Navigation for Station navigation

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. 667595

Monday to Friday, 1pm - 4pm

Featured stories

Critter of the Week - the striped skink

3:29 pm today

DoC's threatened species ambassador Nicola Toki is here to talk about this mysterious skink, which lives its entire life in its canopy above our heads, making it very difficult to find and protect. Audio

Friday 22 March 2019

1:10 First song

1:13 Christchurch shooting call to prayer broadcast

A week on from the tragic terrorist attacks in Christchurch, Al Noor Mosque is opening its doors once again for Friday prayers.

Susie Ferguson hosts RNZ's coverage of the ceremony live from Christchurch, which will feature a call to prayer at 1.30pm sharp, and concludes at 2pm.

A police officer lays flowers at the Al Noor mosque.

A police officer lays flowers at the Al Noor mosque. Photo: AFP

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard Swainson pops in to chat about two films in cinemas now: Alex Fagan's documentary Older Than Ireland, and Destroyer - a noir thriller from director Karyn Kasuma.

2:20 NZ Live

Today we welcome New Zealand's Queen of Drum 'n' Bass - MC Tali!

Tali has nearly two decades in the music industry under her belt, and last October released her seventh studio album, Love and Migration.

Tali and her band are in the NZ Live studio to chat a bit about the album, and play us a selection of songs.

MC Tali

MC Tali Photo: supplied

3:10 Food

Malaysian-born, Melbourne-based chef Tony Tan is the author of Hong Kong Food City - a culinary love letter to one of the tastiest cities in the world.

He joins us to talk food, his upcoming culinary tours in Auckland in May, and shares his recipe for Yangzhou Fried Rice, which you can find here. 

Yeung chow fried rice - from Hong Kong Food City Tony Tan. Photography by Greg Elms. Murdoch Books

Yeung chow fried rice - from Hong Kong Food City Tony Tan. Photography by Greg Elms. Murdoch Books Photo: supplied

3:20 How do you train a guide dog?

Today and tomorrow the Blind Foundation is holding its Red Puppy Appeal, raising funds to help to train and breed more guide dogs.

Guide dog trainer Jessica Nelipovich joins us to explain a bit more about these vital animals, and how you teach a guide dog to do what it does.

Woman getting on to bus with guide dog

Susan Mellsopp and guide dog Jay. Photo: Waikato Regoinal Council

3:25 Critter of the Week - the striped skink

DoC's threatened species ambassador Nicola Toki is here to talk about this mysterious skink, which lives its entire life in its canopy above our heads, making it very difficult to find and protect.

The Striped Skink

The Striped Skink Photo: Dean Caskey / © DOC

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

4:05 The Panel with