Nine To Noon for Wednesday 31 August 2016
09:05 Medsafe responds to concerns over surgical mesh
Over the last year Nine to Noon has spoken in depth to several people reporting horrific side effects from surgical mesh implants. Now a new survey of people who suffered complications from surgical mesh implants found 95 percent don't believe they were properly informed about its risks. It found 93 percent of the patients experienced pain, and nearly half had mesh erosion (44.6) and recurrence of their original problems (44.6) which included bladder/bowel and pelvic organ prolapse to hernias. The Government last week agreed to recommendations of the Health Select Committee for options to be investigated to set up a surgical mesh registry to record any complications.
09:20 Indigenous people in prison. Can the vicious cycle be broken?
Around 15 percent of New Zealand's population is Maori and yet they make up over 50 percent of prison inmates. In Canada indigenous people represent 25% of the inmates in state prisons, despite making up only 4.4% of the country's population. Nine to Noon talks to Canada's Justice Minister and Attorney General, Jody Wilson-Raybould who's First Nations herself, on tackling the high number of indigenous people in our prisons.
09:45 Australia Correspondent Karen Middleton
An inquest into the Lindt Cafe siege raises suggestions that the military should be in similar incidents in future, an illegal explicit photo sharing website is shut down and the fallout from Australia’s performance at the Olympics begins.
10:05 Gold Rush: Jim Richards
Stuck upside down in an underwater pothole in an ill-fitting wetsuit in Guyana, sleeping with snakes in rural Pakistan and hunting for fish with a rocket launcher in the rainforests of Laos. Those are just a few of the stories related in Jim Richard's book Gold Rush, documenting his life as an itinerant geologist chasing a big score in some of the worlds wildest places.
10:35 Book review - To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
Reviewed by Ralph McAllister, published by Hachette NZ.
10:45 The Reading
Love as a Stranger by Owen Marshall read by Katherine McRae (Part 3 of 10)
11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week - Angel Olsen
Raised in St Louis and now living in North Carolina, Angel Olsen has just released her third album. While the first two recalled vintage Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline reworked for 21st century indie rockers, Olsen’s new record, My Woman, finds her stepping out into pure pop and 60-style girl group music with a hint of Tori Amos thrown in for good measure.
Angel Olsen - Acrobat
Angel Olsen - Lights Out
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness
Angel Olsen - Shut Up Kiss Me
11:20 The dark side of tiger tourism
A study of Thailand's rapidly expanding 'tiger tourism' has found that its growth is fueling the cruel treatment of tigers for the entertainment of visitors. Charity World Animal Protection has results from a study which shows that there has been a 33 percent rise in the number of captive tigers. The study has found young tigers are getting stressed and injured by being handled hundreds of times a day by tourists and punished when they don't 'behave'.The study was carried out by Jan Schmidt-Burbach - a wildlife veterinarian and advisor to the charity, who's looked into how tiger tourism works.
11:45 Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles
This week, science commentator Dr Siouxsie Wiles tells us all about using plants to mop up chemical pollutants and reveal how much carbon dioxide is being produced by power plants and talks about a new paper that looks how the success of IVF is influenced by the solutions that developing embryos are cultured in.