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with Kathryn Ryan
Monday to Friday, 9am - Midday
09:05 Phone hacking scandal sends tremors through the UK political establishment
Mark Lewis, the lawyer for the parents of Milly Dowler, the UK schoolgirl who went missing and whose voicemail was hacked by the News of the World - with some messages even deleted.
09:25 The impact of a serious earthquake on the Alpine Fault would have on the South Island's tourism industry
Dr Caroline Orchiston has a background in earth sciences and tourism studies at Otago University and has studied the impact of a serious quake on the Alpine Fault on the tourism industry.
09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney
Europe's war of words with credit ratings agencies; French investigators open Dominique Strauss-Kahn probe; and an EU clampdown on cross-border driving offences.
10:05 Sean Simpson - green tech entrepreneur
The co-founder and head of the science team at LanzaTech – a privately owned, NZ-based company which has developed and patented a microbe that eats polluting gases and excretes ethanol.
10:35 Book review with Lance Wiggs
Sex on the Moon by Ben Mezrich
Published by Heinemann
10:45 Reading: Pandora's Box by Matthew O'Sullivan
The first of five new Hartley Manners Stories
11:05 Politics with Deborah Coddington and Sue Bradford
The ACT party's newspaper advertisement headlined "Fed up with pandering to Maori radicals" and Labour's capital gains tax policy.
11:25 Chef Paul Liebrandt and wine with John Hawkesby
Paul Liebrandt melds the tradition of classical cuisine with a contemporary, personal approach to ingredients and technique and a uniquely graphic visual style. His most recent restaurant, Corton in New York has been honored with two Michelin stars, three stars by The New York Times, and enshrinement in Esquire magazine's industry pantheon, its Best New Restaurants. he is also the subject of a new documentary screening at the New Zealand International Film Festival; A Matter of Taste, which follows him over a decade.
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey
Why urban brains behave differently from rural ones.
A New York state of mind, The Economist
City Life Could Change Your Brain for the Worse, Wired News
Digital Overload Is Frying Our Brains, Wired
Physiological Tests Confirm Therapeutic Effects of 'Forest Bathing', Japan For Sustainability
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The recent phone hacking scandal sends tremors through the UK political establishment. (13′55″)
Dr Caroline Orchiston has a background in earth sciences and tourism studies at Otago University and has studied the impact of a serious quake on the Alpine Fault on the tourism industry. (19′40″)
Europe's words with credit ratings agencies, French investigators open Dominique Strauss-Kahn probe and and an EU clampdown on cross-border driving offences. (8′57″)
Sean Simpson is the co-founder, and head of the science team at Lanzatech - a privately owned, NZ-based company which has developed and patented a microbe that eats polluting gases and excretes ethanol. (30′48″)
Written by Ben Mezrich, published by Heinemann, reviewed by Lance Wiggs. (7′40″)
The ACT Party's recent newspaper advertisement and Labour's capital gains policy. (24′34″)
Paul Liebrandt melds the tradition of classical cuisine with a contemporary, personal approach to ingredients and technique and a uniquely graphic visual style. John Hawkesby provides the wine recommendations. (19′13″)
Why urban brains behave differently from rural ones. (9′08″)
From nine to noon every weekday, Kathryn Ryan talks to the people driving the news - in New Zealand and around the world. Delve beneath the headlines to find out the real story, listen to Nine to Noon's expert commentators and reviewers and catch up with the latest lifestyle trends on this award-winning programme.
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John Green is the best-selling author of young adult novels – his latest book The Fault in our Stars, about a teenage couple who meet at a cancer support group – has sold more than 270,000 copies and is being made into a movie. All together his books have sold more than 1.3 million copies worldwide. He and his brother Hank have had 200 million YouTube views of their Vlogbrothers channel weekly video exchanges to each other. The Green brothers have also launched 'CrashCourse'- an educational YouTube channel featuring teaching videos they've made on the sciences and humanities. John Green will tell Kathryn about his life as a “Professional Person of the Internet”.
Detective Inspector Tusha Penny is police national manager of Child Protection and Sexual Violence. She runs a dedicated facility where specialist staff focus purely on cases of child abuse and adult sexual offending around the country. It's a far cry from just seven years ago, when Tusha Penny uncovered a backlog of child abuse files in the Wairarapa - some files had been hidden in cabinets or simply "lost" in the system. That lead to an inquiry which revealed widespread issues across the country in child abuse investigations, and ultimately lead to the unit she heads today. She’ll speak to Kathryn about her work.
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