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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 10 November 2017


Next Thursday we will talk about Red Christmas by Paula Morris, and will have a copy of her new collection to give away to the writer of the best email.

1.10 Fiona Pears performs live

Our first song is being performed live today by Violinist and composer Fiona Pears - who is holding a concert in a couple of weeks celebrating Grappelli

Fiona Pears

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1:15 Teaching young men respect towards women

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New Zealand's shocking domestic violence statistics are well-known but every year, ahead of White Ribbon Day, events are held throughout November to promote healthy relationships between men and women. 

This years' campaign includes a documentary film titled 'Raise Our Men'. It looks at the box boys are often raised in and how that can shape their behaviours in the future. 

Michael Kaufman, co-founder of White Ribbon, is in the country from Canada for the launch of the campaign and to hold free workshops across New Zealand. 

1:25 Jupiter pictures from Juno

NASA's probe Juno has been sent to orbit Jupiter to find out about the fifth planet's origin and evolution. 

The probe has sent back pictures and data that was processed by UK-based graphic artist Seán Doran and the results are stunning.

The Director of Otago Museum and world–renowned astronomer Ian Griffin is on the show talking to Jesse Mulligan about the latest pictures of Jupiter and the Juno mission.

1:35 New Zealand's winning Timbersports team

It may surprise you that a New Zealand team became world champions earlier this week in Norway.

The discipline? Timbersports. 

That's exactly as it sounds, a sport dedicated to all things timber, a series of logging competitions comprised of chopping, sawing and of course, axes.

We speak to one of the team members, Adam Lowe.

Team New Zealand competes during the Team Competition of the Stihl Timbersports World Championships at the Hakons Hall in Lillehammer, Norway on November 3, 2017.

Team New Zealand competes during the Team Competition of the Stihl Timbersports World Championships at the Hakons Hall in Lillehammer, Norway on November 3, 2017. Photo: Photo by Sebastian Marko//Limex Images

1:40 Great album

Soul Journey by Gillian Welch

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews the new version of Murder on the Orient Express, and the New Zealand film, Waru

2:20 NZ Live: Mel Parsons and Greg Johnson

This week it's Greg Johnson and Mel Parsons.

The pair have just kicked off a nationwide tour that runs until the end of the month.

They will also be traveling with a hybrid band of Ted Brown who will be playing guitar, Josh Logan on bass and drummer Jed Parsons.

Mel Parsons and Greg Johnson will each play some of their own songs and the pair will combine for one of Mel's songs from her Drylands album.

Mel Parsons and Greg Johnson

Mel Parsons and Greg Johnson Photo: Supplied

3:10 Food with Jess Daniell

Jess Daniell of the Underground Kitchen talks pickling, and shares a recipe from her cafe cookbook for pickled red onions.

Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions Photo: Supplied/Jess Daniell

3:20 Wine with Joelle Thomson

Joelle talks about a new book detailing the history of Champagne

3:25 Critter of the Week: The New Zealand Giant Springtail

Springtails are small, six legged arthropods which live mainly in the soil and leaf litter and such moist habitats. This might be the first time you've heard of them but they live on every continent (including Antarctica) and there are as many as 100,000 of them in your average square metre of soil!

If you were to go outside now and pick up a clump of soil from your garden or your lawn you'd almost certainly see a bunch of tiny elongate or globular creatures crawling around and, a few seconds later, vaulting off into the air.

Today DoC's threatened species ambassador, Nicola Toki tells us about the New Zealand Giant Springtail or Holacanthella can get up to 17 mm and are good indicators of healthy, undisturbed bush.

Holacanthella spinosa

Holacanthella spinosa Photo: Andy Murray CC

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

4:05 The Panel with Dellwyn Stuart and Ganesh Nana