Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Friday 11 May 2018

1:10 French for Rabbits perform live

French for Rabbits perform live in our studio ahead of their New Zealand tour.

French for Rabbits

French for Rabbits Photo: supplied

1:15 The benefits of working in construction

The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation has launched a new campaign this week, encouraging kiwis to sign up to an apprenticeship. 

With the country in dire need of tradies to meet the demands of the construction industry, TradeUp is hoping to entice people by reminding us what an apprenticeship can offer, career-wise. BCITO CEO Warwick Quinn explains.

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Photo: Supplied

1:25 Wellington women campaigning for Ireland's referendum

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Photo: Supplied

In a couple of weeks Ireland will vote on whether to repeal its Eighth Amendment. 

The amendment protects the right to life for the unborn, prohibiting abortion in almost all cases.

It may be far away from here, but four Wellington-based Irish women have created a group supporting women's right to choose and they're hosting an event, "Repeal the 8th-ies", in the capital this Saturday.

One of those women, Heather Byrne, tells us more.

Together For Yes Wellington
L-R: Eimear Connolly, Sarah Dudley,  Collette Máire Ní Abhartaigh and Heather Byrne.

Together For Yes Wellington L-R: Eimear Connolly, Sarah Dudley, Collette Máire Ní Abhartaigh and Heather Byrne. Photo: lukeaki@gmail.com

1:35 Documenting the invasion of swamp rats in Louisiana

Swamp Rat from movie poster for "Rodents of Unusual Size"

Swamp Rat from movie poster for "Rodents of Unusual Size" Photo: rodentsofunusualsize.tv

The US state of Louisiana is facing a very serious, scary threat. The name says it all - swamp rats. 

These rodents weigh a hefty 10 kilos, hail from South America and are eating up coastal wetlands.

The fight against these beasts has been documented in a film aptly titled Rodents of Unusual Size that'll be shown at the Doc Edge Festival in New Zealand this month. 

To tell us more about it is the film's director, Quinn Costello. 

1:40 Great album: Starlifter by Fur Patrol

2:10 Dan Slevin's film review

Richard Swainson is away overseas so Dan Slevin is stepping in, and reviews Life of the Party and Crooked House.

2:20 NZ Live with Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith is the former front man for rock band Von Voin Strum. He released his solo debut LP last year, it was recorded at The Sitting Room with Ben Edwards. He performs four of his own songs for us live, plus a Neil and Tim Finn cover.

His album is available via Lyttleton Records

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith Photo: supplied

3:10 Delaney Mes with an easy flat-bread recipe

Food writer, Delaney Mes shares her recipe for Fennel, mint and ricotta flatbread

Fennel, mint and ricotta flatbread by Delaney Mes

Fennel, mint and ricotta flatbread by Delaney Mes Photo: Delaney Mes

3:20 Doing the Abel Tasman with kids

Margaret McLachlan tells us about doing the Abel Tasman with kids in tow for our series on the great walks of New Zealand - Talk the Walk.

3:25 Critter of the Week: The White bellied skink

In just a few places in the mid-Canterbury high-country, White bellied skinks slink and slither between the sliding stones of scree slopes. 

Nicola Toki, DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador, tells us about this critically endangered reptile which has a very long tail and a built-in visor to cope with the sun’s rays.

White bellied skink

White bellied skink Photo: Fauna Finders

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

4:05 The Panel with Ganesh Nana and Catherine Robertson

 

Music played in this show

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST: French for Rabbits     
TITLE: The Dark Arts     
COMP: Brooke Singer
(no album, is a new song)
RNZ live performance  

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST: Fur Patrol     
TITLE: All the people     
ALBUM: Starlifter     (EP)
LABEL: Wishbone

ARTIST: Fur Patrol     
TITLE: Beautiful     
ALBUM: Starlifter     (EP)
LABEL: Wishbone     

ARTIST: Fur Patrol     
TITLE: Not your girl        
ALBUM: Starlifter     (EP)
LABEL: Wishbone  

NZ LIVE     
ARTIST: Matthew Smith     
TITLE:  Hard Times     
COMP: Matthew Smith    
LABEL: Lyttleton Records    
RNZ live recording

ARTIST: Matthew Smith     
TITLE:  Black Heart Blue
COMP: Matthew Smith    
ALBUM: Black and White         
LABEL: Lyttleton Records    
RNZ live recording
     
ARTIST: Matthew Smith     
TITLE:  Black and White     
COMP: Matthew Smith
ALBUM: Black and White         
LABEL: Lyttleton Records
RNZ live recording
        

ARTIST: Matthew Smith     
TITLE:  Four Seasons     
COMP: Neil Finn & Tim Finn
RNZ Live recording


ARTIST: Matthew Smith     
TITLE: Doesn't this feel like Home     
COMP: Matthew Smith
LABEL: Lyttleton Records
RNZ live recording