Nine To Noon for Tuesday 5 April 2016
09:05 Helen Clark's bid for the top UN job
Helen Clark is to announce that she is putting her name forward to become the UNited Nations Secretary General, replacing Ban Ki Moon.
Helen Clark has headed the UN Development Programme for the past 7 years - the third highest position in the UN.
Michael Powles was the NZ Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1996 to 2001. He's a former Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and a former ambassador to several countries, including China
09:10 Health Ministry responds to nurses' pleas for more support
The Ministry of Health's Chief Nurse, Jane O'Malley, responds to claims by the Nurses' Organisation that graduate nurses are being pushed into jobs with limited support and too much responsibility
09:20 The overdiagnosis epidemic
An Australian researcher says increasing numbers of healthy people are being unnecessarily labelled sick - potentially at the behest of drug companies. Writing in the Australian Prescriber Dr Ray Moynihan points out that many of the expert panels which write guidelines for diagnosing diseases are made up of doctors with financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry. He says the problem has got so bad some doctors are recommending that clinicians deliberately break the rules to avoid unnecessary diagnoses.
09:45 US Correspondent Steve Almond
10:05 How Grace Oakeshott faked her death in 1907 and fled to NZ
The remarkable true story of Englishwoman Grace Oakeshott, who faked her own death in 1907 so she could escape her marriage and flee to New Zealand with her lover.
Grace and Harold Oakeshott were active socialists and had no children - which was unusual for that time. Grace in particular was very active in womens' rights, she was on the Womens' Industrial Council, and fought for better working conditions and educational opportunities for women.
British author, Jocelyn Robson came across Grace Oakeshott's work by accident, and was intrigued, she wanted to write about her, but then discovered she has died at 35. In 1907 a pile of her clothes was found at a beach in Brittany where she has been vacationing. It was assumed she was drowned, and her husband later remarried.
It was some time later that Jocelyn Robson discovered that Grace had in fact faked her own disappearance, and had gone to settle in New Zealand with her lover, Dr Walter Reeve, changing her name to Joan Reeve. Jocelyn Robson pored through archives and interviewed the relatives of Grace, her husband Harold, and Walter Reeve for her book Radical Reformers and Respectable Rebels.
10:35 Book review - The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin
Reviewed by Elisabeth Easter, published by Macmillan
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Rod Oram
11:30 Let's talk about death
It's one of the only certainties life but one of the least discussed subjects when it comes to talking about how you want it do it.... dying. But a group in Australia is aiming to change the culture around how people approach death, getting past the taboos so they can talk about their wishes with their loved ones.
The Groundswell Project was started by Clinical Psychologist and grief counsellor Kerrie Noonan, and Playwright Peta Murray in late 2009. The idea is to put back some of the care and control over what happens when people die, within communities. Kerrie Noonan was recently in New Zealand as a guest of Mary Potter Hospice.
11:45 Media Gavin Ellis
Media Commentator, Gavin Ellis will talk about Radio New Zealand's new Charter that recognises it operates in the digital age. Also, the death of two more industry stalwarts, Ross Jennings and Whai Ngata. and Gavin will look at the final edition of The Independent which printed its last newspaper last week.
Music played in this show
Artist: Streets of Laredo
Song: Dear Leron
Composer: S Gibson / D Gibson
Album: Volumes I and II
Artist: Albert Hammond Jr
Song: In Transit
Composer: Hammond / Larue
Album: Yours to Keep
Label: Rough Trade