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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 15 May 2019

1:10 First song

1:15 Erosion control in the face of more extreme weather

Severe storms, flooding, drought and other extreme weather events are expected to increase because of climate change.

And with that so too will the amount of erosion increase. A new programme has been funded by MBIE to research ways to target this erosion on pastoral land, and slow the damage.

It's led by Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research and Geomorphologist Dr Hugh Smith explains how it will work. 

1:25 Recycling farm waste

In our rural discussion with Steve Wyn Harris last week he mentioned a new recycling scheme that has recently been announced.

The New Zealand Rural Waste Minimisation Project promises to clean up farm waste in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly way. 

The project will be run by the Agrecovery, and offers nationwide events for farmers to dispose of all their waste in one go. Simon Andrew from Agrecovery tells us more about the programme.

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Photo: Agrecovery

1:35 Ngā Taonga Sound Archives  - The Days of the Milkman

The days of having milk delivered in clinking glass bottles to your door are making a comeback, at least in the lower North Island and Nelson, where several companies have started offering weekly home milk delivery services, in reusable glass bottles. In today’s visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Sarah Johnston takes us back to the heyday of the milkie.

And you can listen to the full 1996 Spectrum doco on the old Wellington milkman online here

1:40 Great album

2:10 Podcast chat with Katy Atkin

Katy previews two podcasts today - Running with the Cops and Against the Rules.

2:20 Bookmarks with Chessie Henry

Last night was a big one for Chessie Henry. She won the Ockham New Zealand Book Award for best first work of  general non fiction for her first book We Can Make a Life.

She joins us for Bookmarks today picking her favourite books, films, TV and podcasts that fill her life.

Chessie Henry

Chessie Henry Photo: Hazel Redmond

3:10 Neal Shusterman - getting kids to think critically

Sometimes the best way to deal with difficult topics in the real world, is to explore them in the world of fiction. Neal Shusterman  writes for children, teens and adults. He says we can underestimate this screen loving, social media obsessed generation but he never does. With more than 30 best sellers his books tackle issues from mental illness to climate change.

Neal Shusterman shares his thoughts about challenging teens to think critically and read more.

Neal Shusterman

Neal Shusterman Photo: Supplied / HarperCollins

3:35 Our Changing World

Stories from Our Changing World.

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

4:05 The Panel with Chris Gallavin and Lavina Good