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Every weekday, Kathryn Ryan canvases breaking news, backgrounds social and economic issues, and discusses lifestyle trends, with the help of newsmakers, correspondents, and experts in every imaginable field from writers and reviewers to ordinary New Zealanders.

Every weekday, Kathryn Ryan canvases breaking news, backgrounds social and economic issues, and discusses lifestyle trends, with the help of newsmakers, correspondents, and experts in every imaginable field from writers and reviewers to ordinary New Zealanders.
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Wellington, New Zealand

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Every weekday, Kathryn Ryan canvases breaking news, backgrounds social and economic issues, and discusses lifestyle trends, with the help of newsmakers, correspondents, and experts in every imaginable field from writers and reviewers to ordinary New Zealanders.

Twitter:

@ninetonoon

Language:

English


Episodes

The week that was with James Elliot & Elisabeth Easther

9/19/2019
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Our comedians take a look at the potential impact of energy efficient light bulbs on the US President's complexion.

Duration:00:11:31

Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

9/19/2019
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On the eve of the Rugby World Cup, Brendan looks ahead to the All Black's first match, facing the Springboks tomorrow night. Also the surge in popularity of women's golf with massive crowds at the Gleneagles course in the UK to watch the American team take on the best of Europe.

Duration:00:12:00

Lana Del Ray and the best song ever written

9/19/2019
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Jeremy Taylor from SlowBoat Records talks to Kathryn about a sixth album from Lana Del Rey. Also, Dublin's The Murder Capital are full of brooding intent, and possibly the greatest song ever written?

Duration:00:27:11

Book review - The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

9/19/2019
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Melanie O'Loughlin of Unity Books reviews The Dutch House by Ann Patchett, which is published by Bloomsbury. Set in an otherworldly house, a family and their two children are bound together by the secrets and untruths of their past. A sly nod to the American dream, with forgiveness at its heart, Patchett's back with her best yet.

Duration:00:05:33

Robyn Hunt: A life of literacy advocacy

9/19/2019
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Writer, journalist, avid reader and disability advocate Robyn Hunt (ONZM) is this year's recipient of the New Zealand Arts Access Accolade. It's a recognition of the support she's given to Arts Access Aotearoa and her long-standing commitment to human rights. Robyn grew up in rural Canterbury with low vision, but this hasn't prevented a high flying career including reporting for The Press, co-chairing the group that developed the first Disability Strategy and becoming a Human Rights...

Duration:00:28:38

Asia correspondent Ed White

9/19/2019
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The battle between China and Taiwan has made its way into New Zealand's back yard with the Solomon Islands at the centre of the latest dispute. Also Ed has an update on the situation in Kashmir following the revocation of the state's special polititical rights. Ed White is a correspondent for the Financial Times, based in Seoul.

Duration:00:06:11

Operation Burnham inquiry suspended over "new" evidence

9/19/2019
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RNZ's Defence reporter Jonathan Mitchell looks back on a dramatic week at the Operation Burnham inquiry - into claims civilians died in a New Zealand-led raid in Afghanistan in 2010, and that our military covered up what happened. The inquiry has been put on hold as a result of new evidence presented, including a report which had been locked up in a Defence Force safe, undiscovered for three years.

Duration:00:08:33

Hydro schemes exempted Government's fresh water

9/19/2019
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Why are six hydro schemes exempt from the proposed plan to clean up our rivers and lakes - the only exemptions, other than `naturally occurring processes?' Kathryn discusses the government's plans to clean up fresh water with Environment Minister, David Parker.

Duration:00:35:34

Mrs Wilson, Babylon Berlin

9/18/2019
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Film and TV reviewer Lara Strongman reviews Mrs Wilson, the true story about the grandmother of the actress who stars in it, Ruth Wilson. The three part series follows Alison Wilson as she tries to uncover the mystery of the life of her spy husband. Lara will also look at Babylon Berlin, which is set in the last years of the Weimar Republic ahead of Hitler's rise to power.

Duration:00:13:04

Challenging negative stereotypes of millenials to Gen Z

9/18/2019
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Youth Development lecturer Pat Bullen from the University of Auckland says all too often young people are stereotyped, stigmitised and discriminated against. Her ongoing research debunks the myth that adolescents are rude, lazy, self-entitled risk-takers who need fixing.

Duration:00:20:24

Apple announcements galore, but game changer is in privacy

9/18/2019
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Technology commentator Paul Matthews looks at what Apple released this week, from incredible new camera set ups to super-fast phones - but the biggest improvement might be "Sign in with Apple".

Duration:00:14:17

Book review - Killer Instinct by James Patterson

9/18/2019
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Sally Wenley reviews Killer Instinct by James Patterson, published by Penguin Random House.

Duration:00:03:57

Damon Salesa - embrace Pacific innovators and leaders

9/18/2019
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Damon Salesa calls for greater recognition of Pacific innovators and leaders. The University of Auckland Pro Vice-Chancellor Pacific, says New Zealand is becoming more Pacific by the hour and Pacific talent should be acknowledged and embraced, or potential will be squandered.

Duration:00:29:57

Boris goes AWOL and David Cameron's memoirs

9/18/2019
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UK correspondent Matthew Parris looks at the Supreme Court hearing into whether Boris Johnson broke the law in proroguing parliament, speaking of Boris - where did he disappear to in Luxembourg?

Duration:00:06:01

Not funny: Will IT spawn more clown phobias?

9/18/2019
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Psychologists say they're expecting to see more patients in the wake of the release of clown movie IT: Chapter Two and The Joker.

Duration:00:15:02

Elizabeth Elliott: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

9/18/2019
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Professor Elizabeth Elliott talks to Kathryn Ryan about her work of over twenty years researching and developing policies to curtail Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in children and alcohol use in pregnancy.

Duration:00:12:53

How do fuel companies set pump prices?

9/18/2019
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This week's drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities caused global prices to spike, but they have since fallen again. Why then have some fuel companies here put prices up as much as six cents per litre? Energy Consultant Ian Twomey from Hale and Twomey gives some analysis of the week's events.

Duration:00:15:00

BSA decisions on mosque shooting reporting

9/17/2019
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Law commentator Dr Ursula Cheer from the University of Canterbury digs down into some of the decisions from the Broadcasting Standards Authority following the March 15 mosque shootings.

Duration:00:10:04

Shining a light on the brilliance of birds

9/17/2019
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Colossal wind-riders. Vocal Australians that form civil unions. Silver-tongued nectar sippers. Other names for these birds are the albatross, black swan and bellbird. A new book called The Brilliance of Birds, groups species found in New Zealand by habitat and details their conservation status.

Duration:00:18:33

Russian rock with Graeme Downes

9/17/2019
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Musicologist and University of Otago lecturer Graeme Downes' students introduced him to some Russian music he'd not heard before and he's decided to share it today. The band is Kino, which was closely associated with Leningrad Rock Club - a "legal" rock club overseen by the KGB where lyrics were censored and performances were secured strictly by audition. Get ready for some Russian fatalism...

Duration:00:20:20