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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 2 June 2020

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1:10 First Song

1:17 Protests continue in the U.S.A 

Protests in the United States continue into their 7th night, following another address by the President Donald Trump. Our correspondent Jagruti Dave joins Jesse from Washington to provide a live update. 

Protesters demonstrate over the death of George Floyd, by a Minneapolis police officer, at a rally on May 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. - Demonstrations are being held across the US after George Floyd died in police custody on May 25. (Photo by Jose Luis Magana / AFP)

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1:27 Voting age in Wales lowers 

Wales has made the decision that 16 and 17 year olds will be able to vote in their elections. 

It's reignited the conversation here about extending the voting age in Aotearoa. Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft thinks it is a very exciting conversation to be having and that it is even more urgent as we discuss recovery  from the health and financial crises. 

Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft.

Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

1:35 Light Skin, Dark Skin 

A new exhibition in Titirangi is exploring the politics of existing with different skin colours. Abhi Chinniah's exhibition Light Skin, Dark Skin uses portraits of New Zealand women to explore the journeys people have to take as a result of the colour of their skin.

It's on right now at the Upstairs Gallery in Titirangi as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography. 

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Photo: Abhi Chinniah

1:50 Pantograph Punch turns its hand to podcasting 

The lockdown has forced people in all sorts of industries to adapt. The arts were no exception and online magazine Pantograph Punch has turned to podcasting. Their new podcast is called Artist in Residence. It's producer and creator is Kate Prior and she joins Jesse to explain what they're up to. 

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Photo: Pantograph Punch

2:10 Food writing in the 21st century 

It's time for our Tuesday book critic and today Robert Kelly is taking a look at the kitchen bookshelf. He joins Jesse to explain his argument that all good food writing isn't actually about food at all. 

Illustration from Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Photo: Courtesy of Wendy MacNaughton

2:20 Music Feature - How Americana took over the American mid-west

There's been much debate in the American mid-west over the definition of their favourite music, but they settled on Americana and alt-country.  We have an Americana specialist to explain it - Mark Rogers. You might recognise his name from the very late show, Nashville Babylon which is on in the last hour of Nights.

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3:10 How to Navigate the Future

The most coveted idea ever conceived by humans could well be the crystal ball. But we are far too addicted to prediction says former CEO Dr Margaret Heffernan, and it stifles creativity and resilience. She makes a plea for more preparation than planning in her new book, Uncharted: How to Navigate the Future.

Dr Margaret Heffernan - cat

Dr Margaret Heffernan - cat Photo: Supplied

3:35 Voices from Antarctica 2: Scott Base - part a

Alison Ballance has reached New Zealand's Antarctic station, Scott Base, and while she waits for the weather to clear she finds out about flying a helicopter on the frozen continent, how to camp comfortably in cold conditions and toileting arrangements in the field.

A C17 Globemaster plane has only four very small windows, but Alison Ballance managed to snap a photo of the Transantarctic Mountains on her way to Scott Base in Antarctica.

A C17 Globemaster plane has only four very small windows, but Alison Ballance managed to snap a photo of the Transantarctic Mountains on her way to Scott Base in Antarctica. Photo: RNZ / Alison Ballance

3:45 The Panel with Michele A'Court and Ben Thomas

Music played in this show

Title: Jack Kerouac

Artist: Brooke Fraser

Time: 1319



Title: The Spirit in the Flame

Artist: Marlon Williams

Time: 1310


MUSIC FEATURE with Mark Rogers

Title: Hot Burrito

Artist: Flying Burrito Brothers

Time: 1431


Title: The Weight

Artist: The Band

Time: 1436


Title: LA Freeway

Artist: Guy Clark

Time: 1440


Title: No Depression

Artist: Uncle Tupelo

Time: 1445


Title: Tear Stained Eye

Artist: Son Volt

Time: 1447


Title: Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday Morning

Artist: Cowboy Junkies

Time: 1453


Title: Weightless Again

Artist: The Handsome Family

Time: 1456


Title: Twist the Knife

Artist: Neko Case

Time: 1459