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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 10 May 2019

1:10 First song

1:15 Vale Malcolm Black

Sad news today for New Zealand music.  The songwriter and singer of Netherworld Dancing Toys, Malcolm Black has died after a long battle with cancer.

He was a pop star, entertainment lawyer, A&R director at Sony Music , APRA director, label co-owner. If you had legal issues as a musician, Malcolm was the go-to guy

APRA's general manager Anthony Healey tells us about this stalwart of NZ music.

The 2018 APRA Silver Scrolls Awards
Spark Arena 4 October 2018.

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Credit Topic/ James Ensing-Trussell

Photo: Images Copyright Topic Images Ltd

1:20 A glass scientist on Arcoroc mugs and why they shatter

Yesterday Jesse talked to author John Summers about the enduring cultural significance of the Arcoroc mug. Well, it turned out he was correct and the texts and emails came to us in what can only be described as a deluge. 

But there were a lot of conflicting accounts of how strong they were and plenty of people were curious about what they were made out of. Dr Ian Brown is the Manager of the Advanced Materials Group at Callaghan Innovation and has a PhD in glass science. 

Arcaroc mugs

Arcaroc mugs Photo: Arcaroc mugs

1:25 Tackling man-centric design 

Public spaces both in the real world and online are often designed in ways that benefit men. While it is often hidden, a recent very public example was the cancellation of the all woman spacewalk. 

This month the Tech Futures lab in Auckland is trying to work out how that happens and find ways to subvert and fight against it. Sarah Hindle is the general manager of Tech Futures Lab. 

Nasa's first all-female spacewalk scrapped over spacesuit sizes

Nasa's first all-female spacewalk scrapped over spacesuit sizes Photo: Supplied / Nasa

1:35 We want to meet your immigrant parents 

It's called Conversations with My Immigrant Parents. The producers Saraid de Silva Cameron and Julie Zhu are currently on the hunt for immigrant parents and their children in Aotearoa to talk about their experiences. 

Saraid is in with Wallace to talk about the ideas behind the project and how they're going to go about it. 

Conversations with my Immigrant Parents. Julie Zhu and Saraid de Silva Cameron

Conversations with my Immigrant Parents. Julie Zhu and Saraid de Silva Cameron Photo: supplied

1:40 Great album: Gloria Jones - Vixen

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews All is True and Avengers: End Game

2:20 NZ Live Kendall Elise 

This week we have rising country and folk singer Kendall Elise who has just released her debut album, Red Earth.

She performs live in our Auckland studio with her band.

New Zealand country musician Kendall Elise has just released her debut album "Red Earth."

New Zealand country musician Kendall Elise has just released her debut album "Red Earth." Photo: Supplied

3:10 Making the perfect beef and cheese burger

Adrian Chilton is the executive chef and co-founder of Burger Burger talks about how he started the business and shares his recipe for a classic beef and cheese burger.

Burger Burger Beef and Cheese

Burger Burger Beef and Cheese Photo: Supplied/Burger Burger

3:20 Nanogirl's Great Science Adventures

3:35 Critter of the Week Limestone Cress

An extremely rare critter this week, found only on one site! Only found on the limestone outcrops of the Waitaki Valley. The Limestone Cress is in fact the 6th most endangered species in New Zealand.

DoC's Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki tells us all about this cress,  Pachycladon exile. 

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

4:05 The Panel with Andrew Clay and Heather Roy