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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 21 June 2019

1:10 MGN - My Greatest Now Quartet in studio

 With their unique fusion of jazz, funk, soul and R&B, MGN - My Greatest Now - is in for First Song today

making up the quartet are Dr Kevin Fields on piano, Dr Oliver Holland on upright bass, jazz master guitarist and vocalist, Denis Hepi, and voice master Raymond Bishop on conga and vocals.
They've recently released an album of their favourite cover songs with a self titled album
 MGN-My Greatest Now Quartet, available on iTunes, Apple Music, and Spotify.

Today they'll be playing their version of Moondance

MGN-My Greatest Now Quartet

MGN-My Greatest Now Quartet Photo: Malcolm Bishop


1:15 Claims bowel cancer screening tests may be illegal

Several bowel cancer specialists have sent a letter to the New Zealand Medical Journal, concerned that the way patients in the bowel screening programme get their results could be getting misleading.

Brian Cox, Phil Bagshaw, Ainslie Talbot, Mary Jane Sneyd, say they're worried that the way the reporting is done could be illegal and they want the entire programme overhauled.

Professor Cox joins Jesse Mulligan to explain exactly what is wrong and what needs to be done to fix it.

Illustration of bowel cancer.



1:25 Teens creates LGBTQ web-series

Upcoming filmmaker Rose McHahon had an idea to tell real stories about young New Zealanders and their coming-of-age stories. 

The Bay of Plenty teen managed to transform that dream into a reality, securing funding for a web-series about the lives and experiences of the LGBTQ community, called In the Rainbow. Rose shares what she wanted to show and how she made it happen. You can watch the series here

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Photo: Supplied / TVNZ

1:35 Lego obsession comes to Hamilton

A special treat if you're into Lego and you're in Hamilton, especially if you have someone with autism in your life.

Mechanical engineer Holger Bloedorn and his partner Rachel Bellard have built an entire city out of Lego and it's on show this weekend at the Wintech Atrium in Hamilton

If you have a person in your life with autism, there's also a special hour set aside from 5-6pm tomorrow, designed to make people who have autism feel more comfortable. Apply to be part of it through Autism NZ.

More information about the annual BIG Lego(R) Show for Hamilton and the Waikato is here

1:40 Great album: Best of Nashville

2:10 Film Review: Graeme Tuckett

Graeme Tuckett reviews The Ideal Palace, Child's Play and Little Woods.


2:20 NZ Live Hot Donnas

Hot off the back of a new single release, Dunedin band Hot Donnas are setting out to conquer the rock world with a tour of Australia.

Like all the all the best bands, they understand the importance of constantly rehearsing and gigging to improve their musicianship.

The four young rockers have been writing and playing music together for two years and join us from RNZ's Christchurch studio.

Hot Donnas

Hot Donnas Photo: Hot Donnas

3:10 Spicy Tomato Lentils: Winter night dish

Spicy Tomato Lentils

Spicy Tomato Lentils Photo: Supplied \ Shared Kitchen

Julie Buiso of Shared Kitchen has created a perfect dish for the season. She drops by the studio to pass on her superb infusion of flavours. 

Her recipe for Spicy Tomato lentils can be found here

3:20 Nanogirl Podcast

Super scientist nanogirl is with Te Papa’s curator of vertebrates, Dr Colin Miskelly, and some
students from Mt Cook School trying to find out how high birds can fly.

3:35 Critter of the Week

It's the little yellow bird you see on 100 dollar bills - the Mohua is our critter of the week and while she's in, DOC's threatened species ambassador Nicola Toki talks about NZ's rat explosion. 

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

4:05 The Panel with Jo McCarroll and Bill Ralston