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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. 

Tributes and flowers left outside Al-Noor Mosque in Christchurch after the terror attacks.

Tributes and flowers left outside Al-Noor Mosque in Christchurch after the terror attacks. Photo: RNZ / Isra'a Emhail

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. 

The Waiho Bridge has been totally taken out by the raging floodwaters.

The Waiho Bridge has been totally taken out by the raging floodwaters. Photo: Civil Defence West Coast

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. 

Kauri trees

Kauri trees Photo: RNZ/Dan Cook

1:40 Great album

2:10 Black Sheep: White Supremacy

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.

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Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

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

Photo: Pixabay

3:35 Voices

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

4:05 The Panel with Emma Espiner and Peter Elliott