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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 20 October 2017


Next week instead of a short story, we will discuss two poems

Instructions for How to Get Ahead of Yourself While the Light Still Shines by Jenny Bornholdt

and This is a photo of my house ' by Tusiata Avia

1:10 First song:

1:15 What's happening today in politics?

We cross to our parliamentary team for what is happening today, including the announcement of ministerial roles by the new Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern

1:25 The dearth of good water fountains in Wellington

Researchers from the University of Otago have been looking at Wellington's water fountains. They found very few playgrounds had water fountains and of the 47 owned by the city council, almost half are in a state of dereliction.

Dirty water fountain in Wellington

Dirty water fountain in Wellington Photo: Supplied

1:25 The rehabilitation of James Rolleston

You may remember the story of actor James Rolleston - who came to the world's attention with his powerful performances in the films Boy and dark Horse.

In fact Hollywood came calling... but before he could make the leap, he was involved in a serious car accident.

A new documentary details his story - and gruelling recovery - which screens on TVNZ's Sunday programme this Sunday.

James Rolleston

James Rolleston Photo: Facebook

1:35 Rob Zabrecky: actor, musician and magician

The American magician is on tour in New Zealand with a group of other performers in Magicians, which opened last night in Wellington and travels to Palmerston North, New Plymouth and Auckland.

Rob talks to Jesse about his renowned spooky style of magic and being what he calls a magical humourist.

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Photo: NZ Magic Convention

1:40 Great album: Private Dancer by Tina Turner

2:10 Manawa Ora: Roses In Concrete

Ngā Rangatahi Toa is an alternative education hub at MIT in Auckland - where kids who don't fit into mainstream education are able to explore creative projects. Each year the students put on a multi media performance, this years is called Manawa Ora: Roses in Concrete.

2:20 NZ Live Ciaran McMeeken

 Ciaran McMeeken is an Auckland singer songwriter who's played support for Ronan Keating. He's just released his self titled debut album and performs live in our Auckland studio.

Ciaran McMeeken

Ciaran McMeeken Photo:

3:10 Food with Delaney Mes

Food writer Delaney Mes has been sampling the fare at restaurants and cafes up and down the country, and her book, New Zealand Restaurant Cookbook has just been published.

She also shares one of her favourite recipes from the book, Green Pea and Ricotta Fritters from Monica's Eatery in New Plymouth.

Green Pea Ricotta Fritters

Green Pea Ricotta Fritters Photo: Penguin/Random House

3:20 Wine with Joelle Thomson

Joelle talks about a new vineyard sculpture in Marlborough, plus some new pinots.

Brancott Estate has revealed the result of its design collaboration with New York-based Studio Dror.

Brancott Estate has revealed the result of its design collaboration with New York-based Studio Dror. Photo: You Tube

3:25 Critter of the Week: The Centipede!

It's our 100th episode of Critter of the Week ! so to mark that today we celebrate the centipede!

Ok, so doesn't atually have 100 legs, but it does have quite a few!

Critter of the week kicked off  on 17 Sept 2015 with the gravel maggot and pausing only for holiday breaks, we have learned about 8 plants, 1 carnivorous plant, 1 bat, 3 marine mammals, 3 frogs, 9 reptiles, 6 freshwater fish and only 14 birds - the rest have been a mix of the weird and wonderful and very small creatures in our ecosystem.

Centipede Cormocephalus rubriceps

Centipede Cormocephalus rubriceps Photo: Colin Miskelly/ Te Papa

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

4:05 The Panel with Guy Williams and Leonie Freeman