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09:10 Feature Interview - Helen Clark on the death of Jim Anderton

09:30 Interview - Jessica Morgan on black gown Golden Globes protest

09:45 UK  Correspondent - Emma Keeling

10:10 Feature Interview - Mark Williams

10:30 The Reading - Half Men of O' by Maurice Gee, read by Lloyd Scott

10:45 Science of Life - The Mind with Gwendoline Smith 

11:10 Road Trip Music with Michele A'Court

11:40 Entertainment: Books with Pip Adams

11:50 AUT Student Documentary

 

09:10 Feature Interview - Helen Clark

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark speaks to Megan about the legacy of Jim Anderton who was her deputy Prime Minster, senior cabinet minister and the mastermind behind Kiwibank. He passed away yesterday just shy of his 80th birthday. Helen Clark has posted on line he was an inspiration to her.

Jim Anderton

Jim Anderton Photo: wikimedia commons/ Ben Ross

Golden Globes

Golden Globes Photo: AFP

09:30 Interview - Jessica Morgan

The Golden Globes red carpet will be darkened today as actresses pledge to wear only black gowns to protest the sexual harassment which has gone on in the entertainment industry for decades. Fashion commentator, celebrity follower and Go Fug Yourself website co-founder, Jessica Morgan, speaks to Megan about the protest and it's detractors.

 

 

09:45 UK  Correspondent - Emma Keeling

Emma Keeling

Emma Keeling Photo: supplied

Emma Keeling is an ex-pat journalist in London who has the latest on the issues and news across the UK and Europe. She talks about the outcry over the release from prison of the man dubbed the black cab rapist, the National Health Service in crisis and a chef in hot water after claiming on Facebook to have spiked a vegan meal at her restaurant.

 

10:10 Feature Interview - Mark Williams

The 1970's New Zealand disco scene is being celebrated in a limited edition album release. Mainly Maori musicians make up most of the album, titled  Heed The Call! which is a collection of the best New Zealand soul, funk, and disco  from the afrotastic days of 1973 to 1983. Among the many well known artists of that decade is Mark Williams who will be back in March for the album's launch. He talks to Megan about his heydays in the 70's and what he thinks of the album.

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10:30 The Reading - Half Men of O' by Maurice Gee, read by Lloyd Scott

10:45 Science of Life - The Mind with Gwendoline Smith 

Gwendoline Smith

Gwendoline Smith Photo: Supplied

Just a week into the New Year we look at the pressure mounting to keep New Year's resolutions and how it can be a trap. The Science of Life is today delving into the mind with psychologist Gwedonline Smith. She's also written a book called Knowing which looks at the increasing anxiety in young people. She also has a popular blog which outlines ways to deal with a range of mental health issues.

11:10 Road Trip Music with Michele A'Court

Today's road trip playlist is compiled by comedian and writer Michele A'Court. She spent a lot of time on the road during 2017 and is also releasing a book later in 2018. She talks to Megan about how her daughter has, in the past, helped her to put together playlists they can both enjoy.

Michele A'Court

Michele A'Court Photo: supplied

11:40 Entertainment: Books with Pip Adams

Book

Book Photo: RNZ

Book critic Pip Adams joins Megan in the studio to talk about the Icelandic tradition of giving books on Christmas eve and why the longstanding exchange was cemented during World War Two. She then shares the three excellent book gift ideas she has come across in December and this month.

11:50 AUT Student Documentary