Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Friday 16 February 2018

Short Story Club

Next Thursday we will discuss Hummingbird Heart by Eileen Merriman. Best emailer wins her book, Catch Me When You Fall. Jesse@radionz.co.nz

1:10 First song: My Baby in Session

Amsterdam three piece, My Baby are starting their NZ tour at the Coastella music festival. The band is made of up Dutch brother-sister-duo Sheik (drums) and Cato van Dyck (vocals) and New Zealand guitarist Daniel “daFreez” Johnston, originally from Timaru.

They perform our first song live from our Wellington studio

My Baby

My Baby Photo: http://www.mybabywashere.com

1:15 Are we in for bad flu season like North America?

The flu season in North America has been a particularly bad one, with concerns that the vaccines available are not as protective as in past years.

Health authorities in the US and Canada say the flu vaccine is only 25 percent effective against the H3N2 strain, which is likely to hit New Zealand as well. The World Health Organisation has recommended that a vaccine for that strain be included in the Southern Hemisphere flu shots.

We speak to virologist, Dr Lance Jennings about what kind of flu season we might be in for here.

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Photo: 123rf

1:25 Ecostore founders team up with Little Bird

Social entrepeneurs, Malcolm and Melanie Rands created Ecostore back in 1993. It wasn't easy, but the company is now a kiwi success story - making environmentally friendly household cleaners and body care products and selling them internationally

Now the pair have invested in a much smaller, but growing business Litte Bird Organics, run by Megan May - to help it grow and hopefully, take on the world.

Malcolm Rands talks to us about why he is helping others achieve what his company has.

Megan May and Jeremy Bennett of Little Bird Organics

Megan May and Jeremy Bennett of Little Bird Organics Photo: supplied

1:35 The importance of seaweed

Seaweed is being honoured in Wellington over the weekend with a mural being put up.

The Wellington Underwater Club's Nicole Miller explains why we need to make sure seaweed sticks around and the important role it plays in coastal marine ecosystems.

Seaweed mural

Seaweed mural Photo: Tam Kogler

1:40 Great album: The Very Best of John Denver

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews Loving Vincent and Lady Bird

2:20 NZ Live The D4!

The d4 exploded their way across New Zealand, Japan, Australia, the US and UK in the late '90s and early 2000's. They played on the David Letterman show and were favourites at the Big Day Out. They've been on hiatus since 2006 and now they're back and going on tour - starting tonight in Raglan. Prepared to be woken up this afternoon.

3:10 Food with Dariush Lolaiy

Darisuh Lolaiy of Auckland restaurant Cazador  shares a recipe from the restaurant's new menu - Rare saddle of hare with ajo blanco. 

He says ajo blanco is a balance of fresh cucumber, almond and garlic, and is traditionally served as a chilled soup with fresh grapes to garnish. However he has adapted the soup to a puree as an accompaniment to the gamey, lean hare. 

Rare saddle of hare with ajo blanco - Dariush Lolaiy, Cazador

Rare saddle of hare with ajo blanco - Dariush Lolaiy, Cazador Photo: supplied

3:20 Wine with Yvonne Lorkin

Yvonne is in a celebratory mood today, it is her birthday! So shares some indulgent wine choices

3:25 Critter of the Week The Paua Slug

Is it a slug?  Is it a snail?  What does that shell remind you of?  Paua slugs, or Schizoglossa, are a bit of everything.  They are officially a ‘semi-slug’, and like a paua are a gastropod but the resemblance of the shell is a coincidence.  DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador tells us about being sluggish. 

The Paua Slug - Schizoglossa novoseelandica

The Paua Slug - Schizoglossa novoseelandica Photo: CC-BY-NC Jussiep

3:35 Classical music with Clarissa Dunn

Clarissa Dunn from RNZ concert tells us about the happenings in the world of classical music and plays us Bruch's  Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor Op 26 performed by Sarah Chang on violin.

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

4:05 The Panel with Mark Knoff Thomas and Stephanie Rogers

 

Music played in this show

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:

ARTIST: My Baby
TITLE:  Moonshower     
COMP:  C.vanDijck, D.deVries, J. VanDijck    
LABEL: RNZ Live recording     

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:

ARTIST: John Denver     
TITLE: Take me Home Country Roads     
COMP: Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert, Tony Tucker and John Denver.
ALBUM: The Very Best of John Denver     
LABEL: RCA/ BMG Special Products    
 
ARTIST: John Denver     
TITLE: Rocky Mountain High
COMP: John Denver and Mike Taylor
ALBUM: The Very Best of John Denver     
LABEL: RCA/ BMG Special Products

ARTIST: John Denver     
TITLE: Leaving on a Jetplane     
COMP: John Denver
ALBUM: The Very Best of John Denver     
LABEL: RCA/ BMG Special Products

ARTIST: John Denver     
TITLE: Annies Song     
COMP: John Denver     
ALBUM: The Very Best of John Denver     
LABEL: RCA/ BMG Special Products


NZ LIVE - the D4
TITLE:Get Loose
ARTIST:The d4
COMPOSER:Christmas/Palmer
LABEL:RNZ Recordings
DURATION:1'56


TITLE:Come On
ARTIST:The d4
COMPOSER:Christmas/Palmer
LABEL:RNZ Recordings
DURATION: 2'25

TITLE:Sake Bomb
ARTIST:The d4
COMPOSER:Christmas/Palmer
LABEL:RNZ Recordings
DURATION:1'45

TITLE: John Rock
ARTIST:The d4
COMPOSER:The Dogs
LABEL:RNZ Recordings
DURATION:3'09

3.35pm with Clarissa Dunn
BRUCH: Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor Op 26
Performers:   Sarah Chang (vln), Dresden Phil/ Kurt Masur
Recorded 2009