Nine To Noon for Wednesday 18 May 2016
09:05 Doping crackdown puts Russia under further scrutiny
The International Olympic Committee has begun a major doping crackdown, saying athletes are likely to be banned from competing even before the games begin. 31 athletes, from 12 countries, in six sports have failed re-tests from the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Investigative journalist Hajo Seppelt was one of the first people to expose the extent of Russia's drug cheating and says they are likely to be front and centre of this investigation.
09:15 Labour party's position on water
Labour's environment spokesperson, David Parker, discusses his party's approach to water: who owns it, should there be a price put on it, and what are Maori rights and interests in it?
09:45 Australia correspondent Bernard Keane
10:05 TED head Chris Anderson
Chris Anderson is the Curator of TED, a nonprofit devoted to sharing ideas, primarily through the medium of 'TED Talks' - talks of no longer than 18 minutes offered free online to a global audience. He says, done right, a talk can be more powerful than anything in written form: the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, sharing knowledge and promoting a shared dream. More than 2000 TED talks have been posted online since 2006, translated into more than 100 languages, with a viewership estimated at 1 billion per year. Chris Anderson talk to Kathryn Ryan about the power of a good talk.
10:35 NZ Literature Review - Somewhere in August - Selected poems 1969-2016 by Leonard Lambert
reviewed by Harry Ricketts, published by Steele Roberts
10:45 The Reading
The Colour of Food by Anne Else read by Jane Waddell (Part 3 of 5)
11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week: Joan Jett
Marty features the music of female rocker, Joan Jett.
Artist: The Runaways
Song: You Drive Me Wild (3:23)
Composer: Joan Jett
Album: The Runaways (1976)
Artist: Joan Jett
Song: Bad Reputation (3:27)
Composer: Ritchie Cordell-Joan Jett-Marty Joe Kupersmith-Kenny Laguna
Album: Bad Reputation (1981)
Artist: Joan Jett
Song: Any Weather (3:24)
Composer: Joan Jett-Dave Grohl
Album: Unvarnished (2013)
11:20 Investigating slow slip earthquakes with HOBITTS
Laura Wallace a research scientist at the University of Texas and project leader of a pioneering undersea quake project in Hawkes Bay, known as HOBITTS (The Hikurangi Ocean Bottom Investigation of Tremor and Slow Slip).
She talks to Kathryn Ryan about how her study is contributing crucial information to the understanding of earthquake and tsunami risk for New Zealand and worldwide, by shedding light on previously undetected tectonic movements.
11:45 Arts commentator Simon Rees
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Centre Director Simon Rees talks to Kathryn about the whirlwind 10 months since the gallery dedicated to Len Lye's work opened in New Plymouth.