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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 26 January 2018

1:10 First song: The Lonely Heartstring Band performs live

The American folk/bluegrass act, The Lonely Heartstring Band pay a visit to our Auckland studio. They will be headlining the Auckland Folk Festival at the end of this month, then going on to do another 9 shows around the North Island.

The Lonely Heartstring Band

The Lonely Heartstring Band Photo: supplied

1:15 Auckland Transport accused of going rogue

Auckland Transport has been accused of going rogue after it published its draft 10-year budget plan.

The Greater Auckland transport blog was the first to notice huge cuts to funding for cycling, walking and rail.

Matt Lowrie runs the Greater Auckland blog and tells Jesse he hopes the transport plan will be much improved before it is voted in place in July.

An Auckland Transport train passes by Mt Eden prison

An Auckland Transport train passes by Mt Eden prison Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

1:25 Dealing with mosquitoes this summer

They are probably the most annoying thing in summer; mosquitoes.

We've all been dealing with them especially if you've been camping this summer. So we've sourced the man to talk to when it comes to dealing with mozzies.

Cameron Webb is a medical entomologist at the University of Sydney. He shares with Jesse some of his tips on avoiding and repelling mosquitoes.


Mosquito Photo: Pixabay

No togs day

No togs day Photo: Pixabay

1:35 No togs day

It's pretty normal for beaches on the Mediterranean but what about going nude at the beach here?

Tomorrow is the national Day Without Togs held at a number of beaches around the country.

No togs day is organised by a group called Free Beaches NZ and their national president Wendy Lowe says it's a move to increase acceptance of nudity by the general population.

1:40 Great album: Dave Matthews - Under the table and dreaming

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews The Shape of Water and Darkest Hour 

2:20 NZ Live with Galveston


Galveston Photo: supplied - The 13th Floor

Jeremy Eade (Garageland), Rick McShane (Chainsaw Masochist) and Sean Reid (Psychodaisies) are Galveston. This afternoon they deliver a "rambunctious blend of classic Flying Nun, mixed with a generous helping of Alt Country and Southern Rock". Can't wait!

3:10 Food with Kelda Hains

Kelda Hains of Wellington restaurants Rita and Nikau shares a dessert recipe suitable for this warm weather - it's for Plums, basil, almond milk jelly, and watermelon

Plums, basil, almond milk jelly, and watermelon

Plums, basil, almond milk jelly, and watermelon Photo: supplied

3:20 Dog Behaviour Expert, Dr Clare Browne

Send us your dog questions and Clare will answer them.

Dr Clare Browne has specialised in dog behaviour for more than a decade, she is an experienced animal behaviourist located in Hamilton and working throughout the Waikato. She also a lecturer at Waikato University.

3:25 Critter of the Week The cabbage tree moth

The Cabbage Tree Moth

The Cabbage Tree Moth Photo: CC BY NC-ND

When the cabbage tree moth rests on cabbage tree leaves, it matches the lines on its wings to the veins of the leaf perfectly, making it nearly impossible to see. It also lays its eggs in neat rows. Find out more about the orderly life of this moth from DOC's Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki.

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

4:05 The Panel with Guy Williams and Claire Matthews