Nine To Noon for Wednesday 26 October 2016
09:05 A new initative to tackle Auckland's housing crisis
Housing strategist, Leonie Freeman, who's held senior roles in the property sector in both public and private, talks to Kathryn Ryan about the new independent initiative she believes will solve the Auckland housing crisis. She's launched a website to explain her plan, which she's unveiling at a housing conference in the city this morning.
09:20 Predicting earthquakes
Friedemann Freund thinks he's on the trail of the holy grail of seismology - a way to accurately predict earthquakes. His theory is that just before an earthquake the stress put on rocks cause them to generate enormous electric currents which can be detected above ground and possibly even in out space. A former NASA scientist, Dr Freund is in New Zealand hoping to form partnerships with local seismologists to conduct more research.
09:45 Australia correspondent Bernard Keane
Australia's Solicitor-General has quit after a stoush with the Attorney-General and Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull at daggers drawn in the wake of an intra-party conflict over over gun laws.
10:05 A family divided by the Berlin Wall
What is it like to live in a world split in two? Nina Willner a former US Army Intelligence Officer, traces her family's incredible history on both sides of the Iron Curtain. Her mother Hanna was just 20 years old when she escaped from the stifling world of East Germany to the West. Years after Hanna's brave escape, Nina found herself leading secret operations just miles away from the family her mother was forced to leave behind.
10:35 NZ Books Review - "Night Fishing" by Brian Turner
Reviewed by Harry Ricketts, published by VUP.
10:45 The Reading
Passing Through by Coral Atkinson read by Amanda Billing (Part 2 of 14)
11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week
Marty features the music of multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter and singer Steven Wilson
11:20 What is a refugee ?
A guide to the complex question of what is a refugee and an exploration of their shrinking prospects. Kathryn Ryan talks to Professor William Maley from the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University. He is also is a Barrister of the High Court of Australia, vice-president of the Refugee Council of Australia and has been a visiting research fellow in the Refugee Studies Programme at the University of Oxford.
11:45 Legal commentator Charles McGuiness
Employment lawyer Charles McGuiness discusses enforcement by government labour inspectors regarding minimum rights and breaches.