Nine To Noon for Tuesday 4 August 2015
09:05 Union succeeds in prosecution over forestry death
The Council of Trade Unions has successfully prosecuted a forestry company over a worker's death on the job. The workplace safety regulator, WorkSafe declined to pursue any legal action - why?
Helen Kelly is the President of the CTU.
09:30 Has colony collapse disorder hit NZ bees?
Beekeepers in parts of the North Island have reported big bee losses, affecting honey crops by nearly two thirds. Dr Mark Goodwin is the head of Plant and Food Research's Bee Unit.
09:45 US correspondent Steve Almond
Barack Obama's climate change announcement; Jon Stewart rides off into the sunset; the Republicans squabble over who gets to debate against Donald Trump.
10:05 Dame Silvia Cartwright looks back
Dame Silvia Cartwright returned to New Zealand earlier this year after five years presiding over the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia, along with four other international jurists. Four-thousand victims were parties to the legal action against senior leaders of the brutal Pol Pot regime, which was responsible for the deaths ofnearly two million Cambodians between 1975 and 1979. Each day of the tribunal, hundreds of Cambodians would attend court to hear testimony and watch proceedings. Dame Silvia was the first woman to be Chief Judge of the District Court, first female High Court judge and in 2004, she became New Zealand's 18th Governor-General. She’s currently on the United Nations Human Rights Council investigation into war crimes and human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. She speaks with Kathryn Ryan about her extraordinary career.
10:30 Book Review: The English Spy by Daniel Silva
Reviewed by Harry Broad, published by HarperCollins.
10:45 The Reading: Five Sons & 100 Muri of Rice by Sharyn Steel and Zoe Dryden
Read by Susan Wilson and Uma Giri (Episode 12 of 12)
Adapted from the book: Five Sons and a Hundred Muri of Rice: the life of Kharika Devkota, raised as a five year old bride in rural Nepal by Sharyn Steel and Zoe Dryden. Published by Paua Publishing Ltd [ISBN-978-0473300098]
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
Rod Oram discusses the future of the coal industry, the Tiwai Aluminium Smelter.
11:30 Treasure trove of Katherine Mansfield poems
Gerri Kimber, the scholar who discovered nearly 30 unknown poems by Katherine Mansfield in a US library, which reveal much about the most painful periods of her life.
Details of Gerri Kimber's talks can be found on the Friends of the Turnbull Library website
11:45 Media commentator, Gavin Ellis
Gavin Ellis discusses iconic press photographs, and Susan Wood's return to our screens after a life-threatening head injury.
Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on email@example.com
Artist: Bebel Gilberto
Song: Um Segundo
Artist: Dolly Parton
Song: Don’t let it Trouble Your Mind