Navigation for Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 15 September 2017

1:10 First song: Modern Maori Quartet

Today's First Song is performed by a well traveled award winning band who release their long-awaited debut album today.  They have toured the UK and Europe and have recently played dates in Hawaii, Singapore and Malaysia.  The Modern Maori Quartet follow in a similar suave contemporary vein to some of their forebears such as The Māori Volcanics, Quin Tikis and Howard Morrison Quartet.

The Modern Maori Quartet

The Modern Maori Quartet L-R Maaka Pohatu, Francis Kora, James Tito and Matariki Whatarau Photo: Supplied

1:15 Spacecraft's grand finale

Cassini launch

Cassini launch Photo: Ian Griffin

One of NASA's 20 year old spacecrafts is scheduled to have a firey end to it's mission later tonight.

The Cassini was launched in 1997 to specifically head to Saturn and provide more insight in to the ringed planet and it's moons.

It has sent back information and images from Saturn and it's 60 moons.

Now after two decades in space it is running low on fuel and concerns it might crash into one of the moons the spacecraft is going to be guided into Saturn's atmosphere where it will burn up.

Otgao University Director Ian Griffin was in Florida to see the Cassini launch and has now travelled to Australia to witness it's demise. He talks to Jesse about the importance of its mission.

1:25 Jenny-May Clarkson and Te Reo 

No caption

Photo: TVNZ

TVNZ presenter and former silver fern, Jenny-May Clarkson, began learning Te Reo six years ago.

Now she is speaking exclusively in Te Reo to her twin sons.

She tells us about their journey to total immersion. 

1:35 Festival of Architecture city tour

Pita Turei

Pita Turei Photo: Supplied

The Festival of Architecture has an event tomorrow which ties in nicely with Maori language week.

There is a walking tour of Auckland which highlights the city's landmarks with historical significance which to many go largely unnoticed.

The Tamaki Makarau Hiko is led by Pita Turei who's a noted story teller and respected orator who's hoping to connect a new generation with ancient histories of the city.

He talks to Jesse about the tour and the city's past.

No caption

Photo: RNZ

1:40 Great album

Today's album is from 1967, 'Disraeli Gears' by Eric Clapton's Cream. 

2:05 The glass ceiling in our law industry

Only around a quarter of partners at the country's biggest law firms are women, despite female graduates outnumbering men since the 1990s.

Ahead of RNZ's Insight programme this Sunday, reporter Emile Donovan explains the glass ceiling many female lawyers are hitting as they try to move up to senior roles in the industry. 

No caption

Photo: 123rf

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews The Midwife and Loveless.

2:20 NZ Live:  Reb Fountain

On New Zealand Live this afternoon, Reb Fountain who got her first guitar at the age of six.  By the time she reach 13 she'd developed a talent for putting her poetry into song.   As a finalist in the 1990 Battle of The bands she was described as "the best voice to come out of Christchurch in ten years" but then she traveled, first to the UK and then to her native America where she went to jazz school and started to live the Rock n' Roll dream.  Now, nine years after her first album, Reb has released "Little Arrows" a project six years in the making.

Reb Fountain

Reb Fountain Photo: Supplied

3:10 Vegetarian Food

Next week is Meat Free Week, a Bowel Cancer New Zealand initiative to encourage people to eat less meat and more vegetables to help prevent bowel cancer. So Cuisine magazine's senior food writer Ginny Grant shares a recipe for Corn Tortillas with black beans, corn and green grape salsa.

Corn Tortillas with black beans, corn and a green grape salsa

Corn Tortillas with black beans, corn and a green grape salsa Photo: Cuisine Magazine

3:20 Wine

Barry Riwai, Chief Winemaker from Alpha Domus talks wine.

3:25 Critter of the Week: The Kaka Beak

DoC's threatened species ambassador, Nicola Toki tells us all about the native plants Clianthus puniceus and Clianthus maximus - known as the kaka beak.

She says people need to realise that just because they see kākā beak growing prolifically in 'cultivation', this is no time to be complacent as this species is on the brink of extinction.

Ngutu kākā

Ngutu kākā Photo: supplied/Emma Neill

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

4:05 The Panel with Penny Ashton and Tim Watkin


Music played in this show


1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Modern Maori Quartet
TITLE:      Anei Au
COMP:     James Tito, Maaka Pohatu, Matariki Whatarau, Francis Kora, Matu Ngaropo
ALBUM:   Unreleased
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Cream
TITLE:      Strange Brew
COMP:     Eric Clapton, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
ALBUM:   Disraeli Gears
LABEL:    Polydor

ARTIST:    Cream
TITLE:      Sunshine of Your Love
COMP:     Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, Pete Brown
ALBUM:   Disraeli Gears
LABEL:    Polydor

ARTIST:    Cream
TITLE:      Tales of Brave Ulysses
COMP:     Eric Clapton, Martin Sharp
ALBUM:   Disraeli Gears
LABEL:    Polydor

ARTIST:    Cream
COMP:     Jack Bruce, Pete Brown
ALBUM:   Disraeli Gears
LABEL:    Polydor

ARTIST:    Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
TITLE:      Man On Fire
COMP:     Edward Sharpe
ALBUM:   Here
LABEL:    Rough Trade

ARTIST:    Reb Fountain
TITLE:      Down In The Valley
COMP:     Reb Fountain
ALBUM:   Little Arrows
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Reb Fountain
TITLE:      Annie
COMP:     Reb Fountain
ALBUM:   Little Arrows
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Reb Fountain
TITLE:      Gold
COMP:     Reb Fountain
ALBUM:   Hopeful and Hopeless [EP]
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Reb Fountain
TITLE:      Hiding All Away
COMP:     Nick Cave
ALBUM:   Unreleased
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Paul Kelly    
TITLE:      What You Want (Feat: Vika Bull)
COMP:     Paul Kelly
ALBUM:   The Merri Soul Sessions
LABEL:    Universal