Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Friday 2 March 2018

Short Story Club

Our story for discussion on Thursday 8th March is  A Good Dry-Cleaner is Worth a Story by Rajorshi Chakraborti    .

The writer of the best email wins a copy of his novel, The Man Who Would Not See

1:10 First song Jed Parsons

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Photo: Facebook

Multi-instrumentalist Jed Parsons has lent his talents to many bands over the years, but now he's focussing on his own music, and is joining us in our Auckland studio to perform a new song from his upcoming debut album.

1:15 Cleaning up after hospitals

A Christchurch entrepreneur has won a $100,000 prize to further his business, which helps hospitals reduce environmental waste.

Oliver Hunt's Medsalv company tackles waste created by 'single use' medical devices. He says hospitals in New Zealand create an enormous amount of this waste, which can actually be used more than once, if reprocessed properly.

Oliver Hunt pitching his company, Medsalv, at the UCE Summer Startup Annual Showcase 2018

Oliver Hunt pitching his company, Medsalv, at the UCE Summer Startup Annual Showcase 2018 Photo: University of Canterbury

1:20 Dissecting a shark, live

The University of Waikato will this weekend livestream the dissection of a shark!

It's a move to give the public an inside view, quite literally, of the shark and to dispell some myths around the notorious predator. The livestream can be found here.

The one holding the scalpel will be University of Waikato biology masters student, Melissa Kennett. She tells Jesse about the idea to livestream the biology lesson and what's special about the 2.54 metre long Bronze Whaler.

Long bronze whaler

Long bronze whaler Photo: NIWA

1:25 Unwrap the cotton wool

Where should children play?

If you ask Celia Hogan - it's outside. Anywhere from the forest, up a hill or at the beach. Celia is the organiser behind the Nature Play Conference in Christchurch next Friday.

She tells Jesse why teachers and early childhood educators need to be braver in letting kids play outside.

Nature Play conference

Nature Play conference Photo: Supplied

And for all those that have asked, click here for the article about potty training children in 3 days.  

1:35 Stressful smiles

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Smiles that are perceived as 'creepy' have been proven to increase stress levels of those on the receiving end.

Jared Martin is the author of the paper 'Psychology: The 'wrong' kind of smile could stress you out' published in Scientific Reports

Jared, along with colleagues at the University of Wisconsin, analysed the reactions to various smiles from 90 male undergraduate students.

1:40 Great album: A Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews Broken and Finding Your Feet. 

2:20 NZ Live

Mitch James is here to treat us to a live performance.

Mitch is known for turning up in London with virtually nothing and busking and gigging his way through Europe.. On his return to New Zealand he was picked up by the label, Sony. 

Mitch James

Mitch James Photo: Maegan McDowell Photography

3:10 Food with Julie Biuso

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Photo: Supplied / Julie Buiso

Julie Biuso from the sharedkitchen.co.nz tells us how to make the best gravy or jus out of pan drippings including tips on how to get the perfect pan drippings. 

She'll remind us of her preferred method for roasting a chicken, plus how to roast a bird by wrapping it in paper - so it emerges full of flavour and succulent, but not crispy skinned.

3:20 Gardening with Lynda Hallinan

Gardening guru Lynda Hallinan talks apples! Which are easiest to grow, which are the best to eat and how to preserve them. 

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Photo: Pixnio

3:25 Critter of the Week Mottled Petrel

This week we look at Pterodroma inexpectata, Kōrure or Mottled Petrel! The short black billed seabird is endemic to the country, breeding only at a few sites in southern New Zealand. 

DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki tells us more about the bird and also some great news - the first ever return of mottled petrel to the mainland in Maungaharuru Range in Hawke's Bay.

Mottled Petrel

Mottled Petrel Photo: Supplied / DoC

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

4:05 The Panel with Penny Ashton and Peter Fa'afiu

 

Music played in this show


1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST: Jed Parsons     
TITLE: Get Lost     
COMP: Jed parsons
LABEL: RNZ Live Recording     

 

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:

ARTIST:  David Bowie     
TITLE:  Queen Bitch    
COMP: David Bowie         
ALBUM: Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou    
LABEL: Hollywood    

ARTIST:  Seu Jorge    
TITLE:  Life On Mars    
COMP: Bowie     
ALBUM: Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou    
LABEL: Hollywood

ARTIST:  Paco De Lucía          
TITLE:  La Nina De Puerta Oscura    
COMP:  ?
ALBUM: Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou    
LABEL: Hollywood

ARTIST: Scott Walker     
TITLE: 30 Century Man    
COMP:?
ALBUM: Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou    
LABEL: Hollywood

NZ LIVE

Title: Move On
Artist: Mitch James
Album: Single
Label: Sony
Composer:
RNZ live recording

Title: All the Ways to Say Goodbye
Artist: Mitch James
Album: Single
Label: Sony
Composer:
RNZ live recording

Title: 21
Artist: Mitch James
Album: Single
Label: Sony
Composer:
RNZ live recording

Title: No Fixed Abode
Artist: Mitch James
Album: Single
Label: Sony
Composer:
RNZ live recording

Title: Dunedin
Artist: Mitch James
Album: Single
Label: Sony
Composer:
RNZ live recording