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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 18 March 2020

1:10 First song


1:17 Wellington College plans for teaching students at home

Schools around the country are trying to work out how to still teach while staying as safe as possible. 

Wellington College high school is running a learn from home day on Friday for the whole school as they try and find out how effectively a curriculum can be taught online. 

Wellington College Principal Gregor Fountain joins Jesse to explain his approach to the issue. 

Wellington College

Wellington College Photo: Facebook - Wellington College

If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 (+64 9 358 5453 for international SIMs)

1:27 Kiwi travellers told to fly home now or risk being stuck overseas

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is urgning New Zealanders travelling overseas to return home while they still can, as airlines slash flights due to the coronavirus pandemic. But that's easier said than done for many.

Former RNZ producer Nicholas Pointon and his partner arrived a few weeks ago in the UK to start their big OE, they are now trying to come home, but can't fly for two weeks due to being in self isolation.

Passegers trying to leave Heathrow airport on Tues 17 March 2020

Passegers trying to leave Heathrow airport on Tues 17 March 2020 Photo: Stuart McKenzie

1:34 How to keep supporting kiwi musicians while social distancing 

Gigs are all of a sudden things of the past, taking the key source of revenue away from most New Zealand artists. What can we do to support gigging musicians while we're not going to concerts and festivals? 

New Zealand composer, and Director of Member Services at APRA AMCOS, Victoria Kelly has some ideas. 

Victoria Kelly

Victoria Kelly Photo: Amanda Ratcliffe

If you want to help your favourite artists, RNZ music has some great ideas here.

1:50 What is the future of the arts in the time of Covid19 

For his Festival Review today Mark Amery has been forced to change tack and looks at what happens for artists when festivals and other events cancel, as has been happening all over the performing arts since the ban on gatherings over 500 people.

What does the government's package mean for artists? What events are still running and why? And what about the visual arts? Galleries and museums around the world have been closing - as we'll discuss - will this happen in New Zealand? 

The 2020 Pasifika festival has been cancelled due to concerns over the Covid-19 coronavirus.

The 2020 Pasifika festival has been cancelled due to concerns over the Covid-19 coronavirus. Photo: RNZ / Amy Williams

2.10 Ellie Jay's podcast picks


2:20 Bookmarks: Chef Martin Bosley

In 2014, top chef Martin Bosley called the liquidators in on his fine dining seafood restaurant at Port Nicholson Yacht Club on the Wellington waterfront and set about reinventing himself. It had been phenomenally successful for 13 years but for Martin, it has been another chapter in a very busy life. He's taking some time out to chat about the movies, books, songs and podcasts he loves.

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Photo: Martin Bosley

3:10 Christian Picciolini - how to end hate

To end hate, you have to understand hate. After 8 years in one of the most violent neo-Nazi groups in America, Christian Picciolini knows what it feels like to drawn to that hideous ideology. He knows what it takes to walk about from it too. He has a new book that offers insights into how people are lured into extremist movements in the first place. 

Christian Picciolini

Christian Picciolini Photo: Dennis Sevilla

3:35  Voice of the Kākāpō:Success 

The 2019 kākāpō chicks are becoming independent and birds sent to be scanned for aspergilllosis are coming home with clean bills of health, in part 8 of Voice of the Kākāpō

Adult female kākāpō Hakatere.

Adult female kākāpō Hakatere. Photo: Andrew Digby / DOC

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day 

4:05 The Panel with Michele A'Court and Liam Hehir 



Music played in this show


Title:  Fade Into You

Artist: Nadia Reid

Played: 13:14



Title: Going Back

Artist: Dusty Springfield

Played: 14:23


Title: Nothing Else Matters

Artist: Metallica

Played: 14:40



3:30 SONG:

Title: The Watchman

Artist: Fly My Pretties

Played: 15:30