Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Friday 13 October 2017

1:10 First song: Mile 12 perform live

5 piece bluegrass band Mile 12 perform our first song live. They start their NZ tour tonight.

The band hails from Boston and includes kiwi banjo player Catherine (BB) Bowness.

Mile 12

Mile 12 Photo: supplied

1:15 The family living plastic-free 

After attending a talk on how to live zero-waste six months ago, Paekakariki resident Rachel Benefield decided she should try doing a grocery shop plastic-free.

She was surprised at just how easy it was and since then hasn't looked back. Her family of five, plus two cats and a dog, stopped buying single-use plastics and started filling up paper bags with all the food and essentials they need.

It's not only made them feel like they're reducing their waste footprint, they also found other benefits, like eating better and actually having money left over for family treats. We talk to Rachel about whether it's actually do-able.

You can follow the family's plastic-free journey, and get some tips on how to do it yourself here. 

Ngahuia, Rachel, Luka with Charlie (ginger cat) Rosa, Albert and Oscar Wilde Paws (kelpie)

Ngahuia, Rachel, Luka with Charlie (ginger cat) Rosa, Albert and Oscar Wilde Paws (kelpie) Photo: Supplied

1:25 A new blue! 

Blue cheese is one of those foods that people either love or hate. Those who love it are continually searching for more pungent, more intense blue vein.

Normally when we think of cheese making we think of France but very soon there'll be a new blue on the market, the cheese not only made here but the mould itself uncovered in the Mackenzie district.

The unique blend is the only one of its kind in Australasia and it was created after cheese makers took part in what's been called "culture bio-prospecting". 

Simon Berry, chief executive of Whitestone Cheese and one of the team that made this discovery, tells us more.

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Photo: PHOTO NZ

1:35 Breaking into the literary world of teen sci-fi

The teen book game is a huge market, the number of young adult fiction books published has more than doubled in the last decade. Not to mention the movies... 

Now a kiwi author, has broken into that market with her sci-fi novel Air Born - and she's just signed off the rights for a screen adaptation of it. 

And it all started after Jessica Pawley self published an e-book, where she gained a huge fanbase of teens.

Air Born author Jessica Pawley

Air Born Author Photo: Paul Conroy Photography 2015

1:40 Great album: Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Mountain Between Us

2:20 NZ Live Mermaidens

Abraham Hollingsworth, Gussie Larkin and Lily West from The Mermaidens are performing live for us from Wellington.

The band was formed in 2013 when Gussie and Lily were still at high school.

3:10 Fermented Food with Holly Davis

Australian wholefood chef, Holly Davis has been making fermented foods and teaching about them for over 40 years. She it's an alchemic art, not an exact science.

She has a new book out called Fermented and shares her recipe for celtic speckled tea loaf

Ara'n brea: Celticspeckled tea loaf

Ara'n brea: Celticspeckled tea loaf Photo: Benjamin Dearnley Photography Pty Ltd

3:20 Dog Behaviour expert

 Clare Browne from Waikato university is with us from our Hamilton to answer your questions about dog training..

She's an animal behaviour expert - and did her PHD in dog training

Here are some of the wayward dogs we will be discussing today:

3:25 Critter of the Week

DoC's threatened species ambassador Nicola Toki tells us about the Wrybill. It's the only bird in the world with a laterally-curved bill! You can also vote for this little creature in Forest and Bird's Bird of the Year competition.

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question

4:05 The Panel presented by Ali Jones with Michelle Boag and Mike Williams. 

 

Music played in this show

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST: Mile Twelve     
TITLE:  Onwards     
COMP: Evan Murphy, Catherine (BB) Bowness, Nate Sabat, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, and David Benedict.    
ALBUM: Onwards
LABEL:    

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST: Lucinda Williams
TITLE: Car Wheels on a Gravel Road    
COMP: Lucinda Williams    
ALBUM: Car wheels on a gravel road    
LABEL: Mercury

ARTIST: Lucinda Williams    
TITLE: Concrete and Barbed Wire    
COMP: Lucinda Williams    
ALBUM: Car wheels on a gravel road    
LABEL: Mercury

ARTIST: Lucinda Williams    
TITLE:  Lake Charles    
COMP: Lucinda Williams    
ALBUM: Car wheels on a gravel road    
LABEL: Mercury

 

NZ LIVE
ARTIST: MERMAIDENS
TITLE:  COLD SKIN
COMP:        Augusta Larkin, Lily Paris West, Abraham Hollingsworth
ALBUM:      UNDERGROWTH
LABEL:        FLYING NUN RECORDS
ARTIST: MERMAIDENS
TITLE:  WANDER
COMP:        Augusta Larkin, Lily Paris West, Abraham Hollingsworth
ALBUM:      UNDERGROWTH
LABEL:        FLYING NUN RECORDS

ARTIST: MERMAIDENS
TITLE:  SATSUMA
COMP:        Augusta Larkin, Lily Paris West, Abraham Hollingsworth
ALBUM:      PERFECT BODY
LABEL:        FLYING NUN RECORDS

ARTIST: MERMAIDENS
TITLE:  LIZARD
COMP:        Augusta Larkin, Lily Paris West, Abraham Hollingsworth
ALBUM:      PERFECT BODY
LABEL:        FLYING NUN RECORDS

3.30 SONG
ARTIST: Primal Scream
TITLE:  It’s Alright, It’s Ok
COMP:  Bobby Gillespie, Andrew Innes      
ALBUM: More Light
LABEL:   Ignition records