Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm

Wednesday 29 June 2016, with Jesse Mulligan

1:10 First song

1:15 Stories from around New Zealand and the World

1:25 World Press Photo Exhibition

The 2016 World Press Photo Exhibition opens this Saturday in Auckland. The travelling exhibition is in its 59th year.

There were entries from nearly six thousand photographers from 131 countries, totalling nearly one hundred thousand images.

Curator of the exhibition, Anais Conjin, is in Auckland from world press headquarters in The Netherlands.

1:30 The early days of skiing in New Zealand

The central North Island ski-fields are due to open this weekend and in today’s dip into the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision we have a listen to sound recordings about the Mt Ruapehu ski scene.

1:40 Favourite album

2:20 Music Critic - Kate Robertson

2:20 Bookmarks - Kate McGrath

Professor Kate McGrath

Professor Kate McGrath Photo: Supplied

Our guest on today's edition of Bookmarks is an academic, the immediate past Director of The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.  A position she held from 2011 until July last year.

She's also held post-doctoral positions at L'Université de Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris in Paris, and Princeton University, Physics Department in the United States.

In 1997, she was appointed to her first academic position as a lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Otago, Dunedin and in 2003 was awarded the Easterfield Medal by the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry and The Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK.

Her list of her achievements goes on and includes the Gold Inspire Wellington Award.   She is currently Vice-Provost (Research) at Victoria University, 

3:10 A mind controlled wheelchair

Dr Jordan Nguyen knows very well how much technology can change lives  The young Australian biomedical engineer invented a  mind controlled  wheelchair that can be directed using electrical energy from the brain for a young boy with Cerebral Palsy. But he says there's something that can change the world  so much more than any whizz bang technology scientists come up with. Empathy. He's on a mission to blend humanity and technology. 

3:35 New Zealand Society

Tales of life in Aotearoa.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show