Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 31 July 2020
1.12 First Song: The Butlers - Two Brothers
Christchurch funkadelic indie rock band The Butlers are in Auckland to play a sold out gig at The Tuning Fork tonight. Ahead of that,George from the band drops by our Auckland studio for a chat and to introduce a new track Two Brothers.
1:17 Scientists working to train Covid-19 sniffer dogs
An exciting development in Covid-19 detection science is under way.
Dogs are already being used to detect some forms of cancer and now they could potentially help sniff out cases of the virus.
Dr Anne-Lise Chaber from Adelaide University's School of Animal and Veterinary Science joins Jesse to tell us more.
1:27 Washington Post's Beijing bureau chief to join Stuff
It's been announced today that Beijing bureau chief for the Washington Post, Anna Fifield, is to join Stuff as the Dominion Post's new editor.
Anna speaks to Jesse about returning home after 20 years as a foreign correspondent.
1:35 Great Barrier Island dream job on offer
Aotea Great Barrier Island's community is on the lookout - again - for someone to run its Port Fitzroy Boat Club.
Jesse spoke to the North Barrier Community Residents and Ratepayers Association last year about this opportunity and the group found a couple to lease the club. However, that fell through.
Today he is joined by the Association's chair, Brett O'Reilly, to find out about the renewed search and why it might just be somebody's dream job.
1:50 Finger limes a new venture for Gisborne growers
Gisborne growers Ian and Louise Dodgshun are excited about a new product they’ve put on the market - finger limes.
Pouawa Citrus Nursery has the most mature trees in a commercial crop in Gisborne.
Jesse speaks to Ian Dodgshun of Pouawa Citrus Nursery.
2:10 Graeme Tuckett's film selects
Graeme reviews Where'd You Go, Bernadette and Waves.
2:20 NZ Live: Ryan Fisherman
3:08 Megan May's Kitchen Scraps - Veggie Broths/Stocks and a miso shitake ginger broth
This winter has been a tough one at the checkout for the cost of veggies, so Megan May from Little Bird Organics has been getting creative with how she makes the most of what is the in fridge. Here is her recipe for Kitchen Scraps -Veggie Broths/Stocks and a miso shitake ginger broth.
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.
3:25 For the love of roses
Now is the time to buy new season roses according to gardening guru Lynda Hallinan. She says they are no longer just the domain of the seasoned gardener - anyone can have beautiful blooms.
3:35 Critter of the Week Neptune’s necklace
This week’s critter is Neptune’s necklace, or Aphrodite’s pearls - a seaweed that is found throughout New Zealand. This critter is a great rockpool find, and looks best in the water, rather than round your neck says Doc's Nicola Toki.
3:45 The Panel with Alexia Russell and James Elliott
Music played in this show
First Song: The Butlers - Two Brothers
NZ LIVE: Ryan Fisherman
Peace Of Mind
Troy Kingi - All Your Ships have sailed