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Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm

Jesse hosts an upbeat mix of the curious and the compelling, ranging from the stories of the day to the great questions of our time.

Monday to Friday, 1pm - 4pm

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Critter of the Week - Waiuatua

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Waiuatua, or shore splurge, is a species of Euphorbia which decorates many traffic islands around the capital. Its milky sap has been used to sooth the skin and relieve dermatological ailments for decades Audio

Friday 17 August 2018

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1:10 First song: Fraser Ross and 04's

Fraser and 04's are about to release their new album Life is Magic, Where is my Rabbit.

Fraser is normally Lyttleton based, but has been working with some Wellington musicians on the new record - and performs one of the new tracks live in our Wellington studio.

Fraser Ross

Fraser Ross Photo: Facebook

1:15 Dementia patients and the risk of Predatory marriage

Daphne Franks of Leeds has spent the past two years trying to raise awareness about predatory marriage after discovering that her elderly mother, who had dementia, had been forced into a marriage with a man, who then inherited her home and assets when she died a short time later.

Attempts to have him prosecuted failed and so she is now trying to get British laws changed. She has a website called Justice for Joan and also a facebook page about predatory marriage

Daphe Franks says with the rise in dementia cases this is something that could happen to anyone, and the laws are very similar in New Zealand.

Joan Blass who was a the victim of a predatory marriage

Joan Blass who was a the victim of a predatory marriage Photo: supplied

1:25 Predatory marriage - could it happen here?

Could Daphne Fraser’s situation happen in New Zealand?

Jan McNamara from Mac and Co. Lawyers Limited is here to talk about the laws around predatory marriage in this country, and whether law changes are needed to guard against it.

1:35 Curious Creatures & Marvellous Monsters

Te Papa is holding its first art exhibition aimed at children. Curious Creatures & Marvellous Monsters has been  curated by Dr Chelsea Nichols who has a PhD from Oxford about monsters in art, and is fascinated by society's ideas of what's normal and what's abnormal. She says kids already use monsters to explain the unknown - under their beds, out in the streets - and so do artists.

1:40 Great album

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

2:20 NZ Live White Chapel Jak

White Chapel Jak is here to claim their prize as winners of our Battle of the Cover Bands.

The Auckland four-piece will play some of your favourite songs with their own special twist.

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3:10 Food with Morgan McGlone

Chef, Morgan McGlone of Australia's Belle's Hot Chicken is hosting a pop up event at Wellington on a Plate called Hot For Chicken

he joins to share a recipe for his Carolina Rice cakes

Carolina Rice cakes

Carolina Rice cakes Photo: supplied

3:20 Talk the Walk: The Bridge to Nowhere

Dan Steele talks to us from Blue Duck Station in the Ruapehu District. He does plenty of back country exploring around his area - including the Bridge to Nowhere.

3:25 Critter of the Week - Waiuatua

Waiuatua, or shore splurge, is a species of Euphorbia which decorates many traffic islands around the capital.

Its milky sap has been used to sooth the skin and relieve dermatological ailments for decades

Waiuatua, or "shore spurge", decorates many traffic islands in the capital

Waiuatua, or "shore spurge", decorates many traffic islands in the capital Photo: Wikimedia commons

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

4:05 The Panel with Mark Knoff-Thomas and Ali Jones