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Monday 26 September 2016
On today’s show
09:05 Has NCEA delivered?
It's 14 years since NCEA was introduced to replace School Certificate, UE and Bursary. Kathryn Ryan talks to Dr Rosemary Hipkins the co-author of a new book, examining what she says is one of the most complicated qualification systems in the world. She says NCEA has been a success, but some students are still too focussed on gathering credits as opposed to learning for learning's sake.
0925 Ethical considerations in mathematics
Professor Steven Galbraith from the University of Auckland's Mathematics Department on ethical considerations in maths and the changes technology is bringing to some fields of mathematics. His inaugural lecture next month, "From Pythagoras to Turing to Snowden, will touch upon some of the Edward Snowden revelations and their implications in his research.
09:45 Russia correspondent Andrew Roth
Washington Post correspondent in Moscow Andrew Roth on Russia's role in Syria and reports about Vladimir Putin forming a new super spy agency.
10:05 Christine Spring: HOPE
Kathryn Ryan speaks to author, photographer and former engineer Christine Spring about her book HOPE. The hard cover book is a photo essay of Syrian refugees in Lebanon taken in October 2015 when Christine travelled to informal settlements in the Bekka Valley with UNICEF.
10:35 Book review - The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride
Reviewed by Sonja deFriez, published by Text Publishing.
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Political commentators Stephen Mills and Matthew Hooton
Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills discuss John Key and Murray McCully at the UN, including putting Syria on the Security Council agenda, ongoing lobbying for Helen Clark and the Winston Peters/Gerry Brownlee spat that delayed the completion of Treaty settlement legislation
11:30 Anna Bordignon, Munch Lunchbox
Wellington based Munch has released its second book which includes recipes for wrapper-less lunch boxes which are healthy and cater for children from pre school to high school. The book is called Munch Lunchbox. Munch founder Anna Bordignon is also fresh back from the Emmy Awards in LA where she was able to show case the brand, products and books to celebrities. Anne's sharing two recipes, one for grape focaccia bread and another for blackbean brownies. She's in the studio to tell us about her trip and the latest book from Munch.
11:45 Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne
Kennedy Warne has been travelling the West Coasts of the North and South Islands.