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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 27 February 2019

1:10 Daniel and The Monsoons

Auckland based band Daniel and The Monsoons bring their crooning styles into the studio today to play our first song! 

Daniel and The Monsoons

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1:15 Will Pell's conviction change the Catholic Church?

Cardinal George Pell could be taken into custody today following his conviction for child sex offences. 

While he awaits sentencing however, the Catholic Church says it is awaiting the outcome of the appeals process before it decides what action, if any, it will take against Cardinal Pell, known as the Vatican's "third in command". 

Just last weekend the Vatican held an unprecedented meeting on sexual abuse in the church but critics have said it's not enough. So what can they do to right these wrongs, and to instill faith back into the church and its leaders? 

We speak to Andrew Singleton, a leading Australian sociologist of religion, who has written a piece on the reform the Catholic Church must now take. 

Cardinal George Pell arrives under police protection for a hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates Court in Melbourne on March 29, 2018.

Cardinal George Pell arrives under police protection for a hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates Court in Melbourne on March 29, 2018. Photo: AFP

1:25 5G networks key at global mobile conference

Technology commentator Peter Griffin joins us live from Barcelona where he's attending the Mobile World Congress. 5G security and high price tag "hero" phones are dominating the discussion and the specter of the Huawei issue sits over the conference. 

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1:35 Sound Archives – 125 Influential New Zealand Women

Last September, to mark 125 years of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision embarked on a project to curate a permanent online exhibition profiling 125 influential local women, using archived film, radio and television recordings held in Ngā Taonga’s audio-visual archives.

Next week, the final entries in this project will go online on March 8th, which is International Women’s Day.  Sarah Johnston from Ngā Taonga has been involved in creating the exhibition called “Standing on the Shoulders…” and is going to play us some highlights today.

1:40 Great album

2:20 Bookmarks: Mark Mitchinson takes the high road

Mark Mitchinson came late to acting but he's now become a very well-known face and season two of his new series, High Road, is now on the online platform Lightbox.

He plays washed-up 70's rockstar, Terry Huffer, who makes a drunken spectacle of himself one too many times for his famous sister, Emma Thompson, played by herself. He's sent to New Zealand to reconnect with his daughter - and out of Emma's way. Mark tells Jesse Mulligan the songs, books, movies and podcasts that excite him.

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3:10 How Walk This Way changed popular music

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On a Sunday afternoon in 1986, two drug addicted rock stars from Aerosmith, Steve Tyler and Joe Perry, and rising hip hop artists from Run DMC went into a studio and changed musical and cultural history forever.

Their collaboration on the 1975 rock anthem,  Walk This Way, delivered Hip Hop into the mainstream. The musical genre that today dominates record sales had been considered an underground, urban movement. It also revived the fortunes of Aerosmith. 

Washington Post arts reporter Geoff Edgers charts how the  surprising partnership changed ideas about race and music  in his new book, Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song That Changed American Music Forever

3:35 Science and environment stories

Stories from Our Changing World.

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

4:05 The Panel with Andrew Hoggard and Penny Ashton