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.
In her new book, Expulsions, Columbia University sociology professor Saskia Sassen offers a chilling analysis of the dynamics shaping the global economy – including 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.
10:05 Thursday 18 September 2014
Bevan Eyles has worked in the fitness industry for fifteen years. He's been a competitive Ironman triathlete, runs marathons, he has presented at international fitness conferences and coaches runners of all levels. Along the way he says he's discovered that health and fitness isn't about a certain exercise, or about being on the latest diet, or buying equipment that promises fantastic results. He has concluded it is all about a person's behaviour and figuring out what works for them. He's written a book called The Fitness Attitude about learning to love keeping fit.
10:05 Friday 19 September 2014
In Misbehaving Science, UCLA assistant professor Aaron Panofsky traces the field of behaviour genetics back to its origins in the 1950s, telling the story through close looks at the major controversies in the field. From the “criminal chromosome” to the “gay gene,” claims about the influence of genes like these have led to often vitriolic national debates about race, class, and inequality.
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