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.
Anna Broinowski is an award-winning Australian documentary filmmaker whose latest work is an anti-fracking propaganda film made in North Korea with the help of its top directors, composers and movie stars. She was lobbying against a proposed coal seam gas project in inner Sydney, when a friend gave her a copy of Kim Jong Il's manifesto, The Cinema and Directing. Anna decided there was no better place than North Korea to learn the art of propaganda filmmaking, and after two years of trying, was granted permission to film in Pyongyang for three weeks. The result is the film Aim High in Creation and her book about making it, The Director is the Commander, has just been published.
11:20 am Tuesday 7 July: Nine To Noon
Dame Joan Metge is a social scientist, anthropologist and author. She has spent several decades endeavouring to improve communication and cultural understanding between Maori and Pakeha. At 85, she has a new book out, Tauira: Maori Methods of Learning and Teaching. It is based on interviews over the years with 25 Maori, telling what is was like growing up in rural communities in the mid 20th Century, and what nurtured their learning experiences as children. It contains lessons for contemporary students and teachers. Almost 30 years ago she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to anthropology, she earned her PhD at the London School of Economics in 1958.
11:20 am Thursday 9 July: Nine To Noon
Mark Bowers is a paediatric psychologist who specialises in neurodevelopmental issues including autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. He has written the book 8 Keys to Raising the Quirky Child - targeted at parents of, what he calls 'quirky kids', which are those who have difficulty fitting in and connecting with others, and can exhibit obsessive behaviour that stands out from other kids. He says typical parenting books do not address these kinds of behaviours, and he wrote it to advise parents on the best ways to understand their child's brain and behaviour and give practical tips to help them function in social settings .
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