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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 27 September 2019

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1:10 First song:  Mickey & Michelle

A violinist and a harpist have got a slightly unusual tour plan - they're hiking the entire Te Araroa trail of NZ next month, taking their instruments to perform a series of concerts along the way, Mickey & Michelle are raising money for Osteoporosis. Details of their tour and campaign are here. 

Mickey & Michelle RNZ First Song

Mickey & Michelle RNZ First Song Photo: Andre Upston


1:17 Live cross to the Climate Strike

It's climate strike day. School kids and adults will join together to march for action on climate change.

There are more than 40 events around the country. Reporter Tracy Neal crosses live from Nelson. 


1:27 Ablaze: TV Movie about the Ballantynes fire

In November 1947 a fire broke out at Ballantynes department store in Christchuch. 41 people died in the blaze.

Ablaze is a new drama on TVNZ which tells the story of the workers inside the building, who stayed doing their jobs even as the smoke began to rise. Josh Frizzell directed the movie and is in studio to give us a preview.


1:35 Youthline: more action needed on suicide 

Mental health, anxiety and depression are the main issues worrying young kiwis, a recent survey has found.

Youthline was behind the study and are now calling for swift action by the Government to address these issues. 

A Suicide Prevention Office has been established, but what else need to be done? Youthline chief executive Shae Ronald explains.

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1:50 Te Papa's interactive climate exhibition

Today thousands are expected to hit the streets for the School Strike for Climate. 

And while those kids are fired up about the cause, Te Papa Museum wanted to showcase what global warming is really like and get children interested. So they created a a Climate Converter, for the Te Taiao Nature exhibition. Frith Williams, Head of Experience Design and Content, tells us more.

Inside Te Papa's climate converter

Inside Te Papa's climate converter Photo: Maarten Holl, Te Papa


2:10 Film Review: Graeme Tuckett

Graeme reviews The Goldfinch, Yuli and Maiden 


2:20 NZ Live: Lake South​

A very special guest today, Wellington electro-folk artist Lake South joins us - with a band - for NZ Live.

They've recently released their sophomore album Wellington/Te Upoko o Te Ika. 

Lake South

Lake South Photo: Supplied


3:10 Spring dining at Jess’ Underground Kitchen 

"The Boss" of Jess' Underground Kitchen, Jess Daniell has created a simply stunning dish - perfectly suited for Spring. She's dropping into our Auckland studio to share her recipe for Coq Au Vin Blanc ​with baby potatoes. The full recipe is here.

Coq Au Vin Blanc with baby potatoes

Coq Au Vin Blanc with baby potatoes Photo: Jess’ Underground Kitchen


3:20 Open the Critter bag

Ali Ventura steps into the studio today to tell us about some of the many adorable entries we've received for our Knit a Critter competition - which closes in just over two weeks - on the 15th October!

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Photo: RNZ

3:30 Critter of the Week The Pygmy goosefoot

Doc's Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki  tells us about this weeks' critter the Pygmy goosefoot. A nationally endangered species that was presumed extinct and discovered again three years later! 


pygmy-goosefoot-green Photo: DOC


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

4:05 The Panel with Ruth Money and Ian Telfer