Nine To Noon for Monday 14 December 2015
09:05 NZ's Poorest Communities Skipping Meds Due To High Cost
An Otago University study has found the country's most vulnerable are struggling to pay for vital medicines and are reducing their doses, not filling prescriptions and skipping meals due to the cost. It also found that many of those in the poorest communties are not aware they could get a subsidy card once they've paid for 20 prescriptions in a year, and only recently has the Ministry started a system where pharmacies can cross reference a patient's prescriptions with other pharmacies. Professor Pauline Norris is from Otago University's School of Pharmacy.
09:30 What does Paris' Historic Climate Change Agreement mean?
Then delegates from 196 countries have unanimously agreed to keep global temperature rises "well below" two degrees at the COP 21 summit in Paris this weekend.
We speak with New Zealand's first climate change ambassador, Victoria University's Dr Adrian Macey.
09:45 South America correspondent, Joel Richards
10:05 Planetary scientist, Alan Stern
Alan Stern is a planetary scientist, aerospace engineer and the principal investigator of the New Horizons mission, which launched a plutonium-powered spacecraft set for Pluto over nine years ago.
10:35 Book Review: According to Yes by Dawn French
Reviewed by Elisabeth Easther
Published by Michael Joseph
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills
11:30 Cooking for trampers and campers
Paul and Rebecca Garland have recipes for camp scones, four cheese pasta or gnocchi and steamed ginger pudding. Paul Garland has been a keen tramper for 50 years, he's walked the length of New Zealand and is now an Alpaca farmer. His daughter Rebecca Garland is a surgeon in Wellington, she has been on many a family expedition into the wilderness as a child, and now takes her own children on tramps. The father and daughter team love cooking and tasty food and think it's important to eat well in the great outdoors.
They've collaborated on a book - New Zealand Backcountry Cooking.
11:45 Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne
Kennedy Warne reports on 'the climate for change' after COP21 in Paris. He concludes that more than any of the statements and commitments in the 30-page agreement, its significance is that it's reduced the gap between physics and politics, because world leaders, are now at least singing from more or less the same songsheet.
Music played in this show
Artist: Aretha Franklin
Song: I Say A Little Prayer
Artist: Don McGlashan
Song: On My Way to You
Album: Lucky Stars
Artist: James Hunter
Album: Minute by Minute
Artist: The Staple Sisters
Song: Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas
Composer: Dean Parker