Nine To Noon for Tuesday 28 May 2013
09:05 EQC blogger fronts up after revealing his identity
Marc Krieger is a former Earthquake Commission employee who set up the blog EQC Truths – he uploaded private information on tens of thousands of Earthquake Commission claims from Christchurch homeowners.
09:25 National Science Challenges and the science funding regime
How do the recently-announced National Science Challenges measure up? Is the funding system already too complex and disjointed, distracting our scientists from their main work?
Sir Peter Gluckman, Prime Minister's chief science advisor; Professor Kathryn McGrath, director of the McDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology; and Professor Jeff Tallon, principal scientist at Callaghan Innovation.
09:45 US commentator Luiza Savage
President Barack Obama's new approach to the "Global War on Terrorism".
10:05 The New Head of the Otago Museum, astronomer Ian Griffin
Ian Griffin is museum specialist science communicator and educator. He is the former NASA head of public outreach. His most recent role was chief executive of the Oxford Trust in Oxford, England, a charitable foundation which encourages ''the pursuit of science'' and related education. He has just begun his latest role as the director of the Otago Museum.
10:35 Book Review with Jane Westaway
My Beautiful Enemy by Cory Taylor
Published by Text Publishing
10:45 Reading: 'Whale Pot Bay' by Des Hunt read by Rob Mokaraka
(Part 7 of 10)
11:05 Business commentator Fran O'Sullivan
11:30 Blokes and Depression
Jimi Hunt – one man's battle with depression and the fun fundraising efforts that have helped him, such as building the world's biggest waterslide.
A Bit Mental by Jimi Hunt, published by Allen and Unwin.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
The latest newspaper circulation figures and restructuring at Fairfax.