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with Kathryn Ryan
Monday to Friday, 9am - Midday
09:05 High Court action to keep Stewart Murray Wilson under state supervision
Andrew Wilson, the lawyer for Stewart Murray Wilson, discusses the High Court action that's been launched in a bid to enforce state supervision of the sex offender long after his prison term ends. Wilson is to be released in September, after serving time for rape, bestiality, stupefying and ill-treatment of children, over a period of 25 years.
Otago University law professor Andrew Geddis on the legal moves to keep Stewart Murrary Wilson under state supervision long after his prison term expires in September.
09:30 The looming battle over performance pay for teachers
Brendan Schollum, recently retired Auckland secondary principal and teacher educator; and Paul Goulter, secretary for the primary teachers' union, the New Zealand Educational Institute.
09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney
The battle heats up a week ahead of the French presidential election; and the trial over Norway's gun and bombing massacre opens on Monday.
10:05 American oceanographer and specialist in bioluminescence Edith Widder
Edith Widder is the CEO, president and senior scientist with Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA) - the organisation she co-founded in 2005. She is also a leader in helping to design and invent new instrumentation and techniques that enable scientists to see the ocean in new ways.
Edith Widder in the wasp deep sea diving suit.
10:35 Book Review with John King
Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding
Published by Bloomsbury
10:45 Book Reading: Burton’s Grand Tootling Tour, written and Read by Dinah Priestley
A whimsical travelogue in which the narrator and her companion Burton enjoy a ‘tootling’ tour through the back roads of England, Spain and India. Along the way they encounter a colourful cast of characters, visit the ‘Alhambra’ and buy bespoke boots in India.
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams
Paid parental leave, mining, and lobbyists
11:30 Guest chef Paul Jobin
Habas a la Catalana
Bistec - Hanger Steak with Chimichurri
11:45 Off The Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
The ecological restoration of Motuihe Island, in the Hauraki Gulf, including the release of 60 tuatara there.
Encounter with a New Zealand icon (photo by Kennedy Warne)
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Stewart Murray Wilson, dubbed the 'Beast of Blenheim' for his various convictions including rape, bestiality, stupefying and ill-treatment of children, is due to be released from prison in September. Wilson's lawyer Andrew McKenzie joins the programme to discuss the High Court action that's been launched in a bid to enforce ongoing state supervision of Wilson after his prison term is completed. Otago University law professor Andrew Geddis also joins the programme to give his perspective on any extended supervision orders. (20′43″)
A new battle looms on the horizon and the cause - performance pay for teachers - with the government saying it is to encourage and enhance teacher quality. Recently retired Auckland secondary principal and teacher educator, Brendan Schollum, and secretary for the Primary Teachers Union, the NZEI, Paul Goulter, join the programme. (19′55″)
The presidential elections in France are imminent and the incumbent right-wing head of state's pre-eminence is not totally secure; also, to Norway where the trial of mass killer Anders Behring Breivik continues. (7′41″)
Kathryn speaks with Edith Widder - CEO, President and Senior Scientist of the Ocean Research & Conservation Association which she co-founded in 2005. Edith is a renowned specialist in bioluminescence - how and why there are so many creatures in the ocean that make light - while also leading the field in the design and invention of new instrumentation and techniques that enable scientists to view more of the oceans' secrets. (33′31″)
John King reviews Georgine Harding's Painter of Silence which is published by Bloomsbury. (5′09″)
Paid parental leave - the veto and the conscience vote; Labour's leader lost - where is David Shearer?; mining royalties and fracking - environment versus economy and; political lobbying - who's cozying up to the politicians? (20′07″)
The Executive Chef - Destinational Restaurants at Skycity in Auckland, Paul Jobin, talks South American fare while Stephen Morris partners some wines. (11′43″)
The ecological restoration of Motuihe Island in the Hauraki Gulf. (11′25″)
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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.
Princeton Unversity economist and former vice chair of the Federal Reserve Alan Blinder talks to Kathryn Ryan about his new book After the Music Stopped, about the financial crisis. Dr Blinder believes that many Americans still don't understand what went wrong and both the Bush and Obama administrations have failed to communicate clearly with the public about what happened and what the government was doing about it.
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