Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 16 March 2018
1:10 First song
1:15 The Science of Fake News
News travels fast, but not as fast as fake news.
Research shows that, on twitter at least, falsehoods travels farther than truth.
It's not a new phenomenon but its current political incarnation is causing serious concern globally.
Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University, David Lazer is one of a group of researchers behind an article labelled the 'Science of Fake News'.
1:25 My ancestors' life on Auckland Islands
There have been many stories of the whalers and sealers who lived in the sub-antarctic, but what about the families that lived on the icy plane hundreds of years ago, what are their stories?
Journalist Ellen Rykers travelled to the region to find out more about her great-great-grandparents and the life they lived on the Auckland Islands.
1:35 Protecting Lyttelton dolphins
There are concerns noise from a new cruise berth in Lyttleton could have an impact on the harbour's dolphins.
Underwater pile driving is planned for the port but it's been put on hold while the issues are debated.
Otago University marine expert professor Steve Dawson has a solution to avoid affecting the endangered species, he tells us what the issue is.
1:40 Great album
2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson
Richard reviews Death Wish and The Death of Stalin
2:20 NZ Live: Cowboy Dan
Cowboy Dan are with us today. They are a four-piece from Auckland half of which are twin brothers. Listen for some jangly guitar, alt-rock with Jesse this afternoon.
3:10 Yael Shochat's Hot Cross Buns!
Jesse ate one of Yael's hot cross buns the other day and was so impressed he asked her to come in and share the recipe!
3:20 Beer with Michael Donaldson
Soba, the Society of Beer Advocates, recently voted on their favourite bars, restaurants, breweries and beers.. and it wasn;t without controversy.
Michael Donaldson talks beer politics with us!
3:25 Critter of the Week The Little Brown Moth
This moth is so diminutive and endangered that it doesn’t even have a common name. Clinging to existence in a few coastal sites near Invercargill, the ‘little brown moth’ will be emerging from as an adult moth over the next couple of weeks.
DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki, explains why it is unlikely anyone will see it.
3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question
4:05 The Panel with Jonathan Krebs and Claire Robinson