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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 25 September 2019

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1:10 First song: Emily C. Browning

New Zealand singer songwriter Emily C. Browning has just released her newest project Distracted - the story behind it is an interesting one - she joins us from our Christchurch studio today for First Song.

Emily C Browning

Emily C Browning Photo: Supplied

1:17 Explainer: What does impeachment really mean? 

A formal impeachment hearing will be opened against President Donald Trump. 

Us Democrats announced the inquiry following the claims that Mr Trump withheld aid to the Ukraine and urged it to investigate presidential candidate Joe Biden. 

There's has been a lot of reaction to the news, but what is impeachment and what can history tell us about the process? We talk to Professor Robert Patman from the University of Otago. 

Donald Trump speaks to the media prior to departing the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC for a weekend trip to the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, 2 August 2019.

Photo: AFP


1:27 The link between colour and our emotions

Green with envy, seeing red, feeling blue...we often link our emotions with colours.

There are culture-specific associations - such as Chinese brides wearing red - but many are universal, a new study has found. 

Kiwi computer science lecturer Dr Joerg Wicker from the University of Auckland was part of the team and is here to explain it to us. 


1:34 Ngā Taonga Sound Archives: Rugby on the Radio

 Logo of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Photo: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

In honour of the start of the Rugby World Cup in Japan this past weekend, in today’s visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision with Sarah Johnston, we will hear some of their ‘most-requested’ historic rugby recordings: from legendary commentator Winston McCarthy to a much-loved rugby anthem of the 1980s.


1:50 Making New Zealand Home: Martine Udahemuka

Each week at this time we bring you stories from New Zealanders who were forced to leave their homelands and have resettled here.
Today we are speaking to Martine Udahemuka a former refugee from Rwanda about resettling in Palmerston North. 

Martine has founded two initiatives to help other refugees who have arrived in New Zealand. One is LINK - Learn and Innovate with new Kiwis. The other is called MentorShip - a mentoring platform for former refugees who have a specific goal in mind and need assistance solving some of the challenges they face.

2.10 Book Critic: Jonny Potts

Cultural Daredevil Jonny Potts discusses Ducks, Newburyport and the Booker prize. 


2:20 Bookmarks with Paul Martin

The emergence of the band Alien Weaponry has brought renewed attention to New Zealand's heavy metal scene ...

But for the past decade, a Hamilton-based four-piece band has been quietly - or loudly, as it were - plugging away, playing alongside some of the biggest metal acts in the world.

Devilskin have toured with such luminaries as Alice Cooper, Motley Crue, Disturbed, Korn and Slash ... and now, in celebration of their tenth birthday, they're heading on a nationwide tour.

The band's bass player is Paul Martin and he joins us from the Hamilton studio.

Devilskin bassist Paul Martin

Devilskin bassist Paul Martin Photo: Supplied/Devilskin


3:10 Travel writer on Japan and its culture

As the Ruby World Cup gets underway, New Zealanders are about to become well acquainted with the host country, Japan.  

It's a place that stills surprises travel writer Pico Iyer, even after more than 30 years as his adopted home.  He shares his insights into what he calls a culture of shared obedience with all the contradictions and idiosyncrasies that made him fall in love with the country decades ago.  His new book is called, A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations

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Photo: Supplied / Brigette Lacombe


3:35 Stories from Our Changing World

Alison Ballance marks a week of global attention on climate change and a growing awareness of melting ice, with a revisit to Antarctica in the 'Voice of the Iceberg podcast.

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

4:05 The Panel with Golnaz Bassam-Tabar and Mark Sainsbury