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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 20 April 2020

1:10 First song: Jack Page - Either Way

Having been a successful session musician across the country, Christchurch artist Jack Page decided to step out as a solo artist and earlier this year he released Part 1 of his debut EP The Days.

He's our first First Song artist here on Afternoons since we went into lockdown - he joins us for a chat and plays us a track off his EP.

Jack Page

Jack Page Photo: Supplied

1:17 UK government announces chartered flights 

The British Government has announced a schedule of chartered flights out of New Zealand for British travellers who want to get home.  

We speak to the British High Commissioner to New Zealand Laura Clarke.

UK High Commissioner in New Zealand Laura Clarke.

UK High Commissioner in New Zealand Laura Clarke. Photo: Supplied

1.27 Practical learning under lockdown 

Some parents are worried about their children missing out on practical coursework during the lockdown. 

One of our listeners emailed us asking how her son will get University Entrance if he can't do the practical lab work required to get credits for his science subjects.

We speak to Samantha York, the President of the Association of Science Educators, and head of science at James Hargest College in Invercargill.

Chemical research in a science laboratory.

Photo: 123rf

1.34 Strategies for coping with unemployment

As unemployment rises due to the Covid-19 outbreak, those who lose their jobs are more at risk of experiencing mental health problems. 

We speak to registered clinical psychologist Jacqui Maguire.

Close-up. Smiling young businesswoman holding cardboard box with her things.

Photo: 123RF

1:45 Great NZ Album: Trinity Roots True 

Tracks played

1. Beautiful People 

2. True

3. Little Things

4. Just Like You

Trinity Roots – True album cover

Photo: album cover

2:10 Television Critic Phil Wallington

Phil Wallington talks about his documentary Paradise Soldiers which airs on Anzac Day at 0855 on Tv One.

2:20 Star Wars expert takes your questions

Today we're talking to an expert on one of the most influential and iconic movie franchises of all time. That’s right: Star Wars!

Our expert today is Hollywood screenwriter Gary Whitta, who co-wrote the Star Wars standalone movie ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’. 

So, he’s definitely got the street cred’ needed for this, and he will be taking listeners' questions, too.

From left, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

From left, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Photo: AFP / Kobal / The Picture Desk

3:10 Guitarist Joe Satriani

The music goes on even if the show can't.  The world's most commercially successful solo guitar player, Joe Satriani  has just released his 18th studio album, Shapeshifting.

We'll talk to the guitar hero about the album pays homage to the hard rock of the 80's and how Covid 19 scrapped his European Tour

Joe Satriani performing in Aarhus, 2016

Joe Satriani performing in Aarhus, 2016 Photo: Wiki Commons/Hreinn Gudlaugsson - CC BY-SA 4.0

3:35 Voices

In 'Voices' today;  Kadambari Gladding looks into how the lockdown feels a little less isolating for newly resettled refugees thanks to bonds they've formed with their Red Cross volunteers. 

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Photo: RNZ/ Red Cross

3:45 The Panel with Ben Thomas and Laura O'Connell Rapira

4:00 Covid Media Conference: Government announces when NZ will go to Level 3




Music played in this show

Joe Satriani -  Always with me Always with you 

Joe Satriani: Nineteen Eighty

Crowded House: Don't Dream it's Over

Jimi Hendrix: 1983

Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child