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.
David Brooks is an award-winning Australian poet, novelist, essayist and short fiction writer. He’s also an animal activist, committed vegan and says his latest book of poetry is a way of exposing inherent cruelty and prejudice against animals. He's the recipient of an Australian Council for the Arts fellowship for last year - given to one "outstanding, established" writer. He was Associate Professor of Australian Literature and Director of the graduate writing program at the University of Sydney until 2013 and is Co-editor of the literary journal Southerly. He talks to Kathryn from his farm in the Blue Mountains among rescued animals.
11:30 am Tuesday 28 April: Nine To Noon
Alice Arndell from Martinborough is a self taught baker, drawing from cooking with her grandmother, whipping up ginger gems and other items to fill the tins. The sandwich and sweet recipes we are featuring in the food slot today come from her book Bake Me Home. Her first cookery book, Alice in Bakingland, won the Best First Cookbook in the New Zealand section of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, (and she was a finalist on the Chelsea NZ Hottest Home Baker television show).
10:05 am Wednesday 6 May: Nine To Noon
Newspaper readers around the world will know Dilbert only too well - the comic strip based around office worker, Dilbert and his incompetent co-workers and management. It was first syndicated in 1989.
Cartoonist Scott Adams talks to Kathryn Ryan about how the comic strip was inspired by his own office work and the different characters he worked with along the way.
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