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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 24 May 2019

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Write an original Christmas Song!

We want you to write an original song inspired by Christmas. You can interpret that how you like – including in a non-religious way – your song just has to be relevant to the season in some way.

The prize is that you get to professionally record, engineer and then release your song in time for Christmas 2019!

Entries must be in to us by 5pm July 17th 2019. Entry details here

1:10 First song: Moonflower

Our first song today is from Christchurch rockers Moonflower! 

Christchurch rockers Moonflower

Christchurch rockers Moonflower Photo: Moonflower

1:15 Students Climate Strike

Thousands of students across the country have walked out of school to protest against inaction over climate change. We cross live to the Auckland climate action where students staged a lie-down protest on Queen Street to urge political leaders to wake up and deal with the crisis.

1:20 Phar Lap conspiracies 

Yesterday we spoke to Graeme Putt about the life of trans-Tasman super horse Phar Lap. 

Racing journalist, author and stud manager Brian de Lore got in touch with us with some more information about the theories surrounding Phar Lap's death.

Frank Lewis with Phar Lap

Frank Lewis with Phar Lap Photo: Brian de Lore

1:25 Turning rubbish into treasure 

We all want to produce less waste, but sometimes it can be hard to avoid. Adriana Christie is a crack upcycler and uses her skills to try and turn trash into tradeable goods in her shop/social enterprise The Pallet Kingdom. 

1:35 Parents sharing baby gear 

When you add up the cost of buggies, bassinets and baby seats looking after a baby can be an expensive proposition. 

Eva Wintersberger thought this could all be a bit much for some parents and has set up an online service called Tree Hut Village to arrange baby hire equipment.  

happy mothers with strollers

Photo: leaf/123RF

1:40 Great album

2:10 Film Review

Our Hamilton cultural correspondent Richard Swainson is in with what he's been watching and a fresh new movie quiz to keep you guessing!

Our film question of the day: Which of these films is not like the other: Apocalypse Now (1979), The Matrix (1999) or John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)?

Keanu Reeves in John Wick 3

Keanu Reeves in John Wick 3 Photo: Thunder Road Pictures

2:20 NZ Live

Our guest for NZ Live today is Bailey Wiley! 

She's just released a new self titled EP and is about to go on tour but she's made time to bring a pile of people and equipment into the Auckland studio to play us some brand new music. 

Bailey Wiley

Bailey Wiley Photo: Supplied

3:10 Sunday roasts with Gareth Stewart

Gareth Stewart from the Jervois Steak House in Auckland is in with some tips and tricks to really make that Sunday lunch soar. 

You can find his Sunday Roast recipe here. 

Summer Roast - Jervois Steak House

Summer Roast - Jervois Steak House Photo: supplied / Kirsten Matthews

3:20 Nanogirl 

Nanogirl heads off on another great science adventure. This week she's knee deep in fossils and ancient moa bones as she discovers whether we have the science to bring dinosaurs back to life.

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Photo: RNZ/Liz Garton

3:25 Critter of the Week

3:45 The Pre-Panel  

4:05 The Panel with Alison Mau and Alan McElroy