Nine To Noon for Tuesday 20 January 2015
09:05 The future of one of the country's top literary fellowships
Since 1970 the Katherine Mansfield Menton fellowship has been awarded to a New Zealand writer each year, who gets access for a period of six months or more to the writing room in the Villa Isola Bella where Katherine Mansfield once lived in Menton. The award is currently worth $75,000. The trust, which administers the fellowship has not been able to secure another sponsor since losing New Zealand Post's support about four years ago.
Richard Cathie is the chair of the Winn-Manson Menton Trust; and Mandy Hager is the most recent recipient of the Mention Fellowship.
Anyone wanting more information can contact Kate Ricketts at the Arts Foundation email@example.com
09:30 Helping high school students set up businesses
The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme has been running for more than 33 years. Over 60 thousand year 12 and 13 students have set up and run small businesses over the course of a school year. The scheme has been so successful that the Young Enterprise Scheme has just begun its first business accelerator programme, Venture Up, for those alumni aged 17-25 who want to carry on in the world of business once they leave school.
Terry Shubkin, Chief Executive of The Young Enterprise Trust, and 21-year-old Meg Bartle, who went through the scheme at New Plymouth Girls High school, which inspired her to do a commerce degree.
09:45 Australia correspondent Donna Field, ABC Journalist
10:05 Storm chasing meteorologist Rebekah LaBar
Rebekah LaBar saw her first tornado at the age of 12 in her native America and was both terrified and entralled by it. She's taken that fascination and turned it into a career as a meteorologist and also her hobby – storm chasing.
In the course of following storms in the US and more recently Australia, she has witnessed their beauty, power and destructive force.
Rebekah's career has since led her to New Zealand, via the Marshall Islands, where the weather was all too settled for her liking. She now forecasts for the MetService in Wellington.
10:35 Book review: 'The Hotel on Place Vendome' by Tilar J Mazzeo
Reviewed by Rae McGregor. Published by HarperCollins.
10:45 The Reading: 'Cotton-Eyed Joe' by Susy Pointon
A 14-year-old girl in Karori in 1964 is twiddling with her transistor when she happens upon an arresting sound which shakes her to the core. (2 of 4, RNZ)
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
11:20 Filmmaker Laura Poitras on her work with Edward Snowden on the NSA
After journalist and documentary maker Laura Poitras received encrypted emails from someone with information on the US government's massive covert-surveillance programs, she and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong to meet the sender, who turned out to be Edward Snowden. When Snowden revealed he was a high-level analyst driven to expose the massive surveillance of Americans by the NSA, Poitras persuaded him to let her film. The resulting film, Citizenfour, has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary. It is the third in Poitras' trilogy of films about post-9/11 America. The first, My Country, My Country, focused on the Iraq War and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2007. The second, The Oath, was about Guantanamo Bay detention centre and was nominated for two Emmy awards. Laura Poitras' NSA reporting contributed to a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service awarded to the Guardian and Washington Post.
Citizenfour is released in New Zealand on February 12, 2015.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Gavin Ellis discusses Charlie Hedbo and the decision by NZ media to publish or not to publish the cartoons or the "survivors' edition" cover.