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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 29 January 2021

 

1.12 First Song:

1:17 Wellington water pipe woes continue

Ongoing infrastructure issues and unaffordable housing is leading to an exodus of young people from the capital.

Or is it? Wellington Councillor Diane Calvert talks to Jesse about why the city still remains an attractive option for young professionals.

An eyewitness says the water has flooded his garage.

An eyewitness says the water has flooded his garage. Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas

1:27 What's the story with Wall Street?

We look at the drama unfolding on Wall Street, where investors are bidding up the prices of some small US companies - such as Gamestop - in what has been described as a game of chicken.

Shaan Puri, the co-host of the podcast 'My First Million' and the fomer CEO of Bebo, joins Jesse to explain.

The exterior of the New York Stock Exchange is seen on November 4, 2020 in New York.

The exterior of the New York Stock Exchange is seen on November 4, 2020 in New York. Photo: Kena Betancur / AFP

1:35 A 'roaming ballet' on scooters

Choreographer Malia Johnston joins us in the Wellington studio to tell us about her new 'roaming ballet' on scooters! 

The ballet with a twist will be performed in the capital city as part of 'The Performance Arcade' - a free, Wellington-based arts and performance festival.

Choreographer Malia Johnston has designed a 'roaming ballet' on Flamingo Scooters at the Wellington Waterfront.

Choreographer Malia Johnston has designed a 'roaming ballet' on Flamingo Scooters at the Wellington Waterfront. Photo: Supplied.

1:50 Predator free by 2050: Is it achievable?

New research warns that New Zealand is at risk of failing to achieve its goal of going predator free by 2050.

Auckland University doctoral student, Zach Carter, from the School of Biological Sciences, joins Jesse in the Auckland studio to tell us why and what we can do about it.

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Photo: Supplied

2:10 Film Review: Ali Ventura

Today Ali talks about Promising Young Woman and Music. Two very different movies.

2:20 NZ Live

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Photo: Acorn Photography & Cinema

Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders are playing at the Auckland Folk Festival, as is Jenny Mitchell and her sisters. 

They join us in Auckland to play a few of their favourite tracks. 

Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders

Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders Photo: Supplied

3:08 Julie Biuso's Carrot and Date Salad

This week Julie Biuso shares a recipe she and her daughter Ilaria are addicted to! It sounds simple, carrot and date salad, but has some great additions such as pistachio nuts, sumac and green chilli. You can find the recipe here.

Carrot,Date and Lemon Salad

Carrot,Date and Lemon Salad Photo: supplied

3:16 Music 101: Yadana Saw

This weekend Yadana Saw is hosting  Music 101 here on RNZ. It's on 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.

RNZ Music's Yadana Saw in her Wax Chattels t-shirt

RNZ Music's Yadana Saw in her Wax Chattels t-shirt Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas

3:25 Weekend Stuff: Stan Scott

3:35 Critter of the Week: Kupe's grassmoth

This week's critter is a mysterious subterranean species of moth. The females are also flightless. DOC's Nic Toki talks to Jesse about the Kupea electilis and how it became known as Kupe's grassmoth.

Kupea grassmoth

Kupea grassmoth Photo: DOC

3:45 The Panel with Mihingarangi Forbes and Alan McElroy