Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Friday 19 August 2016
1:10 First song
1:15 Rangiriri Pā returned after 1863 invasion
Two sections of land in the Waikato settlement of Rangiriri have been returned to Waikato-Tainui and the Kiingitanga this morning. The titles to Rangiriri Pā and Te Wheoro Redoubt historical reserve, were handed back to iwi in a ceremony at Turangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawahia. Te Manu Korihi Editor, Shannon Haunui-Thompson, is at the settlement.
1.20 Dreaming of NASA
A lot of kids dream of being an astronaut when they grow up, and Dr Sarah Kessans is one step closer to making the dream a reality. The University of Canterbury chemistry academic, has been shortlisted by NASA to become an astronaut.
1:25 The world of Knight Rider fans
Fans of the 1980's TV show Knight Rider, starring David Hasselhoff recently gathered in Atlanta to show off their painstakingly built replica cars. Among them was Auckland man Greg Hackett, who had to leave his own KITT car at home, but got to share KITT talk with other fans of the car and the show.
1:35 Critter of the Week
DOC's threatened species ambassador, Nicola Toki, talks about the world of stick insects.
1:40 Favourite album: Odelay by Beck
Chosen by RNZ's new Music 101 presenter Alex Behan
2:10 Film Review
Richard Swainson reviews Suicide Squad and Rams
2:20 NZ Live: Andy Richards
New Zealand Live, back in Auckland this week with a musician who has just given up his day job on the virtual eve of the release of his second album. He's been busy too, 4 to 5 gigs a week and one can only imagine that things are going to get a lot busier now for Andy Richards
3:10 Food: Dak Bungalow
Dak Bungalow is a near-forgotten culinary treasure from India's Raj era. These Anglo-Indian meals were created for British travellers and served in government guesthouses that were built from the 1840s along the dak (mail) route up until Indian independence.
Laura Greenfield from Wellington Eaterie, Field and Green is celebrating the tradition during the final weekend of Wellington on a Plate
Laura shares her recipe for Gobi Musallam
3:20 The Ecology of Wine
Auckland University research biologist Professor Mat Goddard is a wine scientist, he specialises in things like fermentation dynamics, yeast species interactions and the ecology of wine.
He talks about the work being done on this - including the creation of a unique New Zealand yeast for fermentation and perfecting the low alcohol wine.
3:30 Dealing with Trees
Stuart Barton from Auckland's Specimen Tree company talks about growing, pruning, protecting and transplating trees.
3:45 The Panel Pre-Show