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.
Rising sea levels and increasing fierce storms are predicted to seriously impact coastal communities around the world. Professor Bruce Glavovic, a natural hazards planning expert from Massey University says we need to consider a managed retreat from many coastal settlements. He is the co-editor and writer of Climate Change and the Coast - Building Resilient Communities, which looks at the climate change impact on coastal settings around the world, including America's Gulf of Mexico coast, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, The Maldives, southern Africa, Bangladesh, and Vietnam. The book calls for a major re-think of coastal planning approaches, including moving some communities further away from the coast, and giving coastal communities the resources and flexibility to adjust to the changes.
10:05 am Wednesday 8 April: Nine To Noon
Amy Bloom is an American writer and psychotherapist, she is coming to Auckland Writers Festival next month. She is the author of three novels and three collections of short stories. Her latest novel is Lucky Us was named by the Washington Post as one of the top 50 fiction books of last year.
The story is about two half sisters who meet for the first time in adolescence and follows their travels across America in the 1940s, as they seek for fame and fortune. Her two previous novels are Love Invents Us and Away.
She is the University Writer in Residence at Wesleyan University and she was previously a creative writing lecturer at Yale University.
11:20 am Monday 13 April: Nine To Noon
Stephanie Alexander is regarded as one of Australia's great food authors and educators. She has set up several restaurants and is the author of many cook books, including the best selling The Cook's Companion which has sold more than half a million copies.
She set up the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation in 2004, which runs gardening and cooking programmes in primary schools.
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