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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 19 December 2019

 

1:10 First song: Mal Lakatani - Smile

NZ-born Niuean artist Mal Lakatani's just released his latest track Smile and he joins us in our Auckland studio to perform it live for First Song.

Mal Lakatani - RNZ First Song

Mal Lakatani - RNZ First Song Photo: Andre Upston

1:17 Trump impeachment hearing and vote

The US House of Representatives is conducting a historic session which is expected to end with a vote to impeach President Trump. He faces two charges of attempting to pressure Ukraine to investigate his Democratic political rival, Joe Biden; and obstructing Congress in its impeachment investigation.

US President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with Paraguayan President Mario Abdo at the White House in Washington, DC, on December 13, 2019.

Photo: AFP

1:20 Spark Lightbox sale to Sky

Telecommunications giant, Spark, is selling its video streaming service Lightbox to Sky TV. The price of the deal has not been disclosed but its expected that it will be merged with Sky's own streaming service Neon. Communications and tech expert Paul Brislen talks about what it means for consumers.

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1:27 Tent collectors reduce landfill and help refugees

Inspired to do something to help refugees on the Greek Island of Samos, The Tentcollectors, has been created to gather up tents, sleeping bags and mats left behind and sending to Samos. Sam Reynolds and his partner Kate Robertson have set up their charity to swing into gear for this Summer's festival season. He explains it all to Jesse.

Samos Island refugee camp

Samos Island refugee camp Photo: supplied

1:34 New website to encourage Māori to talk about food and lifestyle

A website's been launched to encourage Māori to connect with each other to talk about food choices and lifestyles. He Ika Haehae Kupenga is sharing stories from all over Aotearoa talking about connections between kai, lifestyle, te taiao, hauora, and non-human animals. It's editor, Philip McKibbin talks to Jesse about why the conversations are necessary.

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1:40 Great album: Simple Minds / 40: Best of 1979-2019

2:10 Music Critic: Dianne Swann 

Dianne Swann's in to play a couple of tracks and to  chat about the Felice Brothers album Undress

2:25 NZ Biography: Peter Mahon

November 28 this year was the 40th Anniversary of the Erebus disaster. 257 people died in the plane crash in Antarctica and the aftermath saw legal battles over responsibility and blame.

In discussions around the tragedy this year - and every year - you will know doubt have heard the name Peter Mahon. The judge became perhaps the most well-known in New Zealand history for his report into the Erebus crash.

His accusation that Air New Zealand covered up mistakes with an "orchestrated litany of lies" was so controversial, the line is almost synonymous with the event. 

But who was Peter Mahon? Historian Dr Grant Morris from Victoria University is here to tell us for our Biography segment. 

Justice Peter Mahon,16 January 1982.

Photo: Fairfax Media NZ

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3:15 Making the world better with friendship

We might not be able to save the whole world with friendship but we can make people's individual worlds much better by being a good friend says Tess Nichol from Metro Magazine.

Holding hands.

Photo: 123RF

3:25 The history of women and beer

Molly Jones examines the history of the beer industry in New Zealand and says women were underrepresented until they found a work around it in the craft beer industry. 

Stock photo.

Stock photo. Photo: 123rf.com

3:35 Eyewitness

In Eyewitness, mud, music and millennial madness; the story of The Gathering dance party

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

4:05 The Panel with Alexia Russell and Conor English