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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 31 May 2019

1:10 First song 

Elroy Finn (The legendary Neil's youngest son) is releasing his debut album ELROY today. He's in studio for First Song.

Elroy Finn

Elroy Finn Photo: Supplied / Charlotte Ryan

1:15 KiwiRail picks up more funding

It was budget day yesterday and there were announcements about thousands of things. One of the new funding initiatives was a huge allocation of new funding to KiwiRail. 

 Newsroom political reporter  Thomas Coughlan is in to tell us more about this and why it's significant.

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Photo: Flickr

1:25 Harry Potter in Melbourne 

Hogwarts has hit the southern hemisphere! The stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is in Melbourne and two of the stars of the show are in Auckland at the moment.

We're joined by Gareth Reeves who plays Harry and George Henare - otherwise know as Albus Dumbledore. 

Gareth Reeves as Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Gareth Reeves as Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Photo: Matt Murphy

1:35 Traditional Irish banjo with Angela Usher

Now, would you expect to hear the strains of a banjo in Irish folk music? 

Angela Usher thinks so! She's an internationally renowned tenor banjo player from Manchester who's come to New Zealand to teach at the Ceol Aneas Irish music school in Nelson. 

Angela Usher

Angela Usher Photo: Angela Usher

1:40 Great album

2:10 Film Review

Richard Swainson is in studio to share his impressions of the movies Gloria Bell and The Chaperone

2:20 NZ Live

Prolific kiwi musician Graeme James has just released his new album and has packed up his gear and pulled it all into our Wellington studio for NZ LIVE! 

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Photo: supplied - Zoe James

3:10 Golden Turmeric Porridge by Little Bird Organics

Megan May from the Ponsonby eatery is in studio to divulge the secrets of her mouth watering, winter warming Golden Turmeric Porridge and to share what's new on the menu. You can see the recipe here

Golden Turmeric Porridge

Golden Turmeric Porridge Photo: Supplied / Little Bird Organics

3:20 Nanogirl 

This week the super scientist is finding out whether bacteria is good or bad with the help of some students from Ponsonby Intermediate and Dr Siouxsie Wiles from the Auckland University Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab.

3:25 Critter of the Week

Nicola Toki, DOC's threatened species ambassador is with us for our critter of the week - Helm's Stag Beetle (Geodorcus helmsi)

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

4:05 The Panel with Michelle Boag and David Cormack