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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 30 November 2018

1:10 First song: Tattletale Saints

Tattletale Saints are back in the country and perform live in our Auckland studio.

The acoustic folk country duo are based in Nashville but regularly return home to New Zealand and are with me in our Auckland studio ahead of their summer tour

Tattletale Saints

Tattletale Saints Photo: Tattletale Saints

1:15 Vocal fry on the rise among Kiwi women

You may have heard it from guests on our show, or from American reality TV shows. We're talking about 'vocal fry'! That's when a person lowers and roughens their voice. 

Katy Perry, The Kardashians and Britney Spears are well-known for talking like this but the vocal style is now on the rise among young Kiwi women. 

That's the finding of a new research published in the New Zealand Medical Journal today. Its author, Professor Jeremy Hornibrook, is here to tell us why.

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Photo: AFP

1:25 Vitamin deficiency in the developing world

The University of Otago's holdings its 11th annual conference on health this week, focusing on the developing world's most pressing health issues. 

This year Professor Kenneth Brown is the keynote speaker. Dr Brown is an expert on the epidemiology, treatment, and prevention of childhood malnutrition in lower-income countries and a senior fellow at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

He discusses what he thinks are the most serious health problems globally, including his work on vitamin deficiency. 

1:35 Suzy Cameron: One plant-based meal a day

You'll know them from movies like Titanic but Suzy Amis Cameron and her husband James are also big environmentalists. 

They encouraging everyone to make one meal a day a plant-based meal, to help reduce our carbon footprints and live a bit healthier. 

Suzy's outlines a plan to do it, including recipes and shopping lists in her new book OMD: The simple, plant-based program to save your health and save the planet. She's joins Jesse in studio to give us an idea of what's in it.  

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Photo: Harry A’Court

1:40 Great album

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews Shoplifters and Creed II

2:20 NZ Live Mel Parsons

We are very happy to welcome singer songwriter Mel Parsons back to NZ live, as she releases her fourth studio album 'Glass Heart'.

She performs live from our Auckland studio

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Photo: Lisa MacIntosh

3:10 Julie Biuso on new season NZ garlic and crab cakes

Julie Biuso joins us share her crab cakes recipe that includes plenty of new season NZ garlic, which she says is mild juicy and easier to crush

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes Photo: Julie Biuso

3:20 Talk the Walk - Great Barrier Island

Stephanie Chernishov of Hamilton tells us about her family trip on the Aotea track on Great Barrier Island

3:25 Critter of the Week The Chatham Island Mudfish

They might be called mudfish but are often found buried in the ground as they can survive out of the water!
DoC's threatened species ambassador tells us all about this native fish.

Chatham Islands Mudfish

Chatham Islands Mudfish Photo: Te Papa

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

4:05 The Panel with Andrew Clay and Ali Jones