09:05  Clinical trials, should patients be better protected?

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What are the protections for people who sign up for clinical trials? Why don't people who take part in commercially funded trials have an automatic right to compensation? If we bring in more - what needs to change? The National Ethics Advisory Committee (NEAC)  is undertaking a review and says draft new guidelines are expected to be completed by the end of this year. Kathryn Ryan talks to Auckland based health lawyer, Joanna Manning and Medicine New Zealand's Graeme Jarvis.

09:30 Co-op economy mapped for first time

The New Zealand Co-operative Economy report is a collaboration between Co-operative Business New Zealand and researchers from Massey & Auckland Universities. Lisa Callagher  is a senior lecturer in the Management and International Business at the department of the University of Auckland Business School.

09:45 USA correspondent

Steve Almond with the latest from the US.

10:05 Growing organic with NZ apple pioneer John Bostock

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Kathryn Ryan meets John Bostock, pioneer of commercial organic apple production in New Zealand. The Hawkes Bay based Bostock Group exports almost 90% of the country's organic apple crop, earning more than $120 million a year and employs 200 full time and 600 seasonal staff.

10:35 Book review - Best of 2016 - Hannah August

  • A Briefcase, Two Pies & A Penthouse by Brannavan Gnanalingam, published by lawrence and gibson. 
  • The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante, published by Penguin.   
  •  Animal: The Autobiography of the Female Body by Sara Pascoe, published by Faber & Faber

10:45 The Reading

Blessed Are by Sara-Kate Lynch, read by Ginette McDonald (Part 2 of 10)

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

Rod Oram talks to Kathryn Ryan about President Trump's push to get American companies to bring jobs back to the US and the impact that may have on jobs in New Zealand.

11:30 Queer as ... (it's complicated)

Ren Lunicke

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Gay or queer or whatever you call culture that's not heterosexual, can be difficult to navigate in terms of identities. Comedian Ren Lunicke talks to Kathryn Ryan about being genderqueer and the expanding parade of labels around sexuality & gender. Ren's perfomances of "Ze - Queer as ..." and "I'm an Apache Attack Helicopter" will be touring Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin as part of the New Zealand Fringe Festival. 

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Gavin Ellis says Donald Trump took a calculated risk setting the attack dogs on the media on Day One of his presidency. He may be calculating that he can turn the public against the press before the press can turn the public against him. Either way, there are serious implications for journalism.