Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 6 April 2016
1:10 First Song
'Should Have Known Better' - Sufjan Stevens.
1:15 Australian Human Rights Commission - Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs
Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs is the president of the Australian Human Rights Commission and she's giving a talk on the widening gulf, of human rights across theTasman. She was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney from 2007-2012 and Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law from 2005-2007. Professor Triggs was engaged in on-going public disagreement with former Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, on the Australian detention centres for foreign nationals seeking refugee status. And in 2015 she was voted Australian Woman of the Year. Gillian is in New Zealand at the moment, to give a lecture at the Faculty of Law at Victoria University of Wellington, this week.
1:25 A Noble Relic of a Noble Race - Richard Thompson
The last work of renowned New Zealand painter, Charles Frederick Goldie, will go under the hammer tonight. A Noble Relic of a Noble Race was painted in 1941, the year before he stopped painting and just six years before he died. The work is considered one of his finest, and is picked to reach a record price. It goes to auction tonight at the International Art Centre in Parnell, Auckland. Richard Thompson, is the director of the centre.
1:35 Sound Archives - Sarah Johnston
Talk radio - it's a cornerstone of late night broadcasting, a friendly voice for lonely shift workers and insomniacs and an outlet for people with strong opinions of all kinds. In this country it began just over 50 years ago and Sarah Johnston from Nga Taonga sound & Vision shares the story of the roots of talkback with us.
1:40 Favourite Album
Bobby Charles by Bobby Charles.
2:10 BBC Witness - Bamiyan Buddhas
In March 2001 the Taliban destroyed huge ancient statues of Buddha in Afghanistan. The statues were carved into the cliffs above the Bamiyan valley. A local farmer, was taken prisoner by the Taliban and forced to pack explosives around the ancient Buddhas. In today's edition of the BBC history programme 'Witness' he tells what it felt like to destroy something that he had seen every day of his life.
2:20 Bookmarks - Oscar Kightley
Oscar Kightley, lately cast in The Wilderpeople, tells us about a few of his favourite things on Bookmarks today.
3:10 Geoffonomics - Geoff Simmons
In the past few weeks the UK Government has put a tax on soft drinks, and over the weekend 70 medical specialists called on our Government to follow suit. Should we?
3:20 The Wireless
In RNZ's online magazine The Wireless this week, Toby Morris has developed a great visual story about Tax Dodgers. And in his latest column with Toby Manhire, they tackle the issue of whether NZ is a "tax haven".
3:25 History - Jacinta Ruru
Recently in the news is the staggering statistic that a third of all Maori land is landlocked. What does that mean? And how did it happen? Professor Jacinta Ruru from the University of Otago explains.
3:35 New Zealand Society
To mark 40 years of service to Pacific women, PACIFICA Inc is focusing its efforts on preventing family violence. We'll hear one woman's experience of violence and from PACIFICA's president about how it affects their communities.
3:45 The Panel Pre-Show
What the world is talking about with Jon Bridges, Jim Mora and Zara Potts.