Nine To Noon for Wednesday 16 September 2015
09:05 New Zealander on front line of refugee crisis in Greece
As Europe fails to reach an agreement over how to share the burden of the massive flow of asylum seekers out of Syria and Iraq, we meet Christchurch woman Anne Tee, who has lived on the tiny Greek island of Leros for 25 years. Leros has been inundated by refugees, mostly from Syria, and Anne is co-ordinating volunteer aid to them.Just yesterday a boat from Turkey sank off the nearby island of Farmakonisi - the BBC are reporting that 34 people drowned, amongst them four babies and 11 children.
We also speak with migration expert Yves Pascouau from the European Policy Centre, a think tank based in Brussels, who describes the crisis as unprecedented for the European Union.
09:30 Risk to Antarctic Ice Sheet
The seas around east Antarctica are warming faster than previously predicted, which could lead to much higher rises in sea level. Ocean and climate researcher, Dr Steve Rintoul of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation recently travelled to the previously inaccessible Totten Glacier in East Antarctica. The team found evidence that warmer waters were in fact reaching the glacier, which they weren't expecting.
09:45 Australia correspondent, Bernard Keane
10:05 Jan Arnold on film of Everest tragedy
Jan Arnold's husband, New Zealand mountaineer Rob Hall, died on Mt Everest in 1996 in a storm which claimed the lives of eight climbers. Jan was pregnant with their daughter Sarah, and spoke to her husband via satellite phone just before he died.
A film dramatising Rob Hall's last days and his death on the world's highest mountain is to be released this week, with Keira Knightly playing Jan.
10:30 New Zealand Books Pukapuka Aotearoa
I, Clodia and Other Portraits by Anna Jackson
Reviewed by Harry Ricketts, Published by Auckland University Press
10:45 The Reading: The Phoenix Song by John Sinclair, told by Kat Wong (Part 6 of 12)
11:05 Music of Toni Braxton with Marty Duda
After recording with her sisters as The Braxtons, Toni Braxton stepped out on her own, appearing on the soundtrack to Eddie Murphy’s Boomerang film in 1992 under the direction of LA Reid and Babyface. Toni Braxton’s self-titled debut album was released in 1993 and became one of the biggest sellers of the decade thanks to hits like 'Another Sad Love Song' and 'Breathe Again'. Her second album - 1996’s Secrets - cemented her reputation as a premiere '90s diva, producing 'Un-Break My Heart', one of the longest-running number one pop hits on the Billboard singles charts. Braxton’s career has had its ups and down since then, including filing for bankruptcy twice. Her latest release, 2014’s Love, Marriage & Divorce, finds her reunited with Babyface, duetting with the acclaimed producer/composer on all 11 tracks. Toni Braxton is due to perform in Auckland for the first time at the Logan Campbell Centre on Thursday 17 September.
11:30 Teen scientist, inventor and cancer researcher Jack Andraka
Jack Andraka is a teenage scientist, inventor and cancer researcher.
The young American is recognised for his role in developing a rapid and inexpensive method which detects an increase in proteins which are indicators to the presence of early lung, ovarian and pancreatic cancer. He was 15 when he made the discovery.
He has won the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Youth Award and he has spoken at the Clinton Global Initiative, Chicago Ideas Week, and given a TED talk - which has more than four million views.
11:45 Science with Siouxsie Wiles
Surviving a global pandemic on Great Barrier Island; stressed elephants have fewer babies and age faster; humans are hard-wired for laziness; and Illuminating.