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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 5 June 2019

1:10 First song

1:15 Call to regulate the ivory trade in New Zealand

In 1989 a total ban on the international commercial trade in ivory was put in place, it save the African elephant population. But since then, thousands of elephant carvings and tusks have come into the country - seemingly legally imported.

It's very hard to know if these were sourced before the ban or after, more recently. This has led to calls for regulation in our market. 

Fiona Gordon, Director of Gordon Consulting and an Ambassador to the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand, has written a piece on this and joins us to discuss it further. 

Local and international identities have written to John Key urging action on the illegal ivory trade.

Photo: AFP

1:25 Violin Competition

The Michael Hill International Violin Competition is underway at the moment. Young violinists from around the world gather in Queenstown and Auckland to perform and vie for the title. 

Our friends at RNZ Concert will be livestreaming the whole event on their website and on air tonight, and Clarissa Dunn is here to play us a few snippets of the semi-finalists performances. 

Semi-finalists, Michael Hill Violin Competition 2019. L- R: Victoria Wong (Australia), Eric Tsai (USA), Angela Sin Ying Chan (Hong Kong), Hannah Cho (USA), Jevgēnijs Čepoveckis (Latvia), Do Gyung (Anna) Im (South Korea).

Semi-finalists, Michael Hill Violin Competition 2019. L- R: Victoria Wong (Australia), Eric Tsai (USA), Angela Sin Ying Chan (Hong Kong), Hannah Cho (USA), Jevgēnijs Čepoveckis (Latvia), Do Gyung (Anna) Im (South Korea). Photo: Andi Crown

1:35 Italian filmmaker goes to Karamea

On the West Coast of the South Island, about 100 kilometers from anywhere, a group of kiwis are trying to change the world by escaping it. The Living in Peace Project in Karamea runs on renewable energy, bartering instead of cash and a philosophy of quality over quantity.

Italian Filmmaker Marco Gianstefani premiere's his doco about the project at the Doc Edge Film Festival in Auckland and Wellington. We talk to him about making Karamea: At the End of the Road.

1:40 Great album

2:10 Johnny Potts - Cultural Daredevil

Cultural daredevil Jonny Potts sat through what has been accoladed as the worst film ever made and is here to reveal how he got on!

2:20 Bookmarks Marilyn Waring

Marilyn Waring

Marilyn Waring Photo: Supplied

Marilyn became an MP at 23 in 1975 - when woman MP's weren't common. She's also had about a dozen other careers and has been a musician all her life!

She's also got a new autobiography out called The Political Years. The book is being launched next Wednesday 12 June at the University of Waikato Performing Arts. Jim Bolger is MC'ing the launch, *Zonta is hosting the launch and funds raised will support Zonta's scholarships programme. Ticket details can be found here  or call 022 610 7660. Poppies bookstore will have copies of her books available at the event.

Marylin heads into the Auckland Studio to pick the music and talk about some of her favourite things! 

* Zonta is an international organisation running projects and scholarships to improve the lives of women and girls 

Eddie Jaku at the Sydney Jewish Museum

Eddie Jaku at the Sydney Jewish Museum Photo: Photograph by Katherine Griffiths, courtesy Sydney Jewish Museum

3:10 Eddie Jaku - 99 year old Holocaust survivor refuses to hate

Eddie Jaku has every reason to hate, but he chooses to find every reason to be happy instead. 

He was sent to Auschwitz as a young man, escaped the death marches at the end of the war by hiding in a cave and eating slugs and snails to survive. 

He was finally found by American troops and sent to a hospital where he was told he was 65% dead and 35% alive.  But still, he refuses to hate. Hate, he says, is disease that destroys your enemy and then you.   

He bears witness to the Holocaust as a volunteer at the Sydney Jewish Museum.

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 Janet Wilson and James Nokise