Nine To Noon

Thursday 5 September 2013, with Kathryn Ryan

Fonterra's operational report into the botulism scare

9:09 AM. Jacqueline Rowarth, professor of agribusiness at Waikato University; James Stewart, Federated Farmers Manawatu dairy chairman; and Fonterra's director of strategy, Maury Leyland.

Encrypted email service

9:37 AM. Ladar Levison - owner of the encrypted email service Lavabit, reportedly used by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden - on his decision to shut down the service to prevent US government spying.

UK Correspondent - Jon Dennis

9:53 AM. The political debate over the Syria crisis, and two Coronation Street stars face sex charges.

Glen Singleman and Heather Swan - base jumping

10:06 AM. Dr Glenn Singleman and Heather Swan are husband-and-wife adventurers. The Sydney couple have several world records under their belts, including the world's highest base jump in a wingsuit - 6,604 metres on Mt Meru in the Indian Himalayas. Glenn is also a doctor in emergency and intensive care with a special interest in the physiology and psychology of fear.

Book Review - Passchendaele: The Anatomy of a Tragedy

10:41 AM. Don Rood reviews 'Passchendaele: The Anatomy of a Tragedy' by Andrew MacDonald, published by HarperCollins NZ.

New Technology with Sarah Putt

11:10 AM. Microsoft buys Nokia, Apple to launch its new iPhone next week, Samsung unveils a smartwatch and NZ to trial online voting in 2016.

Parenting commentator - Pepper Schwartz

11:22 AM. Pepper Schwartz is professor of sociology at the University of Washington and the author or co-author of 17 books. She discusses helping children understand and deal with the highly sexualised images in society - particularly those associated with pop music.

TV reviewer - Lara Strongman

11:46 AM. Lara Strongman reviews The Dome, Vicious and the frustrations of watching characters on Coronation Street who were written out months ago in the UK.

09:05 Fonterra's operational report into the botulism scare finds significant errors

Jacqueline Rowarth, professor of agribusiness at Waikato University; James Stewart, Federated Farmers Manawatu Dairy Chairman; and Fonterra's Director of Strategy Maury Leyland.

09:20 Encrypted email

Ladar Levison - owner of the encrypted email service Lavabit, reportedly used by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden - on his decision to shut down the service to prevent US government spying.          

Link: Lavabit on Facebook

09:45 UK correspondent Jon Dennis              

10:05 Glen Singleman and Heather Swan - base jumping and wingsuit-flying couple          

Dr Glenn Singleman and Heather Swan are husband-and-wife adventurers. The Sydney couple have several world records under their belts – including the world's highest base jump in a wingsuit from 6,604 metres on Mt Meru in the Indian Himalayas. Glenn is also a doctor in emergency and intensive care with a special interest in the physiology and psychology of fear.

10:35 Book Review with Don Rood

Passchendaele: The Anatomy of a Tragedy by Andrew MacDonald
Published by HarperCollins NZ, RRP$44.99

10:45 The Reading: Death of a Dog, a short story by Dan Davin

Read by Ken Blackburn.                                                               

11:05 New Technology with Sarah Putt 

Microsoft buys Nokia; Apple to launch its new iPhone next week; and NZ to trial online voting in 2016.            

11:30 Parenting commentator Pepper Schwartz

Pepper Schwartz is professor of sociology at the University of Washington and the author or co-author of 17 books. She discusses helping children understand and deal with the highly sexualised images in society – particularly those associated with pop music.      

11:45 TV reviewer Lara Strongman

Lara Strongman reviews The Dome, Vicious and the frustrations of watching characters on Coronation Street who were written out months ago in the UK.