Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 16 October 2020
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1:17 Electorate hot spots to watch tomorrow night
The team at The Spinoff have made a list of the electorates which are going to be more closely fought in tomorrow's election.
Alex Braae joins Jesse to run through the seats that are going to go down to the wire and provide a bit of entertainment.
1:27 Settling the Score 2020 - Classical Cupid is back!
RNZ Concert's Clarissa Dunn is back with Jesse to play Classical Music Matchmaker!
Classical Cupid will find classical music tailored specifically for you based on your dating profile.
Whether you're a 'sunsets and strings' or a 'bold as brass' adventurous type, we'll make your classical music match
Email your "dating bio" or details about what you're looking for to firstname.lastname@example.org
Voting is open for New Zealand's only classical music poll - RNZ Concert's Settling the Score 2020
Voting closes Sunday, 18 October at midnight - cast your vote here
1:30 Helping Wellington's homeless and vulnerable to vote
DCM, formerly the Downtown Community Ministry, has this year opened a polling booth in its building to encourage homeless and vulnerable Wellingtonians to vote.
DCM Kaitautoko support worker, Matthew Mawkes, has been involved with the project and getting the booth opened, He talks to Jesse about the impact voting has on the people they're supporting.
1:40 The return of the Guy Mont-Spelling Bee
During lockdown, comedian Guy Montgomery's creative juices were flowing and he came up with the idea of getting comedians to take part in a spelling bee.
After its success online, he's now taking the great Guy Mont-Spelling Bee to the stage at the Basement Theatre next week. He talks to Jesse about how it works and what a good speller he is!
1:50 Farmers market tours guided by well known chefs
Farmers markets around Auckland are rapidly growing in number and popularity to the point where guided tours with beloved chefs are on offer through Auckland Council's events team.
Hāngi Master Rewi Spraggon is hosting the first tour at Ōtara markets next Saturday and he tells Jesse what people can expect as they head south to wander through what is thought to be the largest Māori and Pacific market in the world.
2:10 Graeme Tuckett's film choices
Graeme reviews The Climb, a 2019 American film comedy and Lucky Grandma, the story of a grandma at a New York casino who finds herself in all sorts of bother.
2:20 NZ Live: Phoenix Foundation
Sam Scott and Luke Buda from Wellington band the Phoenix Foundation are this weeks guests on NZ live. Today the band has released its first album in five years, Friend Ship. They'll be playing live versions of tracks from the album, recorded during rehearsals for their upcoming national tour, and a special cover of a Paul Young hit from the 1980's.
3:08 Julie Biuso's Spring Salad
The season is full of bounty - spring vegetables, including the most incredible green and purple asparagus as well as fresh herbs. Julie Biuso from Shared Kitchen talks today about all the goodness at hand and how you can combine them to create an array of delectable delights. She shares her recipe for Spring Salad.
Julie and her daughter Ilaria have a new book coming out called Shared Kitchen, which is the same name as the website. You can pre-order on Monday and if you sign up to Shared Kitchen there will be a special offer coming up in the newsletter on Wednesday
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 How to grow a giant pumpkin
Gardening guru Lynda Hallinan has some handy tips so you can grow your biggest pumpkin ever. She says the tricks also work for other vegetables too - you'll have the whole neighbourhood clambering for your secrets!
3:35 Critter of the Week: Kakabeak Mite
This week's critter is the kakabeak mite. A super small and threatened mite that lives on the beautiful threatened kakabeak plant. The mite relies on the kakabeak for food and shelter, while in return, says Doc's Nicola Toki.
3:45 The Panel with Heather Roy and Shane Te Pou
Music played in this show
First Song: French For Rabbits: The Tunnel
1.27: Classical Cupid - Clarissa Dunn
DELIBES: Dome epais le jasmin (Lakme Duet)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Flight of the Bumblebee, from Tsar Sultan Suite, Op57 - III
John Luther Adams: Become Ocean
LEONIE HOLMES: This Watershed Time
The Kings Singers & Voices NZ
NZ LIVE: The Phoenix Foundation
Everytime You Go Away (Paul Young cover)
Hounds of Hell
3.20 Song: Fat Freddys Drop - Hope