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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 2 November 2018

1:10 First song - Robert Scott

Our first song today is by a well-known Kiwi musician, he's been a pivotal member of indie rock bands The Bats and The Clean, Robert Scott is in our studio!

He's performing a gig in Auckland and is here to give us a preview and tell us what he's been up to. 

Musician Robert Scott, from the bands The Clean and The Bats, in his home in Port Chalmers, Dunedin.

Photo: RNZ / Cole Eastham-Farrelly

1:15 Junior doctor burnout

Doctors have a crucial job, they need to be alert and focused to help us. But the demands of the job leave many fatigued, burnt out, and unable to provide that quality care.

Junior doctors - residents - are particularly vulnerable to this. The New Zealand Resident Doctors' Association is holding a national conference to address this problem. 

Vice President Dr Kat Foster is kindly joining us on her day off to tell us more.

Dr Kat Foster

Dr Kat Foster Photo: Supplied

1:25 Paddleboarding to work

Whether it's cycling or going by bus, many city dwellers are looking for alternative ways to get to work instead of battling the traffic.

Rather than driving the four minutes to get to work at Unitec, marketing executive Jenny Wrigley puts her togs on and goes by paddleboard. 

It can take over an hour, but Jenny thinks it's worth it...she's here to tell us why.

1:35 Eliza McCartney

Olympic pole vaulter Eliza McCartney is the face of the Switch to Water campaign

It's a dental association challenge for people to drink water instead of sugary drinks for 30 days - to reduce how much sugar we consume

Eliza tells us about the campaign as well as her training and plans.

Eliza McCartney

Eliza McCartney Photo: NZDA

1:40 Great album

2:10 Film Review Richard Swainson

Richard reviews Halloween and Three Identical Strangers

2:20 NZ Live The New Valley Stompers

The Valley Stompers were a Dixieland jazz band which formed in 1969 in the Hutt Valley in Wellington. They've cracked on for over 50 years making a huge sound around Wellington, and the country.

There's been a lot of rotation of membership over the years, each iteration of the band bringing their own sound. A couple of years ago the band went through a refresh and became the New Valley Stompers.

They're currently a eight piece band and they've taken over our Wellington Studio!

The New Valley Stompers at RNZ Wellington for NZ Live

The New Valley Stompers at RNZ Wellington for NZ Live Photo: RNZ

3:10 Food - Jess Daniell's slaw 3 ways

Jess Daniell of Jess' Underground Kitchen shares 3 very different ways of making fresh coleslaw. You can find her recipes here

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Photo: Supplied/Jess Daniell

3:20 Awakeri Rail adventures

Paul and Eve Francis run Awakeri Rail Adventures near Whakatane, but these are not your regular trains.

They are converted golf carts that people drive themselves on the historic Taneatua branch railway line.

Paul is a former train driver and tells us about the business and the conservation work he and his wife do in their local area.

3:25 Critter of the Week The Hoiho - Yellow Eyed Penguin

Featured on the $5 bank note, the distinctive yellow head-band and eyes of the hoiho make it one of our better known birds, but some recent DNA investigations have opened a new chapter in  how and when hoiho made New Zealand home.  We all know the yellow-eyed penguin, but how much do we really understand about its struggle to survive?

Yellow-eyed penguin (hoiho)

Yellow-eyed penguin (hoiho) Photo: Thomas Mattern

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

4:05 The Panel with Andrew Frame and Mai Chen