Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 1 April 2019
1:10 First song
1:15 Don't make teachers spot extremism in schools
Since the Christchurch terror attack, there have been calls to tackle extremism at its core, and prevent radical ideas from flourishing.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said there needs to be global response to the problem, and teaching against extremism should be put into education systems.
But making teachers look for potential "radical" students can have negative consequences, criminologist Clarke Jones argues in a piece on The Conversation today. The research fellow at Research School of Psychology at the Australian National University tells us why it's not a good idea.
1:25 Rubbish piles up on West Coast beaches
Decades worth of rubbish is washing up on West Coast beaches following bad weather.
Heavy rain eroded the Fox landfill, so waste from it is flowing into the Fox River. Volunteers and officials are working to clear the trash but more keeps coming.
Local Okarito resident Mike Bilodeau has been helping in the tidy up and tells us what it's like.
1:35 Auckland council's tree plan
With Kauri dieback and housing projects, there are big issues facing our trees and green spaces.
Auckland council has released a strategy to tackle these problems in the city, looking at how to expand the urban forest and spread out trees across the region.
The council's sustainability officer John Mauro explains what's in the strategy.
1:40 Great album
2:30 Learning te reo Maori with Stacey Morrison
Today we're talking te reo. Broadcaster and Maori language proponent Stacey Morrison will talk us through some of the nuts and bolts. The grammar, the dialects, popular sayings, and some of the subtleties of the language.
3:10 The science of sunlight
Get lots of natural light, not too much direct sun, and avoid blue light at bedtime. Those are the simple rules to live by when it comes to our ancient and complex relationship with the sun. Glowing screens, indoor lifestyles and fear of the dangers of UV rays have changed our interaction with natural sunlight.
Science writer Linda Geddes shares the latest research on what's good for us and what's not in her book, Chasing the Sun: The New Science of Sunlight and How it Shapes Our Bodies and Minds
3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question
4:05 The Panel with Emma Espiner and Peter Elliott