Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 13 April 2018
1:10 First song
1:15 Plain tobacco packaging
Research out today says legal threats by the tobacco industry delayed plain tobacco packaging in New Zealand by three years. Professor George Thomson from the University of Otago explains why.
1:20 The importance of the microbiome
We know a well-balanced microbiome maintains good health and contributes to digestion. But what happens when our gut is unbalanced?
1:25 Car pooling comes to Auckland
Carpooling is massively popular in Europe and other parts of the world, but not really here. A group of people from France living in New Zealand are doing something about that with the launch of a new website.
1:30 The samurai wasp and the stink bug
A tiny samurai wasp could be deployed to combat the brown marmorated stink bug should it arrive on these shores.
1:40 Great album: Trinity Roots - True
2:10 Film Review
Richard Swainson reviews A Quiet Place and Early Man
2:20 NZ Live Nomad
Nomad are a talented young trio from Christchurch; Aasha Mallard, Will McGillivray and Cullen Kiesanowski
While they are just hitting 20 they have already had hits you might have heard already such as All of My Heart and the very catchy Oh My My - they have had 3 million plays on spotify.
Last week they released their debut album Can You Feel It, and they join us in our Auckland studio to share some of their songs.
3:10 Kelly Gibney's roasted cauliflower soup
As the cold weather sets in, there's nothing like a lovely bowl of soup. We can attest that Kelly Gibney's roasted cauliflower and walnut soup is delicious, so we invited her in to share the recipe.
3:20 Talk the Walk
We start our new series on New Zealand's great walks, talking to the people who know each walk the best. Today we look at the Routeburn track with Rob Brown of Wanaka, who is a tramper, tramping author and runs a volunteer programme maintaining New Zealand's remote backcountry huts and tracks. He's also a photographer and has walked the Routeburn many times
3:25 Critter of the Week: Muehlenbeckia astonii
In the wild, this attractive shrub is critically endangered, but many listeners will be familiar with Muehlenbeckia astonii as a popular garden plant. It’s one of New Zealand’s few truly deciduous plants and DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki, tells us some theories behind its unusual appearance.
3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question
4:05 The Panel with Janet Wilson and Chris Wikaira