who poisoned her husband Philip Nisbet and staged it as a suicide in 2009. Four years later she found guilty of his murder and is currently serving a life sentence with a minimum non parole period of 17 years.

The story has now been made into a television film, called Catching the Black Widow - which screens on TV1 this Sunday evening.

It centres around Philip Nisbet's sister, Lee-Anne Cartier, who spent years investigating his death - eventually forcing police to charge her sister-in-law, Helen Milner with murder. She is played by Aidee Walker who talks to Jesse about the role, and meeting the real Lee-Anne Cartier

Aidee Walker as Lee-Anne Cartier

Aidee Walker as Lee-Anne Cartier Photo: supplied

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Photo: wikipedia

1:40 Great Musical Album: Grease

The last of our musical albums today, the soundtrack from the movie, Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John.

It sold 28 million copies worldwide and hit number 1 in both the US and UK.

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews Dunkirk and Baby Driver

2:20 NZ Live Grayson Gilmour 

Wellington musician Grayson Gilmour has been producing albums since he was a teenager.

He's just released his eighth album, Otherness. He is in the Wellington studio for NZ Live today playing songs from his latest album.

He talks to Jesse about going from being a classically trained pianist to award winning multi-instrumentalist song writer.

Grayson Gilmour on NZ Live 28 July

Grayson Gilmour on NZ Live 28 July Photo: RNZ/Caitlin Cherry

3:10 Delaney Mes: lemons and hot toddy

Auckland chef, Delaney Mes talks about ways to use lemons, and shares a recipe for her Ultimate Hot Toddy.

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Photo: Supplied/Delaney Mes

3:20 Joelle Thomson on celebratory wine

Wine writer and tutor, Joelle Thomson is about to have a significant birthday, so shares her tips for the best celebratory tipples.

3:25 Critter of the Week: The Fur Seal

NZ fur seals

NZ fur seals Photo: ©Bernard Spragg

DoC's Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki tells us all about the fur seal. Usually we do the less cutesy critters, but Nicola says the fur seal is sometimes a bit misunderstood and maligned

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

4:05 The Panel with Joe Bennett and Victoria Stewart