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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 24 July 2020

1.12 First Song: The Naked and Famous - Everybody Knows 

Electric Indie band The Naked and Famous are releasing their latest album today. It's called Recover and features 15 new tracks. Today Alisa Xayalith joins the show from LA introduce the album and play one for First Song. At 7pm tonight they will be performing cuts from the album to celebrate with fans. 

The Naked and Famous - Recover

The Naked and Famous - Recover Photo: Supplied

1:17 New report on opening up-scaling NZ borders

The New Zealand Initiative has written a report recommending ways to open our borders sooner, including how it could also be done to allow travellers from countries where the pandemic is still raging.

Report author, Dr Eric Crampton, talks to Jesse about their ideas and how they would work without putting at risk the work we have done to contain the virus.

New Zealand planes at Auckland International Airport, the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand.

Photo: 123RF

1:27 RNZ Indepth team looks into dangerous alternative cancer therapies

Indepth reporter Susan Strongman's revealed that a so-called bleach water, claiming to be an alternative cancer therapy is still for sale despite the doctor behind it being de-registered and medsafe warning it doesn't work.

Susan Strongman talks to Jesse about what she's uncovered and how dangerous the so-called alternative cancer therapies are for patients.

Mark Grenon holds a glass containing chlorine dioxide bleach and water, which he calls Miracle Mineral Solution

Mark Grenon demonstrates MMS preparation Photo: Brighteon

1:35 Stranded tourists hold an event to show their appreciation for Aotearoa

An American billionaire was visiting New Zealand in March with a group of friends and had an unplanned extended stay, like many other travellers, want to give back.

Gabe Newell and his mates now want to show their appreciation for the way the country has handled COVID-19 by putting on a free event. He tells Jesse what people can enjoy, on him.


Ladi6 Photo: Supplied

1:50 Artisan horse gear made from wool

Ilana Cheiban has managed to figure out how to use wool to make traditional reins called Mecates.

She talks to Jesse about how she's developed her craft to produce the horse gear which is traditionally made with horse hair, and why they are popular all over the world.

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2:10 Ali Ventura's movie picks

This week Ali reviews The Old Guard and Bel Canto. 

2:20 NZ Live

Kita is a psychedelic indie band who just last year were spotted playing at Wellington's San Francisco Bath House by UK-based music manager Seamus Morley and signed to his production company 1965. They are vocalist Nikita Tu-Bryant, keyboardist Ed Zuccollo, and drummer Rick Cranson and they join Jesse live from the Wellington studio. They have one more gig to play in Auckland on the 1st August.


3:08 Kelly Gibney's Turmeric and greens soup with chicken, quinoa and sesame dumplings 

As part of a Winter Wellness collection for Alison's Pantry, food writer Kelly Gibney created this super yummy dish - perfect for these cold winter nights. The recipe for Turmeric and greens soup with chicken, quinoa and sesame dumplings ​is here.

Turmeric and greens soup with chicken, quinoa and sesame dumplings

Turmeric and greens soup with chicken, quinoa and sesame dumplings Photo: Kelly Gibney

3:16 Music 101: Charlotte Ryan

Charlotte Ryan, host of Music 101 here on RNZ each Saturday afternoon from midday talks about what's happening on the music scene over the weekend, what's coming up on her show tomorrow and because Friday is new music day - she'll pick us a track to play.

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Photo: RNZ / Claire-Eastham Farrelly


3:25 Ask Stan Scott the builder

Builder Stan Scott joins us today to answer some of your DIY questions - He will try to get through as many as possible - but the list is long!

Brown mould had to be chiselled off the wall.

Brown mould had to be chiselled off the wall. Photo: RNZ / Michael Cropp

3:35 Critter of the Week New Zealand white faced storm petrel

This week we are heading to the ocean to talk about the New Zealand white faced storm petrel, takahikare-moana or Jesus Christ bird. These small seabirds get their names from the birds ability to seemingly “walk on water”. As it is such a small bird it needs to have a bit of a running start to get airborne explains Doc's Nicola Toki.

3:45 The Panel with Jo McCarroll and Alan McElroy