Nine To Noon

Wednesday 17 September 2014, with Kathryn Ryan

Show notes

09:05 Election week interview with National Party's John Key

John Key in studio in Radio New Zealand in Auckland.

John Key.

Photo: RNZ / Kim Baker Wilson

John Key on his party's policies, including the modest tax cut promise and his potential coalition or support partners after Saturday's election. He discusses the claims of dirty dealings with right wing bloggers and claims of mass surveillance of New Zealand citizens, both of which he's denied.

09:30 Breast density and impact on cancer screening

Claims many women are not getting all the information they need, about their mammograms – specifically, that the density of woman's breast tissue, can impact on detection and treatment of breast cancer.

Adele Gautier of the Breast Cancer Foundation; and Sir Michael Brady, professor in Oncological Imaging at Oxford University in the UK, who is one of the founders of Matakina Technologies, an award-winning Wellington-based company which makes Volpara Software which allows for personalised screening based on individual women's breast density.

09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton

10:05 How global economic forces increase disparity

In her new book, Expulsions, Columbia University sociology professor Saskia Sassen offers a chilling analysis of the dynamics shaping the global economy, including their effects of income inequality, expanding populations of the displaced, and accelerating destruction of land and water bodies. Dr Sassen has led several multi-year projects into the forces of globalisation, and says technological and economic advances of our time have seen a sharp growth in the number of people expelled from the core social and economic orders.

10:35 Book review: A History of Loneliness by John Boyne

Reviewed by  Elisabeth Easther. Published by Doubleday RRP$36.99

10:45 The Reading: 'My Brother's Keeper', by Donna Malane

Missing person's investigator Diane Rowe has failed to extricate herself from the family of her murdered client. She's been attacked and injured by one of them, and comforted by one, but Diane's looking for more answers from others. (Part 7 of 12)

11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week: The Four Seasons

Led by the piercing vocals of Frankie Valli, The Four Seasons became one of the biggest musical acts of the 1960s. Although they began as a doo-wop group in New Jersey, they were one of the few groups to continue to be successful before and after the 1964 British invasion. They finally ran out of steam at the end of the sixties, but experienced a second wave of fame in the mid-70s with disco-pop tunes like Who Loves You and December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night). Valli had a parallel solo career and many of his hits were actually Four Seasons tracks. The group has had a resurgence of interest lately thanks to the musical play and subsequent film of Jersey Boys. Long-time songwriter and producer Bob Crewe passed away over the weekend. Frank Valli still leads a group of Four Seasons at the age of 80.

1. Walk Like A Man – The Four Seasons taken from 1963 single (Vee-Jay)
2. Let’s Hang On – The Four Seasons taken from 1965 single (Philips)
3. Genuine Imitation Life – The Four Seasons taken from 1969 album, 'Genuine Imitation Life Gazette' (Philips)
4. December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) – The Four Seasons taken from 1975 album, 'Who Loves You' (Warner/Curb)

11:30 Law with Ryan Malone: How governments are formed in MMP environments 

Ryan Malone looks ahead at the post election discussions between parties that may need to take place, and the rules surrounding who can form a government and how.

11:45 Science commentator, Siouxsie Wiles

Siouxsie Wiles discusses the world's largest DNA origami created, a soft robot and new genetic discoveries regarding links to disease.

 

Audio

Audio from Wednesday 17 September 2014

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  • Election week interview with National Party's John Key ( 27′ 1″ )

    09:06 John Key on his party's policies, including the modest tax cut promise and his potential coalition or support partners after Saturday's election. He discusses the claims of dirty dealings with right wing bloggers and claims of mass surveillance of New Zealand citizens, both of which he's denied.

  • Breast density and impact on cancer screening ( 12′ 56″ )

    09:38 Claims many women are not getting all the information they need, about their mammograms - specifically, that the density of woman's breast tissue, can impact on detection and treatment of breast cancer. Adele Gautier of the Breast Cancer Foundation; and Sir Michael Brady, professor in Oncological Imaging at Oxford University in the UK, who is one of the founders of Matakina Technologies, an award-winning Wellington-based company which makes Volpara Software which allows for personalised screening based on individual women's breast density.

  • Australia correspondent Karen Middleton ( 8′ 27″ )

    09:50 On the deployment of forces to the middle east and the latest in Australian politics.

  • How global economic forces increase disparity ( 27′ 43″ )

    10:10 In her new book, Expulsions, Columbia University sociology professor Saskia Sassen offers a chilling analysis of the dynamics shaping the global economy, including their effects of income inequality, expanding populations of the displaced, and accelerating destruction of land and water bodies. Dr Sassen has led several multi-year projects into the forces of globalisation, and says technological and economic advances of our time have seen a sharp growth in the number of people expelled from the core social and economic orders.

  • Book review: A History of Loneliness by John Boyne ( 4′ 1″ )

    10:38 Reviewed by Elisabeth Easther. Published by Doubleday.

  • Marty Duda's artist of the week: The Four Seasons ( 26′ 33″ )

    11:08 Led by the piercing vocals of Frankie Valli, The Four Seasons became one of the biggest musical acts of the 1960s. Although they began as a doo-wop group in New Jersey, they were one of the few groups to continue to be successful before and after the 1964 British invasion. They finally ran out of steam at the end of the sixties, but experienced a second wave of fame in the mid-70s with disco-pop tunes like Who Loves You and December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night). Valli had a parallel solo career and many of his hits were actually Four Seasons tracks. The group has had a resurgence of interest lately thanks to the musical play and subsequent film of Jersey Boys. Long-time songwriter and producer Bob Crewe passed away over the weekend. Frank Valli still leads a group of Four Seasons at the age of 80.

  • Law : How governments are formed in MMP environments ( 15′ 9″ )

    11:30 Ryan Malone looks ahead at the post election discussions between parties that may need to take place, and the rules surrounding who can form a government and how. [topic] law, politics

  • Science commentator, Siouxsie Wiles ( 11′ )

    11:45 Siouxsie Wiles discusses the world's largest DNA origami created, a soft robot and new genetic discoveries regarding links to disease.