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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 8 November 2019

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1:10 First song: Six60

The BIGGEST band on the New Zealand Music scene right now; their 2011 debut album went gold within a week of its release, their first two singles certified double and tripple platinum; TWO sold out concerts at Western Springs and their fourth album is out TODAY. Six60 are in for First Song.

Six60

Six60 Photo: James Rua

1:17 Amazing stories from Early New Zealand history

Earlier this week we talked to Matthew Hooton about teaching history in New Zealand, and the importance of story-telling - and having great stories to tell - in keeping young people interested and engaged.

Wellington High history teacher Henry Hollis knows a thing or two about that - and he's unearthed some great, outrageous, bombastic stories from early New Zealand history to demonstrate that it wasn't just the Tudors who knew how to stir things up.

He joins us to tell some colourful, little-known stories from the days of yore.

Maori chiefs Hongi Hika and Waikato meet with Missionary Thomas Kendall.

Maori chiefs Hongi Hika and Waikato meet with Missionary Thomas Kendall. Photo: Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington Ref:G-618

1:27 A choir for people with chronic lung disease

MUSIC is a powerful tool ... it can lift our mood, combat depression, and lower stress ...

It can also give people in tough situations a big boost - especially when they can share their love of music with others.

Gayle Williams is the co-ordinator of the COPD choirs - groups of singers around the country who all live with chronic lung illnesses.

She's on the line to tell us more.

1:37 Cookie company employing disabled New Zealanders

The Attitude Awards celebrate the achievements of people with disabilities, and are about to hold their latest black tie gala dinner later this month

Among the finalists for an award this year is a social enterprise called The Cookie Project which employs Kiwis with disabilities to make cookies, paying them a living wage.

Eric Chuah is one of the founders of The Cookie Project and tells us how it is changing lives.

 

1:50 RNZ and Stuff launch new Erebus podcast White Silence

Forty years ago, 257 people were killed when Air New Zealand Flight 901 crashed into Mount Erebus on Antarctica.

It remains the worst peacetime disaster in New Zealand history, in terms of loss of life.

To mark the 40th anniversary of the disaster RNZ and Stuff are producing a six-part podcast examining the disaster, its causes, and the fallout - White Silence.

Stuff's Michael Wright is the one of the producers and hosts of the documentary and he joins us to chat about it.

The tailpiece of the Air New Zealand bearing the 'Koru' the emblem of the airline lies amongst wreckage on Mt Erebus. The plane crashed on Wednesday killing all 257 people onboard. November 30, 1979. (Photo by Associated Press Photo)

The tailpiece of the Air New Zealand bearing the 'Koru' the emblem of the airline lies amongst wreckage on Mt Erebus. The plane crashed on Wednesday killing all 257 people onboard. November 30, 1979. (Photo by Associated Press Photo) Photo: Associated Press Photo

You can listen to episode 1 of White Silence here.

 

2:10 Film Review: Graeme Tuckett

Graeme reviews Bellbird, Pain and Glory and Doctor Sleep.

 

2:20 NZ Live Fly My Pretties 

Musical collective Fly My Pretties first formed in 2004 as a one-off project - a sellout multimedia show that brought together an all-star cast to perform a series of shows at Bats Theatre in Wellington. Now, 15 years later, Fly My Pretties are releasing their very first studio album.

Some of the Fly My Pretties whanau join us to talk about why it's taken so long and play a few of their classic tunes.

Barnaby Weir of Fly My Pretties in The Surgery studios, Wellington.

Barnaby Weir of Fly My Pretties in The Surgery studios, Wellington. Photo: Supplied / Loop

 

3:00 After Afternoons Podcast

Behind the Scenes of Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan and Ali Ventura

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Photo: Supplied / Danielle Street

3:10 Summer cooling Strawberries and Cream Pops

These long hot days beg for a refreshing pick me up. Megan May of Little Bird Organics has the perfect solution! She's in our Auckland studio to share her mouthwatering recipe for Strawberries and Cream Pops. The recipe is here.

Strawberries and cream pops

Strawberries and cream pops Photo: Megan May Little Bird Organics

3:20 Music 101

Charlotte Ryan host of Music 101 looks ahead to this weekend in Music. 

3:30 Critter of the Week: The Freshwater Snail

This week’s critter is the desperate-to-be-given-a-pronouncable-name Potamopyrgus Oppidanus, the freshwater snail. Doc's Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki says it's found only on one hill in Wellington behind the beehive and now coming under even more threat as mountain bikers have been illegally cutting up its habitat to make tracks. 

Potamopyrgus oppidanus on māhoe leaf

Potamopyrgus oppidanus on māhoe leaf Photo: Judi Lapsley Miller

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

4:05 The Panel with Verity Johnson and Ben Thomas