Summer Times for Thursday 12 January 2017
9:07 Lake Wanaka
It seems as though every day this summer we're being told about the parlous state of our waterways....Summer of course the time many New Zealand children would have historically headed to rivers and lakes to swim. Laurel Teirney, an independent environmental scientist is joining us to talk pollution. Places like Selwyn River have become so polluted people refuse to swim in them.
9:15 Why it is important for children to read over the summer holidays?
if we parents are being honest with ourselves ... the iphone, the computer and the X-box are probably also pretty big draws for our children.
But educationalists believe there should be one more activity on the holiday to-do list: reading.
9:30 Paul Ego's GROWTH
Do you know what this is? Paul Ego doesn't.
9:35 Best of Jesse: James Geary - Metaphor
He is a professional aphorist, former Europe editor of Time magazine and deputy curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. His book "I is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How It Shapes the Way We See the World"
10:00 Ryan Nicodemus - The Minimalists. How to train ourselves out of excess.
After the indulgences and excesses of Christmas, the max-ing out of credit cards, and disposal of all that gift packaging - we thought it'd be good to talk about how much stuff we have, what we get out of having all that stuff, and what could be the benefits of having less stuff.
10:30 Employee of the Month - Greg Stanley
Today's employee of the month is a Ranger for Environment Canterbury
10:45 Backyard Biodiversity
Ben Paris Auckland Council Biodiversity advisor on making our gardens 'stepping stones' where wildlife can feed, nest and breed
11:07 Professor Justin S Vaughn from Boise State University
Is Obama's most significant legacy...Donald Trump?
11:15 Movies with Dan Slevin
What should you be watching?
11:30 NZ LIVE Paul Ubana Jones