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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 29 March 2019

1:10 First song

1:15 Enormous seed mast to bring influx of rodents

When our trees "mast", they produce heavy flowering and seeding - providing lots of food for native wildlife, but also bringing out a LOT of rodents along with it.

This year's seed mast is likely to be one of the biggest in the last 45 years and Forest and Bird is worried the influx of predators could have a severe effect on some of our native species.

Its chief conservation advisor Kevin Hackwell joins us to explain what they have to do, and what they need to do it.

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Photo: AFP

1:25 The online diary of 19th century labourer James Cox

James Cox was not an extraordinary man, by most accounts.

He arrived in New Zealand in 1880, at the age of 30. He worked in a variety of tough, largely unskilled jobs. And he died, in 1929, aged 79.

But for the last 41 years of his life, James Cox kept a diary - and for the past five years, the Alexander Turnbull Library has published extracts of that diary, every day, on Twitter.

Late last year the project finished - but James Cox's legacy lives on.

Jay Buzenberg was involved with the project and joins us to explain a bit more about it.

James Cox's diary

James Cox's diary Photo: Alexander Turnbull Library/Mark Beatty

1:35 Being there - at the world premiere of Hair

Yesterday we talked to singer Rosa Shiels about her experience in the New Zealand premiere of the (then) ferociously controversial musical, Hair.

There was a LOT of nostalgia from listeners - one of whom was broadcaster Max Cryer.

Max informed us that he attended the world premiere of the show in New York in 1968, and joins us to tell us what it was like, whether he realised how game-changing this show would eventually become, and the origins of that famous nude scene ...

Max Cryer

Max Cryer Photo: supplied

1:40 Great album: Tami Neilson - Sassafrass

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews The Sisters Brothers and Daffodils

2:20 NZ Live Li'l Chuck the One Man Skiffle Machine

Something different for New Zealand Live today - we have a one man band in the studio. Li'l Chuck the one man skiffle machine  - AKA multi-intrumentalist David Thorpe.

He's just released his third album Mono, and is touring now.

Li'l Chuck

Li'l Chuck Photo: https://www.facebook.com/davey.backyardmusic

3:10 Indian street food in Auckland

Sammy Akuthota from Satya Chai Lounge on K Road shares a recipe for Channa (chickpea) Chaat

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Photo: Supplied/Sammy Akuthota

3:20 Gardening with Lynda Hallinan

3:25 Critter of the Week Flax Weevil

In today's session with DoC's Nicola Toki we discuss the Flax Weevil (Anagotus fairburni). It was discovered by E. Fairburn in 1931 on d’Urville Island in the Marlborough Sounds. It's a large flightless weevil that only eats flax.

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

4:05 The Panel with Karlo Mila and Tim Watkin